Believers should endeavour to use all that God has gifted them to work for the betterment of society.
This was the crux of Pastor Yemisi Akindolie’s sermon during the July 3 Sunday second service of The Fountain of Life Church, TFOLC.
While speaking on the message, which she titled “While Waiting”, the cleric used the parable of the talents recorded in Matthew 25 to say that many believers have not yet fully maximised their gifts. She noted that God is just and has given individuals different abilities.
Pastor Yemisi Akindolie listed some things God has entrusted into people’s hands, including time, money, resources, and relationships.
“And that made me tell myself that I must be careful how I treat people. They are God’s property. So, it started to make me mindful of relationships,” Pastor Yemisi said.
Citing Acts 1:8, she explained that only God could rightly empower the believer to use the talents at his disposal.
“May we never forget that we can only do it with His power,” she added.
While likening this to a vehicle manufacturer making specifications about the fuel a car needs, the cleric maintained that it relies on God, which is the sure way to maximise life’s potential fully.
Earlier in the service, Pastor Bisoye Okwoli used Isaiah 40:29′, the “Promise of the Week,” to remind the church that even though some problems may seem impossible to solve, Christians shouldn’t forget that God is on their side.
She says, “I don’t know what challenges you face or those seeming limitations and obstacles that seem to defy answer and logic, but God is giving you His CV: He says I am not tired.”
She continued, “At the end of the day, if anybody will be tired, it will be that situation; it will be that devil that will not let you go that will go weary.”
Pastor Bisoye Okwoli maintained that a believer must thoroughly understand who they are to take advantage of their privileges.