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God’s wisdom far surpasses that of man

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Ephesians 3:20–21.

Glory to God because He doesn’t answer prayers according to our wishes or how we present our desires and needs to Him. He answers according to the power that works in us.

Daniel and his colleagues got on a verge of a fiasco when it was taught that all the wise men would be annihilated on failure to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. Instead of worry, they chose to seek God’s mercy because they had faith in their God.

“Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.”

Daniel 2:17–19.

These scriptures confirm that the wisdom of the heavenly Kingdom far surpasses that of the earthly kingdom. When we seek God’s wisdom (not man’s) amid dilemma, He creates a way of escape. God won’t allow those who seek His mercies to perish with those who seek earthly wisdom.

“For the Wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness.””

1 Corinthians 3:19.

Oftentimes, God seems to be silent or to have delayed, and we might lose hope. Amazingly, it is in that moment when He answers in the most extraordinary, supernatural and exciting manner.

It is better to keep on waiting on God in faith, regardless of the nature of the circumstances than to lose hope. Amen.

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We never outgrow dependence on our heavenly Father

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

John 15:7–8

In the earthly kingdom, our earthly fathers expect that, when we grow up, we stop depending on them. In the heavenly Kingdom, we never outgrow dependence on our heavenly Father.

The more we abide in Him, the more we receive from Him; the more we grow. This is our Father’s glory! Contrary, the more we abide in our earthly fathers, the more they push us away, sometimes when we need their help most.

Therefore, no matter what happens, whether small or big, whether the people you depend on push you away or not, it cannot break God’s covenant of peace and kindness from His children. He’s a merciful God.

It is better to focus on the promises of the author and the finisher of our faith than to focus on the gravity of circumstances and people who can change at any time.

“For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.

Isaiah 54:10

The one whose promises are yes and amen says,

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away”.

Matthew 24:35.

The creator and the owner of all things assures us,

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 12:32.

When you discover your true Father, you stop depending on earthly fathers. You leave everything the world promises—false treasures and pleasures; you leave everything in the hands of your heavenly Father. You rest in your Father’s Kingdom of true love, mercy and abundant grace. You maintain eternal peace and fulfilment. Amen!

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Why young people are losing a sense of usefulness

It is alarming how the young generation is committing suicide as opposed to the elderly. They are killing themselves (and their loved ones) in the name of frustration, disappointment and depression.

Yet the older people are still digging deeper for new opportunities. Why is it that our grandmothers and grandfathers still wish to live long? What is it that they still want to live for?

Purpose. An aspect which is scarce in a majority of young people these days. Without purpose they’re void of vision and hope, hence losing a sense of usefulness. Because they have nowhere to utilise their skills, gifts and knowledge. Lack of usefulness engenders suicidal thoughts.

Young person, create a purpose; commit to it, and set yourself flying. With a purpose, you won’t be overwhelmed by challenges.

Develop a sense of optimism, positivity and patience. One step at a time you’ll get there no matter how long it takes. But it won’t take forever.

Questions to consider: 

  1. Do you have an unquenchable yearning after a God-given purpose that matters too much to you that you have a compelling reason to accomplish no matter what? 
  2. What setbacks are holding you back from accomplishing what matters to you most?
  3. How can you overcome the challenges holding you back?
  4. Are you determined to plunge into action now?

First of all, however, entrust God to take care of your journey because a man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9). Amen!

God bless you abundantly!