Topic: Take Responsibility For Your Life [Friday August 25, 2017]
“And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar, and Phares begat Esrom…” Matthew 1:3 (KJV)
In the generation of Jesus Christ, God chose Abraham to be the beginning of the Messianic line. Abraham had Ismael by Haggai and Isaac by Sarah and he had other six children through another woman called Keturah. Isaac became the messianic line and he also had two children Esau and Jacob through Rebecca. Jacob became the next in the Messianic line. Jacob also had twelve sons and a daughter called Diana. In that order, Judah became the Messianic line and he gave birth to Pharez and Zarah through an illicit relationship that he had with his daughter in law Tamar. Imagine a man that carried the messianic mantle and yet gave birth to twins out of wedlock. And when you check the scriptures, you will discover that one of them, Pharez, fell into the Messianic line. Beloved, you don’t have any excuse. Irrespective of your background or the circumstances surrounding your birth, you will bounce back.
There is no accident in God. Every one of us has God’s purpose for our lives. God’s Prophetic hand is upon you. It does not matter what man thinks, what matters is what God thinks. If you are a young person complaining about your family background, know that it is no excuse because we have seen a young person who came from nowhere and went on to become the president of that country. It is not your background that matters but what you do with yourself.
Some believers are so lazy. They blame every person but not themselves. Stop the blame game. Rise up and take responsibility for your life. If you fail to sing your song, somebody else will sing it for you. This is your time. You cannot afford to play games. Rise up to the full potential of who God has made you. So that you become what He has designed you to be.
Further Reading: Genesis 38:24-30, Matthew 1:1-6
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 119:1-88; Evening- 1 Corinthians 7:20-40
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.