Everything Big Starts Little

In his own words, Prophet TB Joshua describes his early years, and the belief that inspired him to do what no one has ever done and go where no one has ever gone in order to achieve what no one has ever achieved. It is an inspirational, challenging and reflective read, which clearly illustrates the principle of life that there is a time for everything and life is in stages… What time are you in?

sidepicture_tb“I found myself in a family background that irritated me. In those early years of my life, I knew I would be blamed for what I gave my attention to – so I took a different direction in order to achieve a different solution.

Before this time, I was a member of the Anglican Church and participated actively in many church activities. On three different occasions, I was appointed the chairman of Children’s Harvest/ Thanksgiving ceremony. During my elementary education at St. Stephen Anglican Primary School, Agbalaku, Arigidi, I was leader of the student Christian fellowship.

I taught my colleagues the Scriptures without formal Bible training. In my dreams, I was always taught the Scriptures; that gave me an edge over other student colleagues, even my teacher. I was the smallest in the class but led the prayer during the school devotions. My teacher, Mrs Margaret Tolani Adejumo, and my colleagues usually called me ‘small pastor’.

I recognised early enough that victory obtained through Christ was a time past victory. I mean, it is victory assured. Rather than despair and blame my situation on family background, I began to be proud of my situation in order to feel Christ’s victory over me.

I became content with my situation, knowing that my situation is redeemable through Christ and that the redemption was a time-past one. I mean, redemption assured. Then I began to take God at His Word in order to have His way. Nobody is too good or too bad to qualify for His grace.

Remember, it was possible for me to sit somewhere and begin to make excuses for my situation. I never did.

Whatever I am today is a product of that conviction that victory through Christ is victory indeed. The rest is history.

Today, many people blame their situation on family background. Some would say, “I am poor because everyone in my family is poor.” If you make excuses for being poor, your poverty cannot be excused. Remember, you are responsible for what you give your attention to; so it is unnecessary to blame your situation on anyone.

Today, it is common for people to blame their failure on their family background, whereas they attribute their success to their personal effort.

If you attribute your success to your personal effort, you should also accept the blame for your failure. When we make excuses for our wrongdoing, such misdeeds would not be excused.

God has a time for everything: A time to grow, a time to face realities of life, a time to overcome and a time to show the proceeds of victory. Ecclesiastes 3:1. I want to let you know that this record is not in anyway intended to show off – I mean, it is not a way of saying, “I have arrived”, but my own way of glorifying God for what He is doing in our lives. It is my own way of giving testimony to the goodness of God in my life. First, to show my total dependence on God and second, to encourage the weak that there is hope; Jesus is the hope.

Life is a warfare, and in a war there are many battles to be won.

Each time God leads us through a battle, it is in our own interest to testify to His goodness, as a way of thanksgiving for not allowing our adversaries to triumph over us. If God had not overcome for us, there would be no need to show this record, just as there would be no need for this story.”

11 thoughts on “Everything Big Starts Little

  1. Prophet please help me am an orphan from my youth life has not been fair to me since l was born. I want you to pray for me l want to see you one on one but l have no means yet.death is on my head.fustration.pain.man of God please is my no 08034520282

  2. Our Father in Heaven,yes the Almighty himself has indeed brought into perfect order his Divine Will. The devil will never win and it is simply because of Great Men of God like Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua. You are blessed Man of God with unlimited Love and Faith in JESUS’ Name.

  3. From what I’ve read this man has passion and the passion is God ! We are all human and are weak and little with God equalls much only our frailty in A Great God ( faith ) makes us anything at all ! Having experienced the lord powerfully and the times I have honestly blatantly trusted him I see his Glory in signs and wonders only because of my passion for him and in me wanting to know him more and more ! For this is the real reason we were created to know him but intimately so we might ultimately glorify him ! The real reason for our existence Amen

  4. I like this it makes me feel asured of God”s divine intervention over my victory, in life’s struggles and challenges. I have won the battle thru christ who strengthens me.

  5. Emmanuel,
    I have never belived in God ever since I discoverd Emmanuel TV. It is the best thing that has ever happened to my life, and I bless the Name of Jesus for sending his servant TB Joshua to US.

    Dear Propher TB Joshua, may you live long for us, for me, its like seeing God physically. That is the faith that I have in God through you. Please Sir,kindly put a word to God for my situation, for I know you are from God.
    Thank you for all you have done for us in Jesus name.. Amen.

  6. Man of God your life was not easy. Most people when faced with challenges we always have someone to toss the blame on.I thank you for your educative messages.Keep teaching us and may God Almighty continue to give wisdom from above!!

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