The power of Exhortations.

There are people who God afforded us with to reprimand and guide us to the right path whenever we go amiss. If you are alive and no one tells you when you go astray, know that you have a problem and you need to put to fix it. People gets cold feet to tell you the truth or perhaps they know you might take it as an offence hence they hesitate to call you to order.

Exhortations with Shazzy

I’ve had what one would call a long reprimanding session yesterday from my better half. He’s the type of a person that never bottles things up but let’s it as it is. This by the way a quality I still need to work in my own personal life. He reminded me that i should never change my personality or who I am to fit in. You see recently there are places I went to and things I’ve said which were no longer in line with norms and values I’ve grown up with. A lot has been compromised and it wasn’t until yesterday that I realised I’ve actually been to indulgent in the new somewhat compromised me to even accept. I’ve changed.

My inner self got awakened and I realized that I should stop feeling inadequate but to see myself the way God sees me. Looking at one’s self from God’s perspective is the most liberating thing one can do.

Yes life happens and we kind of shift from who we truly. Like tectonic plates we brake away the important pieces and allied then go duct apart never to be united again in so doing we lose huge chunks of who we basically are. We forget about our God given strengths hence we need people who’ll keep reminding us to step up and do the right thing.

The exhortations about the things which I’ve forgotten hit straight into my soul. My soul was stretched to the limit so that I can start seeing myself the way God sees me. No matter how strong and powerful we can be, we all need to be reminded of our true selves and how special we are. You are special and unique just the way you are.

What are exhortations?

Paul, John, and other writers of the Scriptures meant this word as an intimate call to fellow believers, even when the call was not face-to-face but from prison. His use of exhort in this context seems to combine two meanings – to admonish and to encourage – because of the urgency and heart of fellowship behind what Paul is writing.

Which simply means an act of exhorting. A speech that encourages or earnestly advises.

This is why we all need to be exhorted in some point in our lives.

The Importance of Exhortations :

  1. It affirms what you already know about yourself – Due to various circumstances happening in our lives, we sometimes forget who we in the Lord’s eyes hence we should constantly be reminded.
  2. There’s a sense of assurance about your abilities – my partner reminded me of how I used to exhort him about his strengths and capabilities. I kind of took it for granted but he told me of how much that stuck with him even today.
  3. Boosts or strengthens the confidence level – The confidence level need not necessarily be determined by what people say, but sometimes a word of exhortation does wonders into one’s confidence level.
  4. It shuts all insecurities – especially as women there are thousands of insecurities with our bodies and personalities hence we look down on ourselves.
  5. Its humanity – Its ubuntu ( which means humanity) to affirm and exhort people. It’s a nice thing to do. Be nice!

Word :

  • I believe its about time to regain back what the locusts had eaten and to strive to get back to where you were positioned as an individual. You have a lot to offer. Your personality is enough, you do not need to change yourself to fit in certain platforms. Understand that no one can do what you the way you do. You are perfect just as you are.
  • There are people in our lives whom God uses as his staff to guide us back to our place of authority from time to time. We may even find them boring, stuck-up or annoying but they are God-sent.

Have you tried to change the way you are just to fit in? Did anyone come to take you out of that dilemma with exhortations?…
I’d definitely love to know your experiences.. I’ll read from the comments section.

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