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In HIS Presence


Read: Judges 9: 7-15

Meditation verse:

“But the olive tree said to them, ‘should I cease giving my oil, with which they honour God and men, and go to sway over trees?” (Judges 9:9).

I watched a guy called Wyn Stacks sing his original song tittle “who I am” on the America’s Got Talent (AGT) show some weeks back and that song made a whole lot of sense to me. Here are some words from his song:

I’ve been closing the door all my life, held it in but not anymore Got two feet on the floor, this is it, I’m stronger than ever before Pardon my imposition, but this is my conviction, I need to get this off my mind;

I gotta be me, Gotta be I, Gotta be who I know I am inside Can finally breathe, taking it in, look at me flying! It’s always been there, it just took me a minute to find it If I were to be anybody else, I’d just be hiding who I am

Lookin’ back, back on a little boy, never gave him a chance to ever be more I didn’t love him but I’m gonna love him right now and forever It’s time to push open the door. Pardon my imposition, but this is my conviction Ain’t nothing left to hold me down. I gotta be me. Gotta be I, Gotta be who I know I am inside Can finally breathe, taking it in, look at me flying!
Before you were formed, God knew you and ordained you for a particular assignment, this is your purpose on earth (Jeremiah 1:5). You are here to fulfil this assignment. God put a distinctive seed of greatness inside you, and He has shaped you to accomplish it. You must identify that specific purpose and live it out fully. You must be exactly who you were created to be.

Unfortunately, some people despise who they are and attempt to be someone else. Wyn Starks song taught us that this would amount to hiding who we are. His song makes us understand that true freedom can only come when you identify who you were created to be and live it out fully without any apology. Because when you do that, you are energised, and it feels like you are flying. Not living out your purpose amounts to closing the door of your own life and that is not self-love. Wyn says it’s time to push open the door and be you. Give yourself a chance to be more. Live out the greatness that God put inside you. Do not let anything hold you back. Be exactly who you were called to be, every other person is taken.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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