Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (21st November, 2015)

Posted: November 21, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Career, Christianity, Devotional, Gospel, Health, Inspirational, Quiet Time, Religion, Words Of Wisdom
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November 21, 2015


Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Ecclesiastes 1:9,10

…as he is, so are we in this world.

1 John 4:17

Indeed there is nothing new under the sun. This is a fact that you must accept. You have nothing new to offer and your life will not introduce anything special.

The truth about my ministry is that I am simply following after others I genuinely admire. When you admit that you are following the steps of another, it is advantageous because you are becoming something that is already successful and working. You are free from the disadvantage of experimentation. You are free from years of wasting time as you discover principles that have worked over and over again.

Furthermore, you are saved from the disadvantage of having to create a new name. Making a name is not easy. That is why names are sold as franchises. A good name is one of the most valuable things on earth. When you do not mind the association, you can truly benefit.

It takes humility to admit that you are not an original. When people are impressed with your ministry, it is not easy to reveal that your message is not original. When people are impressed with your style it is not easy to reveal that you learnt it from somewhere else.

It is the nature of snakes to be independent and solitary. This is the very opposite of how you must be if you want to walk with the Lord. The sheep nature is different from the serpent nature. To be another of the same kind, you will have to depend on someone, you will have to learn from someone and you will have to follow someone.
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