Thanksgiving: The Hidden Secret of World Changers

This morning I come to tell you “DO NOT FORGET.” In this world of busyness, where everyone is doing something, and everything is calling the attention of everyone. I think you need to take a break and think, reflect and count your blessings. This is what I have come to understand it is easy to forget. However, forgetfulness comes with a price and negligence comes with a penalty, because ignorance is not an excuse in a law court.
The author of Psalms 103:2 said, “Praise the Lord, my soul, and FORGET NOT all his benefits.” I know you are asking Rotimi do you mean, I should be thankful all the time? Yes, I think you are right, you should be thankful all the time and not just today. I am not saying you should be 100% perfect, there are things you could forget, and God will not penalize, but not Thanksgiving. You can forget your meal, daily hygiene, sleep, submit your academic assignments, to show up for work and don’t inform your supervisor, you can forget to tell your spouse that you love him or her. It is okay to forget to be a responsible parent, I mean you could forget to file your tax return, to pay your mortgage and car loan. If you cannot forget those necessities of life, you should always remember to give God thanks. Outside your breath nor of the above life necessities could be accomplished, so the person who gave you the breath commanded let everything that has breath praise me (Ps 150:6). This is a big secret. Thanksgiving is non-negotiable.

King Hezekiah fell sick in Isaiah 38 because he does not give God glory for what God did in chapter 37. Anytime you see King Nebuchadnezzar you could inquire about his experience when he became beast because of his refusal to give God the glory (Daniel 4:28-37). One king who neither studies the happening in Babylon nor asks questions from King Nebuchadnezzar repeated the same error in Acts 12:21-23, he was not given the opportunity to learn. Instead, he was smitten to death on his own throne.

The Secret
God created everything in Genesis one, but he did not create thanks for Himself. What He did to get His thanks is, that He made it a point of duty for all of His creature to appreciate Him at all time. Remember, What Apostle Peter said, “You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a Holy Nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth THE PRAISE OF HIM WHO has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1Peter 2:9). Anytime you give God thanks; He gives you access to whatever you need and wants in life (Ps. 100).

Thanksgiving is a miracle. In the beginning, God breathed into a statue and the standing clay became a living being. The breath of God, therefore, is the source of happening in human. David then said, let everything who has that breath of God remind Him (Ps 150:6). If you forget everything and remind God of his breath in you, He will remember and give you all that is within you that you need outside you (Ps103:2).

I was in the Rev Sam Adeyemi Leadership class in 2009, among many things that I learned was the secret to access anybody. My mentor Jim Rohn said, “Everything is within reach.” Putting those two life secrets together, I had developed an intellectual muscle to access everything that I need, including God. Therefore, I can boldly say, that there are many contact phone numbers to access heaven, but they are only two direct phone numbers to God. The two emergency lines to God: complaint (Complicate things – Jer. 13:15-17, Mal 2:1-2), and thanksgiving (Multiply things). God disdain complains line (1Cor 10:10 & Number 11:1-2) while thanksgiving line makes Him get things done for you by Himself – ask Paul and Silas (Act 16:24-26).

Today, Thursday the 22nd November 2018, is not a good day to complain, let it be a good time to show your appreciation to your creator. He knows your need and knows your name. Regardless of the number of people in the world, He knows your need.

One day, I had the privilege to visit the Salvation Army in the state that I currently live. I saw homeless, hopeless and needful people and families, who were born in the United States of America. I also drove the street at night, and I saw people who slept on the roadside because they are homeless. Immediately that song came to me that all I have to say is thank you, Lord. I wasn’t born in the US, yet in my six years in the United States I have never beg for money nor look up to the government to pay my rent. I had paid people’s rent and fed families and invested thousands of dollars into God’s kingdom (To God be all the glory). God blesses me with the most beautiful lady in the world, the uncommon super three kids, and a great future with clarity. They told me I have an accent yet, I broke their records and set a new record. They said is not possible, yet God silences the enemy and enthrones me. Other may forget their old ways in Nigeria, but for me, God has done me well that is why say, He is God from beginning to end, and there is no place for argument.

Today, I challenge you to write down three things why you are thankful. You cannot afford to forget, but you must be thankful. Thanksgiving is a commandment; and commandments are lamps (Pro 6:23). Thanksgiving is not a principle; that may work or might not, instead, it is a mystery that always works.

I will leave you with three secrets:

1. Do not forget God’s goodness and mercies (P118:1)
2. Do Not Forget God’s Goodness and Mercies
3. Repeat 1 and 2.

…be inspired, live an abundant life and help others because life is good.

Rotimi Adedokun
TheSecretMan

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How to Win Life Battles

If you respond to feedbacks you will soon find yourself at the back; if you have a good understanding of life you will know that backbitters always talk at your back and they will end up at back. Therefore, reacting to opinions is feeding more trouble.

This is what the preachers said, “The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues” (Proverbs 17:27-28).

Feedback are designed to be behind you. If you mistakenly place them in front you will lose your values and virtues. If you make them your priority, you will soon lose your properties. Only people who focus on their purpose, vision, and abilities would make it to the zenith of their lives.

This is the secret; quietness is one of the secret tools on the battlefield of life. It will pronounce your opponents a fool and teaches what you need to know in the situation and regain your place in destiny.

This is the record I have about the father of the preacher. He said Ps. 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen (God will make Him known to your enemies), I will be exalted in the earth (I will silence all the things that is working again).”

Real life is not in empty words but in Spirit-filled actions, on the platform of the Word of God. The word profit nothing but it is the spirit that gives life. The word that I speak to you they are Spirit and life. The is my secret; if it is not God’s Word is not worth your attention.

Remember no one can stand against the lord when God was in their midst, the sea saw them and fled, and mountains skipped like rams and the little hills like lambs. If you carry the presence of the lord, the situation will bow to you. It might look likes you are losing, but the earth will always tremble at the presence of the God (Ps 114).

Do not forget everything is possible if you are positive.

…be inspired, live an abundant life and help others because life is good.

Rotimi Adedokun
TheSecretMan

It Is Time


Step Up, Step Out, and Step Into Your Calling.

Rules and regulations are set by men, but faith to set a new record is given by God. Listen, those who wait will waste, but those who will go will grow and break new ground. Enough of waiting for men’s approval, your world is waiting for you.

If you can come this far, by God hands, who told you, you cannot go that far by the same hands of God? Life is infinity; self-limitation is a self-inflicted disease of destiny. Please stop subscribing to it.

Fear is a liar; mistakes (What you take in error) are a teacher of life. Inactivity on the platform of what will people say is the source frustration. Nothing great starts excellent, everything is a product a new beginning. What you are celebrating today are products of what some men and women dared to make happen yesterday.

It is time, it is your turn, don’t wait any further. Make mistakes and correct yourself, then do it again.

A tree that cannot prevent you from falling, cannot kill if it ever falls fall on you. Those who cannot help you, cannot stop you to achieve your vision. Think about it, why should you surround your fear around people who don’t care?

My father Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo said, “It is foolishness to be shameful of what is gainful.” Your vision is gainful; refuse to be shameful about it.

Those who dare it will soon own it. Go all out, Step all out and give all your best.

It is time.!!!

Please, share it and liberate someone from the spirit of postponement and fear of what will people say. Mouth is designed to talk; so let them talk. My lovely mother told me, what you do or don’t do, does not matter, people will discuss you regardless, even they talk about the dead, how much more you the living.

Get over it, just step up. It is your tune to shine.

…be inspired, live an abundant life and help others because life is good.

TheSecretMan
Rotimi Adedokun