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HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST?

Gloria Praise Chagunda (CE Kawale, Lilongwe Malawi, Zone3) Expert

This is the question of many students or those who are working and also looking forward to maintaining their career by upgrading their studies. What can be ur advise, Because she/he is willing to serve God and being told that once God has chosen you to be on that position, u cant run away from it nor give excuses and at the same time School is needed especially when one is working and will be working inorder to sponser him/herself for the fees, due theres nobody to sponcer her/his school

 

this is an example of one lady faced with this sitiation named Zoe Hamur

(My friends spend time upgrading themselves in their studies whilest i give all my money for partnership arms and other programmes in church, i am working but also want to upgrade my studies during weekend classes  running the whole day and yet i am a choir leader and also im send to co-ordinate the new Outreach Fellowship Church in my area and every sunday i have to attend the 2 services for both mother church and the outreach fellowship church, im supposed to travel during programmes of church e.g. South Africa and Nigeria and neighbouring countries when they have big church programmes.

I spend my time from office to home from home to church and seems like theres no time to fix about my school schedule, my friend are asking me why cant i live other things and concentrate on my future since time isnt waiting for me, everytime im asked to help somewhere its like my answer is "not available for that, im already fixed for church programmes") It is that God doesnt want me to proceed with my studies now until im well settled? and many more questions she has

 

What advice can you give to such kind of a person who is realy so passionate for Jesus and wants to do the work of the ministry in church (CE) How can she schedule her TIME inorder to balance up?

 

NOTE: Its her investment to do it for the Lord to work for her better permanant future BY proper planning inorder to achieve both endevours

 

Thanks for all your advises

  • 1. Re: HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST?
    Vuyo Khumalo Expert

    Hello Sister Praise, I hope you will find this beneficial. Firstly we have to understand that God's plans for our lives are not to harm us but to build us, so with that we know that no matter how things might seem they are all working together for our good. Another thing is that when it comes to the work of the ministry one must not try to do it with his/her own power otherwise it will all feel like a very heavy burden. There is a reason why the Lord Jesus told his desciples to wait in Jerusalem before they could go out doing the work after His ascension. He wanted them to first receive the Holy Spirit because His work cannot be done without His presence, so this is the Secrete that enables us to do the work of the ministry without feeling overworked and ever-energized. Learn to trust in Him so you can excel in every thing that you do. So go for your studies, and don't worry about the time to study because He is with you so that what is inachievable to man you can excel in. You are a child of the Living God nothing you do can ever fail, so do what you want to do and do it in the Name of Jesus Christ because the bible strictly instructs us that in whatever we do we should do it in the Name of Jesus. God likes to show openly that He is the Living God by making those who submit to Him prosper in ways that are uncomprehendable to man. Futher your studies and He will cause you to study with His Wisdom and you will prosper in ways that don't make sense to normal man because if you were to get the same study time as them even if you pass well there would not be anything miraculous or supernatural there. God never fails those who put their focus on Him.

     

    There is protective and prosperity-bringing power in the fear of the Lord. For instance in the story of king Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20, the whole of Judah present itself before God and put their focus in what he had to say. He gave them a battle formation which did not seem to make much sense but because of their faith in Him they followed His instructions in the fear of the Lord and they won a battle without ever fighting. This is what is meant by being more than a conquorer, winning without having to fight but because God is for you. God says,"Try ME". He will show you what He meant by burning and shinning. God bless you and grow you in the knowledge of Him in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you. 

  • 2. Re: HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST?
    Gloria Praise Chagunda (CE Kawale, Lilongwe Malawi, Zone3) Expert

    Thanks Mighty One. God bless for ur insightful direction. i remember the day i posted this, the Holy Ghost started ministering to me so great, coz he kept asking me questions if He ever failured any b4 for service Him. and with ur saying....its just from the Spirit. I love u Saint.

     

    Now i know, theres no failure with God, He knows the end before the biginning and His plans are WEALTHY FUTURE BUILDING and The pillars of the earth are His. I AM A CHILD OF PRODUCTIVITY AND EVERY STEP  MAKE, ACTION TAKEN, THERE R YIELDING UP FRUITS. Souls r being saved and destinies change. Im blessed to be part of the great family of success.....

     

    glory to God!

  • 3. Re: HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST?
    Vuyo Khumalo Expert

    Halelluja!!!!!! Thank You Lord Jesus. The Fire is burning strong in me right now.Thank you sister Praise, God bless you.

  • 4. Re: HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST?
    Gloria Praise Chagunda (CE Kawale, Lilongwe Malawi, Zone3) Expert

    Im so happy now, knowing that, my future is secured and my portion is of the Lord and the Lords favour shall bring me before great men and find good understanding b4 God and Men........ Im flying...every day dreaming that the ministry is growing fast and souls won double double all time. hallelujah. goodness and mercy follows me all the days of my Life....and I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER!

  • 5. Re: HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST?
    Vuyo Khumalo Expert

    My sister your happiness transpires and radiates to here right now!!!!! I can feel that same atmosphere of joy. A wholesome tongue is a Tree of Life, you've just chatted your coarse in victory!!!! Oh glory!! How awsome You are Holy Spirit Lord! Halellujaaa!!!!

  • 6. Re: HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST?
    Martin Hikanos Novice

    praise the lord sister Gloria! wow, you've just inspired me from your challenge! i thought i was toomuch into these waters to return my foot but for dear, you are much into it. i thought i had too much to do for God and for the gospel and ministry at large, that actually i had no "me-time" and thank God for our so called friends, they didn't help me much, they were always calling me a fool, trying to do pastor's work so they said, but guess what, God in all His faithfullness Has never let me down even once, i passed my exams though i spent all my time in the ministry! this sparked a lady from ourr class to come and ask me,"honestly how do you do it? you don't read much ,we spend all our time in the library but we are getting retakes?" i told her its the holy spirit in me and she was like i want to receive this holy spirit. so what i have learnt is that if God was faithful to me and i did a very small portion for His kingdom, He'll do the same for you! do not be distracted by what you see or hear they are all lying vanities!

     

    the part on investment i also asked myself the same question and the answer the Holy ghost put in my heart is," INVEST IN YOURSELF THROUGH THE MINISTRY MATERIALS" this was just to guide me to know who iam and what christ has deposited in me so that when i get out there, no wiles or tactics of the devil will deter  me from my course! am a billionaire!

     

    lastly i would encourage you to read,'THINK LIKE A BILLIONAIRE,BECOME A BILLIONAIRE" BY SCOT ANDERSON

     

    GOD BLESS YOU SISTER!

    YOU ARE A SUCCESS!

  • 7. Re: HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST?
    shamiso madzima CE Glen View1,Zone 5,Zimbabwe Apprentice

    INVEST IN THE WORD OF GOD IT WILL LEAD YOU WHERE YU WANT TO BE, REMEMBER THAT SUCCESS COMES FROM GOD, IT DOES NOT COME BY WORKING HARD WITHOUT JESUS. ALL YOU NEED IS IN THE WORD!

    FEED YOURSELF WITH THE WORD, LISTEN TO MINISTRY MATERIALS

    READ EPHESIANS 3 V 20 ( NOW UNTO HIM, HE IS ABLE TO DO ABUNDANTLY,ABOVE ALL THAT YOU ASKED/THINK ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKS IN YOU) ALL YOU NEED IS INSIDE YOU!

  • 8. Re: HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST?
    Amb Asho Abiodun Master

    hello, thank you for your inspiring question, i was in your shoe, have asked the same question, now the response is in matthew 6:33. when i meditated on it, my gaze is on the author and perfecter of my faith.am also a worker, student, cell leader and name it, but when i key into this revelation,everything change for the best.

     

    Invest more in the word of God because it will deliver to you your inheritance in Christ Jesus. God BLESS YOU

  • 9. Re: HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST?
    Columbus Nyamande -ZE2, Harare,Glenview 1 Master

    Success does not come from toiling and struggling .The word says seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.

     

    The solution therefore is in Kingdom work and all the promotions and prosperity comes from God and not from anywhere else.

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