As we drove past the street, we noticed some items placed in the corner of the street. It was some items used for sacrifice. One of the persons in the car with me asked; “Do people still make sacrifices these days? What exactly are they looking for?” My response to him captures today’s thoughts; sacrifice is a language the realm of the spirit understands.

Friend, what are you willing to give up in order for you to go up (Philippians 3:7-14)? The realm of the spirit only understands the language of sacrifice. Sacrifice is the capital price that every world changer must pay (Luke 12:49-50). You cannot go farther than the price that you are willing to pay. Jesus has paid the price for our salvation, but we would need to leverage that price for the fulfilment of our destiny.

Our Christian life was founded on sacrifice. God gave His only begotten son (John 3:16). Jesus sacrificed his life. The gospel we are enjoying today came via the sacrifices of the early Christians. Some of us are literally living on the sacrifice of those who have gone ahead of us (2 Timothy 2:10).

Destiny is not fulfilled on the ground of convenience (Esther 4:14-16). You are where you are today based on the price you paid in the past. Where you would be tomorrow is dependent on the price you are paying today. Everybody will sacrifice at their level. But nobody will change level who is not willing and ready to pay prices (1 Timothy 4:15). You either pay now and play later, or you play now and pay later.

The spiritual realm can only deliver to you to the extent of your sacrifice (2 Kings 3:26-27). For example, in fasting, you sacrifice your pleasure for God’s power and glory, and you make a statement with your life and commitment that the realm of the spirit cannot ignore (Acts 23:12-13). Something shifts on your behalf in the realm of the spirit when you go all the way with God.

This year, push a little further than you have always done. Pray more. Fast more. Give more. Work more. Do what you have never done before. Shift barriers. Go the extramile. Stop playing safe (Isaiah 54:2-3). Sometimes, you have got to bite more than you can chew so that God can help you chew it.

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