When God Leads…


If everybody is lucky why are you not lucky? Don’t mistake faith for luck. There are no lucky men; there are lighted men.

There is a simplicity in Christ that makes the complexity of life to become easy. The devil makes the Word look too simple to believe.

In most cases, what God tells you to do may look too simple; it may look very stupid to believe, but that’s the way out.

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3).

For instance, they needed wine, Jesus told them to bring water; When Jesus needed to feed 5000 people, He used a lad 5 loaves of bread.

The goal of the devil is to block your access to the light in the word of God. That’s why anything that takes you away from God is destroying you. The devil’s business is to cover your eyes of understanding with the veil of deceptions and lies. Be sensitive. The wicked will do all it takes to make you believe that all the biblical mysteries are mystical.

It works like fire. The Word of God works when you engaged with it; It works when you walk in the light of the scripture; It works when you ‘scripturalized‘ every area of your life.

For instance, plugging yourself into a covenant of tithing consistently will cause the release of supernatural (Abrahamic) blessings over your life and your business.

There are some things that God will never do for you until you have the right motive and maturity to manage them. God needs to trust you before He can entrust you to the wealthiest place of the most high.

If it’s not in your heart, it cannot be in your hand. If you cannot pay tithe when you are earning 100 nairas, you are not the one that will pay it when your income becomes six figures. If you cannot buy the plastic chair for a local church you are the one that will build a synagogue.

One thing is to be blessed; another thing is to sustain your blessings. Some follow have served God for one year but they’re no longer there; some fellows have served God for five years but they’re nowhere to be found while some fellows have been serving God for 50 years and they are still on track with Him. Obedience brought us into the reality of supernatural blessings of God, and it also demands continuous obedience to sustain them (See Deut 28 & James.1:22-25)

King Solomon got the blessing, but he allowed the wealth to take him away from God. Those of you that are into business, because of business meetings, you’ve abandoned God. Are you more executive thanking David? King David was praised 7 times a day and prayed 3 times. If you take God for granted you would be grounded. Nobody ended up at a loss serving God and the interest of His kingdom.

Caleb walked with God to the end and full and entered the land of Canaan. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had a covenant walk with God by complying with the terms of the covenant and the result is trans-generational blessings. Abraham must have taught Jacob how to tithe and Jacob must have taught Isaac. Abraham, a man like a nation; Isaac, a man like a nation; Jacob, a man like a nation. By obedience, Abraham became a symbol of generational blessings.

They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham (John.8:39).

We’ve been taught that faith comes from hearing the word of God. In as much as that’s true, solid faith (trust) comes by hearing from God.

It’s a pity that some born-again Christians do not believe that they can hear  from God themselves. You can’t hear from God and doubt Him. When Moses heard that God had made him a god unto Pahroah, he didn’t approach Pahroah as a man but as a god. At the red sea, Moses was too sure that God was about to show another side of himself because he heard from Him.

Why did you think Abraham complied with all the dangerous instructions that he heard from God? He was dead certain that if he killed his only son, God would wake him up. Faith becomes trust by hearing from God.

When last have you heard from God? God speaks in a still small voice – rowdy people cannot pick it- He speaks to you everyday. Most people miss His voice by expecting Him to speak to them in some unrealistic ways.  Just a few people hear God talking to them directly like the days of old

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord . And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord ; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice (1 Kings 19:11-12).

In most cases God speaks into your conscience; He also speaks through His words and nature. God can use anything to communicate to you, but you have to be sensitive to know when He speaks. The word of God is a reliable yardstick of measurement to determine whether the voice you are hearing is from God, the devil, or your voice. God does not speak contrary to His words. It’s not God that will tell you to marry an unbeliever because according to His word light and darkness cannot coexist; two cannot walk together except they agree (Amos.3:3).

God doesn’t speak to a deaf ear; He doesn’t show the whole blueprint. Until you obey the first instruction, you won’t hear the next thing – It’s step by step like Rome was built.

When God leads, you are ‘fear-free’ (God’s leading does not tense a man up, It allays all fears and deflates pressure); when God leads He makes provision; when God leads your experience is internal peace within your conscience.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still water. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the path of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death , I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm.23:1-4).

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Dropping the keys to Academic Success


There are two keys to academic success:

  • Spiritual key
  • Physical key

Dropping the keys to academic success

Spiritual Key

If you want to excel in your academics, spirituality should be your first approach. You must first place high premium on spiritual endeavours. Your prayer life must be in place.

Be ignited on the altar of prayer by praying kingdom oriented prayers daily, at least one hour. Join the soul winning army and be on the go for Christ. You do not need the talent of soul winning before you embarked on the journey of hunting for the souls (Mat.6:6,Jn.15:16).

Still on spirituality, be expectant. Set specific goals for the kind of grades you desires. God doesn’t takes assumptions, God only answers specific requests. It baffles me the way many believers come to Christ with vague expectations and requests.

That crippled man in the Bible was shouting for mercy, Jesus asked him, what do you want me to do? In specific term, don’t just plead for mercy, be specific in your requests (Mark.10:51).

Here, your writing materials are essential. Pick up your pen and a sheet of paper, list specifically the kind of grades you desires from God.

Don’t settle for average grades, God has unlimited capacities to do all things beyond your imagination (Mat.19:26).

I have done this when i was in school in several occasions and let me tell you this , it works. I enjoyed regular good grades all through my years in school.

For instance,

ECO 101.       A5

Math 102.     A5

Eng 103.        A5

Soc 109.         A5

Pol 123.         A5

The above are typical examples of requests narrowed down in specific terms. Don’t just say, God I want good grades. What type of good grades do you want? There are A’s, B’s and C’s. C’s might be considered as good for a student while it might not be considered as good for another.

Nevertheless, be faithful. You must answer the faith question before you can get anything from God (Mat.9:28). As you are pursuing after his interest, believe that you are not doing it for nothing, you are doing it for something.

After the order of Daniel, there is an excellent spirit found in every genuine believer (Dan.5:12). You belong to the top, you don’t belong to the bottom (Deu.28:13)

The Physical key

Preparation – There is this saying that those who fail to prepare are preparing to fail. Don’t just sit down and wait for the exam’s day to arrived before you study.

Start preparing right from the beginning of the session. Programmed yourself for study, visit the libraries to get textbooks and other available resources that might help with your study. Don’t be stingy, buy textbooks and study them on a daily basis.

Dropping the keys to academic success

Don’t missed lectures. Stay focus in every lecture time and a good note taking will go a long  way to bail you out in this regard. Get a recorder to record the lecturer explanations in each session as this will gives you the leverage to listen to the lecture repeatedly in order to grab any point you might have missed out.

Burn candles!😃 lol, I said burn candles, though people don’t use candles these days to study anymore. What i actually meant is that you should study overnight. The most productive period is the night, ceased the moment.

Oh! I almost forgot about discipline, beware of over feeding, over talking, oversleeping and over watching of movies. In my own opinion, I don’t think you need to have a TV box in your room as a student, you’ll be too comfortable to be studious. Watching Aljazera, CNN or BBC on the eve of exams will be detriment to your outstanding performances.

Read books outside the school curriculum, get books on success. There are keys in such books which you will never hear within the wall of the institution.

Lastly, study in sequence to the courses you have on the exams’ timetable. A student who has English on the eve of exams studying political science will definitely end up as a failure.

I believe you’ be found this as useful, share it with your peers and you will all excel together  in Jesus name🙂

 

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