I Want Some Of Genny’s Oil!

Somewhere last year (especially around March), I realized the massive difference starting 2015 with God was making. This year I did the very logical thing and greatly repeated step one. So when I was hanging out with Him and we were talking about 2016, I carefully considered what one thing I wanted for this year. What one thing would I truly want to characterize 2016? Then Genevieve came to mind!

Genny is a sterling sterling worship leader at the church I visit on most Fridays. Deezzz ggeerrrhhh caaann siinnng, whaattt!! For nearly two years I’ve been her biggest fan and I haven’t even spoken to her, I’m shy like that. Lol. But in listening to Genny, I hear the sharp contrast between talent and anointing. I don’t think she’s the best singer in the world, I think there are others who can oscillate and ad-lib better than she does, but there is just something about her voice. It’s…it’s…it’s oily.

Her worship drips of oil and it draws in the most ‘guy guy’ of us. When she holds the microphone and animates her adulation with facial expressions and gestures, chaaiii, my inside does like tombrown, and she doesn’t even force it. But what I love most about her worship is that God always gets the spotlight. When you see a person loving God so sincerely, it’s infectious.

So I’ve been thinking about how awesome this year will be if I was oily myself, in the way I think, the words I say, the way I do things at work and in all other things I do. How more impactful and successful will I be if I dripped of the oil? Because in its natural sense oil lubricates, processes and preserves, but in its spiritual sense it does so much more. It gives access, amplifies effort, attracts favour, simplifies complexities and makes you unforgettable for all the right reasons.

So I don’t just want to be the most skilled person at my work, I want to be oiled up at it. If our minds drip of the oil and our eyes and mouth and hands and feet and heart do same…then we become unstoppable and indestructible.

When I see Genny do her thing at church, I know it’s not automatic. She didn’t just appear and hit it like it. I can imagine the length of time she spends with ‘The Oiler’. People don’t suddenly become the thing you admire or despise them for. Nine women can’t make a baby in a month; it takes deliberate effort and time. When I see a very efficient and successful person, I do not admire his accomplishments as much as the effort and sacrifice I can imagine went into it. You must spend time courting the oil. You must pray and crave it, and you must live the kind of life and make the kind of decisions that honour and agree with God’s oil. In going on your knees, you’ll emerge tallest wherever you go.

So this year I pray for you the same thing I pray for myself; the grace to accomplish within one year what would have normally taken a decade and the oil that amplifies effort and transforms every encounter in our favour.

When you make presentations at work, close deals or interact with clients, may your hand drip of the oil of God and may your reasoning and negotiations drip of it as well. God’s oil isn’t tied to a church building, it’s for us to use in every stage and aspect of our lives. If you think turbo boost gives speed, make una watch me as I operate in God’s oil. Let’s do this fam, cruise through 2016, dripping of His oil!

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  1. Bessmah said:

    Amen and Amen!!!!!

    April 2, 2016
  2. Naashika Saka said:

    Amen! ankasa ankasa for us all, some of us need it paaa nti an xtra Amen!!! for us those😉 bless yu Ben

    March 11, 2016
    • BenJ said:

      Bless you too Naa…you are one dose of sunshine!

      March 13, 2016
  3. stephannie banini said:

    If you think turbo boost gives speed, make una watch me as I operate in God’s oil. Let’s do this fam, cruise through 2016, dripping of His oil! –
    that caption though. I receive it wholly.

    January 19, 2016
  4. araba said:


    January 18, 2016
  5. Adzo said:

    Amen !!! May your writing skills be oiled the more, don’t I just love reading your blog. More oil for us all in 2016.

    January 16, 2016
  6. Elorm said:

    i receive it
    i tap into it
    i declare an oily 2016 in Jesus name

    January 16, 2016
    • Adzo said:

      Please are you the Elorm who is an Adzo cos I happen to be an Elorm myself. 😏

      January 16, 2016
  7. Kwabena Darko said:


    January 15, 2016
  8. Oye said:

    Love this. More oil in every aspect of our lives. Thanks for this great reminder to court the oiler. Also, stealing ‘ nine women cannot birth a baby in a month’

    January 15, 2016
  9. Akua said:

    Ayayayayaaaaaaa!!!!! More oil in 2016, Father!

    January 15, 2016
  10. Precious said:

    Oh yes! I remember a priest telling us the same thing some years back… You don’t just come and stand in front of people and minister to them thinking you will touch lives even if with all you heart you keep God as the focus of your ministration. You can’t give what you don’t have and you can only receive at the foot of the cross… The quality of the time you spend alone with God will determine the depth of your ministration.
    May God give us the strength to always seek him in the secret of our hearts in prayer so we can be filled with Him and bear fruits wherever we find ourselves. Amen
    Hey BenJ, God bless!

    January 15, 2016

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