Sabbath's Appetizer- God is the author of your life, but you hold the cards

One day, someone I respected for his achievements once told me I should consider going for a doctorate degree after my masters, from his perception about me, he said I'm brilliant. I have not even started my masters program when he said that.

There was also a time, a vibrant young man who was my mate in the university, who got many prizes and was awarded the best graduating student in my set, told me after seeing some of my works that I challenged him. Though I said thank you, but in my mind I was like "really? So this person got inspired by me?"

Now, this is not to boast or say I have it all good. There is a reason I started with all those stories. You see, many years ago while we were still going to white garment church, a prophet told me and my mum to pray very well because that is the only way I can succeed.

At that young age, having listen to great things been told about my other siblings, I wondered what my life would turn out to be. Like Esau, I felt like "don't you have any word of blessing for me?"

"And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept"- Genesis 27:38

Over the years as I grow, instead of feeling bad whenever I remember, I'll smile because I now believe some of us have very great glory that no one can comprehend, except God reveals it.

"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him"- 1corithians 2:9

Have I heard great things said to me since? Yes, in fact most of the times now, but much more are the things I believe and continually prophesy to myself.

Remember you have the capacity to cancel any evil word spoken concerning you. When Hezekiah was told his sickness would lead to death by Isaiah who was one of the great prophets in the Bible. What happened? Hezekiah prayed, he was healed and God gave him extra fifteen years! (2 king 20:1-6)

"And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou would bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou would keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested"- 1 chronicles 4: 9-10

No one can determine how your life will play out, you are the one to determine it.

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