Why choose mediocrity?

Why choose mediocrity, when you can choose greater?

Why limit your abilities below the standards of our Creator?

Procrastinating; never now, always later.

Because nowadays not faith but fear is what we favour.

So we wait for society’s permission

Leading a life of submission, to the system, of fitting (in),

Suppressing the identity that God has given

Keeping your light just dim enough, in order to be hidden,

So you no longer shine too bright, right?

Or just low enough, to prevent it from obstructing someone else’s vision…

We display faith even smaller than that mustard seed.

But see, seeds grow…like potential.

So even when life looks soily & dim, water the talents that you have been given.

Because It’s OK to start small but stagnation is a no.

Yes, He is the vine and we are the branches, but there is still sufficient space to grow.

See, mediocrity, it’s like a bird that can fly but just won’t.

So instead of soaring, you’re sore about the achievements of every other person…

…But imagine how different things would be if you lived out what JESUS saw, the truth.

The sad thing is that most times it’s us youth.

Demographically we’re satisfied using any old excuse.

But imagine if young David did that and looked down at his abilities with aloof.

But no… He became greater than the greatest with one lethal shot at it;

Biblical proof.

So why choose mediocrity, when you can choose greater?

Step out, be bold and shine your light.

At least do yourself that favour.

-A

Obedience is better than sacrifice 

Scripture focus: Exodus 17:11-13 (Israelites vs Amalekites)

Whenever Moses held his hands up, the Israelites were winning.

This can signify consecration. Whenever we look to God in a situation rather than ourselves (Moses’ hands down) we will overcome that situation. If we look to our own abilities and external circumstances then we are sure to fail or not do it as well. Either way it won’t be perfectly in line with God’s will.

Also, the fact that he had to seek help to prop up his hands demonstrates that we should surround ourselves with like minded, loyal friends. People that we can trust to help us in difficult situations, people that will also point us to God.

Another perspective is that the task of Moses lifting his hands seemed trivial. Sometimes God will ask us to do things that seem odd or untimely, however trusting Him in the little things is so necessary. If Moses had not kept his hands up, the Israelites would have lost in battle. See, your actions/obedience may be the answer to another person’s prayer or simply character building.

God’s ways are higher than ours so I guess we’ll never fully be able to know or understand every ‘why’ in His decisions. However, rest assured that all things WILL work for the good of those who honour him (Romans 8:28). You have a hope and a future ahead (Jeremiah 29:11) so chin up… Or perhaps, hands up 😉

Keep Twinkling,

A.

The omnipotent in weakness

Today’s verse for thought is: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: (Philippians 2:7 KJV)

The almighty, all powerful Son so humbly showed weakness, being publicly mocked and disgraced. In fact He became human just like us in order to see how we see, and experience what we do. He took off His crown for YOU. He was then shamed so that we no longer have to feel ashamed. That is the definition of true love! It makes you rethink the ‘difficulties’ we can have in showing common humility, right?

Keep Twinkling,

A

Too Young For Ministry?

The verse of the day is: 

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV)

God used Samuel, David, and Timothy who were all young. If they looked down at themselves because of their age- we wouldn’t have some amazing testimonies and stories in the bible. We are all called to be lights, but is it OK to dim our lights because we’re young?? Absolutely not. Remember, confident people look at their abilities not inabilities. Age really is ‘just a number‘.

Keep Twinkling,

A

Worth more than a bird?

Hey all,

 ‘Look at the birds… your father in heaven takes care of them!’

Matthew 6:26 is the bible app’s verse of the day which reminds us to be WORRY FREE. 

God is watching over us and caring for our needs even as we speak. He is FAITHFUL. Animals find food and shelter daily – even tiny ants and the multitude of pigeons that exist. They don’t stress over the source of their next meal. Yet why do we still CHOOSE to worry in life? (Yes it is a choice.) Especially about very trivial things???
‘Aren’t you worth much more than birds?’ 

We must have faith that God will provide, and live with the assurance that our worth in God alone gives us the hope of a life of provision. So live with expectancy and thankfully. Because He is faithful indeed. 

 We are His sons, we are His wonderful works, we are worth it. 

 Keep Twinkling,
A

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