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Today is really loaded by God’s grace and we’re moving right in to today’s Lifeclass. This is episode 5 of the big series – Focus on what is working. The series will take us close to 20 days and when we’re done with it, the complete teaching will be out in print, as a book. But even right now, you can download and read each teaching here on our website.

The story is still unfolding, still in Luke 19:1-10. Yesterday, I told you that Zacchaeus would have indeed become a spectacle of the whole crowd. That revelation still excites me, please read yesterday’s class.

Great faith for great things are triggered in us when we shift our attention away from our weaknesses and instead focus on the brighter side. These weaknesses or negativities quickly give way to our faith when we do so.

MORE THAN ATTENTION

Zacchaeus didn’t just get the attention of the master, he got a visit proposal. You have no idea, the things waiting to be unlocked if you’d just focus on our strengths. Zacchaeus, surprisingly to others, got a visit proposal from the saviour. People murmured. “How would a while saviour visit a tax collector? Sinner by Jewish standard, abomination”.

Exactly the same thing was said about Bartimeaus. When you choose to focus on things that are working, don’t think people will throw a red carpet and say yea, he’s arrived. They know that, that is how your potentials will be unlocked. Remember people told Bartimeaus too to keep quiet. “Hold your peace, stop making noise, he can’t even hear you.” The world will always want to tell you about your inabilities. They want to keep you focused on the things that are not working. Your employees for instance may ignorantly keep putting up attitudes that want keeps you focused on their inabilities. All customers want you to serve them first and serve them best, your bankers may always want to make you focus on your unpaid debt. The atmosphere around you sometimes could get tensed up and mount pressure on you.

People would rather see nothing good in your situation. So be careful, the people you hear and the places you go. Choose carefully, the projects you partake in. I personally do not like going to places I will not be valued, where I will be reminded only of my weakness. That is not to say that one does not want to hear the truth or reality. My reality is in what the bible says I am, not necessarily what it appears to be now, or what the world says it is. And besides, when the supposed ‘truth’ of how weak I am has become a song in the mouths of those saying it, with no signs of making me what God has destined for me, then, I’ll avoid you altogether since you’re not ready to help me grow and get working, the things that are dragging in my life.

I once mentored one of my protégés, about how best to know which leaders, bosses, or mentors worth pitching your tent with. You should be more comfortable with those who are passionate about scaling your dreams to a larger audience, those who communicate purpose into you even from their mere looks into your face, people who drag you out of your comfort zone, not so they can own you, but so they can release you to fly, even if you’re working for them.

Move only with people who’d be lovingly unapologetic about transforming your weaknesses into strength. Both Bartimeaus and Zacchaeus needed physical sight – they wanted to see Jesus, but both of them also needed spiritual sight – they needed salvation. They needed liberation, the needed to see Jesus transform their weaknesses into strength.

Both of them chose instead to ignore their barriers to seeing Jesus. Bartimeaus particularly chose to climb higher than his limitation

CLIMB HIGHER THAN YOUR LIMITATION, STEP OUT OF THE CROWD

When Zaccheaus stayed in the multitude, all he could see were people’s backs and shoulders because he was a very short man. If he chose to force his way through, he could get frustrated on the way and not make it to Jesus. He could even be trampled upon. It’s more like he stood no chance on foot.

Avoid engaging in things you stand no chance and competing head-on the way others do. Grace is available. Choose to thrive and not struggle. Don’t go blindly into business deals where you stand no chance. I’d rather you stayed with the ones you stand a 50 percent chance and you work your way through leveraging on your success (or lessons from seeming failure) to activate those other ones.

Now remember that everything in life is about value, cool down, the businesses, endeavours or platforms you’re passionate about but you seem not to stand a chance today, is simply because your value is still hidden to them, the moment your value rises, they will give you the chances on a plater of gold. One way to boost your value is to do more of the things you know how to do best, so that you get noticed and get called into the things you presently do not stand a chance

For instance, since Zacchaeus stood a little chance in foot, he stepped out of the whole clutter crowd and looked for a vantage position – the sycamore tree which he climbed. Much later in another episode of Lifeclass, I will talk more about such platforms that help you climb.

For Zacchaeus, if you call it desperation, you won’t be wrong. And if you call it separation, believe me, you’re speaking my mind – separation, consecration, sanctification, holiness, fasting, and prayer. All these must be a lifestyle if you want to climb higher in God. Physically, in any endeavour you find yourself, you must be ready to do what others are not doing. You must be ready to go extra miles that others don’t think is necessary, whether you’re someone’s employee or employer, a leader or follower, a mentor or a mentee.

GOD HAS GIVEN YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO GET WHAT YOU NEED

Spiritually, you can’t afford to be an onlooker in the issues of the kingdom. One thing is certain. God has given to you what you need to get what you! Yes, I said it right – God has given to you what you need to get what you need! You only need to climb higher than your limitations

SO WHAT’S YOUR OWN LIMITATION

Maybe your limitation is that you can’t speak Queen’s English, whereas you’re trying to join a team where your spoken English is the requirement. Maybe Your limitation is that they need a PhD, but all you have is a BSc. Or maybe you limitation is that they need 21 years experience, but all you have is just 1 year experience. The limitation list is an endless one and as long as you’re not ready to climb higher than them, you’d have a good excuse to hold yourself back. Maybe you seriously need to stop making yourself the victim by allowing people convince you that you’re not fit for them. Maybe you need to stop trying to force yourself on those who say you must speak Queen’s English before you belong to them. Teach yourself the queen’s English though, but men don’t define you, God does. And His word says you’re beautifully and wonderfully made – if you believe that.

Maybe you need to stop giving a hoot and marking yourself out of your destiny simply because someone says you don’t have one degree or certification. Get the degree of qualification though, but your success is in God’s hand, not men’s and He doesn’t need any human certification to elevate you.

I once went out routing the market, trying to sell a product I have developed for seven years, with sleepless nights and days, lots of sacrifices. I made only few sales. Not encouraging at all at first. I even got to a man who saw my product and liked it and all he could say was that he admired my product and my selling skills and so I should stop selling my product and come work for him.  I felt so unhappy. Rather than just encourage me even if he wasn’t going to buy, he was adding to my hurt, telling me to dump my dream and come work for him. I told him I had worked under a few bosses before venturing out and that now that I’ve ventured out, I can’t go back. I’m glad I didn’t let him get into me. But believe me. He almost did. When I left him, I almost shed tears. But I thank Jesus, I didn’t quit my dream. Now, over 1 million users are using that product. So, you need to separate yourself from the clutter and climb

Thank you Lord Jesus for the opportunity to hear these words at this very time. We believe strongly that as you gave Zacchaeus the visit proposal, you’re also giving us that visit proposal right now. You’re visiting our houses, our churches, homes, families, businesses, marriages, governments, and all our endeavours. You’re indeed visiting everything that has looked difficult in our lives up till now.

Thank you Lord Jesus, as you gave Zacchaeus the strength to run ahead of the crowd and climb higher, you’re also giving us what it takes, telling us what to do and equipping us with the right ideas, to distinguish ourselves and step out of the clutter, in Jesus name.

HAVE YOU RECEIVED JESUS?

He’s giving you that proposal. He wants to visit you. Say Lord Jesus, I accept your proposal. I’m sorry for my sins; I’m ready to turn my whole life to you. Thank you for giving your life in exchange for my eternal peace. Please write my name in that book of life. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus Name, Amen!

LIFECLASS CONTINUES ON MONDAY



Hello everyone, welcome once again to Lifeclass. In today’s life class, I’m still talking on focusing on what is working, but in a new dimension. If you think Bartimeaus is too simple an example for you, of course Bartimeaus was blind and poor. I have another example of one who can see and is rich, he also identified something not working in his life but chose not to focus on it.

So it depends on which class you happen to fall into. Zachaeus wasn’t poor, he was rich, matter of fact, one of the richest men in town. Zaccheaus wasn’t blind, he could see, but he also had a problem. He knew some things were not working in his life, but also decided to make use of the ones working.

We’re going to learn something very different from the story is Zacchaeus in Luke chapter 19, verses 1 to 10. There was a light that glowed in me when I saw this, I know it’s the Holy spirit reminding me. Another fellow is Zacchaeus here, same location, same circumstance, but different personality.  Bartimeaus was blind and poor, he begged for alms, but Zacchaeus on the other hand was rich. Bible says he was rich – he was wealthy. He was rich in money but not in height. He also longed to see Jesus. The location was still Jericho. It seems Jericho has this history of providing that connection between the under-privileged and their saviour.

YOUR JERICHO

Maybe your own Jericho is where you are right now, a position where you need to connect with a higher authority, a position where you need to locate how to make things that are not working, work, by focusing on the ones that are working. Zacchaeus couldn’t see Jesus, not because he was blind. Unlike Bartimeaus, he wasn’t blind, but he was short. Their conditions were different, but the circumstance seems similar. Both needed Jesus. You need Jesus too!

You may be saying, I don’t have the kind of problems others have. That you have money or access to some luxury that others don’t have does not foreclose your need for the saviour or his higher authority. Everyone has a vacuum in his life God alone can fill. The earlier you identify and acknowledge this vacuum, the better. If you discover your need for God’s higher authority in your life, you save several things quite early.

So Zacchaeus couldn’t see Jesus, not because he was blind, but because he was too short to look over the crowd. I’m sure all he could see from the crowd were people’s backs and shoulders. Jesus was right there within the crowd. But guess what? Also in transit, just as he was, when Bartimeaus cried out to him.

Listen to this. God is always working. Always saving someone, always healing someone, always delivering, providing, and prospering His people. He’s always moving in on the issues people call him into. He’s always in transit. So it may appear he’s not looking your side. It may appear he has left you all alone, as if he cares not about the turbulence going on around your boat. Remember that’s how it appeared to Jesus’ disciples when Jesus was sleeping in their boat. Even though he was in transit with them, he was sleeping. They had to wake him, before he calmed the storm around them. So you need to take your matter to him, you seriously need to. But my teaching here is that the way to do that is to start by making use of the few things working, and take those as a tool to getting Jesus attention on your areas of need.

See Zacchaeus now, you may want to pity him for been too short to see Jesus whom everyone saw easily, but Zacchaeus, just like Bartimeaus refused to be pitied and held back by his height. Zacchaeus was short, but he had legs to run ahead of the crowd and climb a sycamore tree on Jesus path.

You can’t say there’s nothing you can do to save your situation or get things working, as long as something at least is still working in our life.

While I was teaching my business sessions, I told the business owners on several occasions that one of the reasons why businesses fold up is when the business owner gets tired of the business. By extension, one of the reasons why marriages fold up is when the parties involved get tired of the marriage. Even if your spouse get’s tired, you shouldn’t or you stand no chance of making it work. One of the reasons why people die unnecessary deaths from sicknesses is when they give up believing for healing.

The moment you give up seeing any possibility in your whatever you do, then you have set yourself up for failure.

Zacchaeus chose not to be pitied for his shortness, he instead ran ahead of the crowd and climbed a sycamore tree. He climbed and waited patiently. Now, Talking about patience!

WAIT PATIENTLY

Zacchaeus waited patiently on that sycamore tree until Jesus passed by. Jesus was a celebrated and sought after teacher and could have been intercepted by some other persons who needed healing just as the woman with the issue of blood intercepted him the other day. So, it wasn’t quite predictable whether, or when he will pass by that sycamore tree, but Zacchaeus was patient. He knows that as losing as he waited for the saviour to pass by, there’s full guarantee he’d see him. So you need patience. When we stay focus on what is working, we mean stay patiently long enough with the things you have a grasp of believing in God that they’ll eventually produce what you need.

Bible says “Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”  – “Even after you have done the will of God, you need patience to obtain the promise.” That’s what the Bible says.

You need patience to obtain just just about anything in life

MAKE YOUR ODDS LOOK LESS IMPORTANT

Zaccheaus made his height look less important; he refused to be docked by that lack of height, just as Bartimeaus also refused to be held back by his blindness. See you have allowed these things to hold you back for too long. Now,pick that pen, get that writing pad, prepare that proposal, fine tune that résumé, write that book, make that trip, attend that programme, enrol for that course, stop giving excuses. If something will not work, another one will, if one school has refused to admit you, apply to another, if one degree seems too expensive, put in for a less expensive one. Please, you’ve allowed yourself to be held down and back for long enough, you’ve stayed on this mountain for too long, now is the time to focus and spring up. Jesus is with you now, he has always been, God’s got your back. Get hold of something you have and use it to activate what is not working. Get what you don’t have.

AS EXPECTED

So as expected, Jesus got there, to that sycamore tree and looked up, saw Zaccheaus, just the same way he looked back when Bartimeaus cried out. Of course when the master looks up, the multitude moving with him would have looked up to see who he was looking at. Now, the Short man who could only see as high as people’s shoulder, became a spectacle for the crowd. That’s what happens when you choose to focus. When you concentrate your energy on the things that work, you would not know that you’re already going ahead of and surpassing people’s expectations and imaginations about you. You’re already setting yourself up for greatness, just as Zacchaeus did.

Because you have put all your energy on that one thing you identified as working in your life, you move very fast and you may not even know it. By the time you arrive, it would look like you’re the only one who has been running. Zaccheaus became a spectacle of the crowd because of course when Jesus looked up and saw him, everyone did. Zaccheaus became a star! If you also want to be seen by everyone, and you want to be announced, you want to be advertised and noticed, you want to become an envy for the world. You need to first come to Jesus and then begin to focus on your abilities and not your inabilities.

THERE’S A VACUUM

Zaccheaus was short but wouldn’t focus on his height. He was rich though, but he still had a vacuum that must be filled. You may need to start identifying the things money has not been able to do in your life. If you have money and you’re still sick,  and your money has not been able to purchase Your healing, then you need to shift focus from money unto Jesus. If you choose to spend that money on other people’s healing, you’re sowing a seed that God will reward. What if you spend your money to push the gospel of Jesus Christ, meaning you’re giving  people the opportunity for healing for their souls? Your healing will be perfected as a reward for your seed sown. All I’m teaching here’s is that as long as you substitute that focus on your sickness for something more worthy and promising, beginning by focusing in Jesus the author and finisher of your faith, you’re on the path to victory.

COME TO JESUS IF YOU HAVEN’T, IF YOU HAVE, THEN COME CLOSER!

Lord Jesus, I receive you into my life today. Look on me, because when you do, everyone will, and I will become a spectacle of the world. My name is written in the book of life. I’m yours and I’m free forever. Thank you Jesus. Amen

That’s life class for today, Join me tomorrow by God’s, many thanks.




Hello everyone. Welcome once again to life class. I’m David Adeniji and I’m glad you’re following this class.

Now this is the third episode, I’ll stop counting, maybe when we get to the 10th episode (smiling)

Let me just start from where I stopped yesterday. Yesterday I made a very vital point. That, of the many things that are not working, there is one major one that gave birth to others.

And also of the many things that are working, there is one major one that you can also just take advantage of. In the case of Bartimeaus (Mark 10:45-52), the one major thing working for him was that he could talk, while the one major thing not working was that he couldn’t see.

I CONTINUE

Now I’m continuing. There’s nothing worth being unhappy about because you are already armed. Everything you need to survive and to succeed has been given to you. I told you yesterday that he has given you everything that pertains to life and godliness. That you don’t yet have your children for instance does not make you barren. That’s your own definition. You take care of children – yours or others’ –  you care and be happy. Period! Yours will soon join them. That you don’t have a job should not make you lazy or idle – just do something of value. Payment on your payment.

THERE ARE MORE JOBS THAN APPLICANTS!

People say there’s unemployment, but Bible says, the harvest is plenty, the labourers are few!

So there’s a disparity, meaning that there are so many jobs, people are not coming. What you may be saying is that you don’t want to do something that people will not pay for. But believe me, money or no money, you can do something to add value to people’s lives. To the world, graduates are many and there are few jobs, but to Jesus, the harvest is plenty, labourers are few. So who’s report should we believe? All things are possible to them who believe.

YOUR HEALING IS IN YOU LIVING

You may be sick, you aren’t dead. Choose to live, because only living souls receive healing. Many people are killed not because of the sickness ,ut because they chose to focus on sickness. Dead people don’t get healing, your healing is in your living. Receive it now in Jesus name.

That you have failed at something is still not the definition of failure. Observe the things you are doing successfully and do more of them however trivial you find them to be. Everybody succeeds at something at least, even if it is talking or greeting or washing or something.  Nobody gets to a destination without starting or without the journey itself. Some things may not be working perfectly, but other things are. Don’t shut down your life and refuse to achieve anything just because some vital things are not working.

SOMETHING ELSE

In today’s class, I want to show you one other thing that is working in Bartimeaus’ life. It’s not just his voice that is working. He could also walk. Yes! He could walk. He used his voice at first, he cried out! Jesus son of David, have mercy on me. People tried to shut him down, but he kept on he continued.

But he appears that his voice alone will not get him to Jesus. We saw of course that Jesus stood still when he heard his cry. That’s what happens when you just focus and make the best use of what is working in your life. Heaven stands still on your behalf. That happened when he used his voice, he got the master’s invitation. And right away he gave no excuses. He didn’t say – “Oh master, I’m blind, how can I make it to you. How will I see the way, will I not fall?” instead, he immediately activated his legs, which were also working!.

ANOTHER REVELATION

Observe that Jesus didn’t command that he be carried to him. Now, that’s another revelation! Bartimeaus’ voice is not the only thing working, he had earlier made use of his ears to hear the saviour passing by, then he felt, simply hearing him pass by will not be enough, let me cry out to him. Still after crying out, he would not relax, he made use of some other ability he had. Upon hearing the savious invitation, he sprang up on his legs and made his way to Jesus. Bible says clearly that he threw off his garment, rose and went to Jesus.

I’m sure he did that in excitement and hurry, not minding whether he will fall or not and certainly not as careful as he will be when coming to work or going back home. So to get things working,, you need to identify not just one thing,  but several other things working

Bartimeaus began by hearing the saviour pass, then he shouted and got the invitation of the master, but he didn’t stay there, he rose and walked to Jesus.

So finally, when Jesus asked him what he wanted, the miracle had already happened, as Jesus didn’t command any miracle or make any decree or touch him at all. He simply said, “Go your way, your faith has made you whole.”

Simply ignoring his deficiency, focusing on Jesus and strongly on the things he could do, has forced out the illness and made his desire a reality. So what I’m saying is that simply focusing on Jesus and on the things that are working in your life is the miracle you have been waiting for. It’s the miracle you’ve been praying for.

That is what will force out the things that are not working, the negativities. So the miracle Bartimeaus has been waiting for, is simply focusing on the master and on those things he could do, taking them one by one. “OK I can hear, I focus, I use that to an extent, I can speak, I cry out, got the master’s attention, he stood still, called for me, then what else? Oh, I can walk too, I charge forward – towards him, and right on the way, my miracle happens! Praise Jesus. Because on getting to the master, he simply said, your faith has made you whole.

If you hear Jesus in this message and you haven’t said yes to him, now is the time to receive him. And if you’ve said yes to him but you’re still far from him, now is the time to get close because that’s the miracle you’ve been waiting for.

Say this prayer with me.

Lord Jesus, I hear you in this message, from today, I say yes and I refuse to stay lame, or blind, I move closer to you from today. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus mighty name

If you said that prayer, send me your testimony. Or you may simply send me your comments via the comment box here or using my social media handles

Tomorrow, I’ll be opening a brand new twist to the whole story. Please join me again tomorrow. Thanks




Good morning everybody. Welcome to life class once again. My name is David Adeniji and I’m glad you joined me yesterday on life class. We started life class just yesterday and this is Episode 2. In yesterday’s episode, I opened the big theme for the month – i.e, In the next couple of day – Focus On What IS Working

As I was closing yesterday, I said, pull up a sheet of paper and draw two columns and label one column – things that are walking and the other column – things that are not working.

And I said – I was giving an example – just like we do to children in school – match the objects. So you draw a line from the things are working and map them to any of the things that are not working and say  – with these I can revive these.

If you put too much attention on things that are not working, they become magnified before you, they look bigger than you. They may even look bigger than your God. Sometimes you begin to think subtly, and the devil may put deceitful thoughts on your head that your God cannot do them. Why? Because you have spent all your time staring on, focusing on, analysing and re-analyzing those things that are not working.

Stop focusing your energy on these, something I call emotional energy – you shouldn’t dissipate  it on things that are not yet working and then have none to spend on things that are presently working.

TODAY

I continue in today’s lifeclass. Still on that story of Bartimeaus. But here, I’m showing you another angle to it. Remember the scripture is still mark chapter 10, this time, I’d like you to read it again from verse 45 to 52

Now, In a person’s life most times there’s only one major thing that is not working. Now that major thing may have now given birth to several other smaller things. For instance, in Bartimeaus’ example, the major thing not working in his life was his sight. Now you may have so many things not working, but you can always trace them to one thing that isn’t working. For instance, a person who wants a job, will not have money to do some things here and there. So because he doesn’t have a job, his children fall sick and he doesn’t have money to take them to the hospital.

Because he doesn’t have a job, he will not be able to dress fine, people look at him like one who has no value. So as a result, many of things are not working.

Other people who see him may not know what is wrong. He alone knows that the major thing or what not working in his life is that issue of unemployment. In Bartimaeus  life for instance, only his eyes were missing, so he had to go begging. One who sees him from afar and doesn’t know the reason why he’s begging will not know that he’s begging not because begging is his hobby, but because his sight is a problem. When you have one major thing not working, it gives birth to many other things. You need to identify that one major thing. Many times we identify the wrong thing, we don’t even know the exact thing that is not working.

Bartimaeus’ eyes was the major thing not working, but then again he also did identify the one major thing that is working, so you identify that one major thing that is not working and the one major thing that is working

You may have 20 ministries, but one of them is really booming. You will revive the remaining 19, focusing on that one major one. Also you may have 10 small businesses, but  one of them is really getting you the money. It is that one you choose focus on, to revive the ones that are not working.

The major thing not working in Bartimeaus’ life was his sight, he was blind, but also, one major thing working was his voice. His eyes were missing, but his voice was intact. I can’t see, but I can talk, I can shout, I can cry Abba-Father, I can pray, I can preach the gospel. Bartimeaus will not allow himself be defined or held down by what he does not have.

Now, that’s a big revelation!

Do not let the things that are not working define you Now don’t allow yourself to be defined by the things that are not working.

Bartimeaus chose rather to answer to the abilites in what he had. Instead of allowing the things that are not working to define you, you should rather answer to the abilites in what you have. Now believe me, I’m not downplaying sight. It’s a big deal, but it isn’t bigger than life. Those things may appear a big deal but no matter how big a deal they seem before you, they aren’t not bigger than life, certainly not bigger than the fact that you have Jesus and, believe me, not bigger than those things that are working presently

So, just because a person is blind doesn’t make him less of a human being for instance. Just because a person is jobless doesn’t remove his dignity. That you’re having issues with your relationships shouldn’t deprive you of the right to peace. Remember, in the Bible, Jesus says, my peace do I give unto you, not as the world gives and takes back.

That something very important is absent in your life does not reduce your worth to yourself, should not reduce your worth to people around you and ultimately to God.

Don’t even care when people pity you. Now that’s another big topic!

AVOID THE PITY PARTY!

Many people like to pity you rather than help you. They believe by pitying you they are doing you a favour. Meanwhile, they are doing themselves a favour. They’re whiling away time, giving themselves an excuse not to do anything to help your situation. As a matter of fact, avoid those people who pity you. Listen to me. You should move away from them. Shortly, I will show you that example, again, in Bartimeaus. You need to move away from people who pity you.

You should associate rather with those who deal with you ignoring your weaknesses as though you never had them, as though you have all they have.

Personally, I like to relate with people who, instead of pitying me, deal with me looking at my strengths, ignoring those weaknesses as though, I never had them. Those are the people you need to eventually overcome theose weakness. Because they make you see the complete you, and not the incomplete one.

When they told Bartimeaus to keep quiet, he cried even more. I’m just interpreting his cry, because he cried out. Maybe these are the words he was crying:

What do you mean? Why should I keep quiet?” Because you know, they told him to keep quiet.

“Just because I’m blind? I don’t need you in my life. Because you make me feel I’m not worthy to be healed. No I’m not obeying you. In fact, I’m relocating away from where you are. I’m looking on to Jesus the author and finisher of my faith. Of course I can’t see him now, maybe physically, but I can hear him. I may not have sight for now, but I have my voice intact. I can hear him too. He’s the one passing by, I know when He came in, I thought he’d stay for long, but as I heard him moving out of Jericho, I’m seizing this opportunity, I know he will heal me. So don’t stop me. This blindness does not define me.”

That’s what I’m telling you. That major thing that is not working does not define you. Cry out today Believe me, that Bartimeaus cry should be your cry

So, Big Question: What is That One Major Thing That is Working?

What is the one major business of your business that is pulling in most of your inflow (money)?

What is the one major ministry that is touching lives more?

What is that one major breakthrough that you’ve got in your life that is defining other things? Identify that one major gift that you know you have?  Now, go ahead. And identify that one major thing that seems not to be working, but has now given birth to several other situations or conditions not working. Believe me, you need to use that one major business, gift, idea, ministry, relationship that is working fine to pull up the several others you have difficulties with.

Please, don’t underestimate the positives. It’s very important. God has armed you with them. Bible says the Lord has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness. Yes, what he’s trying to say is that everything you need to transform the negative things are already present in the positives.

In everything I have said here, I’ve talked about the one major thing that is working, and the one major thing that is not working. I’ve talked about Bartimeaus, and I’ve talked about Jesus too.

I’d like you to say this prayer with me if if you want to receive him:

Father I thank you. I know that there are several things not working and one thing that has made some things not work in my life is sin. I’m ready to receive righteousness, which is an alternative to sin. I receive righteousness in Christ Jesus, by faith. Lord I thank you for giving me this opportunity. I choose to follow you. Lord forgive me of all my sins. Write my name in the book of life. Let all things begin to work for my good. Lord Jesus, become that one major thing that is working in my life. I’m glad you saved me. I’m free. Amen.

If you said that prayer, please drop me a comment.

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Thank you very much for attending Lifeclass. Let’s meet again tomorrow by the grace of God. We bless Jesus.




Hello everybody. Thank you for joining me on life class. I am David Adeniji and I really appreciate your followership. Now in the next couple of days maybe in about one month or so, we’re going to be talking about a big theme that I title:

Focus on what is working. That will be our theme of the month.

But every day we’ll talk on that and then there’ll be episodes under that big theme, everyday.

Life classes is a 5 – 10 minutes audio teaching every morning that will be dropping right on the whatsapp platform every morning. We should share it and also invite people to join the group with the Whatsapp link that I have dropped on the whatsapp platform.

So let me go quickly to today’s life class. I’m talking about focusing on what is working. Focus on what is walking. Now, sometimes, or let’s say many times some things may not be working in our lives. But if we check carefully other things are working. I am yet to meet anyone who can boldly tell me that nothing is working in their life. At the least. Your life is working. You’re breathing in and out. I mean you have so much more to thank God for. So some things may not be working in our lives but other things are.

What I’m trying to solve in this series is that why should we shut down our lives or aspects of our lives and refuse to achieve anything just because some vital things are not working.

 

Now I give you an example of Bartimaeus the blind in the book of Mark chapter 10 verse 47.

I mean Mark 10, verses 47 to 52 Bartimaeus couldn’t see,  but he could hear so he made the best use of his hearing and so secured his sight with determination from Jesus Christ.

Now you see, that something is not working in your life or that several things are not walking is not enough reason to lose the advantage hidden, to lose the benefits hidden, to lose the potentials hidden in the things that are working. God and designed your life to get those things that are not working – to get them working, by focusing on the ones that are working.

 

Now, again I go to that example that I started with. When Jesus passed by he wasn’t moving to Jericho. In that scripture – Mark 10:47-52 –  When Jesus passed by he wasn’t moving into Jericho. He was actually moving out of Jericho. So it is not impossible that he (Bartimaeus) was there and heard when Jesus moved into Jericho. But you see, maybe he thought, of course I can see him. When he (Bartimaeus) heard again that Jesus Christ is now moving out of Jericho, then he determined to get his attention. Not. A lot of odds maybe stashed against you, against your business. It gives your marriage your children. Let me tell you, most times the odds are more than the gains. The disadvantages you see may outnumber the gains. But it takes just one thing that is working to change hundreds of things that are not working.

Yeah! Bartimaues couldn’t see! Now listen to this – He was partially blind, I know

 

So you may be telling me that you don’t understand what I’m going through. You don’t know the extent of deadness in those things that are not working in my life. I don’t know and I may not even need to know because the same was the case with bartimeaus. He wasn’t partially blind. He was completely blind. And Jesus was not standing or sitting somewhere where people met him for counselling. So I’m trying to show you that it was practically impossible for one who had no eyes to penetrate into the crowd and meet a Savior who is not even standing somewhere, but in who’s on transit.

Bartimeaus  couldn’t see, and Jesus was in transit. He was moving out of Bartimaeus’ reach. If you do not think about focusing on what is working so you can revamp the things that not working, you will be losing opportunity.

 I give you an example. Your company is almost going into bankruptcy because of debt and you are thinking should I just declare and go. While it is not bad in itself to declare bankruptcy, it is bad if you choose not to focus the things that are working in your life. So I’m just telling you this morning, lifeclass is just beginning. This is the first episode and I’m saying focus on what is working.

Still, I remain on Bartimaeus’  Story. You see, we need to get this clear. That some situations paralyze an aspect or facet of our lives, doesn’t mean our entire lives should remain at the mercy of those situations.

 

So you have this pain on your eyes and then you think because of that you’ll you’ll have to drop some things that people are benefiting from. There is this element in your body it is not God’s will for you to sick, but then you are what I’m saying is that you need to focus on other parts of your body that are not sick. And get healing for the other one that is sick. Every time you have something not work in your life, you also have an opportunity to get them working, If only you will focus on the ones that are working.

 

So pull up a sheet of paper this morning, and draw two lines. I mean create two columns. Label one column – things that are working, and the other – things that are not working. So make a list of the things that are working, maybe in your marriage, your family, business, body, finance, etc. Then make another list of those things that are not working. Then try to do a match.

You know those excercises we give to children where we tell them to match similar objects. Draw lines from the not-working column to the working and say – oh, with these, I think I can get these to work.

So now if on the list of things that are working, you have there that your marriage is working, your family is working, etc,  but on the other list of things not working, you have an item there that one of your children needs closer attention regarding his/her attitudes. You’ve seen counsellors and psychologists and all, but he/she still seems not to be getting right on track. Okay.

And then, maybe still on that not-working list, You have it there that your daughter’s marriage is not working fine. Since your own marriage is working, you can match that, You can match that to your daughter’s. You focus on what is working in your own marriage to save your daughter’s marriage. Rather than just keep focusing on things not working and ignoring the ones that are working.

 

 

I’ll see you again in the next lifeclass, but this morning, remember, focus on what is working. So in case you haven’t given your life to Jesus, because Jesus Christ is the master in making things work. I’d like you to follow me to say this prayer.

Lord Jesus. I thank you for this opportunity. I come to you today because you are the one who makes things work. You have started making things work right from the time you gave your life for me on the cross of Calvary. I know I have sins, but I also bring them to you. I confess them before you. I’d like you to save me and receive me into your kingdom. From today I am free. From today, things will begin to work in my life. Today particularly, lines will fall unto to me in pleasant places.

 

Thank you for saving me I am free, in Jesus mighty name.

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Let’s continue in episode 2 – tomorrow.