Topic: Refuse To Be Someone Else! [Monday, November 13, 2017]
Basic Scriptures: Psalm 139:1-18
Welcome to another time of devotional bliss with the God who is called the Cornerstone, the Rock of Offence, the Rock of Ages and the Governor among the nations! It is Virginia Satir who correctly wrote:
“I am me. In the entire world, there is o one else exactly like me. There are persons who have parts like me, but no one adds up exactly like me. Therefore, everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it.”The above thought agrees with the Psalmist when he declared in Psalm 139:14: “I will praise Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” The Amplified Bible says, “I will confess and praise You for the awful wonder of my birth.” You can rejoice about the fact that you are unique and there none like you. You are the most handsome and beautiful specie of creation around, no matter your colour, the shape of your nose, les or body build. You are the best to come out of God’s store room of divine omniscience.
God cannot make a mistake and you are not a mistake! Heaven took time for your creation and existence! That means, all you will ever go through on this planet is known to the highest wisdom in the universe – Jehovah God before you were born, and your end product is a wonder and amazement! Look around and shout for joy! Stop pitying yourself! Stop insulting the God of your creation! Self – comparism is demonic. Accept your mistakes and miracles. Accept your failures and fortunes and then make your life.
Avoid following the crowd! Stand out in the world! Just as a fish cannot survive on dry land, you cannot excel in this planet until you discover who you are. Refuse to be someone else! You can only excel an original! Refuse to be a photocopy. Don’t envy anyone! Don’t compromise yourself; it is all you’ve got!
Prayer Points: Take any song of worship as led.
1. Thank God for the Word and thank Him for making you special. Thank God for where you are in life today.
2. Thank God for yourself! I effuse to compare my life or ministry to any other, so help me Lord (Pray it well).
3. I uproot discouragement as 2017 ends. I receive GRACE to begin 2018 with courage and to pray and fast in the 2018 upcoming January 21-day fasting programme again.
4. Pray in the morning, afternoon and evening of today’s devotional prayer points. (In the storms of life, ODM is LIFE’S PARACHUTE. Give a soul/family reasons to keep in touch with ODM this week).
By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And
Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.