When I first got into the land of Eruwa for the work of ministry, I had a lot of hesitation telling people about where I was. Whenever people call and ask, I would say, “I am in Oyo State”. I did not want to start explaining or answering questions about Eruwa and what I was doing there after being called to the bar as a lawyer. 

I have seen it happen practically to some of my beloved ones whom the Lord also sent to Eruwa. Some even say, “I am somewhere around Ibadan.” Eruwa is still some distance away. 

One day the Lord told me that if I did not accept where I have been sent with all joy, I would not eat the best of the land. From that day, I even added Eruwa to text messages and write-ups. Someone called me once and asked, “Am I speaking to Pastor Eruwa?” Do you know my answer?

Beloved, you cannot fulfill a calling that you are not accepting wholly. You can not thrive in a place where you do not receive joy. Anything you do not accept wholly cannot be a blessing to you, nor will you see progress there. 

Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, so that your progress may be evident to all.

I Timothy 4:15 NKJV

If you will make visible progress, you must give yourself wholly to the assignment, including loving the location. You must love your spouse and stop saying, “I only married her because God said she is my wife, or he is my husband. He is not my spec, or she is not my spec”. Stop that! Such a union will not bless you. 

Jesus was called “Jesus of Nazareth”. Nazareth was stigmatized, but Jesus did not fight it. He only went on to fulfill the assignment gloriously. 

There is no future in whatever you cannot accept wholeheartedly. If you are still seeking escape routes, you are not ready at all. If you are half-hearted about it, never expect the fullest blessing from it. It would not be surprising if you abandon the call or leave the marriage: 

And if their hearts were still remembering what they left behind, they would have found an opportunity to go back.

Hebrews 11:15 TPT

Your life will eventually move in the direction of your heart! Where is your heart? 

© temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa

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