The Picture Is Bigger Than Petrol.

I believe in Ghana. I believe in that bold dream you have, I have a similar one too. I believe you can actually bring it to pass. In fact, if you ask me, we should dream bigger and they will come to pass; irrespective of economics or politics or the Black Stars. I didn’t always think so. In fact, as recently as Saturday morning, I wasn’t thinking that way when I was driving on my last bit of fuel to this meeting I go for on Saturday mornings.

I felt very discouraged by the fact that my government couldn’t make cars happy, couldn’t make football fans happy and couldn’t tickle the economy to even smirk. Between us two, I for the first time started to panic. I probably took it too far when I thought of whether I’d even have a job if things don’t take a turn for the better. Imagine me sulking at a prayer meeting. I felt heavier than the stomach of a corrupt government official with a slow metabolism. But that’s when it came to me; something I’d read years ago; if they tell you you cant make it much further, show them how far you’ve come already.

Screen Shot 2014-07-03 at 9.47.16 AMIt’s really easy to be drenched in rain because that’s what’s falling presently, but there’s a warmth that rain cant touch when your mind is fixed of an assured sunshine. That’s what we have; an assurance! An assurance that all things are working for our good, that He will not let the expectations of the righteous to be cut short, that we’re a peculiar people, a chosen generation, that He will cause the wealth of the Gentiles to be handed over to us, that because fathers don’t give their children stone when they ask for bread, He’s even more able and willing then to do more than we can ever ask or think of.

2014 is but a few pixels in the big picture God snapped of you. Step back as far as possible and take a good look. There’s too much goodness coming your way for you to embarrass God with such a pessimistic outlook to everything. You use generators when lights go out and umbrellas when rain start falling. You take out sun glasses when the sun’s too bright and torch lights when it’s too dark. Well hope is what you whip out in times like these. Whip out hope and all He’s assured you and let it affect how you feel in your heart.

Don’t be daunted by the shortage of some chemical that makes metal objects move, be daunted rather, if your tank is not full on God’s Spirit Because that is the fuel of dreams and destinies. That’s the fuel of exploits and extraordinary achievements. That is the fuel you can keep pumping in as long as you want as often as you’d like each day.

You can walk or board a taxi if petrol remains scarce, but there’s no viable alternative to God’s spirit. It’s taken this shortage to make me really respect the power of a fuel attendant and realize how crucial petrol is to living. I don’t want to be in any kind of situation that’ll force me to respect the power of God. Because one way or another, you will find out who’s boss. Don’t find out from the other side of the table.

So well, I guess what I’m saying is, dive in deep with God. He’s the real Visa card. He works for all spiritual transactions, plus he takes care of material needs too. Paypal, Mastercard and the whole bunch, none of them can do that. Equip yourself with promises He’s made you, believe them, constantly remind yourself of them and see if He’s a man to lie or the son of man to say something and not do it. Somebody scream Amen! Okay offertory time 🙂

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2 Comments

  1. Eunice said:

    Sometimes we need a constant reminder that God is in control and what we have to do is trust in Him. A song comes to mind ” My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus Christ and righteousness…… ”
    Thanks for the reminder and God bless you.

    November 18, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      I just sang it in my head. Awesome!

      November 18, 2014
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