Faith Syndrome



This question was asked to John by some priests and Levites sent from the Jewish authorities. Prior to this time, the priests and Levites are like the ordained ministers who by law are the ones to carry out any form of “religious activities”. So they had heard of this “rugged guy” who was baptizing in Bethany on the east side of Jordan…. They wanted to know who HE WAS? Which table are you on? John’s or the Jewish Authorities?

Do you sometimes perceive yourself more fit than others to carry out some certain “religious activities” because you’ve been to theology school and have been ordained a minister? Do you sometimes feel limited to exercise your God given skills, to go forth and impact souls because you feel you’re not fit to where those shoes?

Okay, if there’s one thing I know is that we’ve all been CALLED! Yes, as long as you’re a child of God you’ve been given a mandate, a calling “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually–regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.”
MATTHEW 28:19‭-‬20 AMP

So why are we waiting for approval? Yes, we need to build ourselves up spiritually by meditating on God’s Word, Communing with the Holy Spirit and being in constant relationship with the Trinity – but we’re not meant to wait till we’re ordained ministers to do so.

NEWS FLASH!!! Some of us are called in the marketplace, in the business line, media, education etc to impact soils for the kingdom but we’re too tied down thinking our work ends within the four walls of a building that when we serve in the choir or ushering department that’s it. When we now enter our core place of ministry in the world we find ourselves lacking because we’ve not taken out time to inquire if the Lord where our place of influence is, or we’re limiting our impact to only the church….

DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE? People will always ask, sometimes during interviews or formal meeting introductions.

WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT YOURSELF? It is how you define yourself that others will define you! John the Baptist, read out his CV to the inquisitive religious leaders they wanted to know WHY he was baptizing obviously without going to “baptism school” but John couldn’t be bothered because He knows God has called him.

So what is God calling us to do that we’ve allowed the thoughts of men limit us from doing it!

REFERENCES – John 1:19 – 28

P. S. This is inspired to me by the Holy Spirit during my Bible study time on the book of John. Thought to share.

Study. Learn. Become.

Chukukere Amarachi is an Artistic Nigerian Social Impact Advocate, Blogger, Communications & Media Enthusiast, Aspiring Social Entrepreneur and Trainer who promotes and believes in sustainable livelihoods for all. She seeks to inspires a global audience with her voice, business, community development projects and advocacy messages. Her Goal Building an enabling environment for great potentials to thrive. She can be really goofy and playful, is attracted to exotic dishes and locations and wouldn't mind owning a private jet, oh yeah! She's a strong believer and follower of Jesus Christ. For her people who cook, create, explore and travel have a spot in my heart ♥


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