Friday, February 27, 2009

Learning for Growth

One of the speakers at the October Platform, Mr. ‘Demola Aladekomo made a very powerful statement i.e. ‘Start small, but grow fast.’ For him to say that, he knows that you can grow either fast or slow. He also knows the difference between people that grow fast and slow. In the wild it is not the strongest animal that survives, but the one that adapts to change the most. In line with this the person that starts small and grows fast, adapts to change. An individual who understands that his current smallness is because he does not know how to be big (not vice-versa) will learn and grow through the practise of what he learns.

This individual has understood that growth means fast-track learning and also implies that changes are going to be made. One thing about learning is that once there is new information that you need to learn, your spirit tries to communicate it to your mind. If your mind does not pick it or you are not listening you will start experiencing disturbances in your environment. Sometimes even your physical being, your muscle start getting tense. You may even find it difficult to sleep because the Bible says the spirit of a man sustains its body (Prov18:14). What happens is that it brings all these signals into your body and communicates certain information into your spirit, trying to tell you something about change that you only have to listen to in order to make the necessary adjustment.

That is why it is only the meek that can inherit the earth (Matt 5:5). There are changes that have to be made. This means the way in which you are doing things is not right it is time to adjust. This is the law of change. Once you learn (i.e. make the needed changes) the path of growth is assured and you will discover that the environment itself will seemingly propel you on the path to success..Pastor Poju Oyemade

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Talk Right and be Rewarded

Any man that does not talk right, cannot pray right. Don’t bother praying if your words are wrong it is a waste of your time. That is why it is called the prayer of faith. Jesus said whosoever shall say to this mountain…(he shall have) whether in or out of prayer whatsoever he is saying (Mark11:23). God will never do anything through you without your faith. So if you want to involve yourself with God then your words must be right so that in the day of judgement - every idle word that you have spoken will not be used against you (Matt12:36). If you will consistently say it, you will find the seed that will get you there. You must protect, grow and develop your seed. Every successful man on earth has a seed that they grew from, but there has to be a life long commitment to that seed through your confession (daily conversations).

We know that the word is choked by what you say consistently i.e. things you desire of the seed. You need to spend more time talking to God. Start declaring those things and your heart will focus on them. Don’t let your environment deceive you. Don’t go around visiting, stay in one place and build your seed. If you build and focus on your seed you will stand out. When you are chasing other things, what it amounts to is simple disobedience. When God is involved with you there is one central relationship that is required to take you to your destiny, not many. One central relationship and connection that will propel you Joseph did not get to the throne by knowing many people. It is the seed that God gives you that should be the confession your lips. Put God’s Word on your lips.