THEOPNEUSTOS “GOD BREATHED”
THURSDAY, JULY 14TH 2016
TITLE: DEALING WITH THE ROOT OF EXCUSES (3)
AUTHORED BY PASTOR CHARLES AND FAVOUR CHUKWUEMEZIE
LUKE 22:32 “But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers.”
Excuse is a robber; it robs a man of life. It takes away the peace that comes from living in the will of God for your life. It’s time to say, ‘NO MORE!
You can’t hinder me anymore, you can keep me down anymore…. it is over between you and I.’
We have dealt on the twin- fear and mediocrity (not Siamese though). Today we will use Peter as a case study to conclude the series.
Jesus spoke to Peter, ‘You will deny me…. and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers.’
Three things can be seen here. A fall, a come back, and a responsibility. The last is more serious than the first because failure is never final. But, the last one can never be possible without the second.
Judas and Peter both betrayed a friend. They both failed Jesus, Peter turned back, he repented, but Judas killed himself. O well, someone may say that it wasall in the plan, still,
permit us to drive a point home.
We all do fall but, how you fall determines if you get up or stay down.
PRIDE is another root of excuse. It will make a man behave like Judas. Instead of getting up and moving on, you’ll rather not be involved anymore. You stay down thinking about what people would say or what they are saying about your fall, you kill yourself, your dreams, and you kill the chance to strengthen others.
That you failed does not mean God’s plan for your life has changed. You are the one to decide to get up like Peter, repent from your failure, keep impacting lives and being a blessing to your generation.
Say ‘No to pride from today.’ Don’t let fear, mediocrity or pride to ever stop you from shinning. If you have to apologize to someone, please do, but keep moving. There’s still a chance that your marriage relationship can be saved, you can still fire on in ministry, you can still make it.
PRAYER AND DECLARATION
FATHER I THANK YOU FOR YOU ARE THE GODOF ANOTHER CHANCE. I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR GRACE AND MERCY. THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING IN ME, I WILL NOT DISAPPOINT, I’M FULFILLING DESTINY IN JESUS NAME… AMEN
WORDS ON MARBLE
FAILURE IS A PART OF THE PROCESS TO ENJOYING A FULFILLED LIFE… CHARLES CHUKWUEMEZIE
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