Someone came to meet my spiritual father to invite him for a program. My spiritual father asked him; “Would you want me to come preach for you or would you want a relationship access with me?” He chose the former. My spiritual father declined preaching for him. The young man promoted asset above access.

Friend, in your journey of destiny, you must learn to promote access above asset. Asset talks about what to get, access talks about an opportunity of relationship. Access is better than asset. Access would later give asset but not vice versa. It is a sign of immaturity to keep looking for asset; mature people go for access (Psalms 103:7).

“He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel” (Psalms 103:7). When it comes to your relationship with God, value access. Value intimacy. In Christ, we all have access to God but the way we maximize the access determines our outcomes in life (Romans 5:2, Hebrews 4:16). Rather than seeking what God gives, seek who He is; promote relationship with God above the blessings. Blessings are only byproduct of relationship (Genesis 51:1-2).

God will always relate with you how you want Him to relate with you. If you are obsessed with getting stuff, He would keep giving you stuff until you get what would kill you (Psalms 106:15). But if you look for Him, He becomes your exceeding great reward (Genesis 15:1). The fact that God is blessing you does not mean that He is pleased with your life (Luke 15:11-12).

The fact that you have asset does not mean that you have access. Access will give you what money cannot give you. That you can call on the name of Jesus and demons respond is priceless (Acts 18:19-20, 19:13-17). One wisdom from God or a great man would solve all your money problem (Proverbs 4:7). But you need access to get wisdom (1 Kings 3:3-14).

Learn to protect relationship access. Avoid folly like a plague (Ecclesiastes 10:1). Sometimes, it can be better to keep distance and be blessed from afar if you are not wise enough to manage the door of access with men. Avoid familiarity. Honour is important (Proverbs 3:9). Investing in the relationship is key (Proverbs 18:16). Value access above asset.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria