I was visiting with a senior minister some months ago when he said, “Pastor, please send me your account number, I think your ministry now qualifies for a financial seed.” When I left his presence, I began having different thoughts; “what does he mean, don’t we qualify for a seed before etc.?” Then the Holy Spirit hit me with a simple but powerful thought; “keep paying your dues, your due season is here“.

“Don’t be weary in well doing for in due season you would reap if you faint not” (Galatians 6:9). Friend, there is something like due season for every divine vision that God has given you. Your preoccupation should not be your due season but the payment of your dues. Life is bound to pay you, when you pay your dues.

Life is about seedtime and harvest (Genesis 8:22). There is no instant success. Thank God for noodles, but destiny is not noodles; it cannot be prepared in a hurry. There are some things that take time. Impact takes time. Relevance takes time. Lasting success takes time. In fact, the stronger and more lasting it would be, the more the time. Great heights are products of great depths.

My spiritual father taught us years ago; “ensure you keep at what you are doing, there are some people who would still join you in the nearest future, they are still observing your focus, sincerity and consistency. Make sure you are still where you should be, doing what you should be doing when they show up.” This has helped me greatly in my pursuit of destiny.

What about you? Do you know your destiny will still attract a lot of people? Do you know that some people will still come and do big business with you? Let it not be that when they finally show up, you are nowhere to be found. Let it not be that you are now sitting in the corner of discouragement, or you have left what you are doing for something else. Most of what we call failures today are success stopped mid way.

Destiny is a marathon, not a 100-meters dash. You have got to prepare for the long haul. Don’t be in a hurry to make it. Pay the price. Sow your seeds. Be consistent. Be focused. Face your assignment. Don’t mind who is not look in your direction. Sometimes God will stop the prisoners from paying you so you can be bountifully rewarded when kings show up (Genesis 40:23, 41:9-14, Proverbs 22:29). Would you still be in your place of assignment giving your best when kings show up? May you not miss your due season! Amen!

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