We neee to build character , infact people will know we are God’s children by our fruits (our character) (Matthew 7:15-20,Galatians 5:22-23). They will know us by how we relate with people, how we carry ourselves and how we treat humanity.
However, God hasn’t called us to live in timidity and fear. We are called to live not intimidated by this world. Why should you be ashamed to say you are a virgin? Why should you be ashamed to say you don’t watch movies with cursing and perversion? The world lives with open defiance to God. You should live with open obedience to God.
Every opportunity to interact with non-believers should be seen as an opportunity to show them the Father’s heart. A simple ‘Can I pray with you?’ is enough. When we obey God, He enables us walk in the power of the Spirit. But if we live in fear and timidity of what the world will say or how we look to the world, we won’t be able to display His power and authority. We will constantly be tormented by the fear of man.
When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn’t use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God’s secret plan. For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified. I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.
1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (NLT)
May the Lord help us in Jesus name. Amen.
You are loved,
Life is difficult and although most of us are blessed with family and friends but it is still not enough because nothing, absolutely nothing can replace our need for God.
God doesn’t want you controlled by fears and burdens. He wants you fixed on Him as He takes those things that weigh you down away. He has purchased your freedom child of God. Drop the burden at His feet by talking to Him and speaking His word to yourself.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
If you keep worrying about tomorrow’s issues or things that you cannot change, you will just give yourself high blood pressure for nothing.
Why don’t you fix your mind on the Lord instead, ask Him for what you need and thank Him for the answer and for peace in your heart.
‘ You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You’- Isaiah 26:3
‘Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus’ – Phillipians 4:6-7
God is trustworthy and He promises to keep us in Peace as we look up to Him. He cannot lie or fail.
You were not designed to worry. You were designed to trust. Act according to design.
I’ve heard children of God at their secular jobs say ‘don’t bring Jesus here’ or like we see say in Nigeria,’ wetin concern Jesus for dis mata’.. See eh, God is not only God on Sunday or Wednesday evening when you to Church. He is God everyday , all year round.
If you don’t invite Him to seemingly unimportant aspects of your life, how do you expect Him to show up in areas of your life that are in trouble?
God cares about you and He wants to be cared about too but many times we just want to use Him which is why we compartmentalize our lives. He is not a tool, He is God and He deserves to be your Lord and not only your saviour.
‘for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ Acts 17:28
We cannot do life without Him. Allow Him into every aspect of your life today.
You were made to bring Him glory and not bring yourself or other people glory. It is not about you. It is about Jesus. Which is why you need to stop the unhealthy competition or trying so hard to fit into the religious box that has been created.
He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Eph 4:16(NLT)
If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 1 corinthians 12: 17-18
In bringing Him glory, you will find satisfaction and strength. So stop trying to be like every body else, God made you and He has put some wonderful things in you. Sit with Him and find those things. You will be marvelously surprised .
He needs you to be you.
You were made for Jesus, you were made to love and bring Him glory. If that process brings you fame, that’s great. If it brings you riches in this world that’s also wonderful but let it be engrained in you that you were not made for the things of this world. Your process might also bring you persecution, jail time or matyrdom like the early church or siblings in China and that’s also okay because God will be with you. ( I do not write this lightly) Kai! May the Lord help us o.
The nice things of this world are temporal and your purpose is not in them. Your purpose is to find yourself in Jesus and from that place, do whatever He requires of you.
There is no knowing purpose without first knowing Jesus Christ. It is in God that we live, move and have our being as humans. He made you, He knows what He made you for. Look for yourself in Him and do your assignment from Him.
Have you met the Lord Jesus Christ? Does He know you?
Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
1 John 2:15-17(NLT)
‘This world is death wearing a mask’- Anna Rountree