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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