Recently, my daughter was jumping all over me. In a bid to stop her, I told her; “You better enjoy this while it lasts. Your brother, Daniel, has come to take your place.” Immediately I felt the Holy Spirit nudging; “Nobody is coming to take her place. All your children have a place in your life.” This taught me a vital lesson about the fatherhood of God.

Friend, don’t outgrow the fatherhood of God. The truth is, you are as close to God as you want to be (John 13:21-27, 21:20). Despite how numerous human beings are on the earth, God still relates with you as if you are the only one on earth (Isaiah 49:14-16). With God, you are unique, and you occupy a unique spot in His heart and a unique place in His program.

Enjoy your Father and what He has (Luke 15:29-32). Don’t ever think that someone else’s blessings or position with God would rob you of your own place. It is sheer insecurity powered by ignorance that makes people think that if God is blessing someone else, they must be taking out of their own blessing.

The all-breasty God has a unique breast for each and every one of His children (Ephesians 3:20). This is why He satisfies you without making another go hungry (Psalms 145:16). In God, we can all enjoy love, abundance, blessings, and every good thing simultaneously. Nobody has to go down for you to go up.

God does not have grandchildren (Galatians 3:26). Even if you are a grandfather, you still remain a child of God. As a father who has children to take care of, you must also remember that you have a Father who wants to take care of you (Isaiah 46:3-4). Don’t feel you are now so mature that you don’t need pampering and love.

If everybody is running to you and you don’t have someone you can run to, you may soon run mad. The truth is, God always offers His shoulder for us to lean on if we can be humble enough to draw closer (1 Peter 5:7). Whatever made John the beloved to always lean on Jesus’s bosom is still an understanding we all must carry through life (John 13:23). Nobody can take your place in God if you don’t trade it.

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