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Friday, May 31, 2013

ENGRAVE IN YOUR HEART GOD’S WORD 3


Friday blessings everyone, here’s my conclusion series on “Engrave in your heart God’s Word.”
Engraving God’s Word in our hearts is the only way we can guard our hearts from all the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Fixing your mind on The Word, the Presence of the Holy Spirit and the knowledge of the Prince of Peace in our lives are the only things that guarantees our Peace of mind in the turbulent world we live in.
Philippians 4:8-9 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace
    all who trust in you,
    all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
Psalms 85:8: I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying,
    for he speaks peace to his faithful people.
    But let them not return to their foolish ways.
 Psalms 119:165: Those who love your instructions have great peace
    and do not stumble.
Engraving the Word of God in our Hearts will help us to believe, enjoy the blessings and benefits of living a long, faith filled and fulfilling life.
Proverbs3:1-2: My child, never forget the things I have taught you.
    Store my commands in your heart.
If you do this, you will live many years,
    and your life will be satisfying. 
Psalms 91:16 I will reward them with a long life.
    and give them my salvation.
Ezekiel 37:26: And I will make a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant. I will give them their land and increase their numbers, and I will put my Temple among them forever. It is possible for us to walk in The Spirit because of the engraved Word in our hearts; we are able to do more things that are pleasing to our Spirit than our flesh. 
The Word of God and the Spirit of God are one and they always agree with each other. The Spirit of God in us always bears witness with the Word of God. Once our Spirit man is in control, our body and our soul will be subjected to the dictates of the Spirit thereby The Word will be able to keep us holy in our Spirit, Soul and Body. This also works in the reverse, if we feed our flesh/body more with everything it desires other than the Word of God; our flesh/body  will be the one controlling our spirit and soul then we will find ourselves struggling from one issue or the other habitually, and this eventually makes us lose our peace with God.
Romans 8:6: So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
1Thessalonians 5:23:  Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.
Finally, the Word of God that is engraved in your heart is able to produce the desired fruits in our life during our time of need. No word, no faith and no manifestation of the Things of The Spirit. The Word of God is more than able to provide whatever we need, wherever we live: a job in time of recession,   provision in time of lack, freedom in place of bondage, healing in time of sickness, multiplication in time of scarcity, divine health in place of ailments, love in time of war, joy in place of sadness, relationship in place of isolation, fruitfulness in time of barrenness. God has provided all in His Word, we just need to do our own part in the process to see the manifestations. May the engraved Word of God bring forth good fruits of success in our lives, homes, and businesses in Jesus name. Amen
Next week  I will be sharing   on the series of nuggets on sowing and reaping.Do have a blessed Friday/Weekend.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ENGRAVE IN YOUR HEART GOD’S WORD 1

Blessings ,here is my continuation series on The Word of God, today I will be sharing on  engraving God’s Word in our heart.
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ENGRAVE IN YOUR HEART GOD’S WORD 1
Engraving in your heart God’s Word is the one of the ways to live a life of Success in the 21st century that we live in. Living a life in The Word attracts the Blessing. Living according to the world may mean living a life of compromises, and whatever you compromise to get, you will have to keep making compromises to keep. However the Blessings of the Lord are permanent and has no sorrow attached to them.
 Proverbs 10:22 NIV The blessing of the Lord brings wealth,
    without painful toil for it.
When the Word of God is engraved in our hearts, it will help us from falling back and forth into sin. When we spend time reading, studying, thinking, pondering over and over again the Word of God, our thinking changes, faith begins to rise up inside of us, revelations are released unto us and outwardly things begin to change around us for our good and our success.
Psalms 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Whenever we   take time to meditate on what we read, making that part of our daily routine and staying consistent and long enough, then the engraving takes place in our heart.
How to Engrave God’s Word in your heart:
By   reading, memorizing, meditating, pondering upon, writing it down, highlighting and confessing   the Word.
When the above process is repeated on a daily basis, our heart begins to know the Word, and that’s how to get it engraved on our heart. This requires    a lot of discipline, consistency, setting a time for this routine and following through.  When what we are saying with our mouth matches with what we have read in the Bible that is the outward evidence of   knowing the Word is engraved in our heart.
Benefits of Engraving the   Word in your heart:
1.Whenever we engrave the Word in our hearts, we are actually sowing the seed of god's Words in our heart and God will do His own part of growing the sown Words in our hearts into physical manifestations of whatever we are believing God for the in the physical.
Mark 4:3-20 Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it. Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirty fold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”
And He said to them, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
The Purpose of Parables
10 But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable. 11 And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, 12 so that
‘Seeing they may see and not perceive,
And hearing they may hear and not understand;
Lest they should turn,
And their sins be forgiven them.’’
The Parable of the Sower Explained
13 And He said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? 14 The sower sows the word. 15 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16 These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they stumble. 18 Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, 19 and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 20 But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirty fold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”
 LUKE 8:11-15 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 13 But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who  believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. 14 Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.

2. The engraved Word of God  will make us a   Spirit filled believer because The Word in us is what makes us Spiritual.
3.The engraved Word helps us   to know The Truth which is the only source of freedom. Knowledge is power and we would be free from ignorance and   we would be equipped to defeat the fiery tricks of the devil.
Ephesians 6:13-17 therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.  Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.  For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
4. Success and prosperity will be our portion, during the time we invest in spending in the Word, God   will reveal unto us mysteries of the Kingdom and hidden mysteries for our home, business and careers.

5.  Grace consciousness will be available to you on a daily basis at the altar rather than sin consciousness.
Without faith it is impossible to please God. Without knowing what God says in His  Word in this 21st century, we will be blown away with every form of doctrine.  It is very difficult to please God without His Word but it is also very easy to please Him when we know His Words. (Written and Revealed).
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
6.Nobody can take or steal what we know and what we have hidden in our hearts.
7. Engraving the Word in our hearts enable us to   produce the good fruit of The Spirit.
John 15; 3-5 you have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you.  For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
Galatians 5:22 but the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
8. The more time we spend in engraving the Word in our hearts, the more we grow in the things of God and the more the good fruit begin to manifest in our lives; The more loving, joyful , peaceful, kind , good, faithful, gentle and self -controlled we become.
TO BE CONTINUED.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

NUGGETS ON’ DIVINE’ CALLING 7



NUGGETS ON’ DIVINE’ CALLING 7
New week blessings everyone, thanks to all those that have been tuning in to listen to my Radio Talk show” Heart to love with Fola” and  thanks to those that have shared  their  testimonies of our the show has been a blessing to  them. I am deeply honored and I give all the Glory to God for what He is doing and has started to do in all our lives , He that began the  good work will complete it all in our lives in Jesus name. Amen .Now to the conclusion on my series on Divine calling:
In the course of discovering our calling, we may have to make certain decisions to accommodate our discovery. This could be either stopping our secular job, retaining our secular job but now with God and Godly focus in it, retiring from our secular job or making other significant changes The Holy Spirit may direct and lead us to take in accomplishing and fulfilling our discoveries.
The point to note here is once our motives and our heart conditions once they are right and pure, we would not feel any guilt for taking whatever decision we took just so we can fulfill our calling properly. Once we are about doing God’s business for kingdom sake, God will elevate us whether we like it or not. So whether it is fame, promotion, more money or more opportunities that comes along our way as a result of our obedience to the call, we should not resist the blessing or feel in anyway guilty. Remember our God is God of increase and He always rewards our obedience to Him with increase.
These are some  practical examples whereby people changed their vocation, course of direction after discovering their calling. 1. A very successful rhythm and blues singer after getting saved   discovered her assignment, stopped   playing and dancing in the club and then changed to singing Gospel music. 2. A medical doctor decides to quit medicine and go into full time ministry after discovering his calling in God to be a preacher of the Gospel.3. A woman   that lost her only child   right after having her birth adopts a baby, and then adopts another one after discovering her calling several years later; she quits her 9-5 job and start running her own foster care agency business. 4. A movie star that is successful and doing well in Hollywood ,after discover his calling ; he starts using his gift, talents and abilities to reach out to the lost in the film and sex industry in an evangelistic ,comical  way.5. A woman that was abused as a teen who later discovered in life that she’s called to  minister to abused people then set up a resource and help ministry to help them regain their self-love, self-forgiveness and promote their well-being”.
For those that are called to ministry, the following things are ways to recognize that you are being called to minister to God’s people .1. You always have a deep passion to reach out to the lost and the unsaved.2. Whatever angers God angers you.3.Whoever rebels against God angers you.3. You are willing to go the extra mile and do the unusual in faith, even when it activates the devil.4.You really want to know more about God the Father, Son and The Holy Spirit. God’s presence inspires you.5. You are willing to learn from other mentors, Men and Women of God and the Holy Spirit. You want to read more about the things of God and you are willing to invest your time in all these activities.6. You just want to serve in any area of capacity that you see the need. (Servant heart).7. The one thing that really that satisfies and gives you joy is preaching or teaching The Gospel.
 2Peter1:3
[Confirming One’s Calling and Election] His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,
Hebrews 3:1
wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.
Whatever we do, once our eyes are fixed on Jesus, we will not miss out on anything in our calling.
Colossians 1:9-13[Jesus Greater Than Moses] Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.
Ephesians 4:4 there is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling.
Ephesians 1:18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.
1 Corinthians 1:26 for ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
1 Corinthians 7:20
Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
Eph4:1
[Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ] as a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
Philippians 3:14
I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
Psalms 37:23 The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. I hope all these nuggets have blessed anyone out there wondering about his calling/assignment. Yes, God has a calling and assignment for everybody but we all have to individually make time and effort to discover these callings. These are just foundation basics on divine calling. For those that have not yet discovered their calling, Temitope  Altarof Worship on Facebook; A dynamic Woman of God is presently organizing a continuous,  forum with extensive courses running on Discovering your calling on Facebook. Check her forum out and be mightily blessed. She was live on my show on May 3.

2 Thessalonians 1:11
With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. AMEN

Watch out for  my next series I will share various nuggets of wisdom on the Word of God.
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Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Heart to love with Fola" Online Radio Talk show is now on I -tunes



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Friday, May 17, 2013

NUGGETS ON’ DIVINE’ CALLING 6



Today am continuing on the series on “Divine Calling.” This is a dear topic to my heart because until we find out and begin fulfilling our calling in life, everything else we do is irrelevant.

 Our   divine calling may sometimes be linked with our secular vocation, our skills, knowledge, abilities, gifts and talents .These are all what God uses in training us before we launch into our spiritual calling. Our secular jobs are the training grounds for our spiritual calling. It is therefore important to take our secular job seriously with diligence, commitment and faithfulness. Often times in The Bible God trains and uses people in their secular job before promoting them to their divine calling.  These are examples of some people in their other jobs before they were called by God; Such as Abraham was an idol worshipper before God called him out to be a worshipper of God, David and Moses were shepherding sheep before they became Shepherds to God’s Great people. Joseph was an expert in interpreting dreams before he got his promotion to the palace, from pit to prison then palace. Deborah was a prophetess, wife and a judge in Israel.

Other times  God also  uses people with flaws, so don’t think because you have some flaws then God cannot use you.That’s not true at all, some examples  of such are Noah, who  was a drunk but God still used him, Rahab was a harlot, Moses stammered,  Jacob was a trickster, Gideon came from the weakest tribe and he was the least in his family but God still called and used him as judge and  he defeated the Midianite, Simon Peter denied Jesus three times but he ended up being used by God with miracles ,signs and wonders . Apostle Paul  was formerly  Saul that  used to kill and persecute Christians. All these shows us that God can call and use anybody he desires to use regardless of their inadequacies in the flesh/physical. Once these men and women discovered their calling, they went about doing it.
The following are other features of the divine calling; it is unique for individuals, cannot be achievable without depending on God and His Grace. In our own strength and ability, we cannot get into our calling, we need God. God calls whosoever he wants, we are never qualified before he calls us, his calling qualifies us .He chooses whoever he wishes to choose. That’s why He is God and not man.  Attaining our calling is possible as long as one is coachable and teachable to God the Father, Son and The Holy Spirit and our spiritual mentors that He brings along our path. We need to be submitted to their leadership/mentorship and be accountable   to them. Calling demands from us faithful services to mentees, diligence to all the Spirit led appointments He brings along our ways, and faithful discharge of duties to all that God has assigned us to do in our walk with him, stewardship to other great men and women of God and others. It requires lots of personal discipline and integrity in our individual   lives and in our homes/job/business  and constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit so we can discern the moments, seasons and times of our lives as well as the people he will be bringing across our paths during these cycles; They are not a mistake ,co incident or accident meeting, they are part of the paths we have to faithfully cross with love, endurance and patience to help us in discovering and in fulfilling  our calling.


It is therefore necessary to get rid of the flesh in our love walk and inter personal relationship and dealings with people, so that we will not lose out on friendship with our God assigned helpers of destiny. It will require us moving out of our comfort zones and this may hurt our emotions and flesh from time to time. We just need to die to self and the flesh daily so that we can hear clearly from God and be able to enjoy the journey rather than enduring it. Creating an atmosphere of Worship and praise invites and invokes    the interruptions of the promptings of the Holy Spirit into our daily activities. God can also speak to us about our calling/assignment   during such moments. He leads guides and directs us on what to do next. 
Remember whatever we subject ourselves to eventually master us, so if we subject ourselves to being led by the Spirit,  the Holy Spirit become our master  and same way if , we subject ourselves to being led by our flesh , the devil becomes our master.
 Calling requires our obedience to God and every time we obey, God guarantees and commands increase to come into our lives. God always reward our obedient act with increase in our level of wisdom, finances and relationships. The same way disobedience is costly and it attracts loss and decrease. Therefore  it is always good to be quick to repent of the works of the flesh and to  not let our heart be hardened to the voice of the Spirit, if not one would not be able to receive spiritual instructions because our spiritual antennae’s have been clogged due to too much sins/works of the flesh.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

NUGGETS ON’ DIVINE’ CALLING 5



Showers of Wednesday Blessings to you all, i do hope you are all enjoying the midweek.Enjoy my continuation on my series on Divine calling;
"SOME   WISDOM LESSONS FROM OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND HIS DIVINE CALLING"
Our Master, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ knew what he was born to accomplish. He discovered and started doing it at a very early age. He developed a passion for doing what he was born to do and taught daily in the temple.
Luke 2:39:50 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.
The Boy Jesus at the Temple
41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom. 43 After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”
49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
 Luke 19:47 And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him.
Matthew 26:55. In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize me.
Jesus was also blessed doing what He was born to be doing, contrary to some false teachings Our Lord Jesus Christ was not a poor man. The proof that he was blessed is found in the fact that He had a treasurer (Judas) who was also stealing money from his treasury.
John 12:1-6.  Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages. He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
Our Lord Jesus Christ    never allowed the devil to distract him with all his temptations. He was focused, he knew who he was in God and He knew how to use the Word to defeat the devil.
Matthew 4:1-11 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    and they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
We would also face a lot of distractions while in our journey of our calling but we should never allow the enemy and his distractions to make us lose our focus, our stance and our calling/relationship with God.
Jesus did all He had to do in   his obedience first to his earthly parents at the young age: God rewarded him with wisdom.
Luke2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.
 He did not disrespect his earthly and heavenly parents. He waited until age of thirty and his appointed timing before starting his ministerial calling. Same way we ought to be obedient to God, our earthly and spiritual fathers. We should not step out a little bit too early or too late, the calling is always attached with times and seasons, once we are obedient and honest with God and our fellow men ,things will fall in line and in our favor.
Jesus fully obeyed God even to the death on the cross, went to hell and resurrected on the third day so we can live a victorious life. We too in our individual lives, have to obey God fully not partially not just when it is convenient for us to obey .Just like our Master Jesus, we may also have to go through some tough Fridays and Saturdays before we get to our resurrection Sundays.
Calling requires a lot of hard work,training prayers, and steadfastness with God, long-suffering, patience and endurance.
Luke2:46-52 after three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.  Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.  When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you. ”Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house? But they did not understand what he was saying to them. Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
It is God that does the calling not man and He alone takes the honor not man.
Hebrews 5:4 and no one take this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.
2 Timothy  1:9 who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.
God himself distributes the calling not man.
Ephesians 4:1-2 as a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Ephesians 4:11-14 Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
The calling eventually brings us to a place of maturity in God.
God   calls us regardless of whom we think we are what we think we can do or cannot do and He never changes his mind on us even if we choose to go in another direction or course for our lives.
Romans  11:29 for the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
The Holy Spirit in us leads us by his Spirit but we have to make a free will choice on moving and doing or not to move and do. God does not manipulate a person to do things for him, that’s the devil’s tool; manipulation, deception and trickery are weapons of the devil not God’s way at all. God desires for us to be willing to yield unto his calling and bidding on our own volition .He never forces his will on us.
The Calling may require many times of being alone with God, spending time with God, separation and consecration. As we make a habit of spending time with God, He will reveal the hidden things to us, he will also reveal some characters of the flesh in us from which we have to change from, these processes will place demands of shifting, moving and transformation necessary before God can use us in the level of what and where He wants to use us .The anointing of God comes with great responsibility and God will only release as much as we can bear at the level we are with him. The more closer we get to him, the more mature we begin to get in Spiritual things and the more God can trust us with bigger responsibilities/anointing. Remember God cares and loves us too much so He will only give to us what will be a blessing to us and not a burden to us.
To whom much is given much is expected.
Luke 12;48 b From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
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