I ATTACKED THE NIGERIAN NAVY FOR USING DIABOLICAL NAMES LIKE AKASO. TODAY WE HAVE NAMES LIKE PATHFINDER
NIGERIA HAD MORE MONEY THAN ANY OTHER NATION, BUT OUR MIND WAS NOT DEVELOPED, WHERE ARE WE NOW?
MENTAL DEVELOPMENT IS NOT ABOUT GOING TO SCHOOL, IT’S CONSTANT READING.
ALL GREAT INVENTORS ARE MEN WHO SAW POSSIBILITIES IN THEIR IDEAS.
-Pastor David Ibiyeomie
Now, I will tell you how to put your mind to work. How do I put my mind to work? Because the mind is so important. Listen. Philemon 1:14. So, if God wants to do anything in your life, your mind has a role to play. He says without your mind, the reason why certain things have not happened in your life. He doesn’t answer prayers alone, he also answers your thoughts. Ephesians 3:20. So, God said without your mind I will do nothing, the limitation on man’s life is based on the mental faculty. Every limitation is from the mind.
A true-life story. I have shared this story before. The mind is very powerful. A man was fishing in Korea and while he was fishing, every big fish he caught he threw it back into the water and any small fish he caught he put it in the boat. So, somebody was busy looking at him and was wondering why he was throwing the big fishes to the water and was taking the small ones to the boat, so the man got close to him. He said sir I have been watching you from afar, all the big fishes you threw them back and you put the small ones in the boat, why are you doing that? He said because I have a small frying pan.
His kind was small, what stops you from cutting the big fishes. The mind was small. Are you hearing what I am saying? Before I came to this part of the country, they used to call the south south, the minority and one day I came up, it’s an insult to be called a minority, nobody is a minority in Nigeria and then they now came up with a word south south, it was not south south before, it was minority.
I preached two messages, one I attacked the Navy, they used to call them all the diabolical names, I said it’s wrong, they used to say NNS AKASO I said that is demonic, give them a good name, they now came up with NNS PATHFINDER, God has used me to change many things in this country. I said we are not a minority and then all of a sudden, they produced the President.
From where? The mind.
The mind is powerful, where you are today is your thoughts of yesterday, so if you don’t change your thoughts of today, tomorrow will still be the same. If they give you the whole world money, if your mind is not developed you will still be poor. People think the mind is not powerful.
Okay, let me tell you something, for those of you who are young. Nigeria Naira was stronger than the dollars in the 70s, ask your fathers they will tell you. It was 70kobo to 1 dollar. To go to the United States in 1979 for studies was $11,000. Oklahoma State University was $11,000 for school fees that is #9,000.
From here to UK was #700 (Nigeria Airways) to and fro, Hello! We had more money than any other nation, very powerful. But the mind was not developed, where are we now? So, even if they give you money today and you’ve not developed your mind, you’ll still be poor, an undeveloped mind is dangerous, Church have been casting demons over and over again and the demons are saying we are not worrying you, it is your mind which has refused to develop, no demon is after you it’s your mind that has refused to grow.
Mental development is not about going to school, it’s constant reading. School is a calendar; education is for life.
HOW TO PUT YOUR MIND TO USE
1) POSSESS A POSSIBILITY MINDSET.
Mark 9:23. All things are possible to him that believeth, it’s not to them, it’s not a collective thing, it’s individualistic. You don’t borrow somebody’s brain. So, you’ll think for yourself, if you can believe: Every problem has a solution whether social problem, economic problem, personal problem, professional problem, educational problem, scientific problem, they all have solutions. Once your mind can conceive a solution to that challenge it’s solvable. Your mind is the battle ground while every challenge, every battle is either won or lost.
That’s why the Bible says guide your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23. All great inventors are men who saw possibilities in their ideas. Possibility thinking is a must for you to have outstanding results.
Always think multidimensional, now for instance in the Bible, Jacob was frustrated by Laban, his father-in-law and in Genesis 30, he began to think and from thinking he beat Laban hands down, you will beat whoever is frustrating you. People think Joseph becoming the Prime Minister is by dream. No! If it was only a dream, he wouldn’t have been a prime minister, it was his mind that took him to be a prime minister, when he interpreted the dream and he said look this is what will happen and this is what you will do to preserve the food. Genesis 42:38-41. Pharaoh said there is nobody as wise and discrete as thou have. Pharaoh said to his servant can we find one who is as wise as this, a man of whom is the Spirit of God? Yesterday we talked about the Spirit of God, is that true?
Joseph was wise not just interpretation of dreams.
After this day wisdom will announce somebody who says amen. Joseph was a slave, ex-convict, everything was against him, do you know Pharaoh did not ask him who is your father. They don’t ask people who are wise who is your father? What is your CV? He didn’t ask him where is his CV, he was in position before Pharaoh knew his father, after this day you will be the one that will be in charge in the name of Jesus
-Pastor David Ibiyeomie on “PUT YOUR MIND TO WORK” at Salvation Ministries Home of Success| April Week of Spiritual Empowerment| Day 2.