Beloved, the voice you hear determines the voice you can have in your generation.
SCRIPTURE: And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. 1 Samuel 15:24
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Societal influence is disastrous to destiny.
It has been established that every child of God carries the seed of Divinity. As a child of God, you are of God (1 John 4:4); your root is God; your source is God. And Divinity is the platform for both authority and royalty. God is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. We carry His seed in us. That seed is meant to be the fuel for authority and royalty.
However, not many people with potentials for greatness become great in life. This is because there are enemies of distinction that prevent people from becoming what they are meant to become.
Now, one of these enemies is societal influence (or negative influence).
Beloved, the voice you hear determines the voice you can have in your generation. God sent Saul to wipe out the Amalekites but he feared the people; and instead of doing what God asked him to do, he did what the people asked him to do. He spared Agag, the king of the Amalekites and also took some sheep. The consequence of listening to people and disobeying God was that Saul lost his throne (1 Samuel 15:28).
Societal influence made Saul to lose his place in God and on earth. There are many people who have lost their places in destiny because of human opinion. There are many people who have lost out of destiny because of destructive counsel from people.
Dinah, the daughter of Jacob also lost out in life due to societal influence (Genesis 34:1-2). Dinah decided to go and socialize with the daughters of the land of Shechem to be like them. The outcome was that she was defiled by Shechem the son Hamor; she was forcefully taken and defiled by Shechem without paying dowry. That was how Dinah’s destiny ended. Negative societal influence is disastrous to destiny.
Beloved, make up your mind never to follow the crowd.
Remember this: Societal influence is disastrous to destiny.
1. Refuse to be negatively influenced by the society.
2. Always make and keep the right company.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace to always stay on Your path of purpose for my life. Deliver me from the negative influence of society, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: ENEMIES OF DISTINCTION (PART 6).
QUOTE: You were created and redeemed to stand out and not to die out. Culled from “BE WISE AND RISE” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: The female eagle will spend 35 days keeping her eggs warm while the male ensures food is brought to the nest.
DAILY READING: Job 4-6
PROPHETIC WORD: Grace to stand out and not die out is released upon you right now in Jesus Name.