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The Preferred Blue Print

lifepurposeI’ve been studying the book of Ephesians this month. I know there are only a few chapters but I am studying not just reading. And I’ve been in chapter 4 for a couple of days now and I am stuck in there. And I wanna tell you the reason why I find the chapter so inspiring…

I have said this so many times before, if you do not know your calling, for develop your passion and it will lead you there. You don’t have a choice on whether to do this or not because on no account should your life be made up of random, unorganized tasks each day. Your purpose, your calling gives your life meaning.

In Ephesians 4, Paul advises us to walk, better still run toward our calling…  “In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.”

With that in mind, what goals have you set for yourself to do this?  I love late Dr. Munroe’s definition of goals,”they form the preferred flight plan to the desired destination(purpose).” He also said “They are those things that create your priorities, determine your decisions, dictate your companions and predict choices.”

Once you wake up everyday, what you give focus to, the decisions you make, those you hang out with and the choice you make should all center around what God has called you to do. It’s serious business.

I want to remind you today, it’s never to late to start living in your calling. For those of you who are, during your race, keep persevering. We can’t achieve our calling by stepping over people…we run this race in obedience with humility, love, discipline and forgiveness.

So from the beginning of the year until now, how are you doing? Are you running towards your calling everyday?

Be Blessed

Unoma

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Are Your Roots Planted Deep?

colossians2_7-rootsSo I hung out in Colossians this week. I know I’ve at one time read the book before, but this time its different. I read and re read chapter 2 until I had chewed and digested the message that is being passed. Cos it is only through understanding the word of God that we are able to speak life, His truth and promise into our situations that we may overcome. So until I fully get the message, I stay put in that chapter.

Any who, so I’m reading chapter 2 and I’m thoroughly blessed by Paul’s message to the people. And y’all know me, if something blesses me I’ll share..

And now just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust him, too, for each day’s problems; live in vital union with him.  Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done.  Don’t let others spoil your faith and joy with their philosophies, their wrong and shallow answers built on men’s thoughts and ideas, instead of on what Christ has said. For in Christ there is all of God in a human body;  so you have everything when you have Christ, and you are filled with God through your union with Christ. He is the highest Ruler, with authority over every other power.(Colossians 2 vs 6-9 Living Bible)

This really hit me hard. Why you ask?  You see,  there comes a time in our process, ( pursuing our goals, destinies whatever you may want to call it) that we will hit our period of wilderness. Wondering if we are on the right road? Things are not going according to plan? Business is not coming along as it should… you know the stuff just isn’t working. Here Paul reminds us that if we continue to live in Christ, with faith and gratitude we should be able to withstand false prophets. For me that translates  to  people that will come in and see the desperation of your situation and try to make you falter from your goals. Don’t!! Keep your eye on the prize because those who know who they are in Christ shouldn’t  easily moved. As Yolanda Adams would say…”This too shall pass”.

I’m reminded of when my production company KevStel Group was faced with a dilemma. We didn’t have the funds needs to carry out a project that we knew God had placed on our heart. Out of the blue came this individual wanting to partner, now you know I was jumping up and down thinking it was nothing but God hearing our prayer. Side note: always pray for a discerning spirit in any alliances you want to form especially as it pertains to your vision. God gave the vision to you and no one else!

Ok I digress.. right before it was time to sign the contract, this person wanted to start changing the vision of the project to appeal to a more “commercial audience.” But God had placed on our heart a different kind of project altogether, one that would glorify Him and not the kind they were proposing. So we cut the deal. Remembering what Abraham told the King of Sodom “ that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’” (Genesis 12:23 Living Bible)

For us, that was the wilderness, but we were not willing to compromise on integrity because we know that if He had placed the vision He will provide the provision.

So how do you survive the rough patches? Put on an attitude of  faith, perseverance and gratitude every day. In Christ you have all you need.

Do you have a wilderness testimony? Please share below.

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Blessings

Unoma

Small Things..

small_deeds_are_like_little_prayers_notecard-p137957173449561117bf3b5_400   In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.~ John 9:12

Good Morning,

Woke up this morning and the air seemed different. Well I guess it wasn’t really different it was all in the mind because through the grace of God my family and I had gotten to see the last year of the month roll around. For this I’m grateful. During devotion I was reading the book of Act, chapter 9 to be precise. The conversion of Saul.  God used Ananias to help Saul now turned to Paul to fulfill his destiny. God used him to heal Saul’s eyes so he could see again. After this Ananias is not really mentioned again as doing any other thing significant. But the role he played in God’s divine plan has not gone unnoticed. Despite his fears on the kind of man Saul was he heeded the call. Paul went on to become a powerful apostle and the author of a good part of the New Testament.

Got me to thinking, sometimes the things we do, big or small can contribute in other fulfilling or derailing  the destiny of others without us knowing it.  Also some of the things people do to us, good or bad is there for us to fulfill ours. According to one of the great motivational speakers of our time; “You can have everything in your life you want if you just help others get what they want”~ Zig Ziglar RIP.

Lord, let me always be so in tuned with you that I heed your call just like Ananias in playing my part in your divine plan for my life and those around me.

Be Blessed

Unoma