Can I Afford It?

Hello guys! How are you all doing? This is MSM's first post for the year. Enjoy!

Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy in the book of II Timothy 2:4 saying: “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

You and I have been called to live the high life in Christ Jesus, as a soldier of Christ, not to be tied down to this natural realm.  But most often, we allow ourselves to become tangled in the temporary affairs of this world. We allow those entanglements to drag us into defeat. I implore you as soldiers of Christ not to allow that and simplify your life. If you don’t have time for God, make time now. Don’t let your career, job and your family or anything else keep you from building a lasting relationship with God.

One thing I can promise you is that every part of your life will be more blessed if you take time to listen to God. There is absolutely nothing is better than hearing from Him. Before I consider taking on any new activity, I always ask myself this question: CAN I AFFORD THIS?

I am not talking about your finance, not can I afford it financially, but can I afford it spiritually? Can I give time to this activity and still keep my priority time with God? If not, I can’t afford it.

God should be first!

God should be first!

There is one thing you absolutely can’t afford to do without and that’s your time spent in Prayer and in the Word of God. It is your very life. “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,  for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (II Timothy 3:14-17).

You can’t afford not to dedicate yourself to God. You will agree with me on the account of the above scriptures that the direction in which our victory lies is in the Word of God. You may forget that, but satan never does. He will constantly be sending time-stealers your way. So be alert and don’t become entangled in them. Remember to ask yourself, “Can I afford this?” Then make the time you spend with God your first priority every day. The Lord will help us in Jesus name. {The devil will not steal our Joy in Jesus name…Amen}

Have a lovely week 🙂

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2 Comments
  • Oluwamayowa Depo Oyedokun
    January 21, 2015

    Thank you Aunty Bukky for this. It reminds me of the saying: ‘Where your treasure is, your heart will be’ or something like that. It can sometimes be challenging not doing things that you know will pull you away from God.

    ‘Can i afford it?’ is an important question I will adopt in my personal life, not only when it comes to God. It’s important to know why you are doing something and what will be the result of the thing before you go ahead to do it. It’s like weighing the pro’s and con’s of doing something and deciding if it is worth it. Thank you MSM.

    • MSM
      January 23, 2015

      Thank you Princess Mayowa for reading and editing. God Bless you.

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