Sometime ago, I picked the cutlass to do some clearing around our home. As I applied the cutlass, I noticed it was hitting a cemented surface. With time, it began to go blunt. I had to change my approach to the work. I needed to maintain the sharpness of my tool.

Friend, you need to maintain sharpness. God wants to make you a new, sharp threshing instrument having teeth (Isaiah 41:15). You need to avoid dullness. Iron sharpens iron, but wood only dulls iron (Proverbs 27:17). What is dulling you? If you are an iron in destiny, you need to avoid relationships that are like wood.

Beware of mixtures that bring dullness (Psalms 1:1-3). Mixtures are satanic strategies to polarize your strength in destiny (Hosea 7:8). Lukewarmness results from mixing hot with cold (Revelation 3:15-16). Sometimes, the devil does not mind your fire or sharpness. He just wants to bring mixtures that would reduce your potency.

Why can’t you pick the voice of God any longer? Is it not because of some relationships or activities that you are currently involved in? Any activity that is not sharpening you is dulling you. You need to intentionally go for activities and relationships that sharpen you (Ecclesiastes 10:10). Make a practice of praying in tongues regularly (Jude 1:20).

There are relationships and companies that improve your receptivity (Acts 13:2). It is not that God is not speaking to you, but the environment is not right for you to pick divine signals. This is why the Church is important. We go to Church to be sharpened so that our sensitivity can be heightened (Acts 13:1-2).

Spiritual sensitivity is not a gift. It is a product of spiritual activities (Luke 1:80, 1 Timothy 4:7-8). Don’t let the devil dull you before critical junctures in destiny (2 Kings 2:3,10). Build your sensitivity before you need it. There are decisions that would not allow you time to pray and fast. They would require instant response. It is the sensitivity that you have built before then that would help you (Romans 8:14). You need to maintain sharpness.

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