Temptation is simply “a test for weakness”. Weaknesses are gullibility paths of ruin. Weaknesses are not be managed but eradicated!
Mentoring today has become a trap of destruction or pollution for many, despite how important mentoring might be, necessary care and sensitivity is required to void the gullibility trap.
An Adulterous minister lay hands on a younger minister and 10 years later he discovered the weakness of adultery began to manifest in his life and ministry. The issue is not about the minister but the multitude he has led astray or made victims. There are sparks and there are lights!
In our quest for mentoring and transference of grace, it is good to be specific about what you want in the vessel not just all of it. God answers specific prayers. Every man is a bundle of graces. Remember Jesus did so much and we are created in his image. John 21:25.
I love the virtue in the teachings of Paul especially when he said “follow me as i follow Christ”. He pointed to Christ not himself. Jesus said “Follow me and i will make you..” We are to follow the Christ in the vessel not the vessel.
Jimmy Swaggart became gullible by a personal weakness of viewing a prostitute undress even though he didn’t demand sex. As at when his weakness became public he was pastoring over 7000 people in his church and over 2 million people viewed his TV evangelism program. The crux is how many people have been in the deceit of his personal woes for how long until he was discovered and he made public confession that ended his ministry. There is no leadership in a man who has something to hide or hidden life. Leadership is preventing others from being victims!
Personal weakness and private life is a wide net, Many CEOs, Managers, Supervisors, Heads, Husbands, Wives, leaders(outgoing and incoming), teachers, Chancellors, pastors, etc fall here. What are you doing in secret that you shouldn’t be doing?
If we do a character check today, do we qualify for who we are called? Paul said examine yourself if ye be in faith. Daily questioning of our life pattern is the gateway to out fulfillment in life irrespective of who or what we may be. This is why we shall all give a personal account (Romans 14:12)
Dr Myles Munroe Said ” our character is our personal discipline, a person of character needs no police”.
May God Help us all as we take responsibility on our jobs, in all our dealings and quests, in our family& business and in our work and walk with God!
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Afolabi Julius Olatunde