While preparing to step into full time ministry and relocating from Lagos, the questions I was asked by a few people was; “How do you want to cope? How would you take care of the family etc.” Armed with a few plans and assurance of the call, I knew that since God was sending me, He would take care of me. I can say today that, by Grace, serving God pays.

Friend, don’t be afraid to go all out fulfilling God’s purpose for your life. Don’t allow what to eat and drink to keep you from obeying God. He will take care of you (Matthew 6:25). There is prosperity and pleasure in purpose. It may not come in the same timing and process with other people, but it would surely come.

You may not hit it big as you launch out obeying God, but you will surely hit it. You will have to pay some prices (Genesis 22:1-6). You will have to pass some tests of loyalty and obedience (Isaiah 1:19). You will have to go through some processes (Psalms 66:10-12). You will have to give diligence to make your calling and election sure (2 Peter 1:10).

You will have to make full proof of your ministry (2 Timothy 4:5). You will have to pour your all (Luke 18:28-30). You will have to be focused on your specific mandate and calling (Proverbs 22:29). You will have to learn faith and persistence (Habakkuk 2:1-4). You need to trust the wisdom of God to work all things out for His glory in your life (James 1:1-5, Hebrews 11:6).

You need to quit the fear and hesitation. You need to stop comparing yourself with other people and run the race that God has uniquely marked out for you. You need to make up your mind to prioritize God’s Kingdom and purpose, and rest assured that all other things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).

Stop pursuing what God intends to be added to you. I will rather pursue God and His purpose while gaining prosperity and pleasure along side than spend my entire life pursuing prosperity and pleasures at the expense of my life’s purpose. At the end of the day, the things that will truly matter are the things we do that have impact and implication on God’s Kingdom and purpose for our lives (Acts 13:36). Be wise.

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