By Odunayo Ketiku
God’s help is available to us. He is a very present Help to His own. Psalm 46:1. If you are already His own, then this piece is for you. If you don’t know him yet, why don’t you invite Him now into your life. You need Him as much as you need the air to breathe. It is too risky at times like to attempt to live life independent of Jesus. HE alone is the Way, the Truth and the life. John 14: 6. Once that is done then YOU CAN SAY NO TO AVERAGE
The average living does not require God’s help. An average life is the general lifestyle. That is where so many people are. The Lord said He will help us but He wants us to arise today and take our lives to the next level by saying no to mediocrity. See someone who received God’s help even in a strange land. We shall be looking at the forces that made Daniel. He was helped like no other. All the indices of a helped man can be found in Daniel’s life. He stood out. He was excellent. Daniel was relevant throughout his stay in a strange land. He was always standing before Kings. He was helped, no doubt, but this man had character. He was strong on the inside. He desired an excellent life and had it. He was distinguished. He said no to mediocrity. By decision, by determination and by discipline. Hear a testimony of a woman about him: Daniel 5:11-12 (KJV)
“There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom [is] the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, [I say], thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, [and] soothsayers; Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.”
He knew he was in Babylon for a purpose. God said to Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5 (KJV)
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou earnest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, [and] I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
when you know that you are here on assignment, It will shapen other things about your life. It shapened what he ate and determined his company Daniel 1:8 and Daniel 2:17( the people he fasted with in Daniel 1:17. Until you are where He wants you to be don’t expect His unique help. He knew his God. There is a knowing of God by Daniel.
Daniel 11:32 (KJV)
“And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do [exploits].”
He knew his God is a deliverer so he was not afraid of the lions of his enemies. Knowing
your God brings peace. Ps 147:14 “He maketh peace [in] thy borders, [and]filleth thee with the finest of the
wheat. “, Knowing your God brings confidence and boldness -Prov. 28:1 the righteous are as bold
as a lion” …. Knowing your God makes us to take bold steps. How could Caleb ask
for….. the mountain at 85? -Joshua 14:10-12 (KJV)
“And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while [the children of] Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I [am] this day fourscore and five years old. As yet I [am as] strong this day as [I was] in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength [was] then, even so [is] my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in. Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims [were] there, and [that] the cities [were] great [and] fenced: if so be the LORD [will be] with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.“
cry out” Lord I want to know you.” Go after him, pay the price. He was God’s seeker -Daniel 2:17-19 (KJV) “Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, andAzariah, his companions: That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise [men] of Babylon. Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
The death threat could not stop him from seeking God’s face.
Daniel 6:lO (KJV) “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.”
. Read Amos 5:4-6 (KJV)
“For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live: But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought. Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour [it], and [there be] none to quench [it] in Bethel. Hosea 10:12 (KJV) “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for [it is] time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.”
Proverbs 8:17 (KJV) “Hove them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”
He was a studious reader. Daniel 9:2. Readers are Leaders. It is amazing that was the only instruction given Joshua by God for a good success. –
Joshua 1:8 (KJV) “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” you can’t meditate until you study through reading.——— decide to be a reader today
and you will end up on the other side of mediocrity which is Excellence.
The secret of his strength was in his obedience.
Joshua 1:7 (KJV) “Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do
according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from
it [to] the right hand or [to] the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.”
you need courage to obey God. And your obedience will also provide courage. Dan. 6:10; in obedience to matt. TV 7. To be outstanding is on your inside. Be committed to obedience and bring it out.
He was a man of prayer. He was relentless. Prayed on the same topic for 21 days. He wouldn’t stop till he gets an answer- Joshua 1:8a ” “. He kept on speaking the word back to God in obedience . Daniel 10:13 he started praying in Daniel 9. Prayer draws you closer to God . when you pray in tongues, the Holy Ghost aligns God’s heart with your desires. Each time you pray, the nature of sin dies. Be committed to prayer.
He was a man who always desired to know secrets. A man of revelation and visions.
Don’t be contended with the status quo. Ask questions. Ask God for revelations.
What stopped my parents? Why am I still here? Is this all about me? Was God
answering him? Yes- Dan2:i7-i9, Dan 4: 7-8, 19, Daniel 5:17, Dan 7:2, 16, 19. Dan
8:15,19- A man for others. Dan 2:19. Become an evangelist. Petition God for others. Don’t be selfish.
PRAYERS: Mark 9:23 , Mark 11:22-23 Mark 9:23 (KJV)
“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things [are] possible to him that believeth.”
Mark n 222-23 (KJV) And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Thank you for the word o Lord.
Father I ask my heavens to open, I receive fresh fire of the Holy Ghost for excellence.
Every power working mediocrity into my destiny is hereby judged by fire.
Let the spirit of revelation come upon me now.
I receive the spirit of boldness and sound mind
I judge every confusion
I come out of every evil pronouncement limiting me.
Father, please show me deep things. What pertains to my welfare shall not be
hidden from me.
Odunayo, arise and shine. Your generation is waiting for you. Arise and make all the
difference. You are too loaded to waste Grace. You can’t afford to be lazy now. Let
there be a Quickening in my spirit. I’m tired of the valley.
I have the pleasure of inviting you to be part of our Service this Sunday and enyoy the Transformation Power of the Word. You shall have Divine Encounter and be impacted for destiny Fulfillment. Christlike Assembly is the church to call a Family. It is Located opposite Akure South Local Government Secretariat and two services hold every Sunday: 7-8.45am and 9-12noon. Surely, You shall be mightily blessed. Till we meet here again, Please keep hope alive