LOVE so Amazing, so Divine, demands My Soul, My Life, My All
Once you are upright, you are faithful, you are blameless, know that God will definitely boast of you, like your father on earth would when you are making all the strides on this earth.
This piece is here to inform you that God prides Himself in the good works of his faithful servants. It is evident in what He told satan in the reference scripture, “Have you considered My servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameles and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
So, like it is seen in our each and everyday lives, when someone (Person A) boasts of us (Person B) to another person ( Person C). Person C will immediately throw a very difficult challenge at Person B to indeed confirm Person A’s words or prove him very wrong.
The first intention of the challenge is to prove Person A wrong, hence the challenge would never be close to easy. It will stretch your faith to it’s limits. Satan always wants to do things to tell God that we are not who/what He says we are. Once you are Faithful to God and Blameless, be diligent and firm in it.
Inasmuch as God is boasting of our faithfulness each and everyday, satan is also trying very hard to convince God that without some things He has provided for us we would even curse Him. The difficulties come because God knows we can handle them; they can never be beyond us.
LET GOD BOAST OF YOU, AND BE READY FOR THE CHALLENGE.
Two things I ask of you ooo Lord, Do not refuse me before I die:
Keep falsehood and lies far from me ooo Lord;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say,
“Who is the Lord?”
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonour the name of my God.
Exceedingly, abundantly above what I imagined.
At the end of the month a staff from the unit drove me to go and collect my wage. I signed for it without looking at the amount. When I got into the car, I looked at the cheque and exclaimed. Wow! It was a little more than my initial negotiation with God.
My God can do exceedingly, abundantly above all that you too can ask or think, according to the power that works in you (Ephesians 3:20).
This is just the beginning… to be continued
His word, my confidence .
The third week of October 2016 was like a jackpot! I first received a call from the school I had been waiting on. The secretary said my appointment letter was ready, so I should come pick it up and start work immediately. I told the lady I was no longer interested. With all the disappointment in her voice she asked a few more questions and hanged up. My phone rang again, when I saw the unknown number, I smiled. My colleagues asked whether it’s from GPHA since we were waiting for an interview call-up. It was rather a man in Tarkwa who said someone at KATH recommended me to their medical lab. I told the man I was not interested so I recommended a friend.
What on earth was I thinking to have rejected these two good job offers knowing that my one-month part time job will come to an end and an interview is no guarantee for a job? I was “foolishly” holding on to God’s word that “I will start with GPHA”.
Friends faith can look senseless at times as you go to any extent to hold God by His word. Just like Bishop Oyedepo said “when you are foolish enough to believe, you commit God to perform”. The next week after the ‘jackpot’, my boss informed me that the other person to replace me in the one-month part time job says he cannot make it so I should continue.
What has God told you? Believe!
It was a time for me to prove myself and I did just that. I did my best to prove that although my only official work experience is from NSS, am still better off.
Dearly beloved when you get to know where God is taking you, you don’t just jump on to it. It is more prudent to prepare yourself and wait for your announcing. Then you prove yourself when you are announced. I learnt this from Joseph, in the bible. I personally believe that he prepared himself and waited for his announcing. Look how he commanded authority even in prison. He made use of the opportunity to interpret Pharaoh’s dream. After he interpreted Pharaoh’s dream, he said to Pharaoh, find a man… Joseph described his potentials as the criteria for choosing ‘this’ man. He proved himself indeed when he was announced as the Prime Minister.
I leave you with this, prepare yourself very well and wait for God to announce you. Make use of opportunities that come your way and prove yourself.
There is a way
I quickly mailed my application to that relative of mine at Takoradi who in turn submitted it to the man. On Thursday 29th September, 2016, I received a call from the man at GPHA that I can come and start a one month part time on Monday 3rd October, 2016. Ei! This awesome God! These happenings were enough for me to believe that even if they say it’s for a month, my God can turn it into a life time. I arrived in Takoradi on 2nd October ready to start work the next morning.
Who said you cannot work at a that great institution you have always dreamed of? With God all things (you can believe) are possible. Never forget that God can make a way where there seem to be no way. Remember, it only seems there is no way but actually there is a way. Be patient and He will unfold the path before you.
When I got to work, I saw the path before me: one staff of the unit was on leave prior pension. I got to know that the unit wants a replacement for that staff. This explains why they want to try me for one month after which I will have to leave so that they try another potential applicant.