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Breaking The Yoke Of Underachievement & Marginal Success. (2)

Topic: Breaking The Yoke Of Underachievement  & Marginal Success.

Text: 2 Kings 6 vs 1, Genesis 26 vs 22.


God will make bigger rooms for me in the high places of the earth. He will take me to the heights he has prepared for me and the little space around me shall be enlarged until my glory rejoices in Jesus' name. Amen.

"And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us. Let us go we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye"( 1 Kings 6 vs 1). This account of the situation of the sons of prophets, as relayed to Elisha , is worth considering. They said their dwelling place was too narrow for them. They needed a better space. Although they had a space, it was too narrow for them.

Underachievement is just like the scenario presented above. It is not lack of achievement; it is achievement narrowed, limited and unworthy of celebration. It could be that the abode of the sons of the prophets was a slum or just one dingy apartment. They had a house but it was not a befitting one- that is under-achievement. Underachievement may manifest in other forms: under-employment, poor remuneration, irregular testimonies; prolonged bachelorhood or spinsterhood; epileptic help; slim favours, anaemic joys, etc.

Marginal success is another description of under-achievement. It is a half-empty-cup situation. The Yorubas regard this condition thus: "we are not hungry, yet we are not fully-fed!" When the tank of success is not full, then we say it is a marginal success syndrome. This situation is not scriptural. God wants our joys to be full( John 15:11); He made us for good success( Joshua 1:8). He designed us to be fat and flourishing( Psalm 92:14) and His provisions for all areas of our lives must manifest fullness( John 2:16, Psalm 24:1, Colossians 1:19).

The average glory is not God's design. So, wherever there is under-achievement, satan is not far away. Why should you be managing your marriage? Why should your health be mis-behaving? Why should you hold a degree certificate and be remunerated as a school certificate holder? Why should you be a tenant at age 60? As a lady, why are you not married at age 40? Why should you drive a "Tokunbo" car for eight years without a change? All these are symptoms of underachievement. God is able to change them for better and He will do it for you in Jesus' name.

Listen to me: there is no righteousness in poverty and lack. If a situation is not good, don't rationalize it at all. Don't spiritualize any condition of underachievement: confront it with everything available to you as a child of God. Beauty is made for admiration and aspiration: if your neighbor has a better house: admire it and aspire towards it. Don't envy him, don't despise him- appreciate God for such a beauty and ask God to give you your own. You can use the testimonies of others as a benchmark and God will offer you whatever you prayerfully ask Him to do for you in Jesus' name.

How can a marginal success be turned around? First, invest in praises. Make praise & worship a lifestyle. It is your praise that will raise you. Second, pray consistently, persistently and insistently! You can miss your meals: don't miss your prayers. Third, fasting is imperative. This is necessary to fortify your spirit and make you flow with God because God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. Four, read the word of God daily: one day away from the Bible is three days away from God.

 Five, learn to sow your way to success- givers are gainers-the resources of God are permanently kept with the giver,  because God has no business with hoarders. On a last note, keep your life under constant review to know whether you are making progress or not. Underachievement is easily detected if you are in close touch with yourself! Your spirituality is of the essence in all of these. Don't joke with it because every success will first exists in the spirit before it manifests physically. God will break the yoke of marginal success within and around you in Jesus' name. Amen. Shalom.


Pls, sing this song:

My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
  Savior Divine;
Now hear me while I pray;
Take all my guilt away;
Oh, let me from this day
  Be wholly Thine.

May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
  My zeal inspire;
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
  A living fire.

While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
  Be Thou my Guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
  From Thee aside.

All thru life’s transient dream,
Until death’s sullen stream
  Shall o’er me roll,
Blest Savior, with Thy love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Make me Thy grace to prove
  Transform my soul.

1. God of all grace, honour and majesty belong to you in Jesus' name.
2. Holy Ghost, move me from the sidelines to the mainstream in Jesus' name.
3. Father by your mercies, give me a crown that is proportional to my age in Jesus' name.
4.  I shall not fail in the school of success in Jesus' name.
5. Lord, feed me with the full ration of your glory in Jesus' name.
6. King of glory, remove rags from my wardrobe and bone from my wallet in Jesus' name.
7. Father, by your power, scatter dark cloud covering my sun in Jesus' name.
8. Holy Ghost, search my life and close every gap of deprivation within and around me in Jesus' name.
9. Lord, move me from the floor to the mountain top in Jesus' name.
10. By your power Lord, destroy agents of reduction in all areas of my life in Jesus' name.
11. Father, fulfill your grace and glory  in areas of my life in Jesus' name.
12. Holy Ghost, command your fullness into my spirit, soul and body in Jesus' name.
13. Lord Jesus, block all leakages in my finance and health in Jesus' name.
14. Secret devourers eating up my harvest, die in Jesus' name.
15. By your word Lord, appoint strangers to build up my walls in Jesus' name.
16. Father, multiply your saving strength and deepen your saving health concerning me in Jesus' name.
17. King of glory, irrigate my fields with your own rivers in Jesus' name.
18.  Rebuke the east wind assigned to divert my rains in Jesus' name.
19. Lord, disband evil army waging war against my testimonies in Jesus' name.
20. Father, move Nigeria out of the trap of darkness in Jesus' name.
21. Thank you Lord for establishing me in large places in Jesus' name.

God is good! Pls pray & share. Stay blessed. Pastor Dele Oyewale( March 5th, 2015).




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