The other day on my Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/Rogatoroxette/), I wrote a note and at the end of if, I asked a much emphasized question, “Who will help me to be silent?” Of course no one came aboard to answer to my call. So, what did I do? I decided to make a trial to keep silent for once and mind my business. How did I do that? I stopped posting/writing, forwarding, liking, commenting and the rest to keep a quiet life so that I can help myself with peace that all the silent ones gain. To be honest, this is a prison that I would never want to be in, for any other moment. But if it will bring me no fights around me, then I will try to practice at least a percentage and not 100% that has made me feel like I am in a prison.
To my shock, all those that used to be silent, I have seen them doing the same thing I have been doing and I am happy seeing people being real and bringing out who exactly they are; and now one does not need to judge them for being real but emulating them for coming out clearly and not pretending to be what they are not. To my surprise, one lady I have been thinking she is a “know it all” came out so loud and clear and she really vented on Facebook. At the end of the day, she is a very happy person now because she cleared her chest. I remember seeing her telling her attackers off on Facebook, point blank and she never minded on what the other person felt because that is their especially when one decided to look at you in a negative way and correctly you in an incorrect manner. That is being bold and being what God created you to be. Of course in the process she was corrected and affirmed and today she is a changed person because she took some critics serious and went back on her drawing board and bought some ideas she never had, but got from the critics whether good or bad. What she never wanted she discarded but what she needed, she took it and it made a whole difference as today she is enjoying her life like any other person.
It is so hurting to see people around you especially those who call themselves children of God walking and living a lie. It is also unfortunate that people will always want you to be what you are not so that they can silence you, especially when they know there is something great inside you. It is the high time today; you search your soul and know exactly who you are in relation to your creator. Remember everyone came here with a purpose and you should never live anybody’s purpose, but your purpose alone. Many people are living people’s purposes and unfortunately because it was never meant for them, that purpose has never moved from the first step because, they do not know what next. You picked a position in an office that was meant for someone else and today you are stuck. You invaded someone’s marriage and you took over only to kill the family you tore apart and you are heading nowhere with that man you stole from an innocent woman. You pretended to be the one and this young man or woman saw a good thing and married you a camouflage and the next thing the poor man or woman is doing today is looking for a divorce. You corrupted your way out and you got whatever it is that you got and today you are stuck. My dear friends, today, I want to break my silence and say, be the one and never let anyone make you become the one. What am I talking about? You are the only person who understands yourself better in good and in bad. Can you take a personal trip and know exactly who you are and not what people are saying you are. Work on your positive attributes by making them come out so strongly and the negative ones you take time to change to be positive. Change will never come in a day, change is a process. And if you want to agree with me, if you ask God to help you bring out the good change, it will be a better thing to do and not relying on human beings.
Many people think when you have a mentor, that person is 100%. I will tell you, mentors are also human beings and they also have their limitations. But if you will depend on a mentor who depends on God fully, then that mentor can help you out through the help of God. I am not saying people should not have mentors, what I am saying is this, for you to get any change in your life, you have to be the one who will come up with the change and not your mentor. Mentors are there to give you a guidance and accountability so that you can achieve your desired goal.
Today I was privileged to listen to Radio 316 (http://tunein.com/player/station/6131/?n=201605300158&PartnerId=5ai5q4d2&serial=2C7B43D7-DE26-43DD-A531-B21BB4D76280). And they were talking about “Sponsors”. Well, this is a topic that is going viral in our country today (Kenya) because one of our artists has sang a song in relation to sponsors and the guy to me was or is trying to tell us that we should look at “JESUS” as our only sponsor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TycezmrtT7k). I know I may or will get many critics from my writing, but my point is this, we all come from different backgrounds and to be honest we see things in a very different angle. Whether you like the song or not, whether you like the singer or not, the fact remains, you only need Jesus as your only source of hope and life and not human beings and other funny sources. All the material things and other worldly things will pass away but Jesus will remain your God and he alone will give you life, and life in abundance. “John 10:10. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Today I want to talk to the children of God. I do not want to talk about our artists and the songs they are making. I do not want to be a judge here in relation to them because we have called them names and we have also opinions that are so real and genuine in relation to them, but remember you are nowhere a judge. It is only God who will judge us “2nd Chronicles 19:7, Now let the fear of the LORD be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.” We know most of them have stopped the real praise and worship of our God, but I will say we might judge them but maybe we are worse than them, remember no one is righteous not even one “Romans 3:10- 18 As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips. |Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know. There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
It is only God who is supposed to be our judge because he is the only one righteous and let him remain God “John 1:18. No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in the closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” If God has given you a gift to go out there to praise yourself, then, that is your problem with your God and he will deal with you so amicably. But my point here was not to come and condemn anyone or praise anyone, I came here to pass a message to us all that, as the children of God, we should go back to the basics of serving God in truth and in spirit. What our artist Gimmy Gait is trying to tell us about Sponsors from his song is that, you should trust in God fully in everything you do, in your entire life.
When I say this, I mean, do not just show us on Facebook how good you are, how beautiful you are, how rich you are, how you have a good family and so on and so forth. Just let us see your goodness in all areas, at home, at work, in church at the market place and even in the darkness. What am I talking about? When you give yourself to the sponsors of this world like the witch doctors, adultery, fornication, prostitution, corruption, injustice, crime, drugs, gossips, manipulations, intimidation, insensitivity, love of money name them because they are many. My friend you have chosen all that to be your “Sponsors”. What I mean is that you have made all these evil things/activities to dominate and rule your life instead of letting God be your everything. What am I saying? Gimmy might have used the word “SPONSOR” to sell his song but let me tell you, that term is well used in this sense that, JESUS WILL BE YOUR ONLY SPONSOR FOR YOU TO HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY.
As children of God we have to go back to the drawing board and search for God with all our hearts, soul and mind. In the world of today, it is very hard to know who is a Christian and who is not. We have taken so much of the circular and we have brought it to church so that we can make the church attractive and bring people back to God. Unfortunately we have failed because; when these people come to church we have made them comfortable to live in sin because they are giving us something in church and bringing more but we have failed in the part of nurturing them so that they can bring fourth what God has put in them for his kingdom and we have taken advantage of their numbers and giving instead of capitalizing on their changes in a godly way, then we are very wrong. We have forgotten the mandate of the church that, it is not a place for entertainment but for transforming lives in living a righteous life, loving one another and winning souls to Christ for eternity. That point can give us a hint as to why there is a lot of fighting in church and people are not agreeing. Because we have brought the world in the church instead of taking Christ to the World and bringing them to church and help them become by walking with them and appreciating who they are and helping them in their transformation so that they can be used of God to win others out there. So, if you call yourself a child of God, what role are you doing in church to bring the change? Do you just sit down and just be counted in the number doing nothing but warming the seat and listening to all what your Pastor is teaching you and keeping it to yourself instead of now going out and bring more to get the change that you got and continue multiplying to the Kingdom of God. Let us take part in bringing the Church where it belongs and not celebrating when the Church is being pointed at and think it is only the Pastors who are getting the blame. We are all Pastors at our point of reach, because we are all called Saints. All of us, we will give an account on what we did in the presence of our maker.
I am not a perfect woman, but my journey with Christ has taught me so much that will not equate to my note writing such a time. But what I want to tell us teachers of the Word, we need to go back to the basics and make sure that we are doing what the Lord told us to do in “Matthew 28: 19-20. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” As a child of God, where are you spiritually? Remember you were just an infant when you received Christ, but you need to grow now and stop being a child. When you come in the house of God and you are received just the way you are, do not remain where you are. You should seek to have an intimate relationship with Christ so that he can perfect you. When you come to church and you are received with all what manner of baggage you have and one walks with you and teaches you the things of God, why don’t you want to change and grow in him so that God can use you for his purpose and not your purpose? Remember when you will go to heaven you will not go with your Pastor, “Sponsor”, your parents, friends, boss, teacher name all the people you replace God with. We should all seek to please God and not mortal human beings. “Romans 1:21-22 makes it clear that, “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.” Anything that you value more than God that is an idol “sponsor”. It does not matter what it is. Some of you it is a husband, children, business, relationships, career and many others. Remember in our world of today, we have even made mortal beings to be our gods! Lord have mercy on us!
My dear friends, it is very good to be what God created you to be in order to be used of him in good and not in bad. If you are wise, use your wisdom to bring change in the kingdom of God. If God has given you leadership qualities, use that quality for the glory of God and not to be honoured and praised like a king. If God has given you wealth, why can’t you use that wealth to expand the kingdom of God by helping the poor, needy and supporting the work of God. Everyone has a part to play in the Kingdom of God and it is not about us, our fame and our celebrity. We have taken all the glory that is meant to be God’s and that is too wrong. This actually comes out so clearly in the house of God. It is the high we changed the concept we have in Church today and stop playing the entertainment thing but to live for Christ in truth and in spirit. Why live a lie? May the Lord help us to see the point and not the pointer so that we can bring the change we need today in the Church. May he open our eyes so that we can see the wonderful things he has in store for us and not depend on any man but on him alone who is the creator and finisher of all what he has created and that is you, me and the entire world.
Ponder on all that and seek to please God and not human beings and be yourself and work out on your flaws as the Lord helps you, and never allow anyone to put you down or pin you down because they know your weaknesses, flaws, failures, lacks and all that, and allow them to look down upon you. Arise! You are a worthy being and no one should make you feel useless because in God’s eyes you are important even if you are a sinner. He only wants you to surrender to him and let him be your King and Lord of your life and from there, you will have a personal relationship with him, that will lead you to greatness through his guidance and love and your life will never be the same. Try Jesus today and you will see the fruits.
Have a lovely day my dear reader. You make my world when you read my note to the end. May the Lord bless you, may he open doors for you and hear your cry when you call him. He is a faithful God who loves us all equally. So come to the throne of grace with full of confidence because he will meet you at the very point of your need and he will help you. Glory be to Jesus our Lord and Saviour. Amen!