Focus on your destiny

purposeJoseph was a young guy who knew he had a great future and destiny. He had a dream that his brothers and people would bow down to him. It wasn’t because he was proud, nor was it his personal goal, but he dreamt that he would one day occupy a position of authority and he communicated this with excitement to his brothers. If you know where you are going in life, there is no need for competition. When people don’t have a dream of their own, they may end up act wickedly just like Joseph’s brothers.

Joseph had a coat of many colours and even when his brothers tore the coat, it did not stop him from fulfilling his destiny. He was sold into slavery, he lived and served in Potiphar’s house yet he prospered as a slave. He was already on his way to success though he had not reached the final destination but he didn’t give up on his dream based on his circumstances, such that when Pharaoh had a dream, Joseph was recommended. What will people say about you? Can people recommend you?

Work on your character because somebody somewhere is watching you and will mention your name to somebody somewhere that matters.

When the king sent for Joseph, he quickly shaved and dressed up because he knew that he would stand before a great man for an interview. He didn’t go to the palace in prison clothes. He practiced his skills while in prison so he was well prepared.  Develop your skills, personally develop yourself, practice what you have learnt and don’t let your opportunity come and meet you unprepared.

Joseph passed the interview because he prepared for it. And Pharaoh changed his apparel because passing the interview gave Joseph a new status. Do you have a dream, something you are holding on to? If it’s not in line with God’s will, then change it for the better. Hold on to your God-given dream; don’t derail, don’t give up or go with the popular flow.

corJoseph had God and purpose in mind so he refused to have sex with Potiphar’s wife. She lied against him and he was sent to prison, still he continued to be righteous.  Flee every appearance of evil, when tempted. Talk to the Lord when you are faced with temptation, have role models and accountability partners that you can talk to anytime.

Finally, I want you to know that you are not alone on this journey, God is with you. Joseph held on to God’s love, that was why he could forgive his brothers for what they did to him. We have to trust God and still love people no matter what we have been through. God can change any situation or circumstance, he is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we can ask or think.

Whatever your plan is this week, I want you to focus on your destiny and don’t allow anything or anybody distract you.

In His love

Adenike Adeyemi

 

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You are blessed

sblessGod blesses us in order for us to be a blessing. It is one thing to know that you are blessed spiritually and another to experience the blessing in the physical realm. Many times people wonder if they are blessed, especially when their physical reality does not manifest God’s blessings. In spite of being blessed, people often conclude that they are not blessed because there are areas in their lives in which they currently have needs.

However, contrary to this belief, the Bible informs us that God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3). Therefore if you have accepted Christ into your life, you are blessed spiritually and you have already received the blessing. Christ has finished the work on the Cross of Calvary but each believer has the responsibility of appropriating the blessings into his or her individual life. Spiritual maturity connects us to the full manifestation of God’s blessings. Even Jesus had a time of preparation before his great manifestation.

For those who are in doubt as to whether  they are blessed or not, I want to encourage you to carry out the instructions God has given you because that may be what is stopping you from experiencing the full manifestation of his blessings (Genesis 12:4). Obeying God is for your own good, not his. As Christians, we shall always be tested just like Abraham and Jesus were tested; they were exalted and promoted after they passed the tests (Hebrew 1:8).

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It is important that we meditate on God’s word to ensure we grow in God’s blessings (Joshua 1:8). God’s blessings are available always, however we can only enjoy those blessings when we obey God and do what pleases him. We also need to do a regular evaluation to see how well we are maturing in Him every day.

You are blessed!

 

Yours in His love

Nike Adeyemi