That’s straightforward guys.
My name is Deborah.
Deborah Ibukunoluwa Adebayo. Read this page detailing more about me.
I have a lesson to share with you as regards my name.
Debby(as I’d rather call it henceforth) was a judge and prophetess in the scriptures. Her story is contained in Judges 4 &5.
She was happily married to Lapidoth (I know of this happiness, guys. She informed me). And she judged under the palm of Deborah.
Mama Debby was a nation lover, a patriotic, loyal and strong woman. She was desperate to solve challenges and lead the people nearer where they ought to be. This desperation, as it always does, led her to her calling where she solved disputes as the chief judge, and also told the people the mind of God as a prophetess.
But mama didn’t loose sight of the truth in the midst of this. There was something holding it all together.
Debby made God’s business her business and God made her business his business. She could’ve gotten carried away with the pressing case of Rachael whose husband wanted to put her away or the case of Nathaniel who flagrantly disobeyed the instructions of God, and in being carried away by that, she could’ve ignored God’s new demand at the battle field.
She started out heeding the call to help at a local level and quashing the comfort of staying back at home doing the chores(I wrote why chores are good in this post) while discussing the men who weren’t at battle. She took up God’s work and God seeing her heart, took up her work – her desire to see a nation whole again.
The lord will take up the national matter on your heart, not to worry. You, my friend, just take up his work.
And when the call comes to go on higher, don’t be carried away emotionally (or logically) with the urgency of the work on ground (cue Nathaniel and Rachael).
Helping Nathaniel and Rachael were very much in line of God’s will for her but her extreme passion to help had a possibility of getting in the way and hindering the real deliverance of Israel.
“Make God’s business your business and God will make your business his business.”
AFAQ (Anticipated Frequently Asked Questions). I know guys, I know.
1. Hey Debby, are you certain national matters were on her heart?
Yes dear, I am certain. God finds it hard to speak to a person on things their heart are not attuned to. That’s because they won’t hear. You hear God clearly on a situation of which you are waiting and hoping and praying.
2. Debby, I have issues detecting whether God is giving me a higher assignment. I don’t seem to hear him.
Okay, pray that your ears will be open. You can make a daily declaration to that effect, it serves to put you in a place where you are conscious of your desire to hear God. Also, reduce the distracting noise around you, okay? Cut down on assignments God didn’t ask you to take up. Apologize if you have to but draw back from busyness that’s not productive. Importantly, Read the scriptures.
3. Deb, this is not a question. You do have a beautiful name.
Well thank you reader, I’m over here smiling.
No matter how pressing your current assignment or heart preoccupation is, God’s business should be number one. God should be number one.
Toodles guys, till next time.
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I remain Debby.
P.S: I’m totally glad to write on here again after three weeks. ? I hope to send out a newsletter soon telling you some things?.