A few weeks ago, my life was extra busy. I was working seven days a week including late into the nights. I didn’t have any spare time for God. Do you know how God got my attention? I’m going to share my story about a painful tooth infection that changed the direction of my life.
Are you brave enough to use your hidden talents? Or have you buried yours like the man in the bible? He was too scared to use the one he was given. Sometimes, you stay in a job that's not giving you any fulfillment. Why? Because you're scared of stepping out of your comfort zone, identifying your talent or talents, and using them.
But is that what you're supposed to do? What if you lose out on a better quality of life by not taking action?
If God has a plan for your life, death cannot snatch you away. Marian Adejokun, a teenager from Croydon, can testify to that.
In January 2011, on her way home from college, Marian developed severe pain in her eyes. She used eye drops from the chemist to ease the pain. Instead of relief, she ended up in intensive care at the Royal London Hospital for more than three weeks. Her skin peeled off, and blisters covered her from head to toe. She almost died.
I've been out of church for a while. But I felt I should attend today as it's Easter Sunday. So, I visited our local church. At the end of the sermon the pastor made an altar call for people to come forward and give their heart to Jesus. No one went up. I stood there thinking, "I gave my life to Jesus more than 14 years ago. I've got a relationship with Him so I'm cool. There's no need for me to go to the altar and give my heart to Him."
Sometimes all you need is for God to wrap you in His arms. You know, the times when you feel alone, sad and troubled. When those negative emotions cling to your mind and you want to shake it off, think about being wrapped tightly and securely in His arms.
In His arms no one or nothing can touch you