In HIS Presence


Acts 9:36-43

Meditation verse:

For I know that he whom you bless is blessed and he whom you curse is cursed”
(Numbers 22:6)

Your reputation, whether good or bad will always precede you. And depending on which it is will either bring you honour or shame. Proverbs 22:1 says “a good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favour rather than silver and gold. A good reputation can open doors for you. It can cause men to favour you. It can lift you to the highest pedestal in your life. It can even save your life. a bad reputation on the other hand can cause you great harm.

There was a certain disciple in Joppa, named Tabitha, also known as Dorcas. This woman had a reputation for doing good works and charitable deeds. Then she became ill and died. Guess what, the people of Joppa refused to bury her. They laid her in an upper room and made frantic efforts to locate the apostle Peter who was in a nearby city. When Peter arrived, the people showed him the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. And of course, she was brought back to life.

In Numbers 22, Balak King of the Moabites, was afraid that the children of Israel would defeat Moab. So, he sent for the prophet Balaam saying “please come at once, curse this people for me, for they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I shall be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land, for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.” Balaam had a reputation for prophesying with precision.

What are you known for? What footprints are you leaving on the sands of time? How are you affecting the lives of those around you? Are you adding value or causing harm? Who exactly do people say you are? Why not create a reputation for kindness, good works, excellence, diligence, and generosity. Why not become that person who is known for adding value to those around. If your presence is not felt, your absence will not be missed.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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