DAY 1 EVENING SESSION, Plenary 1
Preacher: Mr. Tamfuchia Bertrand, AFECAM’s Mission Director
Theme: Time and Chance
Text: 2 Timothy 1:9, Ephesians 4:1
We are all called by virtue of our faith to spread the gospel and the good news of His word! God in his love has endowed His creation with talents, purpose, skills and just t name a few, but the devil, being who he is has come to steal, kill and destroy. That is why he will stop at nothing until he finally assassinates your gifts by transforming your character negatively to those whom your gifts are supposed to make a way for. Gifts and callings are never enough, but we must fight the good fight of faith to keep them. (Ecc 9:1-11, 2nd Sam 1:23)
Note: The race has never been for the swift!
Jacob in this scripture was conscious of the tenderness of the flock he was heading, and wasn’t interested in running together with Esau because it will cost him a great loss.
Many of our brethren have young dreams, talents and visions. We however want to realise them as as soon as possible, not counting the cost and level of preparedness. Slow down, master your dreams/visions/talents for the right time and opportunities are going to come your way (Proverbs 30:25)
Esau may be strong with strong soldiers, but the blessings were on Jacob despite the weakness of carrying pregnant flock, Your weakness might be your greatest advantage just like Jacob.
Above all, the spirit is greater than skills, no matter how skillfully oriented you are, add to it the Spirit of God and He will see you through.