It was those days when bank jobs were hot cake. Where a fresh graduate would be paid as much as over 200k 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 for 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 from then, he got a better job, with peace of mind and 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. 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 is your door. Not all opportunities are your opportunities; some are mere 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.

“And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah…” (Genesis 13:10). When you lift up your eyes, what do you see? A divine opportunity or a satanic trap? Listen, 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 you would carry God along in your choices today?

God knows tomorrow more than you know yesterday; so it is simple 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 the glory cloud; 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.

As you go into the remaining days of this year, know that opportunities abound everywhere, but you must be careful not to be led by your sensibility but by your sensitivity. 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. Let God guide you. “There is a way that seems right to a man. But in the end, it leads him to death” (Proverbs 14:12). You will not die before your time. Amen!

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