So, if you’ve been my friend on any of my social media platforms for long, you might have noticed how I have drastically reduced(or nearly stop) posting motivational truths. During one of my recent birthdays, a lady complimented me by saying the words I typed were her secret motivation. I was like ‘they were Holy ghost inspired.’ So I wasn’t surprised.
You may be wondering why I stopped. Well, something happened. The same Holy spirit that tells me those words made it clear that they are more for me than they are for my social media audience.
It got me! I confirmed that when I heard pastor Lawrence say it in a retreat that: “Some of you will catch a rhema and be eager to share to the world when even you are not walking in it.”
That was it. I’m not stringy with Rhema, but then. Wisdom is profitable to direct.
That was the turning point for my WhatsApp and Facebook statuses. All you’ll find are wishes and pictures of birthday celebrants, pictures of myself and maybe funny memes.
That introduction is necessary for what I’m about to say.
So, I decided to study the book of Proverbs in the month of July. One chapter for a day. (By the way, that book is powerfully deep and divinely amazing… In fact, it has EVERYTHING about life in it. Both spiritual and carnal.)
In my adventure with Proverbs so far, I’ve learnt more than I could have imagined. And I would like to establish just one major lesson!
THIS ISN’T ME BREAKING MY ‘NO SHARING OF RHEMA’ RULE, THIS IS ME JUSTIFYING IT!
So, despite sharing a whole bunch of universal and timeless principles, and equally being regarded as the wisest man ever, Solomon made a very funny and unexpected mistake. HE DIDN’T WALK IN ALL THOSE PRINCIPLES( at least for long).
He gave the precepts for long life, yet died young. He gave the outlines for filial fellowship and ended up defying his Father’s commands.
If you’ve ever studied Proverbs, you’ll hear him talk about adultery and the strange woman repeatedly and convincingly. How that only fools fall into adultery. Yet he married 700 women and had 300 concubines..
“Because it is more blessed to follow good advice than to give it…” I sincerely hope you grab that statement well.
The perfect man and leader, Jesus Christ, said “… Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eyes but do not consider the plank in your own eyes?” (Matthew 7:3)
I interpret that to mean: “Why on earth would you advise someone to do or stop doing something when even you are more guilt of it?”
Lemme conclude by saying: “Giving a piece of advice or sharing a Rhema is not bad. It could only be bad when you’re not walking in that Rhema or heeding that advice. In fact, it is grievous.
“Wise leaders not only give good advice; they heed it.”
Be like Jesus; Do, then Teach! (Acts 1:1)