PURPOSE AND MOTIVATION IN THE BODY OF CHRIST – FATHERING AND MOTIVATION

Chapter 4

Good afternoon.
I desire to continue more concerning the topic of purpose and motivation in the Body of Christ.
This subject I give specifically to you as sons and daughters in the house.
I am no expert in this subject I am also learning.
As prophetic scribe I do my best to listen and write and I am also audience to these writings.
Therefore this means I am also able to take correction when I have heard insufficiently or even wrong at times.
Someone who is reading here may add and teach me as well.
The goal is to build in the Body of Christ.
I speak as a young African father and these are the eyes I use in observing this motivational speaking mission as it unfolds in the African Churches.
We have acknowledged the good work that motivational speaking does to Build the Self.
We need to bring balance to the requirements of our Lord when we are called to Deny ou Self.
We also need to understand when Paul says Self has to Die.
These on the surface seem to be conflicting instructions in one’s life.
On the surface we might look at the word: Self and give a blanket explanation.
It is in these grey areas that we find ourselves attacked.
It is a very painful experience to encounter motivation when you carry an incomplete doctrine and belief.
The era of Motivational Speakers came in the Charismatic Season and our understanding of doctrine was still unfolding.
We did not know whether we need Christian Motivational Speaker or Christian Motivational Speaking Church.
To some extent we are still trapped in those questions today.
Unless we lay down correct doctrine in our churches we will forever have Motivational Speaking Industry being a trend setter in churches.
As a result we will not be able to channel it but it will channel us in our lifestyle as church.
We need to know when we are feeding on a motivational speech that is spiced with some verses and when we feed on the pure Word of the Father which is motivating to our hearts.
We need to know when we have itchy ears that will need scratching from a motivational speaker and when we are seeking counsel from the Father who will send a prophet who will give courage to us to build the wall again.
Maybe we have become addicted to some Motivational Speaking turned gospel and we no longer want to repent and take correction.
You know yourself when you have become a motivational speech junkie and you need some rehab from that drug.
This drug is the most addictive and it is sold almost everywhere.
Church has become the biggest distributor of this motivational speech drug and as we said this drug is highly addictive.
We need Motivation at times but we need to be careful when it has come to replace fathering.
The dangers with Motivation as Business is that “the customer is always right”, therefore you might need to give what the customer wants than what God wants.
In the Body of Christ we do have saints who run big businesses who will need the Christian Motivator and Life Coach who will give Motivation and Strategy in their Business Conferences.
We depend on these businesses to fund the gospel and we need good Christian Life Coaches to guide them.
But I am not sure whether we will need to turn that service into pastoring for increasing the membership with itchy ears.
I have also noticed the response on facebook when I put a motivational Word it is phenomenal and tempting as well.
Once I wear the father cap all those “likes” will disappear.
People are discouraged; life is tough all they need is motivation but not fathering.
Motivation is good for church members but unfortunately it is fathering that will build sons.
1Samuel 30:6 says when David was distressed he encouraged himself in the Lord.
Let me repeat this again; I honor all the authors; motivational speakers and life coaches.
I acknowledge their place in the Body of Christ as a Christian Businessman who need their guidance.
I just feel we have used them wrongly to fill our churches.
They also emerged being more advanced than pastors and they were more appealing.
However the Apostolic Community has come and the Church fathers are now come to bring order in the Household.
We need to keep our motivational speakers and life coaches but enlist them to the relevant places in the Body of Christ.
As I said earlier; when your doctrine is sound you receive motivation from a firm foundation.
What motivation will you give to someone who need deliverance?
What motivation will you give to someone who need to migrate to a correct home.
What motivation will you give to someone who needs repentance?
Do I keep this customer inhouse because he or she is paying?
If that is your son you know that no amount of motivation will make the tooth to feel better unless you take him to the dentist.
We need a father who will know what is good for our health at all times in the family.
We can’t turn all our children into some drug junkie when we need to be building a family.
This is the choice I am faced with as a father.
Shalom

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2 thoughts on “PURPOSE AND MOTIVATION IN THE BODY OF CHRIST – FATHERING AND MOTIVATION

  1. Amen Dad. I always find it vital to come back to these teachings,as they become new and relevant everyday. Help us Lord to love the presence of our fathers in our lives,not the baby sitting of the Motivational Speakers. When we are under the shield of our fathers we receive grace to face all things. Help us Father to always seek the counsel of our fathers and no go for Motivational Speakers who will sugar coat our present situation and not help us deal with them head-on as our fathers do.

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