SCRIPTURE: And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel? 1 Samuel 15:17

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Whenever a structure outgrows its foundation, collapse is inevitable.

I heard the story of a man who was seen begging in front of a particular church. He was so wretched that he had nothing to eat, and so he took to begging in front of a church.

Then with a strong mantle, the pastor of that church prophesied on the man and he rose from that position of poverty and wretchedness and became very wealthy within six weeks of the prophetic word released on him. His life drastically and automatically turned around. In the twinkling of an eye, his life changed from being a beggar to having unbelievable wealth.

Unfortunately, when he became rich, he grew wings. One day, they told this beggar-turned-wealthy man that the pastor wanted to see him, and he arrogantly said, “Which pastor?”

They told him, “The pastor who prayed for you before God lifted you. Well, do not forget to pay your tithe or to give God’s portion to God so that heaven can remain open over your life and endeavours.”

The man said, “I should pay my tithe, to whom? To which church?”

When they told the pastor about the arrogant behaviour of this man, the pastor said, “Where he is now is too big for him. Where he was before was more handable and he would be more comfortable there. The time it took for him to rise is the same time it will take him to crash.”

Do you know what happened? After six weeks of these words, the man was back to his former position. He became a wretched beggar again.

This happened so that he may learn that man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeded from the Mouth of God (Matthew 4:4).

You see, it does not matter how big you grow, you must remain small in your own eyes because whenever a tree outgrows its roots, its end has come. Whenever a structure outgrows its foundation, collapse is inevitable.

Remember this: Whenever a structure outgrows its foundation, collapse is inevitable.


  1. Do not fall into the trap and temptation of outgrowing your source.
  2. Always remain humble before God and men despite your greatness in life.

PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the trap and temptation of outgrowing my source. I receive the grace to remain humble despite Your Blessings in my life, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.


QUOTE: It is a foolish thing to forget your root. When you forget your root, you forfeit your future. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Isaiah 13-15.

AMAZING FACT: Inch by inch, the Earth beneath our feet is moving. But it is so slow that we do not even notice it. However, GPS can measure their movements.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: May you never fall into the temptation of forgetting your roots in Jesus’ Name.

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