Friday, June 7, 2013

Fake It Till You Make It

Every ardent plantain fryer can empathize with me in this experience. When the oil is very hot and you throw in the plantain it gets done in less than one minute, and looks just as brown as it would if it was properly fried but on the inside it is totally raw. It takes quite a while for it to get done properly. In fact, as easy as it looks to fry plantain, there is a technique to it. 

And so it is with our growth as children of God. 

A lot of us grow up in church and we know the scriptures we know the songs, we know how to raise those holy hands when pastor drops some rhema but only the Holy Spirit can transform us from the inside out into someone God can use. God is so patient and allows transformation to happen from the inside out, no matter how long it takes. 

Faking it till you make it will not produce success, it will not generate real progress in your relationship with God. I guess the reason many of us do this is to avoid real surrender and the reality of having to let go of a lot of things.

This applies to in our relationships with others, no matter how much you love someone you cannot transform them into a better person. No matter how much scripture you quote every attempt will only change them on the surface.

My prayer for each of us today, is that we all stop faking it and fully submit, fully commit and cast down every thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God in our lives.

Have a blessed day!

Ijeoma Olujekun.

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