Sunday, November 11, 2018

Destiny Helpers! The Value Of People

As we gradually round up on this series, I will like to briefly talk about an aspect in our walk with the Father that is greatly debated but otherwise true. It is commonly termed Destiny Helpers. From a physical perspective, these two words have a connotation to imply that one is depending on a human being for help that they can otherwise get from God. And as a result of this thought process, many have wound up settling on a belief system that focuses on God coming to earth in order to meet their needs. It has caused many to have serious disregard for people.

We can bring some correction to this pattern from a kingdom perspective. Every person created by the Father is of great value. Whether or not you see value in a person is totally irrelevant to the truth that God created everyone. He gave thought to each and every person’s creation. He deposited a seed of potential and destiny within everyone. And because of this truth, I urge you to have a mindset towards people that separate their “who” from their “do”. What they are now and what they can potentially become. In a nutshell, purpose in your heart and condition your eyes to see beyond the physical.

Secondly, in the days when Jesus was on earth, He taught us how to live the kingdom lifestyle. He taught “people” how to live the kingdom lifestyle because people are that important. Otherwise, why would He leave heaven and come to earth for that purpose? As He lived on earth, He interacted with people like the disciples and many others. He blessed people and he was blessed by people. There were certain doors that Jesus could not unlock here on earth unless He followed the protocol of going through a man. One of such example is His baptism by John (Matthew 3:13-17). When Jesus met John at the Jordan and asked John to baptize Him. John responded by saying that instead, Jesus should baptize Him. Jesus responded by saying that it is proper for John to baptize Him in order to fulfill all righteousness. We are told that as soon as John baptized Jesus, heaven opened to Jesus. Amen. It was after this baptismal experience that Jesus’ ministry began.

Let’s take a look at another significant example that amplifies the importance of people, in this case, a man. When you read the account of Joseph of Arimathea in Mark 15:42-47, summarily, we are told that when Jesus died, Joseph of Arimathea requested for the body of Jesus, wrapped the body and placed the body in a tomb cut out of rock. Amen. The role of Joseph here was very significant in the fulfilling of prophecy and in our salvation today.

Now, these are just a handful of examples emphasizing the importance of people, from God’s perspective and from the human standpoint. Before we continue next to talk about destiny helpers, I want you to begin now, by reshaping your thought pattern when it comes to people.

Destiny Defining Decisions Require Focus and Determination

Genesis 19:17 (NLT)
Escape to the mountains or you will be swept away.

There is a definite goal to a decision and there are expectations from decisions. At least, that’s how it should be. If you are in a place where you make decisions which are not definite, re-examine your approach. Amen.

When the angel instructed Lot and his family, there was an expected outcome and it was that they should end up on the mountains otherwise they would be swept away. Once you know what the expected outcome is, it makes it possible for you to fine-tune your approach. By fine-tuning your approach, you need focus and determination in order to accomplish. The least distraction can easily derail you and alter the end result.

Our world is full of many distractions that are purposefully placed on our path to cause us to lose focus even from those things that determine the future of our lives and our generation.
I will like you to examine your current state and begin identifying the distractions – the things that cause you to lose focus even when you make a life-altering and destiny changing decision. Did you know that even being weary is a distraction? You may say, well, I am focused despite what my environment throws my way but the fact that you give in to weariness is an indication that the enemy is approaching your situation differently. He may not use the very obvious situations to distract you.

My encouragement to you today is this, once you make destiny defining decisions in any area of your life, consciously focus and persist till the end. Do not let even your personal fears deter you. That was the case with Lot, he preferred the small place over the mountains. His fear caused him to be blinded to the benefits of the mountains and rather settled in Zoar with his children.


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