About 11 years ago, I got into my office and met a note saying that a childhood acquaintance had checked up on me. He promised to come back. He left his contact. I was excited to call him.

He eventually returned to see me. He narrated how it was his birthday and while he prayed, the Lord told him, “Temi is in town. Go and see him”. He did not know why I was in town.

When he told me what God said, I said to him, ” I do not know why God sent you to me but this I know – I know why I am in Eruwa so I will tell you why God sent me here”. I shared the vision. He was on his way out of town for a different purpose but he chose to stay with me for a while. That simple decision was the beginning of a decade led by God.

One of the things that you must settle on early is the direction your life will take. To find direction in life, you must understand this:

First, it is not in a man to direct his steps. God is not against planning or you having an ambition. God is simply saying “Do not add me to your timetable after you have settled it all. Add yourself to my timetable that I have settled for you”. Once you have discovered what the Lord is doing with you and where He is going with you, keep pressing in one instruction after the other.

O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.
Jeremiah 10:23 NKJV

Second, be on the lookout for the vision, things, people and places that God connects you with. God can connect you with pioneers of a business or ministry for instance. Be watchful of such connections. Like Phillip, you can hear something like “Join yourself to this chariot”.

Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
Acts 8:29 KJV

There is nothing God will be doing with your life that will thrive in isolation. He will always connect you with others who are a grand part of His plan. Even on a new job, there are connections in God waiting for you. Your fishing boat has a “part to fulfill” in the “Jesus story”. Your career path must not be isolated from this huge story that God has written already.

Take note of patterns. Oftentimes, God would have been grooming you for where he is taking you. There will be physical patterns of a spiritual move.

He chose David also his servant and took him from the sheepfolds: From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance. So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
Psalm 78:70‭-‬72 KJV

David went from shepherding sheep to shepherding a nation. There is more to that managerial role. There is more to that business acumen. There is more. God will never reduce destiny to mammon. Do not do it also. There is more.

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa

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