Bible Reading: Proverbs 4:10-18
During courtship and the early years of marriage, they kept holding hands and painting the streets with love, but today, the couples who once imagined that they could never stay without each other cannot imagine continuing life with each other.
They start out their career and companies with the zeal and zest to reach the zenith, but after some time, they end up in the empire of mediocrity.
When they first got born-again, they were passionate about reading the bible, praying and reaching the unsaved, but the passion seemed to have a short expiry date. Today, their best experiences with God are always dated far into the past. No wonder they always say … ‘the good old days’.
At the start of their university education, I never saw any of them aiming at a third class grade, but many later settle for it against their desire and console themselves with the stories of some minorities who arrived well despite their grade.
They were known for serving God and ministering to others when they were in school; they planned to impact the outer world when they leave. But today, the outer world has taught them to be servants of money. Money dictates where they should be, what they should do, the number of hours to sleep etc. They alternate from one highest bidder to another. The dream to impact their generation is suddenly becoming a nightmare.
Most of these people are Christians and we see them everyday. I hope you are not one of them?
Is your life branded with abandoned projects?
Are you weak in areas where you used to be strong?
Did you start out well, but right now things don’t seem to be going well?
Are you concerned about ensuring consistency in every good thing you do?
Do you know others who are facing similar challenges?
Then rejoice, again I say rejoice because … in the next few weeks we will be teaching the series titled ‘Staying Power’. It will help you to be at par with the benchmark of God in Proverbs 4:18 “The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine” (MSG).
– tope aladenusi