When a child is born, he or she knows nothing than to eat (sucking breast) because that is the source of life (aside God) for the baby.
As the child grows, s/he will begin to learn the norms and customs of the society from the family where s/he is born: the issue of whether the child’s immediate family understands societal values (properly) is not the child’s concern. Rather, love and care is the utmost desire that s/he has.
This is the life of every grown up person, whether teenager, youth or adult: all of us are the products of our environment. Yet, we can influence our environment to get what we need from it.
The formation period that only God knows
According to Jeremiah 29:11, the Bible said, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. NIV.
As one grows older, God will be forming the future from the things that one is experiencing (in the society). Those things are to cause a child to realise what s/he will become in the future: the pains, sorrows, happiness, love and hatred (experienced) will form every child into what God wants him or her to become. This is why every child should be brought up in the knowledge of God so that when s/he grows up, s/he will not turn away from it.
When a child is trained to love God, s/he will understand how to work under the guidance of the Holy Spirit (throughout his or her entire life).
As one grows to know fear and failure: there is tendency to conform to ‘averageness’
Your life is given to you by God; your parents are (only) a passage for you to come to the world – they did not create you but God did; people in your environment were not there when God allowed you to be formed in your mother; and nobody can (vividly) understand the plans that God have for you, except you.
“But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” Deut 8:18, NASB.
From this scripture, we can deduce that the ‘power’ God gives one to make wealth is not only the ability to move from home to the office or to carry things around: they are the ideas that one uses to make money in order to get the necessities of life.
However, the truth remains that God will not come down and do what we need to do for our lives to be better: He will give us the ideas, and allow us to deploy them for profits. He will also listen to us when we pray to Him (in the name ofJesus Christ) to help our inabilities.
It is because of this (God not directly involved in solving our challenges without our efforts and prayers) that people become easily wearied from presseure, fear and failure. Then, so many people will start to give various suggestions on how to make things happen.
It is our joy to inform you, our reader, that you (alone) can bring the success of your future into reality by following the plans that God has for you, as well as, the vision that God has given you.
This is not to say that you will not listen to constructive and relevant advices: we should, however, know which advice to use and the ones to reject. Always go back to God when you are confused or discouraged and you will find the result refreshing.
Your life was not designed to be average, but that you should live in your full potentials. You will not be able to live your full potentials if you are swayed from one place to another by people’s opinions or when you swallow every advice ‘hook, line and sinker’.
There is always a way out of conformity
First of all, we want you to know that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life.
If you want to come out of the average mentality in which you live: you need Jesus; If you want to leave above fear and failure mentality: you still need Jesus; and if you want your life to be better than what it is now: you need Jesus.
Why do we harp on the fact that you need Jesus?
According to 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Wherefore if any man is in Christ, (he is) a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new”. ASV.
It is when you accept Jesus Christ that your life will take a new dimension towards the plans of God for your life: that is when your understanding will (fully) be opened to what God has destined you for, and that is when you will be able to take the future (which God has prepared for you) into your hands.
We call you to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour
Time waits for no one: accepting Jesus Christ now will bring you into agreement with your maker, and you will be able to relate with God through the Holy Spirit. Also, you will be able to live above sins in this world.
Please, say the prayer below:
I thank you Father because now I am saved by my Lord Jesus Christ. I confess Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. I pray that you cause the Holy Spirit to begin to guide my decisions so that your will – will be done in my entire life. Thank you Father because you have answered my prayers. In Jesus name I prayed, amen.
Congratulations. Please, observe the following:
- Get a copy of the Bible and read it every day.
- Pray daily.
- Live your life according to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
- Join a church that teaches the truth of God’s words and fellowship with them.
- Preach the gospel (as much as you have the chance).