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Religion / Set Boundaries by AdetoyeAyomikun: 4:57pm On May 18
SET BOUNDARIES.

A sentence I believed was overestimated, yes, I knew it existed, but I could easily say it for the weak.

Until I realized that it's far more than it is, let me tell you my story.

They call me prayer machine, they call me firetic, man of God, and many other names. I believed I have ascended and descended dimensions and realms.

I am one of the strongest in my school fellowship. They call me papa. If you are familiar with student fellowship, you will understand.

It happened that I became very close to a lady in our fellowship. I was not someone who interacted with girls, so people seeing me constantly with this girl drew eyes towards us, especially me.

People were whining, saying papa has entered a relationship. I denied it because she was just my friend. We became close, very close, to the extent that she could easily come to my apartment, and we talked and talked and discussed many things.

Others were already complaining that if she was not my girlfriend, then why the closeness? I refused to answer because nothing was going on.

But I witnessed inside of me a voice saying, you are becoming close, set boundaries. A friend of mine came to bear witness also that even though nothing is happening, we should set boundaries. Seeing each other every day to the extent that she is free to cook for you and stay long hours at your place.

I said nothing is wrong. What do they expect to happen? But on this fateful day, she called very late at night, saying that she was stranded, this, this, and that.

And without thinking about it, I said she should come over. She resisted at first, but I assured her. She spent the night, and we both woke up.

We continued our day. Though I informed my friend, and what he screamed was, don't you think this closeness is too much? Sleeping over, no doubt you are already liking this girl. Ask her out so you both can be in a relationship and measure boundaries, or cut off whatever is going on so the unexpected won't happen.

I said nothing will happen. He kept on saying I am not a spirit, I am flesh.

On Sunday, we both came back from church. That afternoon she decided to crash in my lodge. As usual, we were together in the room, playing until the unexpected happened. Can I explain it till now? I can't, but I knew something I did not expect happened.

We were all over ourselves, and it was thanks to her that we did not have sex. She had to stop me.

I could not believe it. She had to leave that moment, and I tell you that for 5 months, I lost contact with the person of the Holy Spirit.

That contact was lost. I prayed it's not happening. I still did fellowship stuff, but that contact was lost. I felt it.

I am glad mercy found me. I had to reduce my contact with her.

I don't know if someone is reading this and you know it's time for you to set boundaries. Don't relent, don't underestimate boundaries. Create that wall when necessary, please. 🙏

If you've not started, don't start. Know your boundary. State your relationship.

I don't know, maybe someone has been taken because they slacked one way or the other, and you've lost your contact with the Savior.

I come to tell you that the SPIRIT AND BRIDE SAY COME. HE IS CALLING YOUR NAME.

COME 😊

#tellastorywithadetoyeayomikun

Religion / We Judge Him Faithful by AdetoyeAyomikun: 3:47pm On May 15
I believe the way we stretch some things is unhealthy. Yes, the word "unhealthy" may not fit in, but follow me closely.

I see people stretch: You can't be a believer and be sick; people stretch: You can't be a believer and have your family member die.

Amazingly, all these things are truly true. But can I say if the type of gospel we preach and know is that of smoothness, we will have issues?

Now, we can keep screaming, "God cannot fail; I cannot fail." Okay then. I don't know what gave you the audacity to compare yourself to God.

This statement is different from "where others fail, I will not fail because Jesus is with me." Two different statements.

I'm not saying we will be failures; I'm not saying we will be sick; I'm not even saying our family members will die. Because if all these are perpetual in us, then what essence is the life we've received?

But I'm saying, what if it's a possibility? What if it did not go the way I wanted? What if I'm truly a watchman and I pray, and it still happens without my knowledge?

If we scrub this out of the gospel, something is wrong.

Now that we claim to be glory, we will have a problem when something affects our so-called glory. It's time to return glory to whom it's due, so we can report our situation to Him.

We have believers born again, workers, executives in fellowship, even pastors who can't describe their SALVATION EXPERIENCE.

A topic for another day, but I'm saying it won't always go the way we desire. And when it happens, the heavens will ask a question: Will he or she still stay?

I hope our appearance before God, our work before God, is not just based on our excellence. What if the devil appears before God and says, "It's because of this and that he/she is serving you; just remove it"?

Can we still stand?

I'm saying, even in tribulations, He is still God.

And we judge Him faithful!

📷: Afolabi Samuel Peniel

Religion / There Must Be A Transition, Then Transformation Follows by AdetoyeAyomikun: 3:45pm On May 04
There must be a transition, then transformation follows.

When you give your life to Christ, the first thing that should happen is a transition. This transition is from darkness to light and occurs instantly. That means your desire to do certain things should begin to die.

It's not that these desires will disappear instantly, but a transition has occurred, and you should understand this.

Now that you are in Christ, transformation occurs through the renewal of the mind, facilitated by the Word of God among other things. However, ignoring this initial transition and wanting transformation without acknowledging it is questionable.

Don't tell me you love cursing before you are born again; now that you are, you still love it. It's not that it will stop instantly, but a mentality of its wrong should be with you.

Then step by step transformation is coming in. You curse, you feel pricked inside of you.

We can call transition... transformation...

But what I'm bringing is that transition can be once... but transformation is forever, I believe.

You don't graduate from the school of transformation.

Me and a virgin, oo... pornography, masturbation... God forbid... Ejoor, what about your heart, oo... I know you remembered what Jesus said... Haven't kissed a girl before, but your heart don kiss tired... 0 body count... but your heart, mind, and even soul have slept with every girl in your department and fellowship.

This is where transformation comes in; that our mind is renewed.

Some can't hold a conversation and not stir the hormones in the girl they are talking to... I'm not saying this is wrong for some set of people it should be... if you know, you know. I'm saying when it becomes every girl I see I flirt with... haa something is wrong, oo...

A TRANSFORMATION IS NEEDED.

Religion / Come!!! by AdetoyeAyomikun: 1:39pm On Apr 29
I was talking about this with a friend yesterday. "Don't break the hedge, or else the serpent will strike, and even if the Son of Man will help, you will suffer the pain."

Last year, a man contacted me about having symptoms of HIV, which his family now shares. The problem is not the HIV itself, but that the hospital is saying they're negative. The doctors acknowledge the symptoms resemble those of HIV, but the tests show they are all negative.

He has sought help in several places with the same result. He asked me, "Sir, what can I do? Please pray for me." I told him HIV has one sure way of transmission, above all others. I had to ask him how it started, and then the explanation began.

A story of adulterous acts emerged, but things escalated with his last encounter. He tried to contact the woman involved, but she angrily refused to respond further.

He is now left alone with his problem as the woman has disappeared. I felt compelled to pray, but I sensed that until his wife agrees, my prayers might not suffice.

The next day, I inquired about his wife. He said the incidents started around 2020 and worsened by 2022 when he lost his job. As the sickness became a weekly ordeal for the family, his wife took their two children and left. I was ready to contact his wife directly, but the way he later spoke of her, noting she was the only one working, stopped me.

All I could advise him was to apologize to his wife. "The devil is not that strong against unity. The bridge was destroyed by one but must be mended by both of you. Only then will your prayers be meaningful," I concluded.

Here is my point: Some preach 'once saved, always saved,' but be careful—there are things you shouldn't do. When we discuss consecration, it doesn't just end with fornication or pornography; even a small lie is an abomination.

I know you are a new creature and all things are past, but check your family. What destroyed many of them? Are you not repeating the same mistakes?

The serpent will bite when we give it space—don't give it any. Here's the good news: there is a Savior. Just as the bronze snake was lifted up in the wilderness, and anyone who looked up was healed, so the Messiah is available. No matter the poison, He is still ready to amend both the amendable and the unamendable. He is calling your name like a father to a son, saying, "Come." Fornication may be sweet, but the repercussions are more costly than the sweetness. He is saying, "COME."

The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." Leave this notion of hyper-grace and 'I'm saved forever.' You've tarried enough here; "COME" is the message. Drop it all and come. He is ready to wash and clean you. Forget about praying daily, fasting, or being called 'papa.'

Come. He is saying, "Come," before it escalates further. "COME."

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.

John 3:14-15

Religion / Be Strong In The Lord!! by AdetoyeAyomikun: 3:29pm On Apr 26
For the sake of unnecessary pity, I should not say this.

But I think someone might need this.

Gently pass through it; don’t allow it to pass through you only, because it will cause radical growth within you.

For one month now, just one thing has been making me smile and somehow happy(you won't want to know it😂); other things seem not to be working well.

It seems to be a cycle that happened around this time in 2022—a state of deep reflection and a depressive state


Someone might think I am currently depressed (okay now, anyhow), 😂but currently, things aren't looking nice.

The same thing happened in 2022, and trust me, if there is something called folding up, it happened. The God factor was out; everything was tiring.

But I remembered I came out radical and strengthened.

Though we thank God, we’ve known Him better than years back and we believe we will get through this too.

I am not saying this for any reason other than for someone who will come across this: you too won’t die.

We will come out victorious. I know this like I know my name. Don't fold up; don’t delete the God factor.

Is there any other way to say this;

Be strong in the Lord!

Religion / My Life Was A Mess!! by AdetoyeAyomikun: 6:13pm On Apr 11
I was a mess. 😭

I'm not asking you to believe this story of mine, and I'm not asking for confirmation, but I'm just telling you that you too can meet who I met.

I go to church like many of you. I attend services. I'm even a worker in my church. Call me a churchgoer, and I will answer. Call me mama, and I will answer. Yes, I handle service sections in the church.

But even with all this, my life was still a mess. 😪

I found myself doing all sorts of things: pornography, masturbation, and even fornication. It felt normal at first, but later, it became something I felt ashamed of.

Yes, I was a chorister in church. The presence of God moves when I sing. But I know the presence of God was not with me. I do the godly things in church, but when I get to my secret place, I am something else.

I was nothing but a deceiver, always telling people a reason to live a holy and pure life, but in reality, I am not living this life at all.

A celebrated person in church but a fake person in my secret place. I became tired of myself, until...

I heard a message from a preacher which was YOUR CHANGE IS IN A MEETING.

He began explaining how your life can change by meeting someone, by going to a meeting, and the highest level is by meeting the PERSON OF JESUS, because he is not just going to change your life but make you a life changer.

He said leave whoever you think you are, leave that you are a pastor in church. You need to meet Jesus. He is ready to make something out of your life. He is ready to remove the mess in your life.

Are you ready to meet him again?

That was the turning point in my life. That Jesus is able to take the mess my life is, that he can take away my addiction, my lust.

Yes, it was not an easy one, I must confess, but I thank God I have my peace again in him. I thank God I am free.

I don't know if this message is for you. I don't want to know the mess your life is. I don't know whatever has made a mess in your life.

But I'm telling you, are you ready to meet Jesus again? This is just more than just a story. Your life is about to change, but I will ask again,

and you will answer with your heart and with your might and with all sincerity and must be ready to make a step.

ARE YOU READY TO MEET JESUS?


#Tellastorywithadetoyeayomikun

Religion / Re: I Thought It Was Over!!� by AdetoyeAyomikun: 2:17pm On Apr 10
Balablue64:
Fake made up stories.

Never said it was not made up tho 👌

Fake knows fake

Original knows original
Literature / I Thought It Was Over!! by AdetoyeAyomikun: 1:27pm On Apr 10
I thought it was over!!!

In 2019, an impossible thing happened to me... I could not believe it could have happened to me, but it did.

I was coming back from work on a rainy Friday, just a tired man returning from work, paying attention to the road because it was not that good.

Unfortunately for me, I slipped and fell, but I stood up immediately. I had bruises on my hands but I moved on, walking back home.

That night, I felt discomfort, I thought it was just normal and would get better. After three days, it became very painful, and I was advised to see a doctor.

After undergoing several tests, I was instructed to return. The doctor said it would be advisable to amputate my leg. I looked at the doctor in a strange and very annoyed way.

Because of what; I FELL, and you are telling me it's advisable to cut my leg, when it's not as if I was involved in a major accident. Annoyed, I went out of his office scared, but I thought the doctor was just quack.

After several days, the pain continued and became very intense. I had to go to another hospital; the doctor there told me I needed to undergo the operation within just 4 days, or it might cause complications.

With fear, I imagined what I could have done wrong just falling down on the roadside, and now my left leg would be cut off, already on a wheelchair because I was told it would be better.

I accepted my fate and was ready for the operation. On that fateful day of the operation, I heard a voice, which I recognized as divine, saying, "It's not my will that you have just one leg." Trying to figure out what was going on.

The same voice said, "I will heal you. It's a promise, but will you believe me?" I screamed like a fool, "YES, I WILL." Then I told my family I am not going for any operation again. The voice came and said, "No, I want you to go, but just believe me."

I went already in the theater room. I told the doctor, "Do you know I won't undergo this operation?" He smiled, and I said, "Go and do a test on my leg again." Somehow annoyed, he said, "We should not be wasting time and just pray for a successful operation."

I said, "No, do the test again." He did, and according to him, he did it 10 times because he could not believe what he saw. No more complications. "How is that possible?" he asked.

I thank God that today both my legs are working fine. I later asked that voice within me, "Why did you help me? Why did you save me?" He said, "So you can tell others that I am God, and I have sent my son Jesus to heal everyone."

Can I tell someone reading this anywhere you are, that if Jesus, whom I did not even believe in like that, could do the impossible in my life, what about you? You are not too small, neither are you too big.

He did the impossible in my life; he is ready to do the same in your life. Whatever you are going through, he is ready to be with you and help you.

I am not telling you about a Jesus I read in books, but Jesus I met and showed up for me.

But are you ready to BELIEVE?

I pray that the God of the impossible will visit you right now in whatever you are going through.

Just BELIEVE!!!!

WILL YOU?

#Tellastorywithadetoyeayomikun

Religion / I Thought It Was Over!!� by AdetoyeAyomikun: 1:16pm On Apr 10
I thought it was over!!!

In 2019, an impossible thing happened to me... I could not believe it could have happened to me, but it did.

I was coming back from work on a rainy Friday, just a tired man returning from work, paying attention to the road because it was not that good.

Unfortunately for me, I slipped and fell, but I stood up immediately. I had bruises on my hands but I moved on, walking back home.

That night, I felt discomfort, I thought it was just normal and would get better. After three days, it became very painful, and I was advised to see a doctor.

After undergoing several tests, I was instructed to return. The doctor said it would be advisable to amputate my leg. I looked at the doctor in a strange and very annoyed way.

Because of what; I FELL, and you are telling me it's advisable to cut my leg, when it's not as if I was involved in a major accident. Annoyed, I went out of his office scared, but I thought the doctor was just quack.

After several days, the pain continued and became very intense. I had to go to another hospital; the doctor there told me I needed to undergo the operation within just 4 days, or it might cause complications.

With fear, I imagined what I could have done wrong just falling down on the roadside, and now my left leg would be cut off, already on a wheelchair because I was told it would be better.

I accepted my fate and was ready for the operation. On that fateful day of the operation, I heard a voice, which I recognized as divine, saying, "It's not my will that you have just one leg." Trying to figure out what was going on.

The same voice said, "I will heal you. It's a promise, but will you believe me?" I screamed like a fool, "YES, I WILL." Then I told my family I am not going for any operation again. The voice came and said, "No, I want you to go, but just believe me."

I went already in the theater room. I told the doctor, "Do you know I won't undergo this operation?" He smiled, and I said, "Go and do a test on my leg again." Somehow annoyed, he said, "We should not be wasting time and just pray for a successful operation."

I said, "No, do the test again." He did, and according to him, he did it 10 times because he could not believe what he saw. No more complications. "How is that possible?" he asked.

I thank God that today both my legs are working fine. I later asked that voice within me, "Why did you help me? Why did you save me?" He said, "So you can tell others that I am God, and I have sent my son Jesus to heal everyone."

Can I tell someone reading this anywhere you are, that if Jesus, whom I did not even believe in like that, could do the impossible in my life, what about you? You are not too small, neither are you too big.

He did the impossible in my life; he is ready to do the same in your life. Whatever you are going through, he is ready to be with you and help you.

I am not telling you about a Jesus I read in books, but Jesus I met and showed up for me.

But are you ready to BELIEVE?

I pray that the God of the impossible will visit you right now in whatever you are going through.

Just BELIEVE!!!!

WILL YOU?

#Tellastorywithadetoyeayomikun

Religion / Re: I Almost Committed Suicide!!!! by AdetoyeAyomikun: 1:15pm On Apr 10
Veecruz:


For you, i pray the slow living death. May you live 113 but everyday of it shall be as a man having kidney cancer with no money for medicine, yet he lives from age 23 to 113.

This is not Twitter Ejoor🙏😂

Small small
Religion / Re: I Almost Committed Suicide!!!! by AdetoyeAyomikun: 1:14pm On Apr 10
Pussyisgud:
Please next time use sniper and end it quick.

You need deliverance 😂
Religion / Re: I Almost Committed Suicide!!!! by AdetoyeAyomikun: 1:13pm On Apr 10
Apus:
It's hard for good people to thrive in this country.

Na so my mates dey bribe lecturers for University while I was jumping from one night class to the other.

It's well🫂
Religion / I Almost Committed Suicide!!!! by AdetoyeAyomikun: 10:08am On Apr 06
I almost committed suicide!!!!

Let me briefly share the story of how I almost committed suicide. If you wish to learn anything from it, follow me in this short narrative.

I'm sharing this story because not everyone will have the same experience I had.

I know many may say I was weak. Many could say I was not strong enough. I apologize if that truly reflected who I was, but I thank God that to some extent, I now understand a little more.

It all happened on the 21st of February 2019 when our first-semester results came out. I was surprised, shocked, and weary when I saw the results. I never believed it could be my result.

I read, I studied, but the result - 1.93/5.00 - was nothing but disappointment in my life. I expected more I expected better. I failed myself, I failed my parents. All my friends, even those I was better than, did better than me. Even those who didn't come to class performed better.

Who exactly did I offend? What did I do wrong? Thinking about all this made me stop going to church, made me isolate myself. When I found the courage to tell my parents, my dad talked to me about how disappointed he was.

I felt sad. I felt like ending my life. But I came to that conclusion when someone posted on the departmental group, "The person who attends class is getting a third class, while those who don't attend are doing better."

I knew it was directed at me. I felt sad that night, my mind blank. I went into my wardrobe, took one of my clothes, tore it, and hung it on the fan, ready to take my life.

During this process, I saw a very bright light in my room, like a dream. I saw a man walking in this light and said, "The one who fails is not a failure, but the one who thinks they are forever a failure because they failed in one aspect of life or the one who removed God from their life."

I know these words may mean nothing to some of you, but they're what kept me alive until today, it felt like something I can't just explain but it saved me.

For this reason, I want to tell someone: your academic result is not the end of your life. Because that relationship failed is not the end of your life. Because you don't look like it today does not mean your life has ended.

Don't forsake God, no matter what is going on in your life. He should be a constant.

God is writing a story with your life. Don't corrupt it.

#Tellastorywithadetoyeayomikun
#fiction

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Religion / Are You Ready!? by AdetoyeAyomikun: 3:30pm On Apr 02
The image should be 2years+ I think 😁

We will be talking about INFERIORITY COMPLEX and INSECURITY(This month). What an amazing topic.

We have people who feel inferior because of their height, their skin complexion, 'I'm not fine enough' is all they say. We even have people who feel inadequate just because pimples are on their face and won't go away🌝, thinking they are not enough.

So when someone talks to them, what comes first is 'because I'm not tall enough' or 'because I'm just too tall'.

People who are ashamed to be with their parents because they feel their parents are not up to standard, even though they will post about them, but somehow don't want to relate to them when people are their.

Believers are scared to tell their friends they want to pray, scared to even boldly carry their Bible, to tell people they are going to church... And many more.

All these things can be in some stage in one's life, but now for some, it has left the normal stage. At 16, 17, and above, you still haven't accepted that this is the way you look... Still praying for big breasts or whatever at age 23...

The ALARM is about to be sounded on this matter; it's already happening.

And I trust God for deliverance in many people's hearts.

Are you ready?!

Religion / Believer's Lifestyle by AdetoyeAyomikun: 9:58pm On Mar 31
Believer's Lifestyle angry

A life of worship, a life of prayer, and study.

We can't remove these substances from our life. Our life must be worship; whatever we do must be a form of worship to God.

I hope you know that worship is not just a song; it transcends that. Your song can be a true form of worship, but more than that, our life should be a reverence to God.

You must have a prayer life, a study life, and understand that all this should not be just to prove a point to anyone.

I hope you even know you can prove a point to God Himself; it's God who wants to prove a point with your life.

So, no matter whatever lifestyle you live, I mean the Godly one, it should all be a form of worship.

Your life is a life of worship.

Forever and ever.

The life of a believer is comprised of worship; if it's not acceptable by God, then it's not yet of God.

Religion / Believer's Lifestyle by AdetoyeAyomikun: 9:52pm On Mar 31
Believer's Lifestyle

A life of worship, a life of prayer, and study.

We can't remove these substances from our life. Our life must be worship; whatever we do must be a form of worship to God.

I hope you know that worship is not just a song; it transcends that. Your song can be a true form of worship, but more than that, our life should be a reverence to God.

You must have a prayer life, a study life, and understand that all this should not be just to prove a point to anyone.

I hope you even know you can prove a point to God Himself; it's God who wants to prove a point with your life.

So, no matter whatever lifestyle you live, I mean the Godly one, it should all be a form of worship.

Your life is a life of worship.

Forever and ever.

The life of a believer is comprised of worship; if it's not acceptable by God, then it's not yet of God.

Religion / Believer's Lifestyle (5) by AdetoyeAyomikun: 11:26pm On Mar 21
Believer's Lifestyle (5)

A Life of Selflessness

1 Corinthians 10:24 states: "No one should seek their own good, but the good of others." (1 Peter 3:8, etc.)

Even the scripture says the entire law is fulfilled in loving your neighbors as yourself.

The lack of preoccupation with one's own interests, advancement, desires, etc., and attentiveness to those of others.

A believer's lifestyle is according to this pattern. I can talk and talk about the importance of being generous, asking about people, etc., but that's not what I'm here to do. Though it's important to understand that life does not just revolve around you.

Quite painful that we have a generation of believers for whom all that matters is that IT'S NOT A SIN.

That you don't care what they wear, whether exposed or not, too tight or not, as long as it's not a sin, I'm good to go.

Do not care if someone is affected by the choice of your clothes, do not care if someone is affected by the character you display.

I can behave the way I like; I don't care what men think. Hmm.

I'm reminding you that the life you received is a selfless one; you should care. The balance is that you don't live to please men. That is the balance. Your life is not directed to please just men.

But still, understand that the life you've received is a life of selflessness. It's not all about you.

The life you've received is a life of intercession!

Religion / The Believer's Lifestyle (4) by AdetoyeAyomikun: 3:29pm On Mar 16
The Believer's Lifestyle (4)

In the last part of this series, we talked about sacrifice and how important it is in the work of a believer, as it even becomes a lifestyle by which we live.

Can we also discuss that it's in the life of a believer not to BOW TO PRESSURE?

This may be a very careful discussion because truly many are going through a lot.

I want you to understand that you are not alone in this.

The scriptures tell us, "If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small." Maybe some don't know that a day and a season will come when your life as a believer will be tested.

Everything might seem like it will not work at all, everything might seem as if it will fade away very soon, and it will look like the only option you have is to compromise.

Many now support online gambling or whatever sort of gambling, and they justify that nothing is wrong with it.

I'm not here to discuss this because we have scriptures like Proverbs 15:27, 20:21, Ecclesiastes 5:10, the popular Mark 8:36, even 1 Timothy 6:9-10.

You can turn a blind eye to this, but the scripture remains true and efficient. I'm saying you've derailed as a believer if at one point you BOW TO PRESSURE.

It's your lifestyle to stand strong in the midst of the storm. We have so-called believers who are into Internet fraud (yahoo yahoo). We know the economy is not smiling, but you just can't serve Mammon and Jesus... It's not possible.

Very quickly, Mark 4:36-39, the popular story of Jesus calming the storm. I want you to understand that you are the ship, and the storm that is raging is ready to break you down. I know the experience is fearful.

But I'm telling you Jesus is in the hind part of the ship (your life). Scream for his help, call him. Don't wait until this storm overwhelms you... Come on, scream "Jesus"...

And if the storm has taken your ship down (your life), don't forget Jesus is a carpenter, and he is still in the business of amending wrecked ships (lives).

He is still calling your name. The storm might be great, but he is still in the ship. Find him, call unto him, believe he will answer.

As a believer, we don't bow to pressure!

See you in the next part as we continue in this series. 😊

Religion / The Believer's Lifestyle (3) by AdetoyeAyomikun: 11:49pm On Mar 14
The Believer's Lifestyle (3)

The way of sacrifice may be a recurring theme throughout this series. Just as we understand that discussing the Believer's Lifestyle while mentioning it is literally impossible for me to say.

But perhaps I can bring to remembrance for someone that if you've received this life, it's important to know it's a life of sacrifice.

To give up something valued for the sake of other considerations.

As I said, this could be the overarching theme of this series. We know that everything we do can't exclude sacrifice. It may not make sense to many others, but it's the life you live.

When they say don't do this, it's not as if someone is killing you or is ready to kill you, it's just a pattern we've seen in scripture and we have to live it.

The simple things we do truly matter. I mean, for some of you, just showing up is a lot. You sit down and listen to the leaders in any sphere, and you will be surprised by what some are going through, but they still have to show up.

In the outside world, outside of Christianity, sacrifice is of great importance. So is it for a believer. You can't remove the efficacy of sacrifice.

Sacrifice can't be removed from this journey. One amazing thing about sacrifice is that what it might be for you is not what it is for another. As long as our desires are different, what we will sacrifice will be different.

Sacrifice will make us understand that we can't do everything, we can't say everything, we can't act anyhow. For in the life we've received, we are meant to lay everything down at the feet of Jesus, the one we believe in.

In the next series, which might sound harsh, I hope someone will come to understand that it's not just from a point of perfection that I write this or a medium of attack, but from a point where I believe that in one way or another, Christ himself, the head of the church, will speak into our hearts.

As I talk about what does not look like the life of Christ that we tend to show in our environment.

See you there 😊

Religion / The Believer's Lifestyle(2) by AdetoyeAyomikun: 10:14pm On Mar 11
THE BELIEVER'S LIFESTYLE (2)

As basic as this is, I strongly believe it's the lifestyle of every believer. I can say it's quite painful that many are neglecting the necessity of this aspect of a believer.

I know you are already thinking about what this lifestyle is.

It's CHURCH-GOING. It's in the lifestyle of a believer not to forsake the gathering of believers like him/her. Maybe that sounds annoying, am I saying you are not a believer if you forsake the gathering (church)?

I'm not the one you believe in, so maybe I can't, but I know you are not a serious one.

If I will even try to find a balance in this, I can't neglect the fact that some of you have been stabbed severally, and I won't deny that it can be painful. But if this aspect of this series will do is to call you back.

Just come back. With wisdom, guard yourself. Like I will say, there is a level of growth you won't attain if you are not in the gathering of believers.

Now to my church is not necessary brothers and sisters. I'm not even saying you should be going to church almost every day in the week. Maybe later, some will understand the importance of this.

But this series is screaming, how can you say you are a believer and just Sunday, four times a month is very difficult for you? That is wrong.

And to some that are church fornicators, from this church to this church every time, when will you get a gathering and be with them?

Stop jumping around. As much as I wish to continue, I'm watchful of not making this too long. You can ask questions if you want to.

All I'm saying is it's in the lifestyle of a believer not to forsake the gathering of brethren.

It's not an option; it's a compulsion. It should be your way of life.

FIND A CHURCH, GO TO CHURCH!!!

Religion / The Believer's Lifestyle(1) by AdetoyeAyomikun: 11:33pm On Mar 07
Who exactly is a believer? When we talk about lifestyle, what does it entail?

In layman's language, I can say a believer is someone who believes in something. I know that in defining something, they say you shouldn't use the main word in your definition.

If you allow me to say this, everyone is a believer. You believe in something whether you like it or not. That you don't believe you believe is a belief. Let's not make that hard.

Alright, but this series might be very vivid for us Christians.

Then let me define a believer in the context of this. It can be defined as many things, in perspective to one's view and knowledge.

As defined by Bible Study Tools, those who professed their faith in Christ and attached themselves to the Christian church.

Very quickly, let us define what lifestyle is.

Lifestyle is the typical way of life of an individual. In other words, your habits.

Let's add the two words together, BELIEVER'S LIFESTYLE.

A believer's lifestyle in Christianity refers to the way a person lives their life based on their faith in Jesus Christ and adherence to Christian teachings.

Hmm, that means if we truly claim to be a believer, our lives, which is the way we live, should reflect what Jesus told us in the Bible.

I'm ending this part here. I know it might feel like, why this explanation? I believe it's important we analyze this before we delve further.

A question that ends this is, how do I live my life?

See you in the next part of THE BELIEVER'S LIFESTYLE.

Religion / There Is Power In The Name Of Jesus!!!! by AdetoyeAyomikun: 10:23am On Mar 04
I was coming from church yesterday, that's how I met this man.

Walking back from church to my house with my earphones on, vibing with Dunsin Oyekan.

Then I mistakenly hit this man; he said, "Shey oo ju ee fo nii?" (Are you blind?). I responded, "I am sorry, sir. It was not intentional."

He then replied, "Lo be won ni ile yin" (Go and beg them in your house/family).

I replied again, "I am sorry, sir. I was already moving forward," when he ran to my front and said, "Ko nii da fun gbogbo eyan ee" (It won't be well with all your family). Immediately, I sensed this man is looking for trouble.

I declined him, and he said, "I will show you today." Then, he brought out something that looked like the things I see in Nollywood movies.

He hit me with it, and instantly I felt a sort of paralysis all through my body. The man ran away immediately.

Within 2 minutes, I was on the floor helpless. Then I remembered, "THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS. I can't end like this."

Some people were already surrounding me. I shouted, "JESUS!"

That moment I felt freedom, and I stood up immediately. I dusted off my body, and I felt relief.

I went home and thanked God for saving me. A few days later, fortunately, I saw the man. He looked at me surprised and asked, "How come?"

Then I said, "There is power in the name of Jesus. If you try it again, then you will regret it."

I am telling this story to someone to remember that in any situation you are currently in.

THAT THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!!

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#truefiction
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Religion / You Yourself(modesty) by AdetoyeAyomikun: 11:20pm On Feb 29
If you will allow me, I will say modesty is a language of men; the spirit, they respect a modest individual.

Modesty transcends what we wear. Modesty extends far beyond our speech, behavior, and many more.

But for context's sake, I will just stay on what we wear ☺️. Like I said before, church doctrines are made to restrict us from many things.

I don't know if someone will read through this series and say, "Adetoye said earrings, trousers, and many more are not a sin." I don't know which Adetoye; maybe it's my own (joking) 🌝😂.

As a lady, even a guy (now that a Nigerian pastor is putting on an earring as a man hmm), a believer, a child of the living God, you put on three earrings on each ear, making 6, two neck chains (necklaces), and you put on like 4 rings on 10 fingers. Maybe also put on a leg chain 🥲.

Have you heard of the god of iron in Yoruba land, Ogun? Because we have to ask if that is not the god you are serving low key; isn't that too much?

Philippians 4:5 talks about being considerate. You won't wear the cloth you wore if only you can be considerate. See, you won't behave the way you behave if only you can be considerate. We know it's your body, but you won't show us your cleavage if only you can be considerate.

Ensure that you won't be an instrument the devil will use to trigger pornography in someone's heart. The way you slit is high; you won't wear such a cloth if only you can be considerate.

I won't make this long because modesty is what has been preached for a long time. YOUR CONSECRATION MODESTY MUST BE THERE.

In this short write-up, if the only thing it can bring is to be considerate as a believer, you can't do everything for yourself. BE CONSIDERATE!!!

In yourself, consecration, indoctrination, and consideration must be in you.

I have come to the end of the series "YOU YOURSELF (consecration)," but "YOU YOURSELF" continues next month. There is a habit a believer must have, and there is a habit a believer should not have.

See you in this series.
Adetoye Ayomikun

Religion / You Yourself(church Doctrine 2) by AdetoyeAyomikun: 12:29am On Feb 27
YOU YOURSELF(5)

In the last part, the discussion was mainly on the fact that, as long as we accept to be a member of a church, that means we are ready to follow the rules and regulations of the church.

I once said in this series I will try to bring a balance as much as I can. That is why it's important to at least read each part because I can't do WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT SOME, CAN'T FIND THE RIGHT WORD NOW, LET ME SAY Dangerous DOCTRINES.

Some time's back it was told that a man brought his pregnant wife to the hospital. Due to complications, the doctor told the man they need to do a CS (Cesarean section). Most should know this.

The man had to sign a form so this can be carried out because this is the only method to save both the baby and the mother. But this man disagreed because it's their church doctrine that such a thing should not be carried out.

Don't ask me the name of the church, and don't just think you know the name. To cut the long story short, the mother and the baby died, and the man said, TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

His belief system is his business, but I don't think such doctrines are very necessary.

Also, there are some doctrines that forbid the use of drugs, whereas I can vividly read about Paul in the Bible telling Timothy to use some things for his health. This is medication, though some will say it's a different scenario, alright.

Doctrines like this are mostly used to make the people believe solely in God and his healing power. But we ignore that these things are FAITH WORK, and it's in levels.

We must not be ignorant of some things because the commandments of God are not in heaven that we will say who will go to heaven for us.

IT'S IN THE BIBLE!!!!

Be careful of some doctrines; men can make their life experience a doctrine 🤔.

It's important to also know that doctrines are not made to put us in chains but to first cause a restriction in our way of life and also to give us instructions.

How can we be well-structured with instructions ☺️

Modesty is still a big topic on its own. Let's take a look at it in the next part.

See you there ☺️

Religion / You Yourself(3) by AdetoyeAyomikun: 9:59pm On Feb 22
You Yourself(3)

Doctrine itself can be defined as a principle in a system of belief.

Indoctrination can be defined as the act of teaching someone to accept an idea or opinion.

It's important to understand that INDOCTRINATION can go as far as not believing any other idea or opinion.

Sometimes this can be good, which will make us know about the LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS.

I won't talk much about this, but the liberal ones can be stated as those that are ready to add to what they know; they may want to find a balance in the new thing they've heard.

Whereas the conservative ones are not ready to add another belief system to the one they have; they stand on what they know and are not moved.

(The definition is based on my little knowledge).

While these two aspects of Christians are good, it's important to have a bit of both because...

WITHOUT A LIBERAL SPIRIT, WE BECOME GRACELESS AND STUCK; ALSO, WITHOUT A CONSERVATIVE SPIRIT, WE ARE UNANCHORED AND DRIFT.

Try to read again and understand that sentence.

One of the problems I believe is wrong with our Christian lifestyle and even in the church nowadays is INDOCTRINATION.

Like I have said, it's important to have a balance in being liberal and conservative in doctrines, but I am saying if you are not indoctrinated, you don't have a belief system; you won't last in the journey as a believer.

Coming to the end of the third part, we will be talking about finding a balance in doctrine, and also why you are not to enforce your church doctrine on another...

Are what some really call sin truly a sin according to the Bible...🤔..

See you in the next part of YOU YOURSELF

Nairaland / General / Motivation And Activation Are Two Powerful Driving Forces. by AdetoyeAyomikun: 11:54pm On Feb 21
Is it a motivational talk to say, "Believe in yourself"? Is it a motivational talk to say, "Whatever you set your heart on, you can achieve it"?

Is it also a motivational talk to say, "Don't relent"? Is it a motivational talk to say, "Believe in your vision even when it does not look believable"?

Is it also a motivational talk to say, "You are not small"?

I don't know what you are expecting me to say at the end, but I want someone to know that motivation is not complete without activation.

That ginger in your belly should be followed with action.

Motivation and activation are two powerful driving forces.

And I ask a question that you will answer only to yourself...

How was your day?

Religion / You Yourself(2) by AdetoyeAyomikun: 9:32pm On Feb 20
Still on consecration, and I said it's being SET APART, that is, being different, not like others.

Talking about personal consecration, it's also an important aspect for all believers, leaving aside the consecration of being set apart from the worldly system.

There is a type of consecration that is personal, and it's important that this type should not necessarily be preached to all. You can maybe enforce it to your mentee or people under you, but this type is not for everyone.

There are some things I do that determine what I will become or what I am becoming. These things are personal and may not be necessary to tell others.

If you find yourself fasting for a particular time every month, it's good, but this does not conclude that you are more powerful or righteous than others who don't.

And for all believers, somethings should be in our lives. Not that it necessarily means you're righteous or makes you above others, but they are just to be done for your growth.

This will lead us to talk about indoctrination. Like I will say, everyone who will be trained must be indoctrinated.

In the next part of this series, let's talk about indoctrination, with the understanding that the doctrines of our churches don't make us the most righteous, but they are necessary for our growth and how to balance most doctrines with the scriptures so we won't be swept away.

See you there ☺️

Religion / Honor Should Not Cease From Your Life. by AdetoyeAyomikun: 11:50pm On Feb 19
Don't live your life without honor; my example may not be relatable to all, but it will be nice if you can make it relatable to you.

Honor, they say, is treating something or someone with high esteem. In fact, there are many things we will and should do that, in the real sense, won't kill us, but ego will make it seem difficult.

I will give a church example for the "friend-friend" people (those who love making friends). Maybe you have a friend with whom you are close in church. I'll be giving a church example, so relate it to other spheres.

Now, that friend of yours has been called into a position in church. I know he or she is your "gee," but do you know that as long as you are in that church, you must honor not only him but also the position he has attained?

I won't make this very long, but if you have a friend who is a class representative, and he is telling you to do something, refusing and saying no or whatever is wrong. If not him, honor his position.

Back to my church example, you know in the church, it's possible that the person preaching is not even as anointed as the one who is listening. But if you want to gain anything at all, you must honor.

Strive won't be found in a place where honor lives. In every community, there are levels of authority, and it's of great importance to know that with each level, there is an attachment of honor.

In terms of honor your actions speaks louder than your words.

Though there is a balance for the person in the position not to misbehave because of the position, we should all know this:

HONOR SHOULD NOT CEASE FROM YOUR LIFE.

If possible, learn it!

HOW WAS YOUR DAY?

Religion / You Yourself(1) by AdetoyeAyomikun: 11:54pm On Feb 18
YOU YOURSELF(1)

The word "consecration" can be defined as many things, but I categorize all as being SET APART.

That means if the life a believer has received is different from the random life of everyone, then the term "set apart" is not just a word but a necessity, and I can say a compulsion.

It's of great importance that the phrase "set apart" may not generally be for everyone in the same aspect. I mean, your consecration might be fasting; God calls you to maybe fast for 10 days in a month. This does not mean all believers, per se, should do this.

Sometimes consecration might be more personal than it's been general, but this does not reduce the fact that it is general.

For the life you've received was that you were brought out from a particular lifestyle into another.

The moment you check your life and you can literally see no difference between the life you lived before and the one you are living now that you are born again, then the terminology "set apart" is not working.

Deuteronomy 14:2 showcases this message of being set apart. If we are to see the life of the Israelite, you will understand that God was instructing them vividly that all I am doing for you is making you a nation that is different.

The scripture made us understand very much, in Leviticus, about the things the children of the land (Canaanite, Moabite) are doing. God told Moses that the difference that will be between you people is not just that you are serving me, but that you don't do as they do.

John 17:11, 14–15 gives a vivid explanation of being in the world and not of it.

Trying not to make this very long for readability for those that will read, I am saying in our Christian journey, we can't and should not despise the fact that we were called out of a system.

Now that you've been called, it's of great importance that you guard yourself not to repeat what you've been called for.

The next part of this series, YOU YOURSELF WILL DIVE INTO PERSONAL CONSECRATION.

If what this first part will teach someone is that you and we all should know WE ARE CALLED TO BE SET APART FOR A PURPOSE.
Religion / Your Friend Matters A Lot. by AdetoyeAyomikun: 11:38am On Feb 18
I know I might have said this before, but I just feel like repeating it. Maybe someone will understand. I am saying this not necessarily for the person it's directed to, but for someone who is not in this category to understand and absorb it. So you can tell someone else who will listen to you.

YOUR FRIEND MATTERS A LOT.

The reason you won't love Jesus the way you want or the reason you are behaving the way you are presently maybe all because of who you surround yourself with.

I am saying there are some types of people you walk with, and you will say, "Guy, I prayed for this time yesterday," and they will be like, "Even though it can be whining," they will say, "Kai power capacity, pray for me," and all that whining.

Or someone you told you fasted, and he or she is like, "Haaa, pray for me," teach me your ways, all that whining. All these things matter for you to continually do well.

I am not saying you should surround yourself with people you are better than because you've limited your growth if you do so. I AM SAYING BE SURROUNDED WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE LIKE-MINDED.

There are some people you see, and inside of you, something is screaming THERE IS MORE.

Instead, some people, all who they walk with and call friends, are people that when you are reading the Bible, they will say, "You don't have work jare," or if you are going to church, they will be like, "Going to church no mean say you go enter heaven."

See, no matter how much you scrutinize, this type of people will always be around you. What I am saying is that don't give them so much space in your life. If these are the only type of people you have in your space, then I tell you it's only a matter of time for you to yield.

I am saying many became addicted to gambling because the days they don't have money, when they look right and left, they cannot find someone drinking garri 🌝😁. All they can find is someone putting in the little he has into Sporty or 1xbet, and they yielded within time.

The reason some dear fine girls are wearing the type of dress they wear is because of friends, I know they will say it's not😪.

Some did not go to church today not because they did not want to, but because all those around them did not. Those that they call friends did not.

I am saying your friends and people in your circle matter a lot.

In church today, the HELP SYSTEM was discussed(preached about), and I pray that for we all, God will help us to forsake or distance ourselves from some people in our life.

Nairaland / General / Don't Expect If You Can't Respect Because You Will Be Exempted. by AdetoyeAyomikun: 11:24pm On Feb 17
HOW WAS YOUR DAY?

Quite funny when I see someone who is like 4-6 years older than me saying, "Don't call me sir or ma oo. My name is so and so."

Though these people might not know my particular age, I can personally deduce that they are older in years.

Please don't disappear before you appear oo, as someone once said, "Respect is different from honor, but give honor to whom Honor is due, but respect everyone."

Don't Expect If You Can't Respect Because You Will Be Exempted.

Also, why would you tell someone that is the age of your younger sibling to call you by name, and you are calling it humility? Don't let me say it's 🤔...

But all said and done, don't disappear before you appear oo; not everyone is your mate 💪. Even far above age matter.

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