expression of self
In HIS Presence


Read: Philippians 3:12-15

Meditation verse:

“I press towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).


Billionaire media mogul, Oprah Winfrey one said that her greatest desire in life is to fulfill the dream that God had in mind for her when He thought about her and put her in her mother’s womb. So, she always strived to fulfill; the highest and truest expression of herself as a human being. My understanding of this is that we are indebted to God to develop and utilize whatever gifts He has put in us to the highest possible level. And we owe this not just to God but to ourselves and the world at large. The world should experience our highest level of value in the place of our purpose or contribution.

The Apostle Paul had this objective in mind when he said:

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have [d]apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14)


How can we ensure that we are pressing towards our highest expression? We must keep developing our skills, talents, abilities, and character. 2 Peter 1:5-8 says “but also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ”. 2 Timothy 2;15 says, “study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (KJV).


Keep raising the bar and keep becoming. Do not be satisfied with yesterday’s wins. There is always a higher-level waiting for you to step into. Refuse to settle for anything less. “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19). It’s a new month and the last one for the year. Go manifest!


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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