The Bible says, and the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him (Luke.2:40, NIV). At 30, Joseph became a prime minister. At 30, David became a king. At 33, Jesus accomplished His mission and was enthroned. The period of 30s is the period of enthronement. I believe this new phase of life is my phase of enthronement.
Clocking 30 in December 2020 had made me sit and reflect on life lessons and wisdom I have gained during my 3 decades of existence. Below are the 30 life lessons coming from the fountain of God’s wisdom.
(1). Your life is your choice; your choice is your destiny. We live in a kingdom of choices and not chances. Your choice determines your lot in life. The ball is in your hand.
(2). People should be allowed to follow their dreams.
(3). Don’t be conformed to this world (Romans. 12:2) means don’t allow traditions to dictate your destiny. Don’t let anyone map out your destiny. Don’t allow anybody to suffocate your dream unwittingly. Choose your path and follow your dream.
(4). Aspire. Aspire. Aspire. Always strive for a greater height. Even when you’re growing old, never stop dreaming.
(5). Don’t be afraid to say no if where people are leading you is not where God is leading you. We must hear from God by ourselves as to what to do with our life.
(6). You have the right to the existence of humanity. Nobody is born to be deprived. We are a people of equal destiny. Before God, we have equal weight. There is no difference between the Jews and the Gentiles. “Black does not connote lack.” – Oyedepo
(7). The narrow road is where lesser people thread. In most cases, the only person you might meet on the road might be Jesus because that is where He threads.
(7). Let your consciousness leads you; let the Holy Spirit directs you.
(8). Never sell your life. Work hard to create a place for yourself in space. Always strive for self-reliance and success.
(9). “If wishes were horses, all beggars would ride.” – Oyedepo. Refuse to become a beggar. If you are not a giver, you cannot prosper.
(10). Whatever you don’t earn adds no value to you.
(11). Applied revelation is the only guarantee of our change of position.
(12). You cannot go beyond the information at your disposal. The brighter you see; the faster you go.
(13). People in this part of the world celebrate their dreams. Information is the currency of destiny.
(14). The know-how of each one generates the results that they get.
(15). Life is not about what you take, but what you give.
(16). Life is not about your position, but your contribution.
(17). Godliness is the pathway to greatness. Your journey to greatness begins with godliness.
(18). Our limited destiny is unlimited in scope. Jesus was sent to be great. And He sent us to be great as His father sent Him. And He except us to do greater works than His.
(19). Loving Him above all else is what qualifies us to be espoused to Him (to become His husband). You love your spouse. Well, that’s great! But love God above all.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.-Mark.12:30.
(20). We are redeemed as assets and not as liabilities.
(21). We are redeemed as blessings and not as burdens.
(22). Jesus has fully paid the price for your and my sicknesses and diseases on the cross. So, sickness has no legal right on us anymore.
(23). The higher your kingdom dream; the greater your coast of blessings (Mathew.6:33). Things that others are running after run after you when you focus on God’s kingdom.
(24). You are what you think and say. Your mind is the gateway to your life. Mind what you allow to stay on it.
(25). Serving God does not decrease people; It expands people. Serving God is not a waste of time. God is not looking for who to use; but who to bless.
(26). The more you reference God; the more He honors you. Taking God for granted will make you grounded in life.
(28). Praise expands people. Multiplication is a product of appreciation (Jer 30:19; John.6:6).
(29). “If don’t take responsibility you would die as a liability.” – Oyedepo. Any man that does not work should not eat. Faith is not a cheap talk; it’s hard work.
(30). God is not slow. He makes everything beautiful in its time. You can’t climb a tree from the top. You need patience. You need endurance. Habakkuk. 2:3.
Now you have it. Those are the 30 lessons and wisdom I want to share with you. Hope you are blessed. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. (Proverbs.4:7).
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