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‘Open Heavens’ Devotional has blessed and transformed my thinking and lifestyle tremendously. Every write up is apt. This is one of the many I read that got me thinking; I know it will get you thinking so I thought to share.
If you will become someone great, you must maximize the use of your time resource which is one of the greatest assets available to you. May you not fall victim to opportunities lost in time like the children of Israel! A philosophy I imbibed from my teacher in my primary school days was: “Never leave till tomorrow what you can do today”. Many people sit down and say they are killing time; No! They are killing themselves because time does not die. How effectively are you using your time? Are you fond of procrastinating? This is the time to dust up and begin to run.
Another major challenge we have to be mindful of which can affect our success is the modern day instant gratification culture and the tendency to be multitasking in so many things but without depth in anything. In time past, hence, they were well done. But today, technology has turned everything into something instant: Instant tea! Instant coffee! Instant meal! Instant wife! Instant husband! Instant marriage! Instant everything! There is so much rush doing virtually everything that virtually nothing is well done.
Things are now half- cooked and half-baked. You now eat half-baked food, live in half-baked houses; marry half-baked wife or husband; raise half-baked children, attend half-baked services and raise half-baked converts. Today, half-baked pastors and leaders adorn our churches and they are giving the body of Christ a lot of problems. Also, senior pastors who should be calling for vigils are now saying they are not necessary. Nobody wants to spend time praying anymore. Claim it now and get it now is now trendy! If the pastor is praying for 5mins, the members would be asking ‘what is wrong with this fellow’? This is an unfortunate trend that every true believer in Christ must overcome.
Some people rush out of church service which they barely endured only to go and spend twice or more of that time on the internet.
There is no half-baked salvation. It is either you are saved or you are not. God gives attention to details but if you don’t, you cannot flow with him.
Consider your ways!!
Further study: Book of Romans, 15th Chapter and verse 4.
Source: Open Heavens Volume 12, 2012 by Pastor E A Adeboye.