When I learnt how long he has been with the ministry, I know it must have taken a lot from him. While others celebrate his consistency in following and the beauty that surrounds it, all I see a man who has gone through rough and tough times without shifting grounds in loyalty. Such men are scarce.

Friend, loyalty is a Kingdom virtue that we need to bring back to our everyday life. The truth is, loyal men are scarce, even though a lot of people claim they are (Proverbs 20:6). Loyalty would distinguish you before God and men; it would decorate you in destiny (Esther 2:21-23, 6:1-11, Luke 22:28-30).

Loyalty talks about “sticking together” with a person, a place or a cause. It is one thing to be joined together, it is another thing to stick together (Ruth 1:16-18). It is those who are stuck that cannot be separated (Job 41:17). Loyalty is not yet loyalty until you have reasons to be disloyal but you stayed loyal. Loyalty says; “We are in this together, come what may”.

Your loyalty would be tested by time and circumstances. You don’t know how solid a foundation is until the wind blows. The wind is not your enemy, it is your tester. The smart way to live is not to pray away the storm but to be correctly founded (Matthew 7:24-27).

“Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68). Loyalty begins with a conviction in your heart that you are supposed to be with someone or something. When conviction is shaky, loyalty will not last. It is the depth of your conviction that would stabilize you in the journey of life and destiny.

People that are loyal are not loyal for what to get, but for their conviction. Loyalty says; “Even if there is nothing for me to get, I will still stick together with this person”. Loyalty in the world is based on condition, while loyalty in the kingdom is based on conviction (Ruth 1:8-18, John 6:66-69). Until you catch a revelation of the covenant side of relationships, you would not last in loyalty (1 Samuel 18:1-3, 23:17).

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