Purpose Series: God , Purpose and Passion by Barnabas Oyebamiji


I want to start this write-up by telling you my discovery about people’s response to my articles. I found out subtly using feedback mechanism that most people find it difficult to stop reading my articles till they are done reading, so I embarked on a journey to discover why they do not drop my articles and guess what I found out as the reason? People do not drop my write-ups because they are curious, they want to find out what I have to talk about, they want to know what exactly is the point I am trying to make, simply put, they want to discover the PURPOSE of my article or should I say, what is on my mind when I took the pen.

Don’t let’s get carried away with that because this particular article isn’t entirely too talk about why people read my articles but on what happened to my thoughts on a particular evening. Let me share with you.

It began as a single thought while I was fixated on the most unexpected matter for meditation, a thought that began because while I was sitting outside my house on this particular evening for fresh air. I sat with my face up and my legs stretched over a relaxing table in a crossed pattern, with my eyes fixed on the sky. Then as if by revelation, I saw that hey, everywhere was bright! I subconsciously began to scan around for the source of this light and I ended up staring at the moon, it was the moon that was giving out light (smiles-can you imagine?).  The moon was shining so bright that I could see the lines of my fingers.

This discovery changed my thought pattern; I by default fixed my thought on the moon. I began to ask myself childish questions like is ‘why is the moon so bright, what is the moon doing up there’? …and other questions along this line.

So I decided to focus on the most reliable book of history ever known to man to have the most accurate facts, I remember what was on the first page, how that the creator created the whole universe, I got to that point where it talked about the moon, I wanted to know what the creator had in mind when he was creating the moon

And God(the creator) made two great lights; the greater light (the sun) to rule the day, and the lesser light (the moon) to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:16

I saw that in the mind of the one who created the moon, the moon was to give light (rule) in the night. I mean to say that it became clear to me that the moon shining so bright to the point where I could see the lines on my palms is a normal thing, the moon was living up to expectation, the moon was living out what was in the mind of the creator when creating him. Simply put, the moon was fulfilling purpose!

Then with an unimaginable speed, my mind jumped from thinking about the moon to focusing on man, I began to think about what was on the mind of the creator when creating man (have you ever thought of that?). I had to go back to the most remarkable book in history again because that is the only trustworthy documentation there is. I saw that the creator created a garden and then created man and placed man in the garden he had created to maintain it. Maybe you didn’t get my explanation, I discover that the first man that was created wasn’t just created by the creator for creating sake, rather, the creator had a reason, the created man is to stay in the garden and take charge of all that was created. And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. Genesis 2:15

Later, the creator saw that the workload was too much for the man alone, so He created an help-meet(fit) for him(the man)

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. Genesis 2:18-21.

Simply put, the assignment was too much for Adam to too alone, therefore, an helper became a necessity. This was followed by a thorough search for an helper and when no suitable helper was found, the creator had to create another creature of the same kind as the man that will be the help meet for him. I mean to say that the woman wasn’t created for creation sake but for a particular purpose.

  • Let us bring this down to a comprehensible bit,
  • no creator creates anything without a purpose in mind
  • the purpose of a thing is the reason for which that thing is created
  • no creature can no its value until it fully understand its assignment
  • you as a creature cannot understand your assignment until you know your creator

By now, it should be obvious to you that you are created for a particular purpose, you need to begin to soak in this truth! You are not a waste of resources, there is an assignment on the face of the wrath that necessitated your creation and you MUST carry out that assignment. I know situations and circumstances and the things you have gone through in time past have made it seems as though you are a useless nobody, but I want to tell you with all assurance that you are really precious to your creator…in fact, you are more precious than you know you are and that is why you need to go back to your source because you see, every creature is a representative of it source and until you know your source, you cannot represent properly. And that is why when you go further in the book of history, you get to a portion where the greatest and wisest man of his generation concluded his discovery about creation by saying ‘Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them’. Ecclesiastics 12:1

It would be greatly unfair If I do not mention how I ended my meditations, I asked myself a simple question which was “is it possible not to fulfill your purpose after you have known all this”? and my quick answer was YES. But then, I began to ponder on why it could be so, I came up with a lot of reasons why people fail to fulfill their purpose but in the long run, I observed from history that there is only one underlining reason why people do not end up fulfilling their purpose and that is A LACK OF PASSION! Yes, it sounds simple but that is the mother of all purpose slayers. Show me a man passionate about fulfilling his purpose and I will give to you an unstoppable purposeful achiever. You see, a passionate man is too attracted to his purpose to be distracted by any distractions. The truth is that distractions will always come to a man on the path of purpose, but what will keep me going is a resolute passion. Passion will get you to places where distractions are impossible. You will become too attracted to your purpose to the point where distractions are going to see you and fear. In fact, the resources to fulfill purpose flows in the path of passion.  By definition, I define passion as the boiling point of love. Your love for your purpose is so high and always at its boiling point that it melts away challenges.

I will talk more about this in my next write up on the September 14 on purpose and challenges. How to fulfill purpose in the face of challenges


Bearing Fruits unto good works

Hello Gems, it’s been a while. Sorry we got so busy but we will try to post here more often now.

Today I will simply be sharing on bearing fruits unto good works; let’s take a look down history lane…

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 The Old man and the separation…

From the very beginning Man (Adam and Eve) was created and designed to bear good fruit, created in the very image of God and his likeness (in functions and everything there is), Remember the five point agenda God gave Adam in Genesis 1:28? Be Fruitful, Multiply, Replenish, Subdue and have dominion , Well that wasn’t an advice it was an instruction to man to do what he is able to do knowing he had the God-Kind of life (ZOE). From the creation of the world God gave man a purpose and instructions to fulfill it unto good works, Ephesians 2:10 says we are God’s workmanship created unto good works. Just as Man was about to get to the five point agenda, guess who showed up? Yeah the devil! Always looking for whom to devour, man was deceived into giving up his birthright and from that day man died (Separation from the God Kind of life) and died (Separation from the Physical life). The devil lorded over man and it grieved God that he made man.

The compelling Love of God….

God is love and love never fails it always has a solution. So he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him shall not die but have everlasting.  Christ came and paid the price, he was made sin so we can be made righteous (2ND Corinthians 5:21), he translated us from the Kingdom of darkness into that of his Dear son and he brought back to us the God kind of life (Colossians 1:13).


The New Man…

The New Man was begotten from the incorruptible seed of the God Kind of life. He became the VINE and we became the BRANCHES.

Every Christian went through a recreation process of God the moment he made Christ the lord over his life by confessing his lordship and believing God raised him from the dead (2nd Corinthians 5:17). The New man was born from the Word and impacted with the RIGHTEOUSNESS, LOVE, and the very nature of God. God gave the new man a new Agenda to Reign in life (Do as GOD will) Romans 5:17.  From then onward the Holy Spirit tabernacled in the new man to teach him how to live this kind of life, to bear fruits unto good works.

Why bear fruits?

Every tree is planted with the aim of bearing fruit. Whatever comes from God does not deny his nature; it is our nature as creations to bear fruits. God made it clear from the very beginning when he said be fruitful and multiply.  In Matthew 21:18-19 Jesus showed us that a branch in a tree with just leaves and no fruits is functioning outside purpose. Embedded in every man’s purpose is an avenue to bear fruit. How many of you will employ a servant to clean your house and you wake up to find the house unclean everyday and you still pay the servant and keep him around? No wise man would do that, why? Because the servant is not fulfilling the purpose to which he is being paid. As Christians we died to the law and became alive to grace through Christ in order to bear fruit to God (Romans 7:4). The word of God says we can bear fruit so we should (Philippians 1:11, Colossians 1:10), In fact the bible mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 the Fruit of the regenerated human spirit which is: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control. This is like saying ‘’Hey, New man this is what you have in you and this is what I want to see as a result of the seed and nature impacted in you’’.

You shall know them by their fruits….( Matthew 7:16)

There are two kinds of people in this world those from the Kingdom of LIGHT(THE DEAR SON) and those from the Kingdom of DARKNESS, there is also the  fruit of Light and the fruit of darkness (Ephesians 5:9) the kind of fruit you produce is determined by where you are sourced or the Kingdom you belong to. When an apple tree begins to bring forth coconut we say there is something wrong, we don’t pick grapes from thorn bushes that would be wrong   just like a dog given birth to a kitten is abnormal (Matthew 12:33).   In John 15:1-8 Jesus said he is the true vine which means there is a false vine out there and the fruits they produce shows how unreal they are. Hear this, not every branch that is planted in the TRUE VINE will bear fruit, bearing fruit as Christians is determined by how much we respond to the workings of the Holy Spirit in us to bring us to maturity.

Facts about the new man that bears fruit unto good works

His delight is in the Law(Word )of God(Psalm 1, Matthew 13:23): The ability of God came into the new man as a seed, and he put in us the word and the Holy Spirit to help grow it into fruits. Reigning in life requires the new man to respond to this ability by feeding on the Word and being schooled by the Holy Spirit in every way. The Fervency in the word of God and Prayer spurs us into keeping the right company and bearing fruit in due season. As it is important to bear good fruit it is also important that it is done in season. The leaves of a man who abides in Christ does not whither, there is strength, wisdom and power through Christ.

He Flourishes and Prospers (Psalm 92:12-14): His life is full of the activated blessings of God and forever beautiful, he is not limited by age or time.

He partakes of his own fruit (2nd Timothy 2:6): He is the first partaker of his own fruits which also means he is not the only one who partakes, as he is also a blessing to generations after him.

The Pruning Stage….

Everyone who bears good fruit must be pruned as to be more fruitful. The Greek word for  Prune is kathaírō –that is to make clean by purging (removing undesirable elements); hence, “pruned (purged)”; eliminating what is fruitless by purifying (making unmixed). Remember trimming usually requires sharp secateurs, this can be painful but allowing God chisel out the excess luggage in our life helps us to be more fruitful in our walk with him.

This shows that bearing fruit is the life of a Christian; it is our walk in the Spirit. We cannot afford to stop feeding and drinking from God’s well of wisdom.


Stay Komplete and Perfect in God’s will!

Jamie Grace – God Girl

  • Artist: Jamie Grace
  • Title: God girl
  • Album: One Song at a Time
  • Released: 2011

Hi everyone, the past two weeks has been awesome for me. Well, I think I’m back. I must confess i really missed you all. Yeah, I did #puppyeyes. So, I decided to do a quick review of this Godly beautiful babe – Jamie Grace. My love for this song boils down to the fact that I play the guitar (well, to an intermediate level). I love the beat, the lyrics and the flow of this track. Jamie Grace did this song God Girl [link to video] in which she addresses God with a similar got-a-crush tone, saying “I’m your girl” — by way of explaining that she isn’t interested in dating any boys right now (and, amusingly, that she wants all her “Facebook friends and foes” to know that she worships God).

If my eyes light up when I say your name And it’s written all over my face Tell me does it make me crazy. Well, maybe I got somethin’ that I can’t explain And the beauty of it never changes, It’s got me wrapped up I’m all caught up.I can’t help but say I’m a God girl that’s who I’ll be From the top of my head to the soles of my feet No I can’t deny it wouldn’t even try, I’m your girl in a crazy world I’m a God girl that’s who I’ll be From the top of my head to the soles of my feet I can’t deny it wouldn’t even try, I’m your girl for the whole wide world to see

This songs tells me not to conform to the standards of the world no matter what. Romans 12:2 says “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” 4153401 She went ahead in the verse two to emphasize how she has determined not to get pushed into marriage no matter what people say but to always wait on God for the right ONE. To all the guitar lovers, my christian hip hop lovers and every Jamie Grace fans, I dedicate this track to you.

Christianity is Boring….Yeah?


The inspiration behind this post came from a discussion with a friend of mine who is like a god sister to me. I can’t seem to remember what we were discussing before we switched to how so many unbelievers think being a Christian will lead you to a boring life. Have you ever heard No cinema, No party, No vacation, No sightseeing, No beach, and the likes because you are a Christian? There are many misconceptions about the Christian life, and one is that it is boring.

The truth is the Christian life is where we find true joy and lasting peace, hope and contentment. The difficulty is that, if you’re not a believer in Christ, you truly don’t know what you’re missing. These things, like all good and perfect things, come from God (James 1:17). Those who believe the Christian life is boring have never taken God’s invitation to “taste and see that the LORD is good” (Psalm 34:8). Instead, they selfishly pursue whatever they think will make them “not bored” or happy or content. The problem is, the things of this world are temporary and can never truly satisfy.

The Bible tells us that sowing to please our sinful nature will surely lead to destruction (Galatians 6:8). King Solomon, the wisest and richest person who ever lived, had everything a person could possibly want. He said, “I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure” (Ecclesiastes 2:10). Solomon had it all, but he concluded that it was “meaningless” and likened it to “chasing after the wind” (v. 11). In other words, he had everything this world had to offer, and he was bored.

What do you think we do all day just sit around fireplaces and read Bibles? We ski, swim, play sports, read, have friends and problems like anybody else. Christianity is not boring. It is an adventure.

Part of the problem may be how “boredom” is defined. Is it a lack of excitement? Nothing can stimulate perpetual exhilaration. Is it inactivity? If so, then the key is to find something to do. Is it uninterest? If so, the key is to be more curious. Is it a lack of “fun”? In that case, “fun” needs to be defined, since “fun” is itself a highly subjective concept. Some people assume that being a Christian is boring because they’ve heard that Christians have to give up all the “fun” things in life. It’s true that Christians give up some things, but it’s not the fun. Christians give up their sin, their self-destructive behavior, their addictions, their negative attitudes and their ignorance of God. In return, they receive “righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). They “live as children of light” in a dark world (Ephesians 5:8). The mistakes of their past no longer have a stronghold in their lives. They no longer live for themselves but for the One who died for them. They serve others and make a difference (Romans 14:7; Philippians 2:4). They are becoming everything that God created them to be. It is virtually impossible to be bored in such a life. notboring

The only thing in this world that has eternal value is a relationship with Jesus Christ. A growing, committed Christian will find that life is never boring. There’s always another step of faith to take, another relationship to build, another person to serve. Is the Christian life supposed to be “boring”? Absolutely not. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

I was flattered when Luski (a friend of mine) told me I’m the the silliest godly babe she’s ever known. Lol. I love to dress godly but also trendy, I love to do nice hair, I love to make up, I go to the Cinema, malls, and parties. I love to hang out with friends, I love sightseeing, I love to play pranks on people (I’m always happy when April 1st approaches), I love to catch fun, I love to laugh so hard till i feel my ribs are about to crack, I love vacations, holidays, etc. In short, I’m a very good dancer at least to an extent. Yet, I have a divine daily communication with my father, I study the word, I evangelize the gospel yet I’m not boring. Everything just has to be moderate. So i ask: Is being a Christian boring?

God, purpose and passion. #GPP

Should you lose your value in the name of love? Hell No!!!

tumblr_lchszvc3uk1qajjdco1_400I know this post title really sounds so aggressive like I’m in a vexing mode. Well, I think I’m a little angry. My heart bleeds so much when I see people misplacing their values all in the name of LOVE. During the university days, I’ve heard of boyfriends (permit me to use this please) beating a girlfriend. I mean wake up Lady, God loves you so much even before you were born, right before you were given that name.

he loves you before you cooked up lies that looks like an amazing story
he loves you even though you didn’t bring that baby to the world
oh dear, he still loves even after you’ve said terrible things about him.
he loves you before you broke the hymen and he still loves you after.

Most women have absolutely no idea how valuable or powerful they really are. There is a corrosive epidemic of low self esteem in our culture that is setting a tone for relationships that range from lack luster to downright dangerous. We have a tendency to want to explain it. It was our childhood. It was our college boyfriend. It is our weight or social status. That said; explanations don’t save us. Those stories, old and outdated keep us tied to broken self identities that fail us over and over again.

If you get face to face with any real man and ask him what he thinks sexy is, he will say a confident woman is always sexy. Every sex symbol through the years has exuded some form of magical confidence. A woman without confidence is lacking, empty, and wrinkled up inside. She is longing for any attention and will take it where she can get it from anyone, healthy or unhealthy, real or fake. This is a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately for most women, they never find their power, and the absence of that power leaves a legacy of failed relationships and pain that spans years or decades. Just by being born female, you were gifted with a magic that makes the world go round. Failing to own that simple truth creates women who lack confidence, and settle for relationships that are far beneath them.
When it comes to romantic relationships there is one simple truth. We get exactly what we are willing to settle for. Whatever you have going on in your relationship, or not going on for that matter, is something you are settling for. Women set the bar in their romantic relationships. They have all the power, until they start to give it up. If you think you can’t do any better, you are absolutely right. If you think you deserve to be treated like a Goddess, you are also absolutely right – and you will be.


Oh, I’m almost close to tears as I write. This is because it pains me a lot when we refuse to open our eyes to see how much God loves us and therefore pave way for a fellow human to maltreat us.

John 3:16 tells us how much he loved you and gave his only son for you

Where is the value? Where is the self-worth? Why do many of us tend to live much of our lives feeling rejected, unloved, unnoticed and unrecognized by others and even God. I think it’s high time we stop seeking for attention and focus more on God. When it comes to romantic relationship, we should note the following:

1. The quality of all relationships are inevitably tied to our level of self worth.

2. We get what we are willing to settle for in all areas of our lives, especially relationship.

3. Confidence is the single most sexy quality and a very powerful place of attraction.

4. Getting the relationship of your dreams is an inside job. It’s never about another   person.

5. Real men are amazing. Real men want to make their women really happy.

6. A happy woman is very pleasant to be around.

Don’t feel intimidated by peer pressure? Flee from every relationship that contributes to a diminishing you. God at his very own time will bring the one who deserves you, who will treat you right, and together – you’ll raise a divine generation , you’ll be focused on making heaven. God’s desire is to get us to the place of never measuring ourselves by external measuring sticks. Our identities are not in what we do for God but according to the lavish love He has provided and we have chosen to reciprocate back to Him. We are His and He is ours. This identity was enough for Jesus and it will similarly meet the needs of our hearts as well.

The relationship of your dreams is an inside job. It’s inside you, and no one else. At first glance that reality might seem overwhelming. At second glance, it’s the keys to the gate that sets you free for the rest of your life. When you are willing to recognize that no one other person is more important than your own happiness, you are home free. At that point you can have any relationship you chose to create. Until then, it’s any one’s guess.


I pray that we may all re-evaluate our relationships. I hope we continue to bask in God’s love. Let us not misplace values. It is better to consider now than to regret later. Remember you can always send in your stories, prayer request. #GPP