By Segun Akande
You can see the invisible and do the impossible. Even when certain obstacles refuse to give way, you can step over them to your destination. My heart vibrates with passion about this truth I want to share with you.
I love talking about animals to drive home divine truth about human life. Meanwhile, let’s look around. Can you perceive a natural phenomenon called air? When air is set in motion, it becomes wind. The Lord Jesus illustrates the life of a member of God’s kingdom with the wind.
The Lord said to Nicodemus: “You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit” John 3:7-8, (NIV). This implies that if you are born again, you are unstoppable.
Have you heard about hurricanes, tornados, cyclones and monsoons? They are all powerful winds. The scientists had attempted to explain their behaviours, but they could not go beyond explanations. They have not been able to stop them on their paths.
You Are Free
God was not tired neither was He slumbering when He formed you in your mother’s womb. In fact, He was fully awake forming you in the womb with the intention of bringing the best you into the world. He really desired that you would be a showpiece of His glory and honour among the people of the world.
Please pay attention here! God desires that when men look at the outcome of your life, they will be dazed. The King David of old knew this truth and he pursued it. He said, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” Psalm 139:14-16, (NIV).
God went into all that trouble forming you because He had a particular thing in His mind as your life purpose. The truth about this is that by your faith in Jesus Christ you are free, totally free to become that which God created you to be. Don’t live by people’s opinions. They may not know God’s plan for your life. You have the personal responsibility to discover your life purpose and pursue it with all you have got.
Generate Great Effect
Some men of old didn’t leave the world the way they met it: they caused a great change before they left. That is the kind of effect God wants you to make in the world. It was said of the early apostles that they turned the world upside down. The life you have received from Jesus is not an ordinary, passive or inactive life. It is a life that is designed to greatly affect others.
Jesus gave you eternal life, a life that is superior to a normal life that so many people live. It is a life that has no end; it is superior in quality and longevity. It is the life of God Himself that you are carrying.
Beating All Odds
Wind doesn’t fear obstacles: it beats them. If Jesus compares you to the wind, then, His expectations of your life are very high. He expects you not to run away from challenges. He wants you to face the present challenges of your life with faith in Him until you secure permanent victory.
Apostle Paul identified a problem in his body, a problem that was packaged to stop his progress. He prayed three times for God to take the problem off his life, but God’s response shows that no problem can stop a child of God in fulfilling his God-given destiny.
God asked Paul to shift his attention from the problem but focus on His provision which He had made available for him. This provision of God is called grace. Think of the exploits Paul did by this grace of God. I don’t know if anyone can beat his record in heaven.
What are your limitations or weaknesses? Look away from them. Hook up to the grace of God. Stop talking about what you don’t have but wake up to engage what you have. God indeed has given you all it takes to get what you need. You can be who God wants you to be; do what He wants you to do and have what He wants you to have despite the present difficulties and challenges.
Anytime you perceive the action of a wind, listen very well because God is speaking to you. When you listen very well, you will hear a voice saying: Rise up, nothing can stop you; you have what it takes in Christ to beat your challenges.