Wednesday, January 2, 2008


A burning desire to be and to do is the starting point from which every successful person must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition.

Remember that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they "arrive." The turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of some crisis. Through this they are introduced to the true man in them which is the hidden man of the heart."

"The heart of a man is the candle of the Lord……….." Proverbs. A strong desire is the firm anchor of the soul that guides it through the turbulence of life into the secret chambers of God where the treasures of life are unfolded. The biggest discovery one can make is coming to realize oneself. It is in seeing who you really are, knowing your assignment and learning to live out your deepest convictions.

We discover that we ‘suffered’ so much because in the first place we were neither true to our hearts nor its hunch. It is a great thing to know that whatever you compromise the nudging of your heart for, you would eventually loose. Whatever your heart is not at peace with would ultimately harm you.

It has become a very costly experience for many, when one follows the pattern of disobeying one’s heart to satisfy the pressure of relationships, social pressure which really is a desire to conform or to simply satisfy the momentary craving of the flesh. We will discover that those whose emotional feelings we were trying to satisfy or pacify when we disobeyed the voice of our hearts will eventually misunderstand our steps.

Had we simply followed the nudging of our hearts our actions would eventually have been made clear, seen as beneficial to all and probably strengthened the relationship. It is this discovery of the loyalty of one’s heart to our personal destinies that make us decide to live the rest of our days true to it, while maintaining healthy and peaceful relationships when possible. It has been a constant guide within us.

We commit ourselves to a true understanding of its desire, which does not infringe on the rights of others. We learn to feed it with God’s word by thoughtfully muttering scriptures to ourselves. We learn to empower it by praying its desires to God in the form of definite requests.

We pray when we see that the conditions in our lives make it almost impossible for its desires to come to pass. God in turn responds by developing it into our sixth sense, which constantly leads us into right places and connects us to the right people. We empower it with our words. A discovery of its deep desire would lead us to our life mission and purpose.

One thing that destroys the human heart and ultimately one’s life is in picking up offences when one goes through the ‘regular’ trials of life that should lead to the discovery of the hidden man of the heart. Developing grievances against friends, family, those in authority over you and eventually God would lead to seasons of darkness and slavery.

Blaming others for what you are going through would only make you a second rated citizen on the earth. Learn to take responsibility. Follow your heart.

From the Desk of Pastor Poju

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