TOPIC: The Distracted Boy And The Angry Father!
BASIC SCRIPTURE: 1 King 20: 30-43
A boy was sent by his father to urgently buy him food from a restaurant. On his way going, he was in a hurry because of the urgency of the assignment. However, on his way back, he passed where his mates were playing football . He slowed down and began to watch the game, gradually slowing down until he finally stopped.
He watched for a while and got carried away, he became interested and indicated his interest in playing, and was invited. He left the food in the care of some unknown people and entered the field. He forgot the assignment completely and played his heart out. He became the man of the match, dribbled opponents, created chances, scored goals and changed the face of the entire game.
When the game finally ended, everybody went home to their parents. It now dawned on the boy that he had actually been sent to buy food by his hungry father. He went to where he kept the food; it had already been eaten by goats and dogs.
“But I kept this food with some boys here a moment ago,” he said. He picked up the plates but was no longer happy. All the excitement of the game disappeared, the people clapping for him were all gone, the opponents he was playing against were all gone, the ball itself was gone and time was gone.
Regret, fear and tears of sorrow overtook him as he found his way home in the dark. When people asked him why he couldn’t go home, he said his father would beat him. He knew the implications of a wasted time.
As the year marches on, there is one prayer you must always pray: “LORD, HELP ME NOT TO WASTE MY LIFETIME, ENERGY AND RESOURCES DOING THE WRONG THINGS. HELP ME TO CHANNEL MY ENERGY AND ABILITIES RIGHTLY”!
Sometimes in life, time and opportunity lost may never be regained. Most people spend time doing the right things at the wrong time, only to discover that it was a wasted effort. I pray that your days and years are not wasted, just like that young boy.
Today’s scripture Vs. 40 says: “And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, ‘so shall thy judgment be, thyself hast decided it.” Don’t be busy here and there in this 2nd half of the year on what is not your God-given purpose. Arise and pray: DISTRACTION AGENTS; RUN MAD!
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In your own words, pray over today’s word as led.
I reject a wasted life. I shall fulfill my assignment in Jesus name.
Distraction Agents; Run Mad!
I refuse distractions this year; I shall be focused on my goals.
Pray about today as led.
Our Daily Manna 3 July 2021 ODM Devotional Message. Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe (author of ODM) is a dynamic man of God with strong prophetic, healing, preaching and teaching ministries. Since he met the Lord and got born again on February 3rd 1976, as a student at the prestigious government college Ughelli, Delta State of Nigeria, he has been preaching the word in Creeks, Villages and Cities with signs following.