We are gods but there is a “Supreme Being” that orders in the affairs of men.
This Supreme Being is the God of us all. “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh…” Jeremiah 32 v 27a. He is ever willing to accept people irrespective of their weaknesses and shortcomings.
He is eternal, glorious and powerful. He is open to help anyone because we are all inscribed as the palm of his hands. This Supreme Being is not a material God that requires sticks and stones before He will respond to our call. He is a spiritual being and it requires a high level of spirituality to work with Him.
“God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth,” John 4 v 24.
We are grossly at a disadvantage if we appear before God empty.
No matter how tough, identify with your maker and resist whatever will take his place in your life. Poverty is not an excuse to remain clueless and empty. God is all you need to have all your needs met. You cannot afford to fail or fall short of his glory. His power reveals a backing like no other. When placed on a scale, there is nothing heavier.
There is absolutely nothing to lose if God is on your side. You are not only more than a conqueror, you dictate the pace and rule in the affairs of men.
While you are spiritual in your service to God, you are expected to be in charge of your own life. As children of God, you have the power to take decisions, rest when you are tired, and find something to eat.
You can also cloth yourself, seek advancement, embrace modernity and have a personal relationship with God. You are the number one prophet of your own life. If you have Jesus Christ, you do not need a middle man, no matter who he is. According to the book of Genesis 1 v 28, mankind has been prophetically unleashed by his Maker to dominate, control, multiply and subdue the earth irrespective of his religion, race,
Background, affiliation and ethnicity. In Africa, especially Nigeria, not many have encountered this God because He is not popular. God is slow to anger. Slow to react because
He is a God of process. God thrives in orderliness. God moves faster where there is order. Because many people are not willing to follow due process, they seek an alternative route. A project that ordinarily should take five or more years to achieve, many Christians in Nigeria want to have them overnight.
Some Christians are like a student who gains admission into the college for a four-year program. After just two days in school, he is already thinking that he is due concerning graduation. With little or no knowledge, he jumps into the Labour market to seek employment.
He believes that since he has paid the tuition fee for the first year and spent some days in the class, he is good to go. He is qualified like the person who endured the hardship of learning for years
His status has to change since he is a child of God whether he is qualified or not. Sadly, there are people who are willing to feed the ignorance to their own advantage. All they need to do is tell the people what they want to hear.
A large percentage of the people want to hear that the process is not as important as the proceeds. Just give or sow a seed and you are going to be blessed. You will receive power from the miraculous.
God will break protocols to bless you. He is a merciful God. He is going to turn your sorrow into joy right away. When mischievous people tell their followers that God is a miraculous God and that things can be achieved quickly by trusting Him, they don’t tell their followers how the seventeen-year-old Joseph was sold to Egypt by his own brothers. And it took Joseph thirteen years of hardship, perseverance, serving the Lord in truth and in spirit, and frustration to become the governor of Egypt.
“And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
“Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his hand and put it on
Joseph’s hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck.
“And he made him ride in his second chariot. And they called out
Before him, “Bow the knee!” Thus he set him over all the land of
Egypt.“Moreover, Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and
Without your consent, no one shall lift up hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
“And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphenath-panel. And he
gave him in marriage Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On. So Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.
Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt,” Genesis 41 v 41-46.
In the kingdom of God, there are no shortcuts. There is nothing
like a quick fix. Samuel anointed David as the King of Israel when he was just a boy. When David was anointed, King Saul was still the king of Israel.
Anointing is not a guarantee that you will not encounter trouble.
It is only symbolic that you are near something special. It does not guarantee safety from attacks, enemies and struggles.
However, ascending the throne ordained by God for him nearly cost David his life.
There was enmity between the house of Saul and the house of David which lasted for several years, and David had to flee for his life. Because the work of God is a process and you cannot cut corners, David had to learn the hard way. First, instead of becoming the king of Israel, he was first appointed the king of Judah. All these are part of the process. 2 Samuel 2v 1-4.
You must accept the challenge and pay the price. There is nothing free in heaven. Even if the gifts are given freely, you must earn them. Natural laws must take their course. The atheist, Christian or Muslim all have an equal chance to make it in life. When God commanded mankind to
Dominate, subdue, multiply and replenish the earth, He did not limit this to any particular race, religion, affiliation or people. “And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on
the earth,” Genesis 1 v 28. You don’t need to be a Christian to be rich. Anybody who understands the rules of how to get rich and applies them will be rich. Wealth has nothing to do with your affiliation to God or any religion. The earlier you know this, the better for you.
Having God by your side is only a bonus. The power to decide whether you want to stay poor or rich is in your hands. God did not create you to have ears, mouth, eyes and brain for nothing. They are all you need to have all your needs met. Financial security does not come from being a Christian. You need to know the process. It is the process you apply that will make you rich.
Do not allow anyone to deceive you that sowing seed in the church will make you rich or lead to instant miracles. It does not guarantee success.
Becoming a Christian only enhances your chances of going to heaven or having a relationship with God. Being born again does not mean you will be financially secure. If your pastor tells you you will be rich once you are born again, he is deceiving you. The true God does not require financial inducement to get His attention.
People who struggle or want the quick blessings always connect themselves to where they can get results without following any process or they are made to commit financially to cut corners and get the attention of God. In reality, they are only sowing to the wind. Breaking protocol, cutting corners or paying to get what you should ordinarily access for free is not the hallmark of God. It is Satan appearing as the angel of light.
If God cannot answer your prayers in your house, He cannot answer your prayers in the church…
About the Author
Omoruyi Uwuigiaren is a former cartoonist turned writer. When he was a kid, he loved music and composed songs for his high school band. After school, he wanted to pursue a career in music. Instead, he embraced writing and studied Mass Communications. His literary works and books have appeared in Moronic Ox Literary and Cultural Journal, Open Books, Urban Express-News Online and many more. He’s the owner of Ruyi’s World of Books and Stories.