PREDESTINATION

“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” Isa 46:9&10.

The word predestination is a union of a prefix and a word:

* PRE- which means before

*DESTINATION – which means the place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent, place or point aimed at.
  
  Predestination therefore is to determine the future or fate of a thing in advance i.e to preordain. Nothing captures this line of thought as the scripture above …”I am God who determine the end of a thing from the beginning” (paraphrase). Meaning before they ever was a beginning, they is a God who has captured the end or better still knows the end of it. Such knowledge is enough to baptize us with strength and staying power no matter what we are going through….that before they ever was a beginning ….they was a fixed end. You and I have an end already determined by God. No wonder Jeremiah told us in

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an EXPECTED END.

When we look through life and the things we experience, we are tempted to think our lives are just some form of huge mistake. Some people even think they are the product of an experiment gone wrong between their parents. Why is my life going this way? Why does it seem as if nothing works for me? If am not an accident…tell me….why do i wonder aimlessly? Why does it seem God hates me? These are some of the many common questions people ask. Life challenges has questioned their identity in life and even in Christ.
     But am glad to inform you dear readers that no man or woman or even creature on earth today is an accident. They is an expected end already written in the annals of God’s record. His thoughts and plans no matter what you are going through right now are thoughts of good …His plans are good plans and you will arrive at your destination (expected end).

Remember Jer 1: 5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Jeremiah wasn’t an accident sent to wonder aimlessly on earth and just like him, we all have certain purpose where which God wants to accomplish through us…that’s the reason He created us. That purpose would keep yearning for expression all the days of our lives and may I also say this…..God is more than committed to see His predestined plan over your life established here on earth.

Isaiah 46:11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

Friends don’t be discouraged …no matter where you are today or what you are facing, its only a matter of time ….God’s original plans, thoughts and intentions (predestination) will surely come to pass may.

OTHER POINTS TO MEDITATE ON

* Life is not just a journey, but a discovery. Deut 29:29

*Destiny is unique… Its factory fitted. Can’t be changed or altered. Its the sovereignty of God.

*Life has been designed to operate according to purpose and the will of God. Rm 9:11

*The will of God is the purpose of God and vice-versa. Eph 1:11

You will fulfill purpose here on earth in Jesus name …. Baron Eluska
   

FIND THAT COMPASS

Life provides us with several opportunities on a daily basis, so many of them we walk right pass and yet we live in want of them. Many even live in frustration because it seems opportunities arent just available. If only our senses (both inner and outer) can in some way be quickened or activated to identify them, then we all will become successful men and women in our various fields.

If they is something I so long and desire, it is the ability to recognize the opportunities lying fallow around me,ability to maximize them for my advantage and finally teach men also. Success is 70% recognition and 30% perspiration (labour), so if we are to achieve that goal, accomplish that dream….then our focus shouldn’t be doing, but rather IDENTIFYING what is to be done and then work in that direction. Any man with such ability has found the compass that will lead him to the right destination. To live without it, is to shoot without a target. Finding  that compass brings precision to ones life and journey in this very much confused world.

Currently in a phase in life were the question that keeps arising is what’s next? Now that you’ve completed your mandatory one year Nysc service…….have spoken with other corp members and if they is something common in my chat with them, its the fact that many of are blank. Many are confused as to what next to venture into, which direction to pursue their careers, to go further in studies or search out for a job and begin to carry their fair part of the weight of the family (expenses).  At this crossroad, our decisions could make or mar our lives for many years to come hence, the reason why fear, anxiety and cold feet seems to be the other of the day.What is my recommendation? Find that compass which you can use to navigate your way….from confusion to certainty, from fear to faith and from cold feet to absolute confidence.

Some make philosophy their compass, others… trends(what’s the in-thing), while others make the recommendations (advice, suggestion, intuition) of other men their compass for direction. But the real truth is that only one compass is guaranteed not to fail or disapponit , and it is  “The Leading of the Holy Spirit”.

Rm 8:14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.”

John 16:13 “However, when the Spirit of truth, has come, He will GUIDE you into ALL truth…”

The Holy Spirit is our sure compass given by God to show us the way we should walk and directions to take. He’s the trusted compass………find Him and you’ll end up in the right destination with fulfilment.

I speak to everyone in a state of confusuin , fear and anxiety …..peace in the name of Jesus, may your steps be ordered by God and your ways clearly revealed to you in Jesus name.

SPIRITUAL FUEL

Behold I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.
Proverbs 1:23
What fuel is to a car, the Holy Spirit is to the believer.

He energizes us to stay the course. He motivates us in spite of the obstacles. He keeps us going when the road gets rough.

It is the Spirit who comforts us in our distress, who calms us in times of calamity, who becomes our companion in loneliness and grief, who spurs our “intuition” into action, who fills our minds with discernment when we are uneasy about a certain decision.

In short, He is our spiritual fuel. When we attempt to operate without Him or to use some substitute fuel, all systems grind to a halt.

Buffering Through Suffering

God … made Jesus perfect by suffering Hebrews 2:10
The angel of death passed over every home smeared with goat’s blood. Yet that was specific to that particular story in the Bible (find it in Exodus 12). You can decorate your front porch with Dulux’s finest sacrificial blood range today and still not be exempt from suffering. Cancer doesn’t skip your house just because there’s a ‘Shalom’ sign hung on the wall. Debt doesn’t leave you alone just because there is a Christian fish stuck to your car bumper. Alpha attendance doesn’t write suffering an ‘excuse me’ note. The best of us will have our dose of pain. It’s part and parcel of the ride.
Jesus gives Peter a verbal slap on the wrist when he suggests that Christ should not suffer, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block … you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men … If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself … take up His cross’ (Matt. 16:23-24 NIV). Harsh words. But let’s not be surprised when misery knocks on our door. Jesus has promised it. God uses suffering to make us more Christ-like. ‘My troubles turned out for the best – they forced me to learn from God’s textbook’ (Ps. 119:71 TM).
What now?
Read how the writer of Lamentations 3:1-24expresses pain in the face of suffering. It might help to create your own poem as an expression of any hurt you’re keeping inside.

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Higher Cosmos

How much happier you would be, how much more there would be, if the hammer of a higher God could smash your cosmos, scattering the stars like spangles, and leave you in the open, free like other men to look up as well as down!….As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity.

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