My word for today is #alignment

A few years ago, I was travelling back to school in a commercial vehicle, when suddenly the driver stopped and took permission from the passengers to do what they call “wheels alignments.”

I didn’t know what that meant, because I was in high school then.

I can still recall that experience because it led to a misunderstanding between the driver and one of the passengers, which eventually turned into a minor World War III.

If you are familiar with the Nigerian garage system, you will know what I mean.

But this morning, while I was on my routine meditation, the Spirit of God took my memory back to that experience to teach me on alignment. I did a Google check to find out what wheel alignment means.

It turned out that alignment refers to an adjustment of a vehicle’s suspension. This system connects a vehicle to its wheels.

When correctly done, alignment “assures your tires meet the road at the proper angle, your wheels are pointing straight, and your tires are centred in the wheel wells. It adjusts the angles of your vehicle’s wheels to original specs for best gas mileage, proper road contact, a smooth ride, and the longest tire life.”

However, when your car or your tires are out of alignment, among other things, it causes your vehicle to pull to the left or right, or that your steering wheel is off-centre when driving straight. Speed becomes uneasy and driving tedious and unenjoyable in the process.

Just like driving a car, if you must live a happy life, enjoy it to the fullest and keep straight at your purpose, you must learn to align correctly.

Life’s alignment comes in two dimensions – alignment with the source and alignment with your passion.

Show me a man who derives 100% satisfaction from life and I will show you a man in complete alignment with God – the Source of everything you need to make the experience enjoyable. Such a man moves at the frequency of God, who knows the past, understand the presents and what the future holds.

If you find alignment with God, the next thing is to align to His purpose. In that, every part of your life, just like the four wheels of the car, will be perfectly aligned.

Then consistency will begin to pay off. After all, the new speed is consistency.

I welcome you to find alignment today – with God and with your purpose, and I promise you that your life will be nothing short of fulfilment.

When God Doesn’t Make sense

When God Doesn’t Make sense

Imagine your country is at war with an enemy, say, Nigeria with Bokoharam.

Then suddenly, a self-acclaimed Prophet rises and declares that he has gotten a message from God. ” Surrender to Bokoharam, or the entire country will be destroyed,” Thus says the Lord.

Will you believe him? Your answer is as good as mine, I wouldn’t either.

But that was a similar scenario with Prophet Jeremiah and the people of Israel. Judah is at war with Babylon and “one so-called prophet” from Judah, who has never seen anything good about the land is saying he has heard from God. “Everybody, including the fighting soldiers, should surrender to the king of Babylon, else Judah will be burnt die, and people all will die”.

Isn’t God able to save anymore? Is he not the one who loves unconditionally and his “mercy endureth forever.”

Of course, just like me and you would have done, the people, especially the king official, do not believe him and they attempted to even kill him for that. The military commander has a genuine excuse ” he was discouraging the soldiers from fighting”.

What is my point here? Will God ever ask Nigeria to submit to Bokoharam? God forbid.

However, we see, when we read this thing in the Bible, we may be quick to judge and condemn the people in the Bible days, little did we know that these things play out in our everyday lives. And we are as guilty.

There are some battles in your life the Lord is saying “give up for now”. You knew you heard God, but that doesn’t just make sense.

How can you let go of this relationship you have invested so much? Even when God says it’s not the right one.

How will you quit trying to get that job, to prove to everyone that you are not a failure? Even you know that’s not what you should be focusing at the moment.

How can you move on from the ministry you have laboured to build? When heard the Lord saying, son, it’s over.

It doesn’t make sense to quit your job and plunge into the uncertain world of pursuing your real dream even when you know there’s no single iota of fulfilment in it.

We always look at ” Quit” as a negative word and “Surrender” as a sign of weakness. In this kingdom, the soldiers must learn to quit fighting when the commander-in-chief says so and Surrender all to him.

This is how we win the battle.