The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Clara Rufai (Diva BTC)
“Brethren, I count myself not to have apprehended, but this one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before” Phil. 3:13
In the Olympics 100 metres race, when the athletes hear the gun shot, they immediately start running and they do not stop until they get to the finish line. Anyone who stops is disqualified. Even when the first person has breasted the tape, the others must still keep on running, until every single one of them has crossed the finish line. Stopping halfway, mid-stream, or even a few inches from the finish line means automatic disqualification.
Similarly, the race of destiny is not for slackers: it is for men and women who are prepared to go all out for it, without stopping. The will of God for us is that we should live life to the fullest, that we are blessed beyond ,measure and that we enjoy abundance (peace, joy, health and wealth) Yet on the path to the fullness of God’s blessing many of us stop over on the wayside.
When God gave an express command to Abraham, in obedience Abraham left on a journey to a far-off land, leaving behind his comfort-zone and all that was familiar to him. He did not stop until he got there. Men say “opportunity comes only once” but I am so thankful that my sisters and I serve a God of second chances. I sense (NO, I KNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW OF DOUBT) that He is about to do something prominent in all of our lives (it may not be because of who we are as individuals, but rather it may be because God wants to honour this MOVEMENT that He himself has birthed).
We must remember the commonest trick of that lying rogue the devil, who cometh not but to kill, steal and destroy, which is this: when God releases a word about our destiny, the often devil brings distractions, because if he can catch the word before it takes root and germinates, then there can be no fruit! BUT I PROPHECY THAT WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN EVEN THE DEVIL HIMSELF! I see us breaking out of containment, and I see every shackle/chain of hindrance, limitation and challenge begin to give way! For some of us its time to rise and shine, and for others, its time to abide and abound! The most important thing is: lets just get moving, because the gun-shot has sounded; the race has begun.
I HEAR THE THUNDEROUS SHOUTS OF VICTORY AND CELEBRATION BEGIN TO RESOUND IN OUR HOMES, LIVES, MINISTRIES, CAREERS in the matchless name of Jesus!