RCCG APRIL 2022 THANKSGIVING SERVICE – WAITING WITHOUT WASTING
RCCG APRIL 2022 THANKSGIVING SERVICE – PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
TOPIC: WAITING WITHOUT WASTING
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
1 KINGS 19:15-19
And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: 16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room. 17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay. 18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him. And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee? 21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him. –1 Kings 19:20-21
God has a plan for your life: before you were born God has a plan for your life. Just like He has plan for Nigeria. Jeremiah 1: 4-5. God has a plan for who you will marry, when you will marry et.c
Point 2, your future will seek you. You can’t do much about your future. time is like a river flowing steadily, when you were born you got into the river and it’s carry you along. Elisha was busy ploughing, but God called to be a prophet. I thought I was going to be youngest Vice Chancellor but God called me to be a pastor. Your future will seek you out. If there are any delays it could be because you are precious or the one that will be your partner is precious. Luke 1:1-25. God knows your future; He knows who is going to be your perfect husband/wife.
Therefore, be careful of shortcuts, don’t say God is late and use your own wisdom. If you do so, you won’t get what God wants for you and you won’t like what you get. If you allow God, His perfect will for your life will come.
In the name that is above every other name, your purpose in life shall be fulfilled
Delay can come in three ways:
Maybe you don’t want what God was presenting – God wanted Jacob to marry Rachel but Jacob wanted Leah Genesis 29: 16-35
Delay could be caused by forces of darkness – Daniel 10:4-14
I decree anyone blocking your way to joy/progress, if he or she does not repent that fellow will not see the end of this month
Finally, another cause of delay could be your own disobedience – Numbers 22:10-34. if God is the one blocking your way until you repent, your way won’t be open. If you know you are disobedient to God, start obeying Him immediately.
If God shuts the door nobody can open, if God opens the door nobody can shut. If you haven’t giving your life to Christ, and you are wondering why there is a delay, you have your answer; give your life to Jesus Christ now. If you have giving your life to Christ but still living in sin come back to Him.
Prayer: Father, in every facet of my life, let there be no more delay.