Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Roadmap to Prominence" [my notes from the message by Pastor @T_Bakare]

In the journey of life, there are many bus-stops called the unexpected. When you alight at the bus-stop of one unexpected challenge, you abort a destiny. So don't stop until you reach your destination [destiny].

For Joseph, his unexpected bus-stops were: pit, slavery, setup, betrayal, prison etc. BUT He didn't stop. He got to his "destiny" destination and his dreams came true. All things worked out for him.
Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
In the journey of life, on the way to prominence,  you have to learn to cut off from unfruitful relationships. Some will despise you. Some will encourage you. Friendship make you or break you.

In Proverbs 13:20 we are told "He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm."
How do you know it is time to cut off from some friends? 1. Do a close assessment to see whether anyone is good enough to be a close friend.
2. When you become friends with people, keep assessing them because people change. Relationship will wreck you or make you.
3.  If your values keep conflicting. Say goodbye. Rivalry and/or competition is not an ingredient of good friendship.
4. If you are forcing yourself and no longer comfortable with the relationship, it is time to say goodbye to it.
5. Where are those you called your best friend in primary school? Secondary school?  University? People change. When they walk out on you, say goodbye. If they come back, know where to place them.
In the journey of life, start small. Don't look down on small assignments. Do all small tasks with the greatness in you! BIG things start small. Zech 4:10.
No matter what happens to you on the road to prominence,  don't quit.
When others offer you no hope, still refuse to quit!
Motto of every winner in life: 2 Samuel 10:9-12.
Prayer: In the name of Jesus, we will not be found wanting among the company of prominent men. We will not abort our destiny. We will not be wrecked by our relationships. May God help us. We will not abandon the process God is leading us through. May our progress be evident to all. We shall not die, we will live to declare the good works of the Lord in the land of the living!
Happy Easter! Arise and shine! Don't quit. Never quit!

[These are my notes from today's message: "Roadmap to Prominence" part 2. Written the way I understood the message. Please get the full message in CD or DVD format from Latter Rain Assembly Church, Plot 4 Akilo road off Oba Akran Ikeja Lagos 

Photo culled from an interesting Facebook post.