By John Alabi
These people; the fearful and the compromiser will never win no matter the diligence, hard work, effort, energy, sponsorship, sacrifice, moral support, financial backing and/or prayer missiles. For them, there’s no immunity against losses. The fearful are losers! The fearful will always and definitely lose whatever they have. Whatever you fear to lose you may eventually lose. Whatever you love, respect, idolize and express fear so much about, you may eventually lose! Job asserts, ‘For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me’. Hmmmm….Nobody knew that, as Godly, upright, perfect and religious as Job was, he was still living, wining and dining in fear (Job 1: 1-3; 3:25).
He feared God yet lived in fear.
He feared God but no peace, or rest of mind.
He feared God but mentally, emotionally and psychologically troubled.
He had God. He had virtually everything but was afraid of losing them.
© You cannot bribe God against losses with your religious activities. Job 1:5.
© Losing or winning is a state of mind.
© Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Pro 4:23
Ponder on this axiom – “when you compromise you lose. When you seem to have compromised, you have taken a step toward winning”. However, wisdom has taught me how to compromise without losing colour. Gbam! Here is Saul’s scenario; but Samuel had not yet come to Gilgal, and the soldiers began to leave Saul…” I saw the soldiers leaving me. So I forced myself to offer the burnt offering. I Sam. 13:8-15. (ERV).
King Saul lost himself and his kingdom simply because he was afraid people were leaving him. He traded the will of God for the attention and presence of men. He wanted the ovation of men. He did not want to lose his people, congregation, audience or church members so he compromised standard; went as far as disobeying God to win the attention of men.
The COMPROMISERS are losers and they are bound to fail. They are men pleasers and eye-service minded individuals. Eph.6:5-7; Col. 3:22-24.They dance to the tune of the people to secure them. They want to say, teach, preach and do what the people want. Many men of God fall into this category. Are you? Fear and Compromise will make you lose; eliminate and delete them in your life. Be fortified with sound, sanitized, sanctified and certified mind in Jesus name!