Are you sleeping when you should be watching?
Have you lost track of the time?
Are you wasting your time doing absolutely nothing?
Are you doing everything but what God has called you to do?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then it is time for you to wake up!
A brief history about my “wake-up” call:
August 10, 1993: I was talking to a very dear friend of mine on a personal matter which had me in tears. As the conversation continued my friend wrote on a yellow sticky, which I still have, the words “prophetic voice”.
I don’t remember the rest of the conversation but I know three years later Nikao News International, Inc. was born. Those two words my friend wrote down catapulted me in the direction God wanted me to go and do what God had called me to do. Those two words caused me to wake up to God’s vision for my life.
June 1, 2016: After 23 years, God has not given up on me with Nikao News even when I wanted to give up.
Are you sleeping or are you awake?
Romans 13:11-14 (MSG)
But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. We can’t afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence, in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and grabbing everything in sight. Get out of bed and get dressed! Don’t loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about!
What excuses are you making?
Ephesians 5:11-16 (MSG)
Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ.
Wake up from your sleep,
Climb out of your coffins;
Christ will show you the light!
So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!
You are not alone. Our Father knows exactly where you are. He is aware of what is holding you back but He is waiting on you to take that next step. Get quiet and listen to what the Spirit is saying. Can you hear Him? God has called you to spread His message.
Wake up and do what God has called you to do.
Ephesians 5:17 (MSG)
Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.