SEEDS OF DESTINY
DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE
THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER, 2023
TOPIC: AVOIDING THE PLAGUE OF DISRESPECT AND DISHONOUR
SCRIPTURE: For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. ROMANS 1:21 (NIV).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When you disrespect a person, you may be disrespecting your destiny helper to your own peril.
We live in a world where the virtue of respect, appreciation or recognition of others is fast diminishing.
In our world today, people look down on others and treat them as trash. They think others are not as important as they are. It is a bankruptcy of mentality to think that you are the only important person while others are worthless.
Let me share a touching story with you.
One day, a young man tolerated his “father” and got tired of him. He decided to take him (the father) to the old people’s home instead of building a house for him or allow him to live with him. He did that because his wife felt that his father should not live with them or be around them.
So, when they arrived at the old people’s home, a Reverend minister who lived there, on seeing this old man, ran and hugged him, and began to celebrate him.
Then this young man asked his “father”, “Daddy, do you know this Reverend?”
The old man didn’t reply him, but the Reverend minister responded, “Yes, I know this old man many years ago when he came to this place to picked up an orphan and trained the orphan as his own son. And I want to let you know that you are that little orphan.”
Then the old man looked at the young man and said, “See, I picked you from this place many years ago as an orphan. I invested everything I had in you as my son, but your wife made you to drive me from your house. Don’t worry. I will stay here. I would have willed everything I have to you, but the house you are living in now is the only thing you would have; everything I have, I will give to this orphanage.”
Beloved, can you see how disrespect can rob a person of their destiny? When you disrespect a person, you may be disrespecting your destiny helper to your own peril.
My counsel is, refuse to disrespect or dishonour people.
Remember this: When you disrespect a person, you may be disrespecting your destiny helper to your own peril.
1. Refuse to disrespect or dishonour anyone you see.
2. Ask God for the grace to respect, honour and appreciate people regardless of their status.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the attitude of dishonour and disrespect. I receive grace to recognise and appreciate everyone, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: Wisdom for Finances.
QUOTE: It is a foolish thing to forget your root. Culled from the Book “21 Foolish Things People Do” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: John 13-15.
AMAZING FACT: Our brains can compute 10 to the 13th and 10 to the 16th operations per second. The human brain is capable of solving and computing problems much quicker than a computer.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The Lord grant you the grace to see everyone the same way He sees them in Jesus’ Name. Receive the grace to escape the way of disrespect and dishonour in Jesus’ Name.