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These are my lessons for the week…
1. Fear and condemnation aren’t of or from God: I’ve been led to do something early this year for social entrepreneurs in Ghana, but I noticed that fear has stopped me from doing anything.
Even till now, I’ve been slow about it because a part of me probably doesn’t feel worthy or feels afraid of the unknown. I even had to evaluate it this week. When I feel fear and condemnation, is it ever from God? When I feel unworthy or unqualified, is it God or the devil making me feel like that? I even started remembering all the times I’ve felt afraid to do something and how I later realized that it was only the devil trying to stop something great that Jesus wanted to do in my life. For example, I didn’t want to release ‘How I met God on Twitter‘ because I felt it was too close to the release of ‘Letters to our Fathers’. I was scared of people’s opinions and what they will say or think about me. Meanwhile, God clearly told me to start work on ‘How I met God on Twitter’ immediately after the Ghana book launch of ‘Letters to our Fathers’. Now that the book is released, though short, I can’t believe the impact it has had and how convincted people have been from reading it. I got a message from a friend I’ve only met online who basically spilled a lot of secrets because of one single chapter of the book. Please, understand that this lesson isn’t all about a book, but how the feeling of fear and condemnation can keep us from a lot of things God wants to do in and through us. Whenever you feel this way, you ought to evaluate your thoughts and move in spite of fear because it is not God that paralyzes us like that.
2. My destiny is not selfish: Neither is yours! The moment we realize, especially as believers that we’re saved to serve, our perspective about a lot of things will change. Even your life itself is supposed to be poured out in a manner of love to God so that others can be blessed and drawn to the kingdom. This means that when you’re being disobedient to God and His instructions, you may have many good excuses, but they will all be selfish when you get to the root of the matter. There will just be a big dose of pride in any form of disobedience because no destiny is ever selfish. It is never all about you.
3. No better place than the secret place: One of my scriptures for the year is Psalm 91:1- He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I can go North, East, South and West; but there’s no place like the secret place with God. I’m learning to enjoy my walk with God and be content with my portion so much that I want more shelter in His secret place this year. No man is my hope, neither can they be the shadow I abide under; except God. So, I’m learning to fight many of my battles in prayer and thanksgiving. No better place than the secret place.
4. Fast your opinions: Haha! No need to spend too much time talking about this lesson. This is something a dear friend shared with me that a pastor or friend had shared with her. ‘Fast your opinions’, even as you fast from food. Lol. People don’t have to know what to think about a matter all the time so I now evaluate if my words are really NEEDED, if they’re not, then I’m learning that I better fast my opinions.
5. True friends remain friends even when they don’t talk all the time: I don’t talk to most of my closest friends every single day, but when we do, we update one another and flow like we’ve talked every single day. Honestly, one of the best things in life is to have Godly friends. This week, a friend (who I haven’t seen since we left Secondary School) and I sent messages and prayers back and forth to one another and it made my heart so glad to know that no distance is too far when it comes to the connection of spirits. When two friends are believers, there’s a special friendship they share, even when they don’t talk all the time.
These are my lessons for the week, what are yours?
Light and love,
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