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“It’s always too soon to quit.” – Norman Vincent Peale
To quit means to give up on an activity. Contrary to popular opinion, quitting is relative; it can be constructive or destructive. The fact that someone gives up on a few things does not make the person a quitter. I strongly believe that you are not a quitter until you’ve given up on God’s given assignment for your life. When you step into purpose, you can’t afford to look back. You are expected to stay married to that dream that has chosen you (Remember, God hates divorce).
Luke 9:62 KJV
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Destiny is a beautiful destination with rough roads and crooked paths. Sometimes, the route is paved with hot sharp-edged stones that will cause you to sweat and bleed profusely. Other times its like a desert heaped with sinking sands that will slow you down and drain your youthful strength; you are going to make tons of mistakes and wrestle your imperfections often and again. So get used to it because that is just the way it is.
I have felt the brunt of people’s cruelty as I dare to leap into purpose(which is normal). Sometimes, you get punched heavily by close folks who are supposed to be your symbols of love and support.
During the earlier days of this blog , I got this feedback from a fellow “Tunji, I just love your boldness. You boldly put a thrash there and expect people to spend their precious time reading it. Bro, I just have to tell you the truth… That was wack!(she hit me creatively though) “ I shook it off and dwelled more on the positive feedbacks even as tried getting better in my own little way. After a while I dared to write another piece ( ‘True Humility Unveiled’) which turned out to be one of my favourite works even till date(go right there after this). Then a closer friend bashed me mercilessly she wrote “Tunji, that (True humility unveiled) was below standard. In fact, that was below anyone who attended a University. Your punctuations were terrible, your argument or claim about humility is wrong and unscriptural. More importantly, you were too audacious and cocky about everything. Please do not send me your links again (excuse me!).” Chai, I was humbled! My heart slammed against my chest and my knees buckled. I managed to reply her and appreciated her blunt feedback. Even though, I got loads of positive feedbacks from the same post her attack trumped all the accolades, her rejection was like a trumpet caged within my skull. Immediately, I read her chat, I undressed, had a warm shower and slept off. Trust me, that week, I considered quitting, thank God for revelation that immunes us against such attack on our path to destiny. I became immovable like the wall of Gilbratha. I have chosen to stay married to my purpose (till death do us part); better or worse, in sickness and in health (so help me God). Nothing will be strong enough to put asunder.
“The primary antidote for quitting is revelation and understanding of your assignment on earth “-Olatunji Rockdweller
Permit me to share this truth with you:
If your assignment is too huge to be ignored, then will be attacked… God’s purpose in your life is too huge to be ignored and it’s not about you. Satan doesn’t judge you by your bank account, possession or your looks… Satan judges you by the weight of your purpose and your understanding of your assignment in life; he judges you by the size of your customers and audience. A man who has fully discovered his purpose in life is a huge asset in God’s hand and automatically becomes a great threat to the kingdom of darkness. That is the reason why many people don’t even have a clue about their assignments on earth, Satan has blinded their eyes of understanding, so they will not see the treasure in them, most times, he just distracts them by getting them occupied and busy with other things.
Purpose discovery is a big deal and that is why it’s a huge battle. You don’t win it passively. Every vision and purpose is connected to many people and numerous lives so it’s expedient we understand that Satan will do everything to keep us away from reaching them. If you can understand that, then you will see how expensive is it to give up on your assignment and realize that you cannot afford it (not now, not later).
Olatunji Rockdweller is a source of creative destruction needed to advance God’s Kingdom on earth (the proportion where God’s Kingdom is advanced is the proportion at which the devil’s Kingdom shrinks). Every piece I write ,every video I post is a missile launched into the kingdom of darkness and I understand that. Some people will read this article and garner enough strength to stay in the fight and some will never quit in their area of calling again, other will begin to press further in their journey to discover purpose. That is huge and it’s a rare privilege which I will not take for granted. I am sure, the kingdom of darkness will put me on its first page of their terrorist list and that is so cool! They will want to attack me with a whole lot of stuffs just to prevent me from living my purpose (same goes for every purpose-driven soul out there) . But we are more than conqueror! Understanding God’s love is a great vaccine. I once told a friend that “the devil comes against me with his best and experience hands not new recruits and that is a direct reflection of my worth in the scale of the Almighty.” (You must catch the revelation of yourself too).
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Devil doesn’t attack everyone with the same soldiers, missiles and strategies. He uses nuclear weapons for some and many are not even on his list of attack … He doesn’t attack folks who are not willing to pursue their purpose because they pose no threat to his kingdom. However, many of them are dying and wounded by stray bullets as a result of playing around war zones. Weapons are fashioned (customized) for some of us, though the weapons will not prosper because we are in partnership with God. However, it will be released (but shall not Prosper) that is why we have many stray bullets in the atmosphere.
A man of purpose carries himself differently from the crowd because he represents both threat and asset to different Kingdoms at the same time. If I quit, Satan gains, and God ‘losses’. There is always a party in heaven when a soul is saved, on the same note, when you bow out of your purpose because of pressure then the devil is organizing a banquet to celebrate your selfish decision. I also believe that when you come to Christ to receive salvation your spirit is saved but when you align your renewed mind with your calling, your soul get saved (don’t try to argue it, if you disagree just ignore and read on).
Friends, your audience are longing to see you manifest because their salvation is hidden in your manifestation. Don’t leave them helpless and stranded.
Romans 8:19 KJV
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
You cannot manifest outside your niche hence locate that niche. Be smart!
God knows that we are humans, he is aware about our tendency to jack up from the seat when it gets too hot without thinking twice, it is normal leave the kitchen when it get too hot. However, you have to understand that you are not alone. I just know that my calibration can handle what heat I would be exposed to in the journey. He customized us to handle them all.
In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Joseph was born to save Egypt and Israel from famine; can you imagine what would have happened to the lives of children, adults and millions of people in his generation if he had given up while going through his torturous process?
Jesus was born to reconcile the whole creature back to God and he had every opportunity to quit… What if Jesus had yielded to his pain, shame, and pressure?
Luke 22:42 KJV
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Jesus felt like quitting yet he stayed in the fight. Be like Jesus.
“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” – Napoleon Hill
— Olatunji Rockdweller
- Help people stay in the fight today, encourage someone. Feel free to encourage me by dropping your comment and share with others, this might just set someone free.