And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth and multiply in it. – Genesis 9:7
The Why Of Life
In this discussion, we are going to talk about the why of life. The last letter of why is “y“. This is like the funnel: the funnel of life. In Judges 6:10-15, we read about Gideon and his walk with God. There are three things that stand up in this verses.
- Go in this thy might
- The presence of the Lord
We shall put these three things one for each of the letters of the word “why”.
Most of us always keep saying that life is unfair especially when something goes wrong in our life. Whether successful or not, the question why is always prominent. Why must this happen….?
One of the first answers is because we fail God through our disobedience. It was David who said Lord my mother conceived me in sin. Meaning Adam’s sin reflected on all mankind. Even though we are all sinners, yet God provided us all with something unique and this is where the church gets it wrong. We mix prosperity with spirituality, hard work with spirituality, skill with spirituality. GET THIS: Because you are a million times more spiritual does not mean you have a skill for example business. When God created us, He created us with one important thing: Ability and Strength(Might) and take this; it is not God that develops our ability and might, get it straight NOW! It is your decision to develop it or let it go! It is our responsibility to discover and develop our ability. In these confusion, we miss the original idea. There are two semi-circles in this circle (which is always true).
- The principles of Jesus
- The personality of Jesus
NO MATTER who you are, if and when you are guided by or obey Jesus’ principles you will see profitability in your life and you might not EVEN be a christian.
Procrastination has stolen our time and is a problem in our lives. Remember that from James 2:20, it is not just enough to believe you can make it and fold your hands and sleep. We need to act on what we believe in and develop skills to uplift the ability that we have. The Lord told Gideon, with this your might you shall deliver your people. Ok, it is fair to accept this that we ALL sin, we sin and sin. However, God is looking at how we focus on developing the abilities that He put into us so He can bless us. Instead of discovering our own abilities and finding ways to develop it with skill with our might so that we can save our people and most importantly ourselves, we christians spend all our time investigating other people’s prosperity (or lack of it). We are not prepared to take any calculated risk(s) or make right decisions which in itself are all skills on their own.
We shall continue with creativity next …