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The process guarantees the product

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Observing the goings on in the world, one would notice that people are so much in a hurry to acquire or achieve something.

with Pastor Erasmus Makarimayi

It seems the world is in a hurry and everyone is in urgent mode. I agree that we have no time to waste on earth because compared to eternity we have to accomplish our dreams within time.

However, we have to be sober and allow due process to take place in order to get the desired result. In quality control the understanding is that as long as the process is perfect the product is guaranteed. Let us not leave a trail of destruction along the way. Proper procedure eliminates unwanted consequences.

The rushing phenomenon is worrying. People now seem to set their eyes on a desired result and switch off the mind and do whatever comes up to fulfil their dreams. No one seems interested in values, principles, morality and humanhood. The stage of life appears like a circus.

The have are busy trying to increase the gap while the have nots want to catch up. Our young people no longer want to wait for sex after marriage. It seems the brand of people that knew that wages and salaries were a result of work have left the scene.

I don’t know if technological advancement, especially genetic modification has put the human mind on a fast forward mode on the road to the bottomless pit.

The idea of catching up has destroyed the social fabric. Almost everyone feels they have been delayed somewhere and want to make up for the lost time. Some Christians have been caught in the fray, ignoring prayer and fasting.

In some instances the concept of anointing to overtake has been misunderstood. Stealing has been defined as opportunity while snatching someone’s husband or wife misconstrued as restoration.

It is so disturbing when people get breakthroughs through evil means and come to our churches and testify that God is good and faithful and attribute Satan’s doing to God’s doing.

Hear me well; God is not looking for marks and approval to increase His rating. He remains God forever with all the glory, splendour and majesty.

If you can academically advance yourself, please do. If you cannot then do yourself favour by researching more in the field of your calling for you to go to the top. You would not want to waste your time trying to experiment on what has been conclusively agreed on. Don’t waste your time trying to reinvent a non-functional aeroplane, helicopter or electric motor.

Since the advent of the mobile phones, I have seen people that have discovered how to repair and unlock cell phones, but who don’t necessarily know how to make the phones.

This is just an example. Imagine if all we knew was to fry an egg with no one with the knowledge and capacity to breed chicks and keep chicken.

I am persuaded that if we don’t go to school and learn, study and research sooner or later we will crumble because no one will be able to take us to the next level. Let us not sit on a time bomb building skyscrapers on sand.

I am always challenged when I recognise that we as Christians are reaping from the sacrifice of the martyrs and great women and men before us. The revival that we are enjoying now is the result of prayers of intercessors of yesteryear. Do we have people that are prepared to spend days and nights in the prayer mountains interceding for the good of humanity in the years to come? Do we still have people like Anna who prayed and fasted for the coming of the Messiah? Luke 2:37 says of her, “And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.”

I challenge you and me today to have and go through processes that give us the results. The psalmist desired the path of God which we should also desire. Psalm 119:27 reads: “Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.”

Some of the challenges we have today will be dealt with if we are prepared and have patience to go through well defined routes to a desired destination. Let us not cut corners.

Short cuts will give us poisonous products on our markets. Our youths should learn and embrace patience. Our actions today will shape the coming generations. Let us use processes that those coming after us can ride on.

Wait upon The Lord and use orthodox means. Walk on the statutes of God neither deviating to the right or left. Remain committed to righteousness; you are going somewhere.

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