Take a glance at the calendar and do the math. Set your gaze at the clock. It ticks busily away in response to the continual passage of existence.
Your life was meant for a reason you must find, embrace, and pursue. Nothing else matters more than to aggressively pursue your purpose. While your time ticks, be sure to invest your best in it. Pour into it the very reason for which your birth was approved.
No more delays, no more detours. It’s time to respond to what really matters.
Dear emerging leader, you lose the opportunity to progress powerfully on your path to the top when you begin to feel entitled rather than focus on growing, and consolidating on your strengths and competencies.
Many potential leaders have been relegated to the sidewalks because they used their resources to build tents at ‘Rant Street’ where they daily whine, nag, and complain instead of strategize and reposition for takeover.
The scriptures enjoin us to constantly examine ourselves to verify the status of our faith (2Cor 13:5). We can’t afford to behave anyhow and assume that everything is okay.
You examine yourself by observing your thought processes, lifestyle, choices, actions, priorities, and desires. In fact, we were taught in educational psychology that learning has occurred when there is a relatively permanent change in behaviour.
There is definitely a problem with Christianity that never reflects in a person’s lifestyle and behaviour. I remember Jesus saying ‘by their fruits we shall know them’. That truth is still valid today. Be careful when self will takes center stage over and above God’s will.
I’ve seen too many ‘believers’ who have unscriptural arguments about how they choose to live, and how they choose to serve God. They don’t care about what the ‘Book’ says, they just want to do what seems good to them.
We can’t serve God on our terms. Our service is only acceptable on His terms!
Jesus is not your ‘Lord’ if He does not determine the choices you make and how you live your life. Paul admonished Timothy to ‘be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.‘
1 Timothy 4:12 HCSB.
All those things mentioned were going to be the proof that Timothy was a believer.
Titus 1:16 (ESV) captures the matter succinctly:
‘They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.‘
Brethren, it’s time to sit back, rethink, and realign with the will and counsel of God.
In this inspiring teaching, I demonstrate God’s desire for the believer to engage his endeavours with a mentality for rulership through excellence, wisdom, and vision. Resourcefulness is a vital tool that prepares the believer’s participation to culminate in a takeover.