I still remember where I was- I was on a public bus somewhere in Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria. I was heading to Ajah in Lagos State. I got a message from an online friend who had regularly given feedback on my Facebook notes, “Pastor Temi, where are you now, and what is happening? The Lord asked me to send you a seed. I do not know why”.

I got a credit alert of five thousand naira. It was the first time someone was sending me a seed after I told the Lord that I would obey his call and go full-time. As simple as it was, it meant a lot to me. It was an assurance in my spirit that the Lord who called me would take care of me. It was more than the amount. It was an obedience that blessed me.

First, let me assure someone who is pretty scared of going all the way to obey the call of God- He will surely take care of His own. God is still the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

If we have faith that men would pay us because we are employees, why do we then think that God would do less? It is a privilege to work for the Lord and serve him with your life.

Second, whenever you have a prompt from the Lord, do not hesitate. Obey promptly. Your obedience is always not just about you. It will always be a part of a string of kingdom moves. For instance, the Moriah experience was not just about Abraham and Isaac, it was also about God the Father and Jesus Christ, His son.

Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.

Galatians 3:16 NKJV

There are moves of obedience that are generational. Who knows whether that soul you would disciple would be the one to lead nations to Christ? Never underrate one move of obedience.

God will use your heart and act of obedience to bless other people. I still always thank the Lord for the obedience of my “online friend”. Every year that I remember the journey of the call, I say a prayer for that act of obedience.

Let your obedience bless your world. Use your gift and obedience to bless the nations.

If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

Romans 12:8 NLT

Whatever God has placed in your heart and hands, let your obedience become a channel of blessing. Serve your generation with your gift, calling and acts of obedience to divine prompts.

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