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How To Discover Your Purpose in Life [Catching a Vision Of Who You Are]

Until you locate the purpose of any product, that product will always fail and won’t work for you because a product cannot function efficiently outside what it’s being created for.
To discover what a product is for and how it works, you’ve got to

  • ask the manufacturer,
  • refer to the manual accompanying the product,
  • ask those who know about the product, or
  • you make research.
  • Understand that you’re a product made by the manufacturer, you can’t decide what to become, you discover it. Most persons wouldn’t want to bow to this fact and that’s why they are failing big time but hear me now, you have a maker who said, “…before I formed thee, I knew thee…”{Jeremiah 1:4}. He formed you alone hence, He knows you alone. You are unique and you remain the original copy of who you are regardless the nature of your birth. Your loved ones, teachers or mentors did not make you hence they have no right of telling you who you are. No matter how poor, bad, rejected, or disfigured you’re, your manufacturer has a plan for you, which is “…a thought of peace and not of evil to give you an expected end“{Jeremiah 29:11}. No matter how wicked a manufacturer might be, you don’t expect him to sit down to make something that he expects to fail, how much more your righteous heavenly father.
    You don’t have any rights telling your maker who you want to become or rejecting His purpose for a pot can never be greater than the potter hence He said “woe is he that striveth with his maker”{Isaiah 45:9} for, “…my counsel shall stand and I will do my pleasure”{Isaiah 46:10}

    So, how do you locate your purpose?

    BE BORN AGAIN: This is the first step to discovering your purpose as this gives you a divine connection to God. Please never try to infer that not having a divine connection to God means that He’s no longer your creator.

    PRAY: The scriptures said, “Ask me of things to come concerning my sons and concerning the works of my hands, command ye me”{Isaiah 45:11}

    PRAISE: God lives in praise and when you praise Him He comes down to you. Whenever He’s with you, expect to hear from Him.

    READ THE BOOK:The bible is a very special book from God that can help you discover you. Christ and John the Baptist discovered their purposes via the book. Go and look into that book because until you look into it, no one looks at you.

    READ OTHER ANOINTED BOOKS: Daniel used this and it worked for him-“…I Daniel understood by books…”{Daniel 9:2}. You too can.

    ENGAGING THE HOLY GHOST: “I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh…your young men shall see visions”{Joel 2:28}. A young man is someone with 6 years like Samuel and 100 year’s because they both saw visions between this age range.

    I hoped you’ve been blessed by this post. Please comment, contribute and share. Thanks.

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    How To Deal With Masturbation And Pornography

    FLEE FROM EVERY APPEARANCE OF EVIL: What you see determines what you think. Fleeing not just physically but every part of you. Do away with those website, books, pop songs, devilis confessions, movies, devices… also remember to distance yourself from those friends who are not living right because evil communiaction corrupts good manners.

    MAKE PUBLIC RESOLUTIONS: I don’t mean you go telling people about your condition but in times of altar calls in your church, seminars… come out boldly and declare right there to yourself in front of God’s altar that you are done with such additions. Make vows that will keep you in faith and be determined not to go back to your old ways. It takes a lot of courage to come out in public to confess your sins and to receive Christ but it brings the feel of seriousness and genuity hence spuring you to hold fast.

    FORGET IT AND SHUN FEAR: Is it really possible to forget? Yes. Just live your normal life with God and stop thinking you have a problem. This is faith. Interestingly most people can’t stop out of fear of themselves. You no longer trust yourself because you feel so guilty about it-but just move on for Jesus has already overcome for you.
    Say that to the devil and he will flee.

    PRODUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT: Personally I don’t think you enjoy this more than making money or some other things you like. Try to be more engaged in other things and with time you will lose interest. You love the internet so much but it happens to be your main reason for doing this? ok. Why don’t you start a blog & dedicate your time to being useful.

    SPIRITUAL EXERCISES: This is an oppression of the devil and Jesus was called to deliver the oppressed so, call on Him for deliverance. Make kingdom service, fasting, prayer and praising God a lifestyle.

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    The Truth About Giving To Humanity

    There is no other thing God loves more than man and that is why He demonstrated how true love should be expressed “for God so love the world that He gave…”[John 3:16] Therefore, we should so love His people that we give unto them whenever we are opportuned to. No matter how poor you are, there is always something you can give to help. Just as you expect someone richer to give you a car, a poorer being is also looking up to you for that one dollar that would sustain him to the next day. No wonder the scriptures said, “if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who will give you your own?”[Luke 16:12] Mr Job had this secret inside Of him and it worked for him- “I delivered the poor that cried, the fatherless and him that had none to help…I caused thie widows heart to sing…I was eye to the blind and feet to the lame…”[Job 29:12-17] And just because he did all of this, he was rewarded greatly-” I shall not die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand. My root shall spread out by the waters…my glory was fresh in me and my bow was renewed in my hand. Unto me men gave ear, waited and kept silence at my counsel. After my words, they spake not again…”[Job 29:18-25]

    The scriptures also went on to say, “he that giveth unto the poor shall not lack”[Proverbs 28:27].

    If you’re just here to consume, you might end ur being consumed
    Bishop David O Oyedepo

    The best way of expressing love is giving. “If a man say I love God and hateth his brother, he is a liar”[1 John 4:20]. Until you start seeing yourself as a channel of blessing to others, God is not committed to blessing you hence the scriptures said,” he that hath pity on the poor, lendeth unto God, and that which he hath given will He repay him again”[Proverbs 19:17].

    God bless you as you.

    Understanding Spiritual Gifts

    There are several spiritual gifts being given out by God to born again christians.

    All these gifts come from the same spirit and the spirit is called The Holy Spirit.

    ‘Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same spirit'[1 Corinthians 12:4].

    After anyone receives Christ, at least one spiritual gift must be given to that person and this gift would serve as a sign.

    ‘Wherefore tongues{and other gifts} are for a sign…'[1 Corinthians 14:22].

    Different gifts are for different purposes and God distributes these gift at His own will.

    ‘But all these worketh, that one and the selfsame spirit, dividing to everyone as He will'[1 Corinthians 12:11].

    Spiritual gifts are not permanent.

    ‘…whether there be prophecies, they shall fail: whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away'[1 Corinthians 13:8].

    Having a spiritual gift is not a guarantee that you will make heaven.

    You can ask God for any particular spiritual gift and receive it.

    ‘But covet earnestly the best gift…'[1 Corinthians 12:31]

    Spiritual gifts can be impacted from one person on another in different dimensions. Elijah impacted his on Elishah in double dimensions. Moses also impacted on Joshua. Paul also did.

    ‘And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came on them: and they spake with tongues and prophesied'[Acts 19:6].

    How To Fast Effectively

    fastingThis post is all about how to fast and get desired results as fasting does not give you the guarantee of getting desired results except when done in the right way. For your fast to be effective, you need to:
    HAVE A STRONG PURPOSE:
    One big mistake many christians make is that they do not attach any purpose to their fast or, they end up attaching too many purposes to their fast. When the likes of Daniel and Esther fasted, they never made the mistake of attaching too many purposes at a time hence they got the much needed result.

    PRAY: Fasting without prayer is starvation or better still, an hunger strike. Telling yourself you’re fasting doesn’t really mean you are as fasting always goes with prayer.

    BE BOLD: The scriptures said, ‘Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain favour and find grace to help in time of need'[Hebrews 4:16]. When fasting, boldness is very important. You don’t have to look sad, beggarly or depressed like those hypocrites who always disfigure their faces and put on a sad look in order to appear to everyone as one who is fasting.

    BELIEVE: Without believing that God will answer you when you fast, He won’t answer you. Always expect something special from God when you fast.

    ABSTAIN FROM SIN: The time for fasting isn’t the time for committing sin as sin is capable of spoiling your fast for you because after committing sin, it’s going to affect your faith as you won’t be sure if God will pardon it even when He has already pardoned it. Always avoid too much interaction with people when fasting.

    LOVE OTHERS: The time for fasting, is the time for showing love and doing good as stated, ‘Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou coverest him'[Isaiah 58:6-7].


    BE FOCUS:
    This is all about being fully involved in the fasting exercise with all your heart. You shouldn’t think of food while fasting because you can never go hungry while fasting.
    I hope this post will be helpful to you.
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    Benefits Of Fasting

    Most christians usually find it very difficult to fast due to one reason or the other and this might lead to severe consequences. People attach so much importance to food and this is the major reason why people do not fast.

    Whenever you decide to fast, you won’t go hungry because God automatically feeds you.

    In this post, I shall be sharing some of the many benefits of fasting with you. The benefits of fasting are:
    DIVINE POWER: The difference between christianity and other religion is power and as such, fasting is a very important exercise for all christian as you can receive all the power you need through fasting. Despite being send on a divine mission by God, our Lord Jesus Christ fasted before the full dose of power was released to Him. Also, His disciples fasted and prayed before power was released unto them on the day of pentecost. With divine power, you gain dominion over every form of satanic oppression, sickness etc.

    BOLDNESS: After the apostles fasted and prayed, the spirit of boldness was released unto them. Immediately they received the spirit of boldness, Peter who couldn’t confess Jesus Christ in front of a little girl became bold enough to speak to over three thousand persons.

    GRACE: The bible recorded, ‘…with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and Great Grace was upon them all'[Acts 4:33]. With fasting and prayer, God’s grace would be exceedingly abundant for you. Everyone needs God’s grace to succeed spiritually and otherwise. God’s grace is all about divine favour. When God favours you, everyone automatically favours you and with favour, you gain access to things you can’t ordinarily access. In the scriptures, Esther said, ‘Go gather together and fast for me…'[Esther 4:16] and due to the fast, ‘…when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favour in his sight…'[Esther 5:2]

    I hope this post has helped you in figuring out some of the benefits of fasting. Please if you know of any other benefit, please drop them via the comment box. Thanks and God bless you.