As the New Year slowly creeps in I encourage each one of us believers all, especially FAITH writers (and readers) to seriously seek the face of the Lord for APPOINTED, ORDAINED and DESTINED PURPOSE.
Many are on the road of life aimlessly driving with mediocrity lacking the right expertise to be at the wheels whilst also setting out on such an important journey without a road map, without the right road MAP!
Some did remember to take a map but they took along the first and most available map; this happens to be the WRONG MAP… this simply means they are doing the wrong thing on life’s journey against their original intended purpose of GOD; their mission!
Many are doing nothing in contributing to growth of others on Earth, some are doing something not particularly touching lives, and many there are that are just wandering from location to location wasting precious time and hindering those divinely attached to them from rising and shinning, many there are that are selfishly living and ‘prospering’ but not according to God’s planned purpose for them.
When God created man He had a divine agenda, He did for a particular purpose and this purpose was specifically spelt out to man
Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Isaiah, Elijah, Elisha, Gideon, Deborah, John-the-Baptist, Peter (and many of the disciples), Apostle Paul and a couple of others more set out from the minute they realised WITHOUT GOD THEY ARE NOTHING, to do God’s will no matter how tedious the journey would be or the amount of pain and persecution they received in doing so, even the cost thereof (meaning: losing a marriage that was not God ordained in the first place, losing a seemingly juicy job, losing family and friends that you thought you could not do without..many of them are used as tools to hinder you anyway, losing wealth and property etc.).
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela seems like one of those outstanding few in a generation and season,those who come into the Earth focused from a young age identifying a destined purpose and remaining focused to the vision to achieve… no-matter-what happens.
Of course many are the afflictions of the righteous, there WILL be diversions and the attempts thereof by that evil one and his numerous emissaries, there WILL be a rage from the pit of hell to ensure that YOU never fulfill the ‘WILL OF HIM THAT SENT YOU NOR TO FINISH HIS WORK’.
The network of satan will encroach and try to crush ALL your efforts from ALL sides to overwhelm and frustrate you, it is up to you to EITHER OR NEVER accept their lies and wickedness, they attack because YOUR DESTINY IS COLOURFUL (they gaze into the stars you know!).
There are deviations and conspiracies drafted in blueprint by the devil’s agents, many are marked for attack to FAIL before they even have a chance to manifest.
High IQ, outstanding creativity, good command of oratory, unusual Physical endowments, magnetizing leading / teaching abilities and so many more gifts and talents, all these amount to NOUGHT if you are on the wrong road or going on the road without a plan, a goal and an objective, without seeking God’s face, you will fall into many pits, hit many road bumps and end up a CASUALTY of life!
Those who are convicted of their purpose get hit and bombarded but they neither falter nor fail to remain focused because in FAITH they know what they are SENT to do and are aware that the many problems that come their way is the strategy of satan to distract and derail them from FUFILLING DESTINY.
The following are a few of the derailments and distractions that are:
*The wrong EVE and ADAM getting married (many mis-marriages abound today)
*The wrong CARREER path pursued right from the university
*The wrong PROFESSION/ JOB
*Choice of the wrong best FRIEND/ circle of FRIENDS
*Serving God in the wrong capacity especially in church (unfortunately… today’s story)
*Living with LOGIC leaning on your understanding about life and events not acknowledging God’s importance in ALL things
*Some even recognize that SOMETHING is WRONG but they do not learn THE PRINCIPLES of WARFARE, they fight without a STRATEGY… spiritual war and the principles by which to fight!
The steps that you take to usher in the year 2014,is to start right from the beginning determined to fulfill your DESTINED PURPOSE HENCEFORTH.
It is unfortunate for a person to accept defeat even when the enemy and his strategies are identified; they still end up CRAWLING FROM THE CRADLE TO AN UNKNOWN GRAVE.
God’s principle is Attack-is-the-best-form-of-defense.
Attack the enemy of your full scale laughter with full force on your knees with FIRE PRAYERS, keep your communication lines with the most HIGH open through it all, you need directions always in the middle of the battle, seek divine wisdom to identify the devil’s cunningness to distract and derail (be wise as a serpent but gentle as a dove), recognize the devil when he speaks through your ‘best’ pal Peter(Jesus did and rebuked him-),never get persuaded except in the line of truth and divine reasoning, be aggressively different and radical like JOHN-THE-BAPTIST, grow in faith like Abraham and grow in works like Elijah.
May the God of truth speak AMEN to all your efforts in Christ Jesus in the new year and beyond, AMEN!