SCRIPTURE: Then the Lord led his people out of Egypt by a prophet, who guided and protected them. Hosea 12:13-14 (TLB)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Who you hear determines who hears you; who you listen to determines who listens to you.
In life, it is very important to know that direction determines destiny. To reach where you are going, you must know where you are going, and how to get there.
You see, to be under solid direction and instruction is to be guaranteed a solid destiny. That is why anybody who is too big to be instructed or directed is too small to fulfil destiny.
Some people are so proud and arrogant that they receive instruction or correction from nobody. They are missing their way in life, yet, they would not ask. They keep telling themselves, “I shall find it myself.”
When you try to help and ask them, “Where are you going?” They would tell you, “Don’t worry. Relax. I will find my way.” And by the time they reach the wrong destination, they would realise that they had wasted their time and opportunities.
Now, one way God leads or guide His people is by giving them pastors and prophets (Jeremiah 3:15).
You see, a young lady who refused to be instructed by her pastor, some seventeen years ago, may remain unmarried today because of her refusal to be guided. Her pastor might have tried to instruct her, “Please come let me talk to you”, but she refused to listen to the pastor. And so, she remained a single lady instead of being married because of her arrogance.
The truth is, who you hear determines who hears you; who you listen to determines who listens to you. There are people who come to church and listen to the message with one ear, and the word goes out through the other ear.
If you don’t want to miss road in life, you must identify who will talk to you; you must settle down to identify your prophet.
Remember this: Who you hear determines who hears you; who you listen to determines who listens to you.
1. Locate your prophet if you have not done so.
2. Make up your mind to submit totally to your prophet and obey God’s Word through your prophet.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to both identify and submit to my prophet. I receive the grace to obey every instruction from Your servant, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: TWENTY DESTINY CAPSULES
QUOTE: The prophet exists, among other reasons, for the preservation of the people. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Joshua 5-8
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PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: I speak direction and guidance over your life and destiny in this season in Jesus’ Name.