We all sometimes tend to do everything ourselves, especially when you think you know it all. Sometimes you think having idea, drawing a plan and executing it, it’s all by your hard work. Let us change our mindset and send this prayer to heaven.
Thank you my Father in heaven, that my life and my future are in your hands. Forgive me for the times that my plans are too full of myself and not consciously dependent upon you. Thank you for rescuing me from the messes I have made because of my failed plans built around my own foolish arrogance. Dear Father, I gladly place my plans, my life, and my future in submission to your will. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!
It’s a norm saying we hear around “All that glitters ain’t gold. ” I must say this so very true.
According to Wikipedia,
This can apply to people, places, or things that promise to be more than they really are.
We live in a world where people fake their personality just to blend with society or friends. There are many examples and experiences have seen and heard that have made me 😭 and also made me 😂 hard. How will I put this now.. 😕😕😕 “social media” is the best place to see a lot of pretenders.
The outward appearance can indeed be deceiving. Someone might look nice in pictures, some may drive expensive cars on social media, display houses, designers and all. Most of them got nothing but borrowed. Showing the luxury life tend to attract the opposite sex for guys, while the ladies seem to seek attention for the big lifestyle. But if their obligations were paid off, they would be penniless.
Another maybe incredibly blessed by God in temporal wealth, but in meaness of spirit would rather live below what he has given them, and be thought as poor. What am portraying here is what the Bible says in Proverbs 13:7-8 NIV version;
One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.
Pretending to have it all, which you don’t it’s just a punishment. Wanna share an example, most ladies tend to get more attractive to guys who are extremely wealthy and who can buy whatever they ask from them. There was this lady back then, all she wanted was to get a rich guy and settle down with him. Not knowing the guy was a thief / 419. She was attracted by what she saw and what comes to her pocket and closet, not asking him where the source of his money is from. It dawned on her when he was arrested for murder and theft of millions. True story!!! Every property he had was siezed and also the car he bought for the lady was taken too. She was lucky she wasn’t arrested with the guy.
To make my point equal and not focusing on the ladies, guys also fall into the net of evil ladies. Another true story, a friend of mine loves light skinned girls, tall, and endowned both at the front and back. We were at the cinema one day and he saw exactly what he really likes. I must confess she was a 💯 but my advise still stood towards him to be careful. All the ladies he has dated were all light skinned but didn’t end up good. He approached her, they spoke for sometime, exchanged numbers and went their seoerate ways. After that day, they kept in touch every time, hanged out, gradually getting emotionally attached. After three months, things started falling apart in my friend’s life. He lost his job, he sold his Benz car, he couldn’t afford to stay in his duplex apartment, everything was upside down for him. This lady started given him attitude and threatened she was gonna leave him. My friend called me asking he wants to lend 200,000 bucks from me. I asked him what was going on, he told me how he lost everything just at a blink of an eye. I felt bad and gave him the money. Till now I didn’t know how the money came to be, but I gave him to start something. After two weeks he came to me again requesting for money. I told him what happened to the one I gave him two weeks ago. He said he gave the money to his girlfriend, that she’s threatening him to leave him and he doesn’t want thayrto happen. I was cold and angry. Scolded him why he will do such. If this lady loves you, she won’t put you in this kinda situation. Let her go if she wants to go. I told him I don’t have any more money to give him.
I had to report his case to my pastor. He told me to invite my friend for a revival service, which I did. To cut the long story short, after revival it was revealed that the lady was a witch. She came to suck the wealth out of my friend’s life and to leave him dry. I didn’t believe it, we were both in shock. Then the pastor followed him to his one bedroom apartment he rented, the lady had already taken a he had from the house and left it empty. Am sure this story is cracking someone now.. 😂😂 it sounds like a movie but in this case a reality movie.
Thank God for my friend is gaining his ground back. He got a new job!!!
Just like this picture ;
Because it’s attractive doesn’t mean it’s safe. At least save yourself, not all that glitters is gold, your reflex may not be as fast as the jaws of that crocks mouth you gold mining.
Be watchful at all times… Does who have ears, let them hear!!!!
Thank you lord for the gift of life and blessing my week. Morning my brothers and sisters in the Lord and the world, trust your night and day went well.
Yesterday service was really great and inspiring which led me to write on this topic. It’s obvious around us everyday, except we don’t observe what’s going on around. Celebrities are praised and worshipped like gods. They tour the world, ride expensive cars, buy expensive clothes, house and so on. We look at their lifestyle and see no faults.
On the other hand, pastor’s who are soldiers of the kingdom to win souls for Christ and spread the Gospel are criticized. Whenever a pastor travels with a private jet or drives a Rolls Royce Phantom, or dresses good and look so young with swag, people tend to criticize them. Why?
What I fear is that the devil is using the life’s of entertainers and celebrities to have an impact in this world. You see people these days trying to copy a celebrity lifestyle, living a fake.
Look at it in this scenario, if Beyonce comes to my country today, the number of people you will see screaming and praising her name will be enormous. Most people will even fight just to take pictures with her. Social media platforms will be blazing with buzz and feeds. But when a pastor comes to the country with a private jet and later picked up with a Rolls Royce, you will start reading negative feeds like “he’s a pastor and his living this kinda lifestyle, how did he get the money, am sure he’s using the tithes we pay to live this life”. When a pastor is seen living an expensive lifestyle they are criticized and judged. Funny but true!!! If you check Wikipedia for Joyce Meyer or pastor T. D Jakes, and so many great soldiers of God, you will see a section where people criticize the way they live large. You don’t know the seeds these great people have sowed. But when they read Beyonce just acquired another jet, people keep quiet and praise her more.
There are rich pastors in these world. It’s not by there power or might, but God’s grace and blessings. So because am a pastor I shouldn’t look good or have a beautiful lifestyle? The mentality of some people makes me laugh sometimes.
I wish and I pray God open the eyes of people to know the truth and follow the path of righteousness. If people can change their lifestyles to look and live like a celebrity, while not use that to change your lifestyle to that of Christ. And have the mentality that they are blessed and eating the fruit of their labour. Living a big lifestyle by pastors is not a problem, but when it gets to them and starts affecting the ministry, then it’s a problem.
We all deserve to be praised one way or the other, but we are not worthy of praise one bit, only our Father in heaven deserve the highest praise.
What have I not seen and heard in this life relating to relationship. Either in movies or in reality it all stands for something in our lives.
Relationships these days portrays discouragement to our younger generations. Because it’s what they see now they practice. Both men and women are guilty of this act. I watched a movie recently that made me cry and weep, revealing some devilish acts men do.
In summary, there is this lady who is hardworking, beautiful, successful, in her mid 30’s working in a bank. This dude was interested in her, she gave it a shot to let him in, not knowing who he really was.
Men will go as far as they want, to get what they want from a woman
He proposed, they got married, had a daughter and life was peaceful. After two years, the guy was frequently visiting her office. He was looking for a way to get her password to her system. One day he was successful, his wife went for a meeting and left him in the office. He wired $300,000 to an offshore account and left the office, went home and packed his belongings. The lady was called by the management in the office about the missing funds from one of her accounts. She was confused because only her knew her password and she changes it every month. Until a video footage was shown to her, watching her so called husband operating on her system. She fainted instantly!
After a week, the guy sent her an email indicating he came to her life just for the money and now is back to his fiancee. Common who does that? After the all incident you still sent her that mail. I was like what is this world turning into? All for money. The movie was actually a true life story.
We all should be vigilant and careful because it’s written in 1 Peter 5:8: Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Ladies you don’t need to rush into any relationship because of your age. Instead you pray to God for the right man for you. He who loves you won’t consider your age or status. He will love you for who you are.
Same goes to the guys, you don’t need many girlfriends in your life for testing to get the right one. Pray to God for the woman for your life and He will give you. If you rush in, you may encounter a woman that’s just after material things, and when you don’t have any to offer she runs.
Please this is a lesson to everyone out there, listen to the Holy Spirit, let Him guide you and choose the best partner for you. Fear God in your actions and in your relationships.
I am still a novice in writing but I know this is a message for one or two people out there..
When you want to know if you progressing in the path of the Lord, a lot of things will change about you. Your character, the way you approach people, you give lots of advise and every moment you pray and give thanks for whatever you have by His Grace. I noticed that in me these days. Whenever I chat with my friends, I pray for them, advise them and bless them. Even some look at me and say pastor you have started again. I laugh because they don’t understand yet how it goes when you in the path and in progress to know Christ more.
If am asked to choose between me of now and before… 💯 goes for now. Am enjoying His presence everyday in my life.
I almost forgot not posting today. Is it only me or I got a witness out there. When you give a beggar money to buy something to eat, you see others coming your way to also receive. Most times I don’t have enough cash but do the best I can, sometimes I give them food or any kind of edible I buy. I really feel bad if I don’t have any to offer to them, I can’t satisfy everyone. It’s now a part of me and I feel in my heart joy and smile for this gesture.
I have always loved music. To this day, songs help unlock the part of me that is most yielded to God. It helps me declare my love for Him and my praise to Him. But as the psalmist says, at night, especially on those nights when sleep is hard to come by, His song is with me.
The character of a loving and humble lifestyle shows who is truly wise. It’s so easy for people to act arrogantly yet in the Lord’s eyes they are worse than silly; they are woefully ignorant.
Wisdom is not about flaunting knowledge but about living a godly life. Which more closely resembles you in your walk with Christ wisdom expressed through a humble and loving lifestyle or smart with feelings of superiority and arrogance.