On Wednesdays we are thrilled to fling open the doors to all of YOU! We love hearing your dreaming stories…the lessons you’ve learned, the roads you’ve walked, the dreams He’s planted in your hearts! Today we are so excited to welcome dreamer and friend, Ifeoma Samuel, to God-sized Dreams. She reminds us that while we all have dreams, it’s also so important to be a cheerleader for others as they chase their own dreams. We’re so happy to have you here today, Ifeoma!
Watching cheerleaders dance their heart out for their favourite teams show how much they believe in their players. As a writer, I’d really love my articles or books to inspire others into fulfilling their God-given agendas for their lives.
Believing in someone has value but guiding and leading s/he to be the best God had made them to be has just as much value.
When we take a little step further in preparing others for their destinies, we experience a joy that can’t be bought by money or anything of worth.
The ability to see, not with mere eyes, but with the glasses of hope that tiny flicker or flame of possibility in that person who has being termed as a hopeless case is what I call
“THE CHEERLEADERS EYES”.
I love the story of Hadassah, Queen Esther. A very humble start, who would have thought the orphan, had the faintest chance of being a queen. But her Uncle Mordecai, saw that tiny light of hope in this little girl.
And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
I may not be Queen Esther or have the privilege of owning the centre stage but I can be Mordecai the “Queen Maker”.
I can hope and believe in the lives of those little lights of hope around me. (<====Tweet this.) I can guide them to their own centre stage.
What lessons can we learn from Mordecai?
How can I use what God has given me now to lead others into where God wants them to be?
- There is no “me” here but “God”. For the love I have for Christ, I choose to show love and compassion to those around. I can’t say I love Christ and not try through the help of the Holy Spirit to live like him. So everything is for God’s glory and not mine.
- See potentials and not failures. I need to open my eyes to see the potential for success in the lives of those God has placed in my life.
- Walk and work with them. I am willing to walk with them even when they are not seeing where it is God is taking them or they don’t understand how much capability God has placed in their lives. Mordecai still checked on how she, Esther was coping. He didn’t just leave her there but kept a close watch over her.
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women’s house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.
- Give prayers and words of encouragement. Just as Mordecai did, in wisdom, he asked Esther to keep their plans a secret till it was manifested. Beautiful, she obeyed the wise saying of her Uncle.
Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.
- Mission accomplished? I can imagine how overjoyed Mordecai would have been finding Esther his little girl is now the Queen. Ecstatic, I presume. There is a fulfilment that comes from such a graceful experience. Thank God wholeheartedly when you record successes.
- Surrender every project to God. There is only so much you can do. Your “Esther” has risen to the occasion, trust God to keep s/he safe from harm and let your words of wisdom continually be in their hearts.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Lord, open my eyes to see the best in the lives of those you have placed in my life. Help me to yield my gifts and lead them into fulfilling their own God-given purpose. Lord I channel my all to the good work of the kingdom use them and be glorified in Jesus name.
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Ifeoma Samuel is privileged to be a Woman after God’s heart. She is happily married to her sweet heart Obiora Samuel. She serves the Lord fervently in Children’s Ministry as a Sunday school teacher. She is also a Christian Blogger and Writer. She is a published author of the new book, launching on 15th of March, 2015; “My 30 Days Journey To a Fulfilled Life”. You can find her blogging regularly at Purposeful and Meaningful and can also catch up with her on Pinterest, Google+, and Facebook.
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