DEFINING YOUR LIFE – BY DAVID IBIYEOMIE
When you lack mission and purpose in life, others will define your life for you. You cannot wake up in the morning and start moving from one place to another without direction and definition of what your day will be. When your life lacks definition, you will spend it doing irrelevant things, making unending irrelevant calls and embarking on roller-coaster visitations to places you are not welcomed; that is selling off the future.
It is important to take your life in your hand and tell yourself that you are absolutely responsible for the outcome of your life. When you define your life, it will enable you to live as commanded by God and demanded by your future destiny; not as convenient. It is not convenient for a student to study all-night but it is demanded by the season that he is in to burn the midnight oil in order to come out successfully in his exams or he fails.
Neh.4:23 – So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes, saving that everyone put them off for washing.
Be a law to yourself in a bid to accomplish your desired goal.
Gen.39:9b – … how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
Your future should be more precious to you that the immediate pleasures of the world; you must forgo the pleasure if you want to accomplish your desired goal.
Neh.5:14-16 -Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor. 15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God. 16 Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.
When you define your life, God will raise you as one of the Nehemiah army of leaders of our time to set HIS people free because of your self-discipline. When you define your life, you place yourself under self-set rules and establish boundaries around you so you can go for only what will build, edify and secure your future.
1Cor.10:23 -All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
When you define your life, it will make you operate without requiring supervision towards the delivery of the task given to you. You will not need anyone to shout at you or monitor you before you do the right thing. Let that be your lifestyle from today and the God who sees in the secret will reward you openly in the name of Jesus the Christ –Amen!
God bless you