Perspective Upgrade

Happy New Month Friends

I implore you to to examine your perspective to life friends. Your joy, happiness and fulfillment depend greatly upon it. There is no wrong or right way, it all depend on what kind of life you want to live.

You see friends, a barren woman, after being ridiculed year after years, praying, and waiting for a miracle finally had a son. Congratulations! Wonderful you will say right? Well, that is great! However, this woman made an observation and it reflected in her prayers. This got me thinking!

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You see, Hannah was her name. She finally got a child. Fantastic! She went on a frenzy praising God and so on. She noticed that someone was not happy and made mention of that person.

There are many people with truck loads of blessings that are still miserable. You wonder why? I mean, look at the statistics of people sad and with depression all over. It is alarming. And this in advance nations with seemingly everything, comfort, care, safety. and abundance!

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Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry are hungry no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away. 1 Samuel 2:5

You see Hannah? She saw possibilities in that one son she has. She made a pledge even before conceiving that if God answers her prayers, she would give that child back to him. She knows that whatever is given to the Lord multiplys! Peninnah on the other hand has had many sons and never felt it necessary to give one back to the Lord. The moment Peninnah saw Hannah rejoicing for that one thing she has been blessed with, her own sorrow began.

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Perspective is key to your happiness friends. The bible says rejoice with those who are rejoicing – Romans 12:15. You need to know that someone’s joy, gift, blessings, rejoicing etc is meant to evoke same in you, it should remind you of God’s faithfulness to you. It should remind you to thank God, not to start comparison which many times leads to being miserable.

Why should someone’s happiness cause you grief? You have been comparing yourself and marking that list in your mind right? Taking stocks of what you have that the other person does not have? This is the only thing that has been giving you joy? You need to stop! The fact that someone is lacking in an area that you are blessed with has been your only joy? Repent!!

Change your perspective. Stop comparing yourself. You are unique in more ways than you know. And the Lord has blessed you and will bless you more than you could ever think or imagine.

Count your own blessings, name them one by one, and you will see that you are blessed and highly favored. Whatever that is lacking can be provided. Thank the Lord for what is already in your hands.

Do not be like Peninnah that became miserable because of Hannah’s Samuel! Thank God for your many blessings! Stop the comparison.

Grand Purpose – Destiny!

prv 19Lord God Almighty, I give you all the glory, honor, and adoration. I am short of words to express what is going on inside of my being right now.

Something is happening to me

Something is happening in me

Something divine

Something beyond my comprehension is happening

It is beautiful and full of peace, joy, hope!

And some feelings I can’t quite put into words

Oh wow! I can’t believe I am writing this!

You see Friends, I, like some of you and many others likewise, who has merely been existing without knowing the purpose of their existence, living life below full potential, without an inkling of what “Life” is. Life you see is eternal, it is beyond this world that we know of. Life existed even before we were born. We came into being after conception and all it entails, however we existed before that, we just had to wait to come through our parents as ordained of God, the Master planner, scheduler, Master builder of the human race.

Jeremiah 1:5Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations
.”

As the verse stated, It can be deduced that we existed as a spirit, known by the Father of Spirit, before we were placed in our parents spermatozoa and eggs accompanied by the passion and union that resulted in our conception. We are here to play an important role or roles. We have a destiny to fulfill! A plan to follow!

Be aware that the circumstances of your conception does not determine your purpose in God’s plan for your life, your part in the agenda of heaven. You are here for a grand purpose. Like Perez and Zerah in Genesis 38 and our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-38, your conception might not make sense as at the time of your birth. Like David, you might have been that unwanted pregnancy, the last born of the family, the boy that came when your parents wanted a girl, or the girl born when expectation was for the arrival of a long awaited boy. You are very important in the agenda of heaven! You are loved, cherished and needed for a task that ONLY you can accomplish.

Don’t waste precious moments, times, opportunities and gifts that can be channelled towards the accomplishment of that divine task prepared in advance of your birth! Ephesians 2: 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

You have to do yourself a favour to remind yourself constantly of your importance in the agenda of heaven and partner with your maker, the creator of heaven and earth to see you through the fulfillment of this grand plan. Remember, in this world where you and I live in we will have tribulations, things will happen that may make you doubt and wonder why you are here and all sort. John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Knowing the mind of God towards you as His child will help you to be grounded with the assurance that whatever storm you are in shall PASS! Yes, it has not come to stay, just ask for the help of the Holy Spirit to help you to learn on time that which you are expected to learn from each season, so you can grow and move to the next season, fulfilling the plan and purpose for which you came into being.

Friends, please note that you are very important! Actually, God Almighty is counting on you to make impact for the good of ALL in your sphere of influence, starting from your home and every life that comes in contact with you out wards. Sow the seed of goodness, kindness, peace, love, encouragement and compassion.