Tuesday, February 28

HOW PERSONAL CONSECRATION AFFECTS YOU


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Consecration is the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service, usually religious. The word consecration literally means "association with the sacred. 1
Our personal consecration is usually a reminder of God’s purpose for our lives.

Seen this before?

“So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.”
2 peter1:12

Purpose does not come alone. It brings a reminder along. Reminders are practices borne from instruction. They are there to help and keep us from derailing or deviating from God’s plan. Moses instructed the people of Israel not to eat unleavened bread whenever it got to the day in the month when God got them out of Egypt.

“Then Moses said to the people, “Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the LORD brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast. Today, in the month of Abib, you are leaving.” 
Exodus 13:3-4


The practice of eating unleavened bread at that time of the month was to serve as a reminder of God’s deliverance on the significance of being called out of Egypt (to be set aside to worship as HIS people). God’s purpose for Israel was for them to be separated and holy unto HIM. The reminder was a practice that would keep them in the consciousness of that Purpose.


An instruction may be given in the form of a personal consecration.
God instructed Samson through his mother never to bring a razor on his head.
“Because you will conceive and bring forth a son. No razor may be used on his head.” Judges 13:5


That instruction stood as a reminder of God’s purpose for Samson
as a deliverer. Samson never cut his hair (of course until Delilah did).

Have you thought about how weighty that hair felt on him? Samson probably was tempted to trim the hair but that instruction prevented him. He knew that his connection with God’s supernatural Spirit which turned his ordinary human strength to an extra-ordinary divine one was tied to the Nazarene instruction.


There are things that God has personally told you not to do, places HE said you shouldn’t go and people he would have you not get close with. HE might even have warned that you abstain from things that might not be sin in themselves. Everyone else is doing them and no scripture in the bible condemns those things.
However, God told you not to do them. These instructions are given to keep you in the consciousness of your purpose.


God is not a kill-Joy. He lovingly instructs us as a trusted father.
What has HE asked you to do or not do? Keep to that instruction lest you lose not just the consciousness of HIS purpose for you but also your ability to fulfill it.

We must bear in mind that Personal consecration should be kept personal. Do not take a personal instruction and make it a doctrine for others. God leads people in line with HIS plan for them not yours. I often say mentors/ leaders should be careful not to become God in the lives of their mentee/followers. We are called to be Men of God not God of men.
Can you identify some instruction God gave to you as regards
your purpose? Are you committed to them?


Adapted From the book PROTHESIS-An Exposition on your destiny by Anne Atulaegwu, Partridge Publishers © Copyright 2014



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