Monday, 22 June 2015

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE?

A few weeks ago, I bought a battery for my generator and prior to fixing the battery, I read the manual and the first line read; “to get the best use from this battery, pour acid water into the space provided (an arrow pointed to the space) and charge for a long while before first use", I flared up. Who still buys wet cell batteries in this day and time when there are dry cell batteries everywhere? I was livid.

Unfortunately, due to my very busy work schedule, I didn’t have the time to go back to the place I bought the battery for about two weeks. All this while, I had the battery in the trunk of my car hoping that I would somehow be able to go and harass these guys for selling crappy batteries to me.

Finally I was able to go to the guy’s shop on Saturday, though my fury had abated a bit, I put up my game face ready to “give it to him”. Bros, why did you sell me wet cell batteries nah? I asked, I have not been able to use the thing because I don’t have the luxury of time to look for acid water and battery chargers would all have closed by the time I get home from work. While I was ranting, I noticed he had a slight grin on his face so I cautioned myself and decided to give him an opportunity to explain himself.

As he began to talk, I just thanked God that I decided to allow the customer that was in his shop to leave before I started ranting because I would have been so embarrassed if there was any other person there to hear his response. “Oga, the battery na 2 way battery, na wetin make I sell am give you. E get the ones weh be dry cell only and some other ones na wet cell only but this one na both dry cell and wet cell. When the dry cell don die, na that time you go come add acid water charge am begin use am as wet cell battery. Make I test am for you”. He tests the battery and the thing is working perfectly. He repackages it and smiles while handing it back to me, sorry for the trouble of coming back. I should be the one apologizing, but I was so embarrassed that all I wanted to do was take my battery and run out of the shop as fast as I could.

As I got into the car, I could sense the Holy Spirit laughing at me, and the question dropped in my spirit; “Do you really know what you have?” And He said; 'A lot of my children are going through the same experience in their personal lives, they carry a lot of power, potentials, grace on the inside of them but yet, they know not how to utilize them'.

Most of us carry within us ideas that will revive the country and our economy, revolutionize the IT industry, the banking sector, the oil and gas sector. Some of us have million dollar ideas lying fallow within us, not being utilized. For some of us, our claim to fame is the fact that we have been born again for 20yrs; my question is, how many dead people have you raised in that time? How many sick people have you prayed for and they received their healing?

Scripture tells me that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, a handicraft of God Himself. As if that was not enough, when He was done crafting me, He said “Obinnaya, go and have DOMINION”. That’s the kind of power and authority I carry on my inside, the power to dominate my environment and if you are indeed a child of God, you carry the same power and authority.

But like in my experience with the 2-way battery, most of us have kept this great power in our trunk for a very long time without making use of it, not even having an idea what this latent power within us is capable of.

Like me, some of us are too busy living our lives and battling with challenges, that we do not have the time to go back to the manufacturer of this product (God) to ask him questions about the use of the product. Some of us don’t know a third of what we carry, yet we pride ourselves as children of God.

God is willing to reveal yourself to you, if only you will come back to Him and ask Him questions. He is ever so willing to receive us with open arms, but we must first come to Him. Scripture says that He shall by no means cast away anyone that calls out to Him. It says draw near to me and I will draw near to you.

If you are reading this and you are confused as to what you are here on earth for, you have tried your hands on so many things and none seems to be working, I want to tell you today that there is hope. God is willing to show you His plans for you if only you would draw nearer to Him.

If you are yet to receive Christ into your heart as your Lord and personal savior, I would like to say that this is the first part of your journey to self-discovery. The Holy Spirit will guide you in all truth but you first have to invite Him. So say this short prayer with me; Lord Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and have not lived according to Your plan and purpose for my life. I invite You into my life as Lord and Master over me. Thank you for accepting me as Your own, in Jesus’ name I have prayed, Amen!

If you said that prayer with me, you have commenced your journey to discovery, I will admonish that you seek a bible believing church around you and become an active member and I pray that God will open your eyes to all that He has deposited in you through Christ Jesus in Jesus’ name.

God Bless You.

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