Showing posts from April, 2013

Why The Offence…?

Have you ever wondered what makes one stumble in his/her service to God? One would expect that as one is serving, things should happen as expected and as planned, however the reverse is most times the case. The mind of the natural human expects things to always go according to his/her plan. Such carry this mindset into the service of God and get very disappointed and even offended at God when certain things don’t go according to plan. The reality is that we cannot serve God effectively with our human senses. The reason being, many times, the instructions of God do not make sense to the natural mind. If we refuse to let go of our minds and take on the mind of Christ, the tendency is to take offence at God when certain things don’t go our way.  An incident happened in the Scriptures to buttress this: “Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto Him, Art thou He that should come or do we look for another?” Matthew 11: 2-3. The

Identity Crisis 2

We live in a competitive, selfish and short-sighted world where everything is done to impress the next person. Now, some will call it healthy because it propels one to strive for more. The question we should ask ourselves as children of God is whose standard are we trying to match or beat? This was not the original intention of God. If evil and wickedness prevail in this generation, it is because we, the light-bearers are no longer shining tall and bright; we whose language ought to be truth and righteousness no longer uphold what has been committed to us by Christ; we who ought to be god-like, God’s very own reflection, now suffer identity crisis.  In Genesis 1:26-27: “God spoke: ‘Let us make human beings in our own image, make them reflecting our nature, so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, and, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of the Earth.’ God created human beings; He created them godlike, reflecti

Identity Crisis 1

“Who are you?!” That was the question passenger A asked passenger B, his opponent during a bus-fight. I was so eager to here the reply of passenger B but he never answered the question. Right there, I kept thinking what the reply to the question would have been if I were asked such. We must have asked or have been asked this question numerous times in the course of our day-to-day activities, but so many never really take time to think of what the answer could be. Some tend to answer by defining themselves by their occupation rather than their identity. Who you truly are sheds light on your actions and the things you say! In Acts 19:14-15, this question was asked the seven sons of Sceva by a demon. They could not answer the question. Was it that they didn’t know who they were or they were just short of words? Maybe one of them should have said: ‘I am Simon Sceva’ or something, which may have stopped the demon from beating them up! As funny as their story always sound, have you ever