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7.14.2017

Staying In Your Lane

There is nothing as good as staying in your lane in a race, if you really want to win the race.
Words In Season:
You are not to run someone else's course, for God has sent a different course before each of us.
Kenneth E. Hagin
[Following God's Plan For Life]

Bearing:

"Let everyman abide by the same calling wherein he was called"

     I Corinthians 7:20

Bottomline:
I learnt from our Inter House sports activities in my high school days, that when one of the participants in a long distance race crossed into another man's lane, in a track event, it becomes an infringement.
After confirming God's gift and calling in 1991, I nearly rushed into church ministry. But the Bible passage above came like an elbow jab on my ribs for stay of execution!
Well, the church may have grown with branches but I may be out of Gid's will.
As at 1991, the internet was either non existent or just evolving. We still write and post letters through the Post Office. And I still remember speaking and prophesying on each letter I as drop it to the pigeon hole in the Post Office, that they will reach their destination. Having learnt of many letters missing in transit. Money orders especially!
So I never knew as then that I can post a write up and in a jiffy of two minutes, it will be read even in far away Canada or Mexico. If a prophet tells me then, I will give him a second look as per the validity of his calling by God!
Of course I knew among other assignments that I was called to teach. But it never occurred to me that it is not only the chalk and board, the podium or the pulpit that are used as mediums.
You are being taught by A.W. Tozer each time you are reading any of his book or write ups. Or any author of a book on a subject, physics or geography.
Abide by His pattern and blueprint for your calling. Not all teachers, evangelists, prophets, you name it, are to set up a church or follow the same mode of operation in ministry. Thank God, I was stopped on my tracks. And I heeded His voice.
Pressures and comparisons will come from brethren, loved ones who really meant well, even your own very wife. Don't yield to such pressures. Abraham yielded to pressures from his wife. The world is still mopping up the mess as at press time.
A Pastor friend of mine, who really meant well, even asked me to join him in ministry in Osogbo in year 2007. Likening the ultimate outcome of our  relationship in ministry like that of Bishop Oyedepo and Abioye. I smiled like Bishop Abioye himself always smile, and declined.
Why?
"Let every man abide by the same calling wherein he was called"

God has an exact blue print, mould and pattern for your life and calling, same way he gave the specifications of The Ark to Noah.

1. Discover it.
2. After discovering it, don't join the crowd, find out from Him, the details and specifications.
3. Abide with it and stay focused as you run with the vision. And........
4. Let not pressure, criticisms and  comparison with others, by friends and relations distract you. A focus like the laser beam still remain the cure for distractions.
Yet there is a general calling for all. And that calling is to first discover His plan for your salvation through Christ Jesus.
That God's first and primary plan for ALL men is for them to be saved and come to know Him. Come to Jesus today and let Him save you and reveal  God's plan for your life.

#IstandforTheGospelofChrist#

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