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August 27, 2017

Kingdom service can change your destiny

Kingdom service can change your destiny

Pastor Bamidele

By Pastor Layi Bamidele

David was the appointed one, but Eliab was the one that appeared, but God rejected him because he was the one approved by man, but David was the approved of God. In every journey of success in life, there will always be an “Eliab” that will show up before your “David”. David was chosen, and Eliab was rejected.

Listen to me, in every family, and as well in every ministry there is always an Eliab that will feel he is indispensable. Never feel you are indispensable because everyone has a place in the wilderness by the father and brothers, but God did not abandon him, God still found him out. There is always a moment of wilderness experience in every potential man that has a colourful destiny. Nobody knows the exact mind of God about your destiny and life.

Listen to me before you start a journey God had already concluded where the journey will end. In every man’s journey to success in life, God will show you the way but he will not break the wrong people off you,you are the one who will decide who will follow you and who not to follow you. If you have wrong people in the vehicle of the journey of your life, never start the journey, because wrong people will cause you a lot of delays. Never be too kind with someone with negative impression about your journey. In the book of 1 Samuel 16:12,the bible says “And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and godly to look to.

Pastor Bamidele

And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him:for this is he.” Samuel looked at the seven elder brothers of David and felt there is a chosen vessel in there midst, but God sees more than a man, even including a prophet, he sees their heart as being far away from him, but the chosen one of God was far away in the wilderness. Listen to me, your location is not the one that determines where God places, God is the one that determines the place of a man on earth.

Your position in the family cannot hinder what God wants to do in the life of a man. God can use you to alter the history of your family, if your heart is connected to him. The case of David is a very good illustration of what am saying in the Bible. David was the last but yet he became the first. When man applaud you, then you are heading for a crash in life.

The greatest undoing of most men in life is that when people begin to applaud them, they allow it to get to their head, when it gets to their head they end up on ground. That is why believers must be careful for men’s applause, when men attempt to raise up,if they raise you, they can soon erase you. When God raises you up, he has the power to sustain you there. God anointed David in the midst of his brethren, he was lifted up in the midst of those who previously looked down on him.May I encourage you to learn from the story of David,it is of more importance for you to have God’s perspective about life than man’s perspective.

No matter what you do for a man,those that are the Eliab’s of your life will not want you to accomplish God’s purpose for your life despite all your efforts to show them love, and efforts also to bless them. Nothing will ever make them to love you. The Eliab’s of your life will never be satisfied, no matter what you do to please them or give them. In the book of I Samuel 16:13, the bible says “Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren and the spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward, so Samuel rose up and went to Ramah”. In every family there is always an Eliab. The Eliab’s are never satisfied, no matter what you do to please them. No amount of money you give them will please them. Eliab’s is always bitter against the Lord’s anointed.

Now if you look at the scriptures very well,even after the open pronouncements on David’s life by prophet Samuel, Eliab still underrated David. God by divine arrangement directed David to the camp where the battle of the philistine is being discussed, and the reward that will be given to whoever overcome Goliath. David’s inquisitiveness angered Eliab the more. Listen to me, when you are at the beginning of your breakthrough in life,some of your good friends, colleagues, and relatives will breakout because of their inability to accept the fact that you will be made king over them. David took the greatest risk of his life and destiny to fight Goliath. He dared what others could not dare. David took a bold step that no one else was ready to take. Because of the dangerous step he took, he was distinguished in the midst of his brethren.

Get something right friends, lovers of comfort are not always comfortable around risk takers, and if they cannot dissuade the risk taker, they will try to hinder him.

That is why I often to say that it is risky not to take risk. Life itself is a risk. If you cannot take a risk in life that means, you are not ready to succeed in life. In the book of 1 Samuel 17:28,the bible says “And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men, and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David,and he said, why comest thou down hither? And with whom has thou left those few sheep? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thy heart, for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle “.

When you are taking risk,you must ensure you are in touch with God always. If you are risk taker,you must be very close to God, you must be focused. You must be ready to hear from God, and also be prepared to obey God accordingly. It is important you don’t allow sin in your life at this stage because sin will your fellowship with God and cut the flow of his power into your life. You must ensure that the spirit of God is in you so that you can break out of mediocrity and from the grip of your Eliabs. You must not give your resources to the Eliab’s because they will use your own resources you gave them to attack you or possibly bring your Glory down.

You must be careful who you share your progress of life with, when you are over excited about your opportunities, you must identify whom you share it with.Dont announce yourself, your result will announce you to the world. When your breakthrough comes, you can no longer hide it,because a lot of people that hate you or look down on you before will like to reconcile with you. May I advice you,in every journey of your life, wait for God’s time, don’t arrive before your arrival time. Friends, there is a reason for everything in life, there is a reason for you to go through what you are going through in life. There is a reason why God chooses you in the midst of that large family and engrase you with his Grace. There is a reason why God decided to give you the priviledge others could not have enjoyed.

At the point God is about doing great things in your life, you may need to separate yourself from some family members that are hanging around you, before you can make any significant progress towards success in life. There are some relationships you need to forgo, for you to consolidate your relationship with God. David refused to compromise with his brothers, he was focused on God and that was why he experienced a great breakthrough in life. If you have conquered a relation who is running you down, there is a need for you to break out of that relationship,. It is better you send them off so as your life can move forward. David broke out from his immidiate brothers, he brake out from his brothers.

He was sidetracked, he was not moved by their actions and behaviour towards him. Don’t get angry when your families, friends and relations abandon you, very soon they will look for you and pant after you. You cannot see the magnitude of your vision at a go,as you begin to run the vision, it will begin to expand. You must learn to start from somewhere. People do not want to identify with the level you are when you start, but when success comes, everyone will claim you are a member of their family.David was focused to the end, until his breakthrough comes.

As I close, may I give you this few words of wisdom, it applies to people that are in their own business,people that are into ministry in particular.”Never be to kind with someone who is negative about your destiny. You must fight the course and let him falling apart.Also people heading for a different destination different from yours need not be in your vehicle of destiny. Check who is in your vehicle to avoid distractions on your way to success.

Please do not release the information of where you are going to the Eliabs, lest they will fight you with the piece of information they receive from you. Your Eliab will always want your David to remain in the wilderness tending sheep when David is anointed to deliver the nation of Israel.