I remember, this day, an event that occurred a few years ago.
A member of my family had bought a new car, and came visiting us from her state of abode.
So the next day, the mandate to wash the car was automatically mine, as the young guy in the house… hehehe
And so I set out, and it was in the course of that mission that I stumbled upon a huge life lesson.
Because the car was new, I washed it with great joy, jiving some music I guess, until I got to a side of the car that has a scratch!
I was baffled.
How can this new vehicle already have a scratch?
I was amazed.
Every car, as long as it has left the production factory, is exposed to factors that will damage it… and almost every car you see on the road has one scratch here or one dent there or a scratch and a dent here and there… lol
But then the lesson from that sight dropped almost immediately.
Although these cars have been disfigured by life in one way or the other, they have not given up on life… they still go about fulfilling their purpose.
They don’t say, “Because I obtained this scratch today, I’m not going to fulfill my purpose again. I prefer to just die! What’s this life even about?”
You scratch a car this minute, and the next minute it is on the road fulfilling its purpose, leaving the owner to worry about beautifying it as the need arises.
There’s a lesson there for us.
Every one of us, as long as we have left our production factory to this earth, is exposed to factors that will bruise us.
Almost every one you see walking on the road has received a bruise here or a damage there or a bruise and a damage here and there.
But it is not of us to give up!
And I speak to believers; and you will know the reason in a moment.
Though the current circumstances in your life may be depressing…
The trees may not have borne fruits.
The barns may be empty of tubers,
And the pens empty of sheep.
The bank may be filled with nothingness…
But we do not give up on life… ahhh, no nah!
How can we, carrying God in us, give up on life?
Bae may not have shown up, but we still keep fulfilling purpose.
A loved one may have died, but we don’t slide into depression… we still get back up and fulfill purpose.
The job is not forthcoming, yet we keep hitting our purpose.
The devil throws stones our way, and we grab them and joyfully use them as stepping stones.
And this is one of the reasons we, as believers, can do just that:
“You will show me the path of life; IN YOUR PRESENCE IS FULLNESS OF JOY; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Psalms 16:11 NKJV
Our joy doesn’t come from the physical things going on in our lives; it comes from His Presence.
So the physical circumstances may not be pleasant, but we ‘enter’ His Presence, get fired up with joy unlimited and come back living and fulfilling purpose with great joy.
And the devil is left wondering, “What’s happening?”
“You will teach me the right way to live. JUST BEING WITH YOU WILL BRING COMPLETE HAPPINESS. Being at your right side will make me happy forever.”
Psalms 16:11 ERV
If the issues of life has emptied you of joy and made you depressed, then you have left the Presence… then you’re no longer being with your Lover and your Father.
Find your way back into the Presence!
Finally, hear this.
If you’re given to sincere prayer, then begin to see every thing happening in your life as working together to birth the counsel of God in your life.
We serve a God that works everything to our advantage… even giving room for the devil to make his contributions.. khaya!
If the princes of this world knew (that they were making their contribution to the attainment of God’s purpose), they would not have crucified the LORD of glory…
We are more than conquerors!
I shut it here.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY:
Every mess currently in my life is a message/testimony in the waiting.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Let every spirit of heaviness be exchanged with the Spirit of Joy.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: As long as you dwell in His Presence, you will always have joy.
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY:
Take out time to dance upon every disappointment currently in your life.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY:
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