Tuesday, 20 March 2018
THE SITUATION IS A TEACHER NOT AN ENEMY
Many people today have erroneous views about life. Some see it as a place of fun, some believe that they have the right to their decision and choices; so, they live the life the way they want without acknowledging the Creator. For some, it is a place of frustration, pains, curse, and sorrow.
Preachers and motivational speakers have been teaching so many how to overcome life challenges and to see things positively. Yes, that is good. In fact, it is the very important way to make things better.
But have we ever wondered that with all the motivational trainings and all that in life, people are still dying, suffering, committing murder, confused, frustrated, the world is in so much confusion and unfavorable to many. People find themselves moving in the detour of life with situations getting worse by the day.
Life is beautifully created for the children of God to subdue and have dominion but there are some factors that makes life dramatic in events. The scriptures says that "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places"(Ephesians 6:12).
There are things that walks into a man's life and begin to program certain things in the life of the individual. Challenges, like people would call them, are not physical things but spiritual. There are times we go through a test in life and easily overcome. But there are times we go through tough and challenging moment that either leaves us confused, frustrated or may even claim life.
However, during challenging times, if you set your mind and attitude right, certain virtues are built and developed in individual. By working to overcome despite the shocking situations encountered, if you are patient and display the right attitude towards life, it will make you courageous, determined, resilient, perseverance, focus, fearless and teaches you how to set goals and learn to hand them over to God.
A lot of people fail today because they do not recognize God In their lives. Life is unpredictable. We plan, we hope, we believe, yet no matter how a man plans and work hard, if you do not know how to hand over your goals to God, you might just be in for an unexpected event.
The Scriptures says "So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy"(Romans 9:16). "O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps(Jeremiah 10:23). So many are victims of external factors. No man can direct his own path or determine what life has In store for him.
God allows these challenges not to discourage you but to help you identify certain things around you and about yourself. Sometimes challenges snare our lives because of the things around us and until those things are disconnected from us, we might never realize what the problem is.
One thing is for sure, that God did not let you die in that daunting situation is because He has a beautiful and glorious purpose for your life. Maybe you are fighting with the feeling of failure, you've been ridiculed, belittled, mocked at. Hay listen, every situation is naturally characterized by something unpleasant.
I have realized that we face the most daunting challenging times when Purpose is calling or when your are Ignorant of who you are. When purpose calls, the atmosphere will begin to fight your existence because it's in need of your services. On the other hand, we go through tough challenging times when your purpose is undiscovered or unrealized. In this aspect, forces begin to frustrate you and to ensure that you don't get to know who God has created you to be.
Discovering Purpose, a vital stage in life and period of transformation, marks the period of transition from ignorance of one's ability to knowledge of one's ability. When purpose is calling and you are not paying attention, the whole world would seem like is about collapsing right in front of you. Now, a lot of people die not trying because they couldn't understand that "Many of life's failure are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas A. Edison.
Giving up in is the worse decision any living being can make in life. When you are afraid of failure, the spirit of limitations, shame, fear, guilt, will snail into your life gradually without you realizing it. One way to overcoming daunting challenges is to 'Have The Right Attitude Towards Life.' Most importantly, look up to God.
You have to learn to look up to God. Trust Him for everything and anything. Believe that whatever you have handed over to Him is settled and secured in Him. The truth is, there are two sides to life. The Physical and Spiritual side. Life is more spiritual than the physical.
A lot of people die because they lack knowledge of the spiritual side of life. When you let God into everything, He helps you settle the seen and unseen. We see people struggling with things in life. They struggle to make ends meet, they struggle to settle with a job, they struggle with everything and yet non seem to be working out.
Friend, fight the battle with your knees on the floor. There is a battle to be won and that battle is not physical. There is a price to be paid for greatness. Every great destiny has a Lion in the way, a Bear in the street, and Goliath on the road to discovering purpose. All these barriers must be pull down before you can be a winner. There will be a fight before a champion emerges. Don't entertain fear of fronting your challenges. Confront that challenges physically and spiritually.
Physically, don't get discourage. Keep pushing and moving with you dreams. Discover where you belong and what you need to do in life and run with it. Yes, it might be tough and rough, don't look back. Spiritually, pray, it works! Pray always and involve God in everything and anything. Let your knees and mouth do the spiritual battle. Pray, it works!
The situation is not the enemy, the enemy is the unknown and unseen. Only God sees the secret things and know where they are coming from. There is a need for you to let go and let God into everything in your life.
One thing attracts the Lions, Bears, and Goliath to you, and that is called STAR(DESTINY). But one thing opens the door of your life for these things to have full access into your life and that is SIN. The enemies will always fight destinies because they are destinies killers and thieves. But Sin makes it easier for them to manipulate.
There is only one way out of all these problem and that way is JESUS. Repent and be saved. "For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call"(Acts 2:39). The best miracle anyone can get is Salvation. Salvation is free and secures your destiny in Christ. Jesus loves you!!!