SCRIPTURE: Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: No matter how high your level in life, there is a higher level you still need to reach.
As a church, when we were two years old in ministry, some journalists came to interview us. They said, “This ministry has succeeded so fast. Can you tell us the secret of your success?”
In my mind, I said to myself, “How could you ask a child of two years how he succeeded? He succeeded in doing what?”
So, I told them, “We have not yet started. When we start, I will let you people know”.
So, from there, we continued doing what we were doing that brought us to the level that attracted the journalists.
You see, don’t let anyone convince you that you have started. I want this revelation to kill every spirit of complacency and early arrival mentality.
God’s servant, Pastor E. A. Adeboye once told a story about one of his teachers while in school. He said when they were writing the C-grade point in Mathematics, this teacher would always tell them, “Your mates are getting B but you are here writing C in Mathematics.”
He said he went on to put extra effort in studies and began to get the B-grade. The same teacher told him again, “Your mates are getting A-grade, and you are here getting B-grade.”
Then he decided to work harder and got the A-grade. Yet, the teacher went on to say, “Your mates are getting A-plus grade, here you are getting an ordinary A”
Eventually when he struggled and got the A-plus grade, the teacher said, “Your mates are already in the university, and you are here talking of A-plus grade in secondary school.
There is an important lesson from the story above, and the lesson is: No matter how high your level in life, there is a higher level you still need to reach. Always make extra effort to go further in life.
Remember this: No matter how high your level in life, there is a higher level you still need to reach.
1. Make up your mind to keep going higher and higher in life.
2. Always make an extra effort to attain a higher height per time.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the vision to always see new heights. Help me with the grace to attain greater heights in life, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: MAKING THE MOST OF A NEW SEASON.
QUOTE: As long as you can reach back to your root and affect them, God will take you higher. It is a foolish thing to forget your root. Avoid it! Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Genesis 36-40.
AMAZING FACT: A Boeing 747 can carry about 60,000 gallons of jet fuel, which weighs about 400,000 pounds.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: I decree your rise to the next level in Jesus Name. Every embargo placed on your life is hereby lifted in Jesus Name.