Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Stop Hustling

Category : Message posts

stressed

Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of [anxious] toil—for He gives [blessings] to His beloved in sleep.
(Ps 127:1-2 Amp)

The second verse above can be likened to the average life style of typical hardworking Lagosian. Let me prove this to you: because he/she works on the Island and lives in the mainland and sometimes even in the hinterland. There is need to wake up by 4am, leave the house latest by 5am to beat the Lagos traffic Furthermore even though work closes at 5pm one does not get home until around 10pm and sometimes 11pm. Only to be paid at most N 200,000.

Even though you think this is not to bad the bible refers to this condition as anxious toil. This is not God’s best nor His perfect will for you. You are simply hustling! J it is ust that your hustle is the white-collar type. Remember that the blessings of God makes rich and adds no sorrow. If I am to put this scripture in contemporary language it means: God’s blessings does not stress you or induce stress
You have to admit that this kind of life style breed stress, there is a far better way to live.

Interestingly from the scripture above we see that even during sleep God gives His blessings, this mean his blessing does not require our labor.

Let me give you a typical example of someone that enjoys this blessing.

Checkout this Interesting fact:

Bill gates makes $ 42.83 every second and $2,570.24 every hour, if He sleeps for 7 hours every night, it means he wakes up $17,641.68 richer ( N 3,634,186) .

This far beyond what anxious toil even makes in a whole Year,

Do you now see that there is a far better way! The secret to this is revealed in the verse one, it says except The lord builds a house every labor will only produce anxious toil. How then can the Lord build a house?

Through wisdom is a house builded; And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge are the chambers filled With all precious and pleasant riches (Prov 24:3-4)

The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth;
by understanding hath he established the heavens(Prov 3:19)

Wisdom is God’s ultimate tool

This why he referred to it as The Principal thing ( Prov 4:7). What then is the definition of wisdom in this context?

“Wisdom is simply discovering your place (Your assignment) and walking in it”

This kind of wisdom that prevents anxious toil is not prayed for but searched out. See what Solomon the wisest man in his time has to say about this.

I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things (Ecc 7:25)

Few examples:

Moses: It was not until he discovered his assignment (after the burning bush experience) that he seized from the anxious toil race of being his father in-law’s shepherd.

Joseph: It was not until Joseph Got to Egypt that he discovered he was not Just a Dreamer but He could interpreter dreams. And his interpretation made him become the most powerful man in the world at his time.

Jesus: Until Jesus located his assignment he could not become renown in the city and he may have remained just the carpenter’s son.

And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears (Luke 4:17-20)

God did not create you to work for the rest of your life; He implanted in you a divine assignment. Your greatness in life is tied to your discovery of this and your walking in this. There is a particular solution to a world problem that only you can offer!

If you indeed what to discover what it is, say this prayer with me:

The only wise God, I come to you today, I confess that on my own I can’t make much of life, I say that as far as my assignment is, lord am blind, Please restore my sight, show me what I have been sent to this world to accomplish. I promise to leave anxious toil and live my life in accordance to your plans for me, thank you father in Jesus name.

If you said that prayer from your heart I want to congratulate you and let you know that your life will take a new turn and you will be receiving inspirations and ideas from God. Act on these and see your life soar.

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You are blessed.

Your’s in Service

Oluwatobi alli.


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The Way to Exploits

success

‘The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city’ (ecc 10:15)

from the above scripture we can observe that labor does not automatically bring profit, in fact the most hard working people don not necessarily become the most wealthy.

Many of us were taught by our parents when we were growing up that, if we are studious and work hard we would succeed. However many of us have studied and even finished from Good Higher institutions but still yet we are a far cry from where we want to be. What can really be the matter? Some lucky ones have tried using their parents and family connections but they are still not yet satisfied with their level of success.

Many of us are even envious of the success that some folks who were not privileged to have the kind of education we had have attained. Some good Christians have fasted, prayed, sowed, given first fruits and so on but the success they crave is yet to be a reality. Thank God for Faith and encouragement from our pastors at least we remain hopeful and expectant that one-day we will come out of this tunnel and enter into our wealthy place.

Mehn! This has been the state for so long, and even the present state of the economy is not helping matters, what other option do we have than to wait, hope and trust God that one day things will change.

If this is your case I have good news for you. Your situation is about to change. However it not just going to be by reason of you reading this but by acting on what you get from here.

From the above scripture it is evident that what makes for success in the city is not labor but WISDOM!
In fact the scripture did not say the labor of the unrighteous/sinner wearies him, no, no, no! Success in the city is not necessarily as a result of righteousness or spirituality if this was so then most Christians should be rich and every unbeliever should be poor. It is the labor of the Foolish,

Foolishness is not an abuse but it is simply an absence of wisdom.

For so long many of us Christians were taught about faith and how that is all we need but this is so not so.

Faith is your access to heavenly resources and it in in this realm we live but when it comes to exploits in the natural realm what is required is Wisdom!

Whether you are a Christian or not what brings success is Wisdom.

the advantage of our faith is that eternally we are saved from the lake of fire, but while we are still here on earth we can still experience heaven.

Wisdom is the only road that leads to success in the city.

No wonder the scripture says Wisdom is the principal thing

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father,
and attend to know understanding.
For I give you good doctrine,
forsake ye not my law.
For I was my father’s son,
tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
He taught me also, and said unto me,
Let thine heart retain my words:
keep my commandments, and live.
Get wisdom, get understanding:
forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee:
love her, and she shall keep thee.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:
and with all thy getting get understanding
Prov 4:1-7

The exploit of Jesus in the city was not by reason of faith but by reason of wisdom.

And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue:and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him
Mark 6:2-5

If Jesus did all he did by reason of getting wisdom, we all also must GET IT!

Yes it is through faith we understand that God framed the world through His words (heb 11:3) but it was with wisdom he created all things.

The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth;
by understanding hath he established the heavens
(Prov 3:19)

also see Ps 104:24

The bible says: If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith…

If you surely desire a change ,Pray this prayer with me.

Father God, you are full of wisdom and you are the only wise God, I admit that in the past I have been living life according to my own wisdom, I admit that on my one I can not become great, please grant me your wisdom that I may soar higher than my present circumstance, thank you father for I receive this wisdom from you now in Jesus Name.

If you prayed that from your heart I want to specially congratulate you, as you will begin to see drastic changes in your life.

Your are blessed.

Your’s in Service
Oluwatobi Alli


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