What am I allowing the thief to rob and destroy in my life?

The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy.

John 10:10

What am I allowing the thief to rob and destroy in my life?

• Peace – My anxiousness in wanting to get an unreasonable amount of things done within one day.

• Joy – Taking things for granted by sometimes by forgetting that EVERYTHING can be taken away. God gives, and He can take away.

• Relationships – I think this is the devil’s forte for me. I sin through my blindness in failing to see how Jesus sees other rather-difficult-to-be-liked people.

Wise words from my senior pastor

My senior pastor shared this with the staff during one of the morning devotion to get us to reflect:

‘Am I walking with Jesus? Am I obeying Him? Am I trusting Him? Focus on NOW. Then you don’t need to worry about the future.

Keep the main thing the main thing
Don’t let small little things throw us off.

Reminding self to remind self.

What are you going to do with what you already got?

Sermon message from Sidney Mohede:

We are a very comfortable generation. We are a generation who thinks we are entitled to things. We feel that we have the right to get what we want. People feel that they are entitled because of their power and position, and the higher the power and position, the more entitled they think they deserve. It is all about ‘Me, me, me!’

The question is not about what I can get. Jesus wants us to have power and authority.

The real question is, “What are you going to do with what you already got? What are you going to do with the influence, the fame, the authority and the wealth that you have? How are you going to leverage your power and position for the world?”

Strength is for service, not for status.

Jesus knew He had all the power in the world. Even though He knew He could save himself from getting tortured and killed, He turned himself into the lowliest of the servants to wash the dirt and filth of the disciples’ feet.  This is a powerful revelation that changed Sidney Mohede’s life. He realised that God wanted him to be influential for a purpose. It is okay to be great. God wants you to be successful and prosperous. However, God wants you to leverage that power and influence for something greater than yourself. God wants you to use that power to serve others.