Thursday, 6 June 2013
Flip It To Win It
This blog was inspired by a talk I had with Motola and I dedicate it to a lady called Mufasa (Say it again! Mufasa! Say it again! Mufasa!. To get this, you need to have seen the movie, Lion King. Lol!)
Anyway, I come to say that I have nothing against prosperity. Not one bit and in fact I plan on being very prosperous, very fat and very flourishing! But call me 'old school' I just happen to believe that seeking God ought to come before seeking his 'goodies'. But the truth is that as much I believe this I have to confess that when I look at my walk sometimes, it would appear that my priorities seem to follow a pattern of Body - Soul - Spirit. That is I am spending more time 'feeding' my physical (body) and emotional (soul) needs over and above my spiritual needs. If we are to cross over into our 'Promised land'; if the walls of our 'Jericho' are to fall down flat, something has got to give. We need to switch around our priorities so that we are spending more of our time building up our spirits.We need to flip it to win it.
Funny enough I heard Pastor Ashimolowo say this same thing last night on the telly. Many of us have been waiting for God to take us to the next level. Indeed God himself has told us clearly what his plans are. So why are we still living our lives on a treadmill? Plenty motion, no progress? Simple. It's because our energies are being expended in the wrong ratios. Let me explain. If your full day is 100% this is how most of us are living it:
10% Spirit: Bible Study, Prayer, Praise & Worship, winning souls, cultivating a secret life with God & other spirit building activities
30% Soul: Africamagic, E News, Cooking channel, worrying about the future, gisting, feeling anxious, complaining, Facebooking, blogging, Twittering and all the other stuff we do that fills our minds
60% Body.Eating, Gym-ing, fasting without prayers/bible-study (= exercise in starvation by the way), buying clothes, shoes or going to spa.
If the above even loosely describes your life (as it does mine) then sadly, we are Body-Soul-Spirit Christians. If we don't flip it, we will contnue to go round and round the wilderness o! We need to flip it. Flipping it means we make a conscious effort to live in the Spirit - Soul - Body order. So that when we feed our spirits, our minds become filled with God-aligned thoughts that we have no room left for negativity and this in turn has a positive impact on our bodies as we begin to glow from the inside out in spite of our natural circumstances.
And you know what else happens when we flip it like this? When we make God our number one priority? When we set ourselves apart from all manner of toxic behaivour? When we choose to focus on God's love more and live in total obedience to him? When we begin to rev up our spiritual lives?
Then my dear one, we begin to win it!
So just shine a torch at the pie-chart of your life today and make some switches. Flip your percentages around and see if that change you are seeking will not come. I cannot wait for the testimonies to come rolling in.....and mine shall be the first. I hope you said that with me:
As I flip it to win it, my testimony shall be the first o!!!!!!
In Jesus name, so shall it be!
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