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Seeds of Destiny 20 September 2020 Devotional By Dr. Paul Enenche
TOPIC: The Quest for False Peace And Fulfilment
SCRIPTURE: Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The quest for false peace and false fulfilment has driven many people to the extremes of life, but true peace is found only in God.
MESSAGE: In our world today, people want to have peace with themselves, peace with their world, and peace with God. These are the three levels of peace that people look for – Peace within themselves (that is inner peace), peace with their world, and peace with their Maker.
Most people today live the way they want and do what they do because they think that they would have peace and fulfilment from what they do. They struggle to get money, power, fame, popularity, entertainment, and fun, all in a craving for peace. This quest for peace has taken some people to the extremes of life. Most extreme human behaviours are driven by this quest for peace and fulfilment.
Solomon, for example, married seven hundred wives. He went further to have three hundred concubines, that is, one thousand women, all in his life. He became so empty that he declared in Ecclesiastes 1:2: vanity upon vanity, all is vanity. That is, vanity multiplied by vanity, all is vanity. Solomon could not have fulfilment in immorality. He could not have it in the multiplication of women.
Alexander the great, in his time, conquered the then known world in his youthful age. And when there was nothing more to conquer, he became very frustrated. At the point of his death, he asked people to pour on the floor all the diamonds and other precious stones and jewels he had acquired as a result of his conquest because none of them gave him the peace and fulfilment he craved for. He was empty of peace and bankrupt of fulfilment from all the treasures he acquired by his conquests.
My wife, Dr Becky-Paul Enenche showed me a picture some time ago. It was a picture of a thirteen-year-old-girl in Britain who decided to become a man. She went for a gender reassignment surgery. They cut off her breasts, and reconstructed her reproductive system because she thought that that would give her fulfilment. Now, she is 21 years old with a face that looks like a man and a woman at the same time. She said that she is regretting her actions, and wanted to sue the doctor who carried out the surgery on her because according to her, the doctor should have advised her against the act. That is the kind of upside down world we live in. There is a universal search for peace by many people.
Beloved, the quest for false peace and false fulfilment has driven many people to the extremes of life, but true peace is found only in God.
Remember this: The quest for false peace and false fulfilment has driven many people to the extremes of life, but true peace is found only in God.
1. Refuse to look for peace outside of God.
2. Find your rest, peace and fulfilment in God by doing what He says.
3. Give your life to Jesus Christ and follow Him genuinely because He is the Prince of Peace.
4. Discover your God-given purpose in life and pursue it for that is the pathway to peace and fulfilment.
PRAYER: O Lord, I refuse to seek peace and fulfilment outside You. Help me to find true peace, total rest and lasting fulfilment in You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PEACE OF GOD.
QUOTE: Understand that peace is the Hebrew word, “Shalom” and it means wellness, it also means happiness and welfare. Welfare refers to health, prosperity, peace, favour, completeness, soundness, and quietness. Culled from “AM I BITTER?” by Dr Becky Paul-Enenche.
DAILY READING: Amos 2-4
AMAZING FACT: Army ants do not live in a nest. These ants are always on the move and are found in Central and South America.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: You shall not miss your way to lasting peace and fulfilment in Jesus’ Name. Every stress of life gives way now.