Pursuing Purpose With Passion(3) ( by Fenny West)

Pursuing Purpose with Passion

Pursuing Purpose with Passion

Is the preserve of those know

The real reason for their being.

And would not budge or compromise.

 They would sell all they have

And buy the whole field.

They will spend and be spent

To achieve their goal and dream.

Nothing is impossible to them

They will climb any mountain

Go through any valley or alley.

Nothing can stop or deter them

Nehemiah encountered a barrage of opposition soon after he embarked on the purpose of his life- the rebuilding of the broken down wall of Jerusalem.  Despite the initial favour he received from the king who gave him supplies, permission to go and even armed guards men to ensure there was no one on the way to stop him, he met with fierce attacks back home.

There Sanballat, Tobiah and Geshem and others who should know better, mocked, ridiculed and discouraged his mission. But Nehemiah was undaunted, defiant and focused. Fortunately he had a few people who were similarly minded and were willing to work. At one point it was so risky that they held weapons with one hand and built with the other. They also prayed alongside and God protected them as they made progress upon progress.

Now it happened when Sanballat, Tobiah, [Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall, and that there were no breaks left in it (though at that time I had not hung the doors in the gates), that Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together [c]among the villages in the plain of Ono.” But they thought to do me harm.

So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?”

But they sent me this message four times, and I answered them in the same manner.

When their enemies saw that they were dogged, unrelenting and importunate, they deployed the tactic of distraction. They pretended that they were supportive and called Nehemiah to a summit where they could discuss issues and the way forward. However Nehemiah saw through their sinister ploy and declined in no uncertain terms.

He was invited to the Valley of Ono but Nehemiah emphatically said, “Oh No! I have an important work to do and why should I leave it hanging and come for a summit.” In other words, he told them point blank, “I am pregnant and my water is about to go burst. How can I be so foolish to attend a summit at such a critical time?”

When that tactic failed, they resorted to blackmail saying that Nehemiah was planning and insurrection and wanted to make himself King. Nehemiah dismissed it as a fantasy and remained focused until he was able to finish rebuilding the wall in a record fifty-two days.

Yes, the wall was completed!

This is a lesson for us all, because we all have a purpose in life, a reason for our being. First you need to identify what it is that God created you for.

Secondly, you need to understand that God has made all provision for the completion of that vision or purpose. You may need to locate it and “download it” or pray it into manifestation.

Thirdly you need to prepare to embark on your purpose. You need to start from where you are and use what you have to make a start.

Fourthly, you need to know that every purpose, vision or assignment will be opposed or meet with challenges. This is not the time to doubt your vision or purpose. Know that you are not the first to be opposed. In fact let the opposition be a fuel to your fire. Be immovable and unconquerable and indomitable. Press on for the mark of the prize of the high calling. Pursue your purpose with passion until you finish with finesse.

The Wall Completed

15 So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days. 16 And it happened, when all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God.

Your Sure Guide ( by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome)

YOUR SURE GUIDE

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God (1 Corinthians 2:12).

The Spirit of God, through the Apostle Paul in our opening scripture, wasn’t referring to mental knowledge but spiritual knowledge—revelation knowledge. It’s possible for us to know the will of God for our lives. The Bible says spiritual things can only be spiritually understood: “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14).

When your spirit is enlightened by God’s Word through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, you’re able to know God’s will and purpose. The guidance of the Holy Spirit is so important in our lives. He guides your steps and grants you understanding of the Word. With Him, you’re never at a crossroads. Knowing Him and walking with Him is the key to that successful life you’ve always desired. He brings you into your inheritance and your destiny in God. Hallelujah!

If you aren’t sure about God’s perfect will on any matter, give some time to praying in the Spirit. He’s the embodiment of all knowledge. Ask Him, and He’ll reveal the knowledge or guidance you need to your spirit.

You can do the same with respect to your work; activate His ministry in your life and He’ll teach you how to be the best at what you do. He’ll grant you an extraordinary amplitude of comprehension and supernatural sagacity to excel in all that you do. He’ll make your thought pattern excellent; your ingenuity, creativity, intuition, sharp-wittedness will be limitless!

Remember the words of Jesus in John 14:26. He assured us, “…he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” With the Holy Spirit, you can never walk in darkness or be confused about anything. He’ll help you retain knowledge and information in your spirit and bring that information to your consciousness when occasion demands. Hallelujah!

            PRAYER

Dear Father, thank you for the sweet Holy Spirit who teaches, guides and directs me on the right path you’ve preordained for me, and helps me follow through. I’m yielded to Him, for He guides me into all truth and teaches me to make the right choices and decisions that are consistent with your perfect will for me, making me an absolute success in life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY: John 14:16-18 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Romans 11:1-24 & Psalms 79-81

2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Philippians 1:1-8 & Isaiah 59

PRAYER OF SALVATION

We trust you have been blessed by this devotional. We invite you to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life by praying thus:

“O Lord God, I believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. I believe He died for me a  nd God raised Him from the dead. I believe He’s alive today. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life from this day. Through Him and in His Name, I have eternal life; I’m born again. Thank you Lord, for saving my soul! I’m now a child of God. Hallelujah!”

  CONGRATULATIONS

YOU’RE NOW A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF HIS NEW CREATION GLORYYY

GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU ( By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome)

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES, WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY 2022.

GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).

Today’s opening scripture is a beautiful one, and I don’t want you to miss the blessing in it. Therefore, read it again aloud, carefully and meditatively. Here, the Spirit of God is talking to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ, everyone who has received the salvation in Christ Jesus.

I want you to reckon that God is speaking to you right now, because He truly is. I love the AMPC rendering of the same scripture: _*“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]”*_ (Ephesians 2:10 AMPC).

You’re God’s workmanship, His handicraft, His design, His craftsmanship. That means God has His brand on you; that’s the proof of your authentication. This is the greatest and best brand in the universe. You should never think failure or defeat. You’re too sublime to fail; too excellent to be under. And that’s not all.

The next thing He tells you is, “…that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us….” This means your life isn’t an accident; God prearranged it. He wants you living the good life which He prearranged. He planned a good life for you, right here on earth; it’s yours to live NOW.

There’re people who live in the wrong place, they went to the wrong school, they have the wrong friends, and some are in the wrong job or business. Why? They took a path that’s different from the path that God prearranged for them. But God has a plan for you; you’re set on course by God; follow His master plan through the Word. Blessed be God!

            PRAYER

Dear Father, thank you for the full, deep and clear knowledge of your thoughts, plans, will and purposes for my life. I’m at the centre of your perfect will, and I walk in the paths which you prepared ahead of time, living the good life which you prearranged and made ready for me to live, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

  FURTHER STUDY

Jeremiah 1:5 MSG

“Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations–that’s what I had in mind for you.”

1 Peter 2:9 AMPC

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 26:19-32 & Psalms 19-20

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Galatians 6:1-9 & Isaiah 40

O Lord God, I believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, son of the living God. I believe He died for me and God raised Him from the dead. I believe He ‘s alive today. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life from this day. Through Him and in His name, I have eternal life, I am born again. Thank you Lord, for saving my soul, I am now a child of God. Hallelujah.

PRAYER OF SALVATION

We trust you have been blessed bythisdevotional. We invite you to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life by praying thus:

“O Lord God, I believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. I believe He died for me a  nd God raised Him from the dead. I believe He’s alive today. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life from this day. Through Him and in His Name, I have eternal life; I’m born again. Thank you Lord, for saving my soul! I’m now a child of God. Hallelujah!”

CONGRATULATIONS

God bless you.

  CONGRATULATIONS

YOU’RE NOW A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF HIS NEW CREATION GLORYYY