It was those days when bank jobs were hot cake; where a fresh graduate was paid as much as over #200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira), and the value of the naira was quite good. He was to resume the job but had a tough decision to make. He felt an uneasiness within him about the job. He sought counsels, prayed intensely, and made his conclusion.

He submitted his resignation letter the same day he was to resume the job. It felt like crazy. The same job others were dying to get, he turned down! He was walking with a superior insight and revelation. Not too long after, he got a better job, with peace of mind and a sense of fulfilment. God had settled him. Years later, he found out that was one of the best decisions he would ever make.

Friend, there is no aspect of your life that must be left to chance. Before you japa (leave for greener pastures), learn to consult God. God wants to be involved in your choice of career, job, business, marriage, and the likes. You have got to look before you leap; not with the normal human eyes, but with the eyes of faith. Look with faith. Look with divine insight and revelation. We walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Not all that glitters is gold. Not all open doors are your door.

Not all opportunities are your opportunities; some are satanic traps in disguise. You must not be so desperate to get married that you fall into the hands of the wrong guy. You must not be so desperate to get a job that you never cared to find out if God is involved. Like Lot, when you lift up your eyes, what do you see (Genesis 13:10)? A divine opportunity or a satanic trap?

Direction is more important than position. You don’t judge a man or a thing by where he (it) is but by where he (it) is going. Lot chose for himself, a well watered garden, but he never knew that destruction was soon to come to that place (Genesis 13:10-13). He was choosing a satanic trap without knowing. What about you? Will you choose for yourself, or would you carry God along in your choices today?

God knows tomorrow more than you know yesterday; it is simply wisdom to carry Him along. You need to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). Don’t stay where God has left. Be where God is or is going. We don’t just follow opportunities. We follow God. Wherever God is for us is where our opportunity lies even when it does not look like it at the moment. It is better to fail in a course that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a course that will ultimately fail.

Opportunities abound everywhere. But you must be careful not to be led by your sensibility but by your sensitivity (2 Corinthians 5:7). God is still in the business of guiding His people (Isaiah 30:20-21). God still guides people into the right relationship, the right job, business, and what have you. Don’t wave away warning signals. Don’t explain away the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Go for counsels. Pray intensely. Exercise some patience and caution (Proverbs 14:12, Isaiah 28:16). Let God guide you. You will not miss it in Jesus name. Amen!

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