“SON, THAT IS NOT A DISADVANTAGE”
The first 4 years of Pastoring in Eruwa came with mixed emotions. Church would grow in numbers and I would be so glad and excited. Energy was high. People were been trained in the ways of the Lord.
But then, transition season would come, people we just trained in six months or at most a year would have their stay in the city come to an end. There was a time that as a church of about 50 people, we had to send forth 14 active members. It was tough.
But one day, while brooding in the midst of this, my Father in the faith told me, “That is not a disadvantage”. He went ahead to unveil the mind of God and told me what to do. From then, my attitude changed and everything changed.
One of the prayers you must pray is that God should open your eyes to see what He sees. There is a “seeing of faith”. You see the substance in what others call hopeless.
There are times that those who see clearly by faith can impart same to you. That is why you must be selective with those you keep company with.
When the servant of Elisha got up one morning, he saw the mountain surrounded by soldiers. He was afraid but Elisha saw what he did not see and was unruffled. Elisha prayed for the servant to see.
Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord , open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.
2 Kings 6:17 NLT
When you see as God sees and sees what He is showing you, you will enter your rest. Faith is not assumption. Faith is not risk. Faith is rest in what God has shown you.
Do not pretend or package if you have not heard or seen. You are only calculative and smart. Press in. Ask for revelation. It will surely come.
That situation that you are going through now, Are you sure it is a disadvantage or you have just not seen rightly?