Wednesday, November 15

THE SCHEDULE

Name and date are fiction. None of this was written to any known living or dead person

A schedule is a plan that lists all that you have to do and when you must do each. God is very orderly and leaves nothing to chance. His design for your life is already worked out. There are things he wants you to get at specific points in life.

Some of us allow distractions to delay us from entering the glory of our purpose in due season. We are busy running after destiny threatening relationships because we want to “belong”.

Jesus had this understanding and was committed to the schedule of God for his life. “Here I am – it is written about me in the scrolI; have come to do your will, o God.” Hebrew 10:7
He didn’t get sexually involved with anyone because he knew that part was not in the plan. Hence, nursing a romantic relationship with anyone would have been a waste of time. He knew his purpose was to save mankind from sin and he focused on his assignment.
He lived for only 33 years and some months. That’s too short you may say. But God does not count days like we do. The bible says “a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.” Psalm 90:4

The number of years Jesus spent on earth and the tremendous impact of his accomplishment on the entire human race confirms that the fulfillment of purpose is more relevant than the number of years spent. 


This understanding should make us decide not to do things because everyone else is doing it; as we may not have the same number of years allocated to us. Do only that which is relevant to God’s purpose for your life. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do everyday necessities; but of course every day necessities contribute to your fulfillment of purpose in significant ways. Rather I’m saying you must not commit to major decisions that are irrelevant to your fulfillment of purpose. What good would it be to a student who is enrolled at the University for a Bachelors degree in business management, but attending classes for student enrolled in pure and industrial chemistry, if he wouldn’t need the lessons for the achievement of his degree in business management?

Your time is priceless. Your purpose is scheduled. Are you behind, ahead or on schedule?

The renowned preacher, Pastor Kenneth Hagin said the Lord Jesus appeared to him in December 1953 and said to him, “Be faithful and fulfill thy ministry, my son, for the time is short.”

The man of God went to be with the lord in 2003. It means it was fifty years from the time of that vision to the time he passed on. Fifty years seem like a really long time but the Lord said it was short.

Do you know what length of time has been allocated to you? Why are you procrastinating about walking in God’s purpose? Are you waiting for the perfect feeling, no opposition, a huge bank account, and the full support of the whole world to start? Don’t forget that the fact that you are asleep doesn’t mean that the clock is standing still. Even If you ceased your breath for a few seconds, the clock would keep ticking. Why are you waiting for perfect moments to step into your destiny? It is better to live and fulfill purpose while young.

In our youthful years we can take up mental and physical tasks that we won’t be able to handle when old age comes. You could even make mistakes and find the time to correct them; but in old age, there is little or no time for mistakes and corrections. “It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.” Lamentations 3:27

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Stop saying I would start when I get married, after the kids are grown, after my masters or doctorate and all those perfect unreasonable excuses we give for living unfulfilled. Choose to be on schedule. Destiny is a delicate matter. Don’t ruin your life!

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

1 comment:

  1. Amazing....mama you have blessed my life in tremendous ways....guess I waited too long to see it. God bless you ma!

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