THE BLESSING OF KNOWING YOUR TEACHERS EARLY
When I was heading for National Service in Akwa-Ibom State, I got connected to a family friend that I had not seen in years. I told him I would call once I get to Akwa-Ibom. When I landed in Akwa-Ibom, I boarded a taxi to camp. I called him from the taxi.
Guess what! He was on the same flight with me. He just left the airport also and was going to pass in front of the Orientation Camp. He said to me, “They would have charged you well. I would have dropped you off in camp”. It pained me.
First, pray that the Lord make you connect to those who know where you are goings in life and destiny early enough. If you connect with them later than expected, you would have paid avoidable prices in life.
Second, it is possible to be in the same space as your teacher and trainer and not recognise them. We sat in the airport. We boarded the same flight. I had his contact but I did not recognise him. Lord may I not hang around my God-ordained relationships and lack recognition.
When God wants to help a man, he introduces his teachers in life to him. God introduced Paul to Ananias. God brought Timothy to Paul. God connected Apollos to Aquila and Priscilla. Relationship is a divine currency.
One of the signs of divine help is the blessing of teachers. Teachers help you gain clarity. Teachers show you examples and walk you through classworks. They are there to correct you. Many take on the assignments of life without the blessing of teachers. Without examples, assignments become difficult.
Could it be that you are struggling with that ministry work because you lack trainers? Do you have an example provider for your marriage? How will you groom a bride when you have not seen the example? Don’t you think your business will take new leaps to great heights when you have a trainer? Think about it!
The Prophet Isaiah had a prophetic insight into this:
“…yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left”.
Isaiah 30:20-21 KJV
One prayer you should pray at the beginning of new things- new school, new business, fresh call to Ministry, a new job, a new home or whatever it is, is “Lord show me my teachers early. Lord, help me connect with them at the right time. May I not have paid heavy prices before I connect with them”.