UNLESS THE LORD BUILDS THE HOUSE, THEY HUSTLE IN VAIN – Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo

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IN ORDER TO AVOID A LIFE OF STRUGGLE, SETTLE THE ISSUE OF OWNERSHIP WITH GOD, RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING

– Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo at COZA Sunday

God is looking for people that have settled ownership from the beginning.
There are two things that are very difficult for me to give; my ties and my cars. However, I give them to people because I don’t want to own something that owns me.

Psalm 127: 1-3
Unless the Lord builds the house, they hustle in vain. Unless God does it, you will be struggling in vain. Ask those who saw us in 2018, my major message for 6 months was ‘The Rest of God’.

I don’t even let people write me letters and say, ‘Dear Co-labourer’, I don’t like it, I’ve come into rest. I labour, but I labour with the mindset that I’ve been into this rest. There are some people the Lord gives sound sleep, they are His beloved, they get more result than you.

I once had this beautiful car that I used to really love. We just bought it and I had barely enjoyed it when a Pastor invited me to preach in Lagos, a Pastor that I respect a lot, he was older than me in ministry.

When I got to the place, I noticed that the drivers driving us were not church members, which meant they rented the cars, they were driving us anyhow, they were talking anyhow. I was thinking, ‘What’s going on here? Why?’ The Lord said, ‘You have seen it. That your car at home, bring it here’.

Ah! See, I’m not making it up, there are two things that are very difficult for me to give; my ties and my cars. I have ties of 20 years, and God has made me to remove my ties after services a lot.

People will tell me, ‘I like your tie’, I just remove it and give it to them, because I don’t want to own something that owns me, but I tell you, it’s a huge sacrifice for me.

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People like wristwatches but I’m not a wristwatch freak, I just like ties and cars.

Praise God!

So, I struggled with it, my kids went to school, when they came back, my first son asked me, ‘Where is this car?’, he mentioned the name.

I said, ‘Oh, the owner told us to give it to someone else’.
He said ‘What? Daddy, you don’t own that car?’
I replied, ‘No, I don’t. I never did’
‘Who did you borrow the car from?
Why will you borrow a car from somebody?’
I said, ‘I didn’t borrow the car from anybody, God gave it to us, and when He was ready to take it, He asked for it.’
He said, ‘Oh, why are you trying to say that’
I told him, ‘I’m telling you the truth’

And that must be your mindset towards everything.

Do you know there was even a time when we didn’t have any car?

We were having 12 Days of Glory, it took some lovely members in this church to get us cars to use for our guests, because the Lord told us, ‘Do this with this, do this with this’. And, when it was time for the owner, he brought the latest of all those cars we gave, He brought them back with ease.

The problem is that you are too secular minded that you think you own yourself.

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Don’t spend your entire life trying to figure out how life ought to be lived, you will waste time like that.

God is looking for people that have settled ownership from the beginning.

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