Many ministers, governors, presidents and other political leaders were once front-line members of certain churches before their assumption of office. I mean, at one time or the other, they were frequent in their pastor’s and prayer warrior’s houses. But today, how many of them would you see sitting among their former congregations the way they used to before assuming their new status? Those who do amongst them only sit to be seen, talk to be heard, walk to be noticed and give to be praised. This is not the purpose of blessing. But today our minds are so taken up with worldly considerations, that is, the lure and cares of the world that we have no time for the things of God.
We are so busy that we can no longer spend quality time with God. When we go to church for worship, we even time God, expecting the minister of God to plan his programme of activities to suit our own personal programmes. Otherwise, we are ready to leave the service earlier than necessary.
This is not the purpose of blessing. Blessing is meant to direct our focus on God, the Giver of the blessing and not to take our minds off Him. Unless care is taken, blessing usually takes one’s mind off his Creator; I mean, those who do not understand the purpose of their blessing are bound to have their mind, loyalty and time taken off their Creator. This is the most foolish thing to do.
There is need for caution; remember that blessing attracts friends and relations just as it gives you a new status, position and connections.
Do not be deceived. There are four categories of people in our life and these are:
- People that add to our lives by helping our faith to grow and bring us closer to God thereby.
- People that subtract from our lives by pulling us out of faith and removing our minds from the things of God.
- People that divide our lives by coming around you as parasites only to divert or derail our focus from God.
- People that multiply our lives by helping us to water the seed in your life for your future abundance.
Each relationship you have will either affect you positively or negatively.
Proverbs 13:20 says it all – ‘Keep company with the wise and you will become wise. If you make friends with stupid people you will be destroyed’.