I Can't Wear This!
By Evangelist Ayo Olatunji
"So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine." 1 Samuel 17: 38-40 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: 1 Samuel 16: 13.
If you are not focused, you would not find the road to success. Focus is selective attention to something.
This year you have to step out of the ordinary and step into the extraordinary. God is looking for you not someone else because there is something uniquely that is in you and when you step into your purpose, giants will fall. Arrogance is only insecurities playing press-up. Men look at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart. There is a trait getting extinct and it's called "Uniqueness". The world verbally celebrates you but physically abhors uniqueness. It doesn't matter who gets there first, when something is for you, God will hold it until you get there. You have the anointing of the king but the responsibility of the shepherd.
Why we have the ability of a king & responsibility of a shepherd.
⁃ God wants to fill the gap with character. Greater responsibilities require greater character. God gets us ready for where he is taking us to before we get there.
⁃ God wants to fill the gap with competence. You don't get accurate without practice and you don't practice without missing. God wants to perfect our crafts to a degree that when we do it, we get it at the first shot. What feels like a disadvantage, is actually an advantage.
⁃ God wants to fill the gap with conditioning. Each level of responsibility comes with a level of pressure and the mind has to be conditioned to be able to handle it when it comes. God's anointing doesn't eradicate pressure.
Sometimes, God walks us through the door and not sliding us through the window. Don't focus on the obstacle or how big it is. It doesn't matter how big the oppositions are, God is big. Instead of focusing on big, I'll focus on bigger! If you focus in the wrong thing, you'll be overwhelmed. What you focus on will focus back on you. Your soul's account is the function of your financial account. You have to make a decision that you can't wear this. Don't be intimidated. Be yourself! The only person God will help you be is you!
⁃ Father give me a godly character.
⁃ Father thank you for allowing me to miss in private.
⁃ Father the ability to be focused in NextGen in 2017, give it unto us.
⁃ The ability for the lead pastor to be focused all round, father grant it unto him