Shortly after we started our Church work in the city of Akure, I got talking with a senior man of God in this country. We have been in relationship years before then. His remark taught me a huge lesson; “I love the momentum that your new work is generating, ensure you sustain it. That’s the way to go!”

Friend, momentum is very important in the pursuit of destiny. People begin to backslide unknowingly when they lose momentum; when they are no longer driven. It is not enough to have a purpose, you need to be purpose-driven; you need to sustain momentum. Monument will help you to do much for God and to stay in purpose and on purpose for Him.

“…and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he drives furiously” (2 Kings 9:20). This was how Jehu was described; he drives furiously. Can you be described like that? I recently concluded a short study on Jehu and I discovered that he really did a lot for God in his day. Much of what Elijah could not do, it was Jehu that did it even though he was not the direct replacement for Elijah (2 Kings 9:30-37).

“And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD…” (2 Kings 10:16). Zeal is very important in ensuring that you don’t backslide from divine purpose. While the lamentation of Paul for Israel at a time was that they had zeal without knowledge, quite a lot of Christians today have knowledge without zeal (John 2:13-17, Romans 10:1-2). They know too much but do too little.

Backsliders begin to slide back when momentum is not sustained. Consistency is key. Don’t stop doing what you used to do before (Revelation 2:4-5). The challenge that God had with the Church of the Laodiceans was that of loss of momentum; they were neither cold nor hot. They were lukewarm (Revelation 3:14-16). Lukewarmness suggests that something was hot before, but the hotness could not be sustained and/or cold was mixed with hot.

Let me ask you today; what has mixed with your hotness (Hosea 7:8-9)? You could not be lukewarm if not that you used to be hot before. A lot of people can tell the stories of yesteryears; how God used them on campus. How they were on fire for God during their youthful years. Some pastors could tell when they used to be anointed; they are now ex-anointed (Job 29:1-6). They have backslidden because they could not sustain momentum (Romans 12:11).

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