A young man was bothered that he was not making as much progress as he wanted. While in prayers, God spoke to him; “Son, progress for me is being where I want you to be even if it is staying on the same spot.” That conversation readjusted his perspective about life.

Friend, the highest form of wisdom is obedience to divine instructions. The instructions of God may not always make sense but let them make faith in your heart (Proverbs 4:5-7). Trying to reason out divine instructions is another definition of rebellion (1 Samuel 15:20-23).

“Go not down into Egypt…Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you…” (Genesis 26:2-3). There are no experts in life and destiny, it is what He tells us that makes us a wonder to our world (Psalms 71:7). To succeed in life, don’t joke with divine instructions. Don’t ever submit divine instructions to human calculations.

“Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel…?” (2 Kings 5:12). Too much of analysis has brought paralysis to a lot of visions today. While it is good to engage our mind in following God, our mind must not become the graveyard of divine instructions. Telling God how He should lead you is a subtle declaration that you are wiser than Him (2 Kings 5:12).

“Whatever He tells you to do, do it” (John 2:5). Prayer is not complete until you hear what God would have you do. Prayer is not gymnastics; shouting, sweating etc. It is not in duration. Prayer is designed to be a dialogue, not a monologue. We are to listen to what God says. What you say to God is prayer, what He says to you is wisdom (Job 32:8).

You need to surround yourself with people that would help your obedience (2 Kings 5:13). Your best friend is not one who hangs out with you every time, but one who makes it easier for you to obey God. Get out of relationships that make it difficult or look stupid for you to obey God. You need people that would keep pushing you in obedience until you fulfil your destiny.

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