Reckless life you live today can rubbish your accomplishments tomorrow- Pastor Daramola

By 'Gbenga Bankole

"Irrespective of what you determine to be in the nearest future, the life you live today would determine whether you will last or not. The reckless life you fail to address today, can make you worthless in the nearest future, particularly when you are at the apex of your career," the Zonal Superintendent, Oshodi Zone, Pastor F.F. Daramola has said.

Pastor Daramola stated this on Thursday August 1st, 2019 while ministering on the topic "Leader and his Character in the Work of Ministry" at maiden refresher course for District Superintendents organized by CAC Akinyele Region held at the regional headquarters of the region, Ebete-Elefun, Obalende Lagos.

He implored ministers of God never to allow the enjoyment of five minutes to put their future into bondage, saying that they must know that destinies are attached to their destiny.

According to him, the ultimate goal of all spiritual leadership is that other people might come to glorify God, adding that one of the crucial means by which a Christian leader brings other people to glorify God is by being a person who loves both friend and foe.

While commenting on what God says about character, Pastor Daramola said: "God absolutely cares about character, so much so that it could be said that the Bible is a character textbook. It is filled with instructions on what it means to live righteously, that is, in a “godly” and upright manner. The Bible is also filled with stories of men and women who have done it right, and many who have not. These are for our learning so we can benefit from the examples of others."

"One of the great lessons Jesus taught his followers is that a man’s or woman’s character is always a matter of what is in his or her heart. If a person commits adultery it is because that is what he has living in his heart, and a person’s heart is always his responsibility. This is why God tells us that we are to guard our hearts, to protect them with the greatest of care," he added.

He concluded that: " the foundation of ministry is Character, not a professional skill. The nature of ministry is service, not being served. The motive for ministry is Love, not money or power. The measure of ministry is sacrifice, not success. The authority of ministry is Submission, not pulling rank. The purpose of ministry is to Glorify God, not to glorify ourselves. The tools of ministry are Prayer and Scriptures, not marketing strategy. The privilege of ministry is growth, which may be in depth rather than in numbers. The Power of ministry is the Holy Spirit, not programs. The model for ministry is Jesus Christ, not a corporation or a man."

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