WHEN IT’S ALL BEEN SAID AND DONE
Tick…tock…how much of what you have anchored your identity and lifestyle on will stand the test of time? When it’s all been said and done, when the stop button is pressed, and your moment to exit this realm of time comes, what will matter?
Is it the bitterness and jealous anger that you accepted into your identity and lifestyle? You know, that chip on your shoulder that you allowed to straightjacket you into habits that broke you and your loved ones down to dust?
Is it the self-righteous attitudes, the loveless and judgmental quips that you spat out like javelins, to pin others to the wall and make them feel puny, simply because you were desperate to mask the insignificance and insecurity that you suffered deep within your heart?
Is it the godlessness and lawlessness that found you roaring at the world and at God, and proclaiming that you are the king of your life and you can and will live as you very well please?
Is it the hell-bent unforgiveness that rendered you an insomniac as your mind churned through all the wrongs that this one person did to you over and over again?
Is it the cheap, short lived thrills of sexual and emotional entanglements with conquests who were not yours to mould your body onto, in the first place?
Is it the fear and insecurity that grimly suspended you by the neck, against a gruff, spikey wall? That self-loathing feeling that you got when you got rejected yet again, because you had dared to believe that God could really be real, and that He could really want to use you to do impossible things in the world?
Is it the hopeless guilt that rushed at you and engulfed you like a raging fog, anytime you met with someone from what you are convinced is your colourful past?
When it’s all been said and done, what will matter?
What will endure even after life as you know it is gone?
Only one thing will matter.
Not your fear, or your unbelief, or your doubt, or your hate, or your pride, or your prejudice, or your unforgiveness, or your anger, or your insecurity…
None of these will matter…IF YOU COME RUNNING TO JESUS, YES, WITH ALL OF THESE ISSUES IN HAND, AND THEN LAY THEM AT HIS FEET, AND SAY “YES” TO HIS ARMS OF LOVE, EXTENDED TO YOU.
You see, unless you allow them to, even the vilest of sins and choices cannot separate you from God’s love…unless you allow them to, by refusing to BRING THEM TO HIM.
SO, WHAT WILL MATTER, WHEN IT’S ALL BEEN SAID AND DONE?
What will matter is that you ran to Him, not allowing your mess to hold you back. You believed that His love is more powerful than your mess, and so, you ran to Him…again…and again…and again…and you allowed Him to work in you.
You can rejoice and be confident! Because, God loves you indescribably…plus, He is merciful. Until the heavy curtains of life are drawn closed, He continues to pursue you relentlessly. He pursues you with holy passion, wooing you to respond to His Incredible Plan to restore a broken people to Himself. He pursues you and invites you to respond in kind – by pursuing Him deliberately and passionately in return.
God insists on looking beyond your mess, even pardoning your hatred for Him and your love for the ways of this world, and He continues to call you in, lovingly.
You see, He created us with the capacity to carry His glory, even though we were in sin. He is the only One who can wade through the miry clay that we are, to reveal the purest gold that He placed within us.
God stands ready to speak over us and call us saints. He stands committed to His Incredible Plan to restore the world to Himself. He stands committed to having you partner with Him to restore the world to Himself. When it’s all been said and done.
That is the message of Jesus Christ. That is the miracle, the impossibility, that Jesus came to work in the world…and friend, that is the core of The B.O.O.M Walk Program.
He moves mountains, He causes walls to fall. He does the impossible. Hope and victory! Hallelujah!
Phew!!!! What a relief! Because I know that I have had my fair share of ‘haunters’ in my life…What a relief that through Christ, I can overcome even these. They do not have the power to bar me from God’s presence, if I choose to say, “yes,” to Him. They do not have the power to separate me from God’s love…if I give in to God’s loving invitation to transform me into the haunter-busting machine that He saved me to be.
Do you have stuff…ghosts…pushback…haunters…shackles…hinderances…stuff that is holding you back from having an intimate relationship with Jesus, and being able to discover and walk in the fullness of His plan for your life?
Is your heart holy and haunted at the same time?
The B.O.O.M Walk Program is all about helping you identify whatever might be haunting your heart and life. The Program equips you with hard-hitting and practical tools on how to experience the truth of Christ’s love, which is greater than any of this ‘stuff’ that the enemy uses to haunt your life and keep you from being who God created and saved you to be.
To find out more about The B.O.O.M Walk Program, and how you can get involved, please scroll to the end of this piece.
I’ll close off with this –
When its all been said and done
There is just one thing that matters
Did I do my best to live for truth?
Did I live my life for You?
When it’s all been said and done
All my treasures will mean nothing
Only what I’ve done for love’s reward
Will stand the test of time
Lord Your mercy is so great
That You look beyond our weakness
And find purest gold in miry clay
Turning sinners into saints
And I will always sing Your praise
Here on earth and ever after
For You’ve shown me heaven’s my true home
When it’s all been said and done
You’re my life when life is gone
Friend, what have you made your life about? And how much of it will matter, when it’s all been said and done?
The B.O.O.M Walk Program by Toyin Oladiran
We all come from somewhere. We all have our battle scars. We all have those life experiences, past or even ongoing, that have forced us into shadowy corners in our lives, preventing us from living fully, loving fully and most of all, serving God to the uttermost.
Some of us have carried on in this way, and gone on to do life ‘normally’, to become pastors, engineers, fathers, builders, lovers, secretaries, government officials, wives, teachers, sports coaches, gym instructors, you name it. Yet many are living a façade; a classic tale of smokes and mirrors. Many are carrying around, and being defined by those pivotal life experiences. Many have learnt to accept that this is just the way life is – living with and from the baggage.
What’s your scar? Where does it come from? Is it still driving your thoughts and responses to life? Are you tired of your scars keeping you wedged off into the fringes and sidelines of life, constantly angry, bitter, frustrated, rejected, insecure, proud, self-righteous … etc?
That’s what you and I will be tackling with the HOLY SPIRIT in The B.O.O.M WALK PROGRAM.💥
This Program is for EVERYONE…
…Yes, I said EVERYONE!
Be careful now. Do not think that only people who struggle with what we erroneously call ‘the big sins’ like murder, slavery, adultery etc struggle with the ‘Old Man’ (‘B.O.O.M’ stands for ‘bow out, Old Man’). Yes those are reflections of the ‘Old Man’ at work, but for the vast majority of people, the traits of the ‘Old Man’ are way more subtle, and internal.
I’m talking anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, self-righteousness, pride, fear, insecurity, rebellion against God, inferiority complex, lack of self-control…the list can go on.
The ‘Old Man’ thrives in secrecy… it’s all about the state of the mind, isn’t it?
Come on. Do not be afraid! And do not settle for more of the same!
Click here now to indicate your interest and to begin to prepare your heart and your spaces. The kind of transformation we are talking about here does not come by the click of a finger, neither does it come by lurking in a spectator’s seat. You need to take a bold step, own who you are and where you are at, and come along, for The B.O.O.M Walk Program.
I cannot WAIT to work with you. And if I am so excited about it, imagine how God, the Incredible Lover of your soul feels?😉
Hugs and Love,
Toyin Oladiran (Christian Transformational Coach and Creator of The B.O.O.M Walk Program)
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