YOU’RE NOT A TRUE MENTOR IF YOU DON’T HAVE STORIES. IT’S NOT ONLY PRINCIPLES, THE SECRET OF GREAT MEN IS HIDDEN IN THEIR STORIES.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR PAIN; THERE IS A CROWN THAT YOUR PAIN TODAY WILL PUT ON YOUR HEAD.
THROUGH THE PAIN AND THROUGH THE PROCESS, WE WILL GAIN EXPERIENCE THAT WILL EMPOWER US TO RAISE OTHERS.
YOU MUST LEARN TO LAUGH WHEN THE LAW OF PROCESS IS AT WORK IN YOUR LIFE; REJOICE EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND GOD.
When you go through a process, the day you see somebody going through it, you can draw from your experience and say, “I have been there, man of God, don’t worry” and you are listening and learning and drawing strength from it. You’re not a true mentor if you don’t have stories. What becomes the basis of your teachings? It’s not only principles, the secret of great men is hidden in their stories. So, God is giving you stories today. Sometimes I share the bits of my experiences and I almost relieve them as I am sharing and nodding my head and saying, “How time flies. Who would have known that those seasons were only preparing me for these days and who knows the days now, all the seasons I am in now, only God knows what He is preparing me for?
You must learn to laugh when the law of process is at work in your life; rejoice even when you don’t understand God because you are drawing a story. How else will you be able to help young people to prosper, if you yourself have not tasted of poverty and all of that. Now, you can tell them; “I know what it means to be ten years without a job, I know what it means.” . What looks like the basis for shame in your life today will become what the nations will come to honour you for. There are times in your life where a call will be made over your destiny, but the requirement to climb that table of greatness is, who has a scar in his hand? Anybody who does not have a scar, they will tell you, “Sorry, you are not allowed.”
You may be going through things today, the scar that God is allowing you to have has monetary value and honour value. Go through it with grace. Do not waste your pain; there is a crown that your pain today will put on your head. My question for you is, “Can God count on you? Are you going to join the many who have disappointed God and disappointed destiny, or are you going to make up your mind? I made a vow and I made a covenant with my destiny, that I will not fail God and I will not fail my generation. But talk is cheap, these are the principles that you must be willing to go through, if you cannot live with these principles, my dear brothers and sisters, let me assure you that destiny will only remain prophecy; an empty talk from the lips of a non-compliant believer.
– Apostle Joshua Selman at Koinonia on ‘KEYS TO DESTINY FULFILLMENT’