BEYOND LIMIT (III)

Talking about superior perspective, Father Abram’s response to the king  of Sodom when he offered to share the spoils of war with him speaks volume. 

I have come to realize that nothing really changes on the outside if we don’t reconfigure our thinking. Father Abram understood this long before he met the king of sodom and when he did, he just openly declared his reality from God’s standpoint.

Here is how he said it; “But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’

It is important to acknowledge that; sometimes it might not look like our; “endless possibilities” status would play out any time soon. However, we must ensure that our heart stays and operates within the parameters of God’s promises.

When we take this posture, our lives and in fact everything around us conforms with God’s original intent for us. 

Remember, you cannot afford to think limitation today and possibilities tomorrow because that is; double mindedness and such people never receive anything from God.

Father Abram’s response to the King of sodom that day clearly points to the fact that; he knew where he was headed; and he was fully persuaded even when he did not exactly look like it. 

It is wisdom to take the same posture because this is pivotal to our operating in the realms of endless possibilities.

To Be Continued…

©️Victor Ogungbe 2020

BEYOND LIMIT (II)


I remember how a brother in the faith some years back raised an objection to the concept of; saying what you want to see. On the grounds that; it is not entirely spiritual but sensual.


I did not exactly respond to that; I only listened to his perspective, nodded and smiled since engaging in such arguments isn’t exactly my style. However, today is perhaps a good day to just touch on it since a part of that conversation is related to this topic.


I have come to realize, that some things we call principles of the world are in fact God’s wisdom if we take a closer look. Don’t get me wrong, I have always made my stand clear about how believers ought not to get all mixed up in the standards of the world; so my position on the power of the tongue is not a validation of compromises.


What I am saying is; a thorough look at scriptures would reveal the lives of many whose transactions and testimonies proves among other things that; there is power in the tongue and there is power in daring to envision what you desire. There is no telling how far we can go in life when we combine these two especially on the altar of prayers.


I wish I could tell you that enjoying the endless possibilities that is available to us in Christ Jesus is a walk in the park; but it is not. Just before I make reference to a couple of examples from scriptures, may I emphasize that engaging your tongue as well as the eyes of your mind purposefully is a key to obtaining the many promises that ushers you into the very best God has reserved for you.


I reckon that judging by environmental realities, we might think we are Disadvantaged; but this is so because we are looking in the wrong direction. 


It is about time we approached life from a superior perspective; and by this I mean; based on who we are in Christ.


To Be Continued…

©️Victor Ogungbe 2020

BEYOND LIMIT (Part 1)

The world as we know it, is one with parameters for measuring almost any person or concept. The funny thing is, some of these parameters appears really cool, harmless, and sometimes have even proven to be reliable over the years. As a result, people’s default is to operate within the confines of such parameters.

I don’t plan to be vague in my approach so here is what I am saying; scattered through the pages of scriptures are men who one way or the other had been handicapped by their circumstances at one point or another. However , these  people subscribed to God’s formulae and the results as they say, speaks.

Consequently, people who were at best underdogs at some point in their lives, grew to become heroes of faith in Hebrews 11.

Just Incase you are in doubt of the many possibilities in and around your life, then I encourage that you follow this series keenly; because God is going to unveil certain things to us as we go.

If I might go ahead of myself just this time, then I would be reminding you that everyone who accepts Jesus as Lord and Savior; gets enlisted into what I would prefer to call; the family of endless possibilities.

This scripture explains it; “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”.

Happy New Month. It’s a blessed and flourishing one for us in Jesus name.

To be continued…

©️Victor Ogungbe 2020

BEYOND LIMIT (Part I)

The world as we know it, is one with parameters for measuring almost any person or concept. The funny thing is, some of these parameters appears really cool, harmless, and sometimes have even proven to be reliable over the years. As a result, people’s default is to operate within the confines of such parameters.

I don’t plan to be vague in my approach so here is what I am saying; scattered through the pages of scriptures are men who one way or the other had been handicapped by their circumstances at one point or another. However , these  people subscribed to God’s formulae and the results as they say, speaks.

Consequently, people who were at best underdogs at some point in their lives, grew to become heroes of faith in Hebrews 11.

Just Incase you are in doubt of the many possibilities in and around your life, then I encourage that you follow this series keenly; because God is going to unveil certain things to us as we go.

If I might go ahead of myself just this time, then I would be reminding you that everyone who accepts Jesus as Lord and Savior; gets enlisted into what I would prefer to call; the family of endless possibilities.

This scripture explains it; “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”.

Happy New Month. It’s a blessed and flourishing one for us in Jesus name.

To be continued…

©️Victor Ogungbe 2020

SINCERELY WRONG (V)

We therefore must be thorough enough to check our mindset to ascertain that it does not clash with God’s position on the same matter.

It would interest you however, that; our actions or inactions have their root in our thought pattern. And our thought pattern draws from the things we feed our hearts with. 

Remember, Philippians 4:8 exhorted us with these words; whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

Interestingly, this scripture is a template for how to; cast down imaginations, thoughts and things that looks godly on the surface but draws from a source other than God.

We must therefore see that; we walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, as instructed in Ephesians 5:15. This is imperative because if we don’t, we can walk in error howbeit not knowing. 

Saul in Acts 8 was a good example of someone who held a wrong mindset and acted in the same light. And while he was at it, he sincerely thought he was doing what was right until God visited Him in Acts 9, changed his direction and of course his name.

To avoid walking in error, we must be humble enough to allow God’s Word and Spirit point the areas where we are mixing things up and turn a new leave.

It is my utmost desire, that God would help us run with His perspective on every matter in Jesus name.

The End.

©Victor Ogungbe 2020

SINCERELY WRONG (IV)


I am of the opinion that; it is for times when there are conflicting thoughts, on the issues that we are likely to encounter as we journey through life that; II Corinthians 10:5 instructs that we; “cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”. (I would come back to this scripture in the final installment)


In the mean time, a little reflection. How many times have we picked jobs because the pay is high and it puts us in a better place? Only to get on the job and it becomes clear it was a wrong call. Perhaps more intriguing is how we make certain moves haven considered all variables asides the only Person we should consider. I am talking about The Spirit of God. And the reason why He must remain our first point of call is simple. He is CONSISTENTLY ERROR FREE!


I can almost bet that; many choose to relate with some people in certain unpleasant ways, because of their; colour, race, religion, gender, or the perceived strata of society they belong. Only to discover after a while that; they were wrong about these people.


What disturbs me is how; only a very few of us are broken enough to admit and re-trace our steps when we eventually discover that; we held wrong views about an individual or group.


One of the decisions I made as an individual is to be flexible in the hands of God. And while I am at it, be ready to replace a mindset the moment I have a conviction that; it is contrary to God’s posture on the same matter. I must confess, making this decision doesn’t come easy; and staying true to it, is even harder. However, it is achievable.


To Be Continued…

©️Victor Ogungbe 2020

SINCERELY WRONG (III)

It is worrisome, that despite the admonition in II Corinthians 5:7, many howbeit not intending to, lean on; biases, sentiments, prejudices, superstitions, speculations, predictions and others like them. When they come face to face with certain decisions that must be made.

Please don’t get me wrong. Lessons can be drawn from past experiences. And this could either be from personal experiences or from the experiences of others. However, we might be slightly out of line and, sincerely so when we; rely essentially on what we knew or have heard about a matter rather than catch God’s mind on that matter.

Ever heard of the saying; “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Well this saying existed long before Jesus walked the earth as man. Interestingly, some still perceived Him in that light when He showed up.

Now, this is the tricky part, perhaps the first time it was used, they were right. But this time, with Jesus in the picture, they certainly were wrong. And the proof that they were wrong remains with us till this day.

I don’t mean to shake any tables, but how many times have we made wrong decisions simply because we held on to an opinion that was communicated in a quite convincing manner?

There is more; how many businesses, careers, marriages and ministries have failed because of an ideology that was handed down? 

I have come to realize , that when all we do is subscribe to the ideologies of those we love and respect without taking such ideologies through the filters of; THE WORD OF GOD and THE SPIRIT OF GOD, we might get into serious trouble. (I say this with a sense of caution)

It beats me how we can accept Christ wholeheartedly, and still hold on to certain ideologies. Especially when such are contrary to what Christ really represents. The funny part is; many are not aware that, that part of their lives is not submitted to God. Until they come face to face with an issue that triggers everything.

It is at such times, that our actions are likely to surprise even us provided we are humble enough to admit it.

To Be Continued…

©️Victor Ogungbe 2020

SINCERELY WRONG (II)


It started like a normal day and everything was fine until; there was a mysterious outpour of fire from the skies. And in the twinkling of an eye, a man lost his business empire.


An eye witness reported it like this; “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”


Without any background to this story, the entire eye witness’ account seems perfect. The downside is; when something similar happens in future, without due diligence, a conclusion is hurriedly reached that; the narrative of yesterday was playing out again.


However, something is fundamentally wrong with this guy’s analysis. Especially his thoughts on where the fire came from. Just so we are on the same page, the person who lost all in this narrative was Job. A journey through the book of Job Chapters 1&2 would provide some insight.


Worthy of mention is the fact that, although Job’s investment among other things went bad, in what could be described as a single day disaster, none of these was God’s doing.


I agree that the lines quoted here were that of an eye- witness and perhaps nothing beats the experience of somebody who saw something with his; “koro koro eyes” (like it is said in Nigeria). However, what preceded that event tells the true story; The devil was at work.


We must understand that among other vital things, this Kingdom does not operate based on; biases, sentiments, prejudices, superstitions, speculations, predictions and others like them.


I suppose this was one of the reasons II Corinthians 5:7 clearly declares; For we walk by faith, not by sight.


To Be Continued…

©️Victor Ogungbe 2020

SINCERELY WRONG (I)

As we journey through life, different things are bound to shape our perspective on issues and how we view life generally. 


I have come to realize that; as much as it is okay to draw knowledge from as many balanced sources as possible, NOTHING should ever replace these sources; THE WORD OF GOD and THE SPIRIT OF GOD.


Like a dear friend used to say some years back; “There is perspective to knowledge”. He said this so much that we rarely gave serious thought to those lines. In retrospect however, It is evident that while knowledge could be drawn from several sources, there are underlying factors such as; experiences, biases, and the likes that influences people’s submission on any matter.


Here is the interesting part, THE WORD OF GOD and THE SPIRIT OF GOD are sources void of biases. More intriguing is the fact that, they come with proofs either immediately or eventually.


In the next 5weeks, I trust God to help us see the disadvantage of holding on to postures other than God’s on any matter. And while we are at it, I trust Him to bring us to a place of balance throughout our sojourn here on earth.


I am glad you made it to the month of August. It’s a blessed one for us all in Jesus name. (Amen)


To Be Continued

©️Victor Ogungbe 2020

THE LOVE OF MANY (V)


I can almost bet that if a poll is taken, it would show that majority have made significant progress with their lives in the last ten years. While the nature of this progress might be different from person to person, one thing is certain-something shifted.
However, how such progress impacts on your relationship with God and people is another thing. What has become of your quiet time which you once held in high esteem? Do you still have biblically balanced perspective on such topics like; righteousness, holiness and purity or you are at that point where with the wave of the hand you say; “The God we serve is not that difficult”.


Are you still overtaken with compassion when you encounter someone in need? When last did you follow-through on that burden to intercede for someone? Do you still treat everyone especially those who are yet to handle the things you have been privy to handle as brethren?
It scares me how a moment of relaxing our convictions can create major loopholes in our walk with God. Perhaps what is more scary is how the return of Christ is like; a thief in the night. The other angle is what happens if God calls us home today? (And I don’t mean a sudden death orchestrated by the devil because that is not our portion since we are seated with Christ in heavenly places far above principalities and powers) Are we really ready?


I reckon that there are several questions in this series and this is necessary so we can re-trace our steps if there is a need to do so.
Sincerely speaking, starting a journey is one thing, but finishing strong is another. I believe this is a call to re-evaluate our walk with God to ascertain whether or not we have dropped the ball.


It won’t hurt to re-examine ouselves. I pray grace for us all to finish strong in Jesus name.


The End

©️Victor Ogungbe 2020