Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WETIN YOU CARRY??? (What do you carry) | Nathaniel Bassey

Shalom saints, this is a hard Post, but I have to share it all the same. To those who take this in humility, and act accordingly, it would sure change your life. But to those who don't, good luck.
JOHN 7:3-6 (NLT)
3 And Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, where your followers can see your miracles! 4 You can’t become famous if you hide like this! If you can do such wonderful things, show yourself to the world!” 5 For even his brothers didn’t believe in him. 6 Jesus replied, “Now is not the right time for me to go, but you can go anytime

I'm quite concerned for our younger brethren, in a hurry to shine. I see too many young folks who are in a hurry to shine, have their faces on flyers and billboards, and platforms who have no business holding a mic yet. Most don't even know who they are to begin with. No revelation of God yet. But they want to have albums and sing everywhere. They have not served, but want to be served. They are quick to say God told me, when it is clear God didn't. If you are one of those, can you just SIT DOWN! And know God first!!!! That thing driving you may just be your flesh. A desire to be a star, and that's all. There is time for everything. Your job now is Psalm 27:4. Do that first until the anointing comes on you. Behold the glory first before trying to reflect it. You sing from an overflow of revelation of God. Most don't even have yet. JESUS, the son of God, and God by all standards, spent years learning and asking questions from doctors of the Law. And even when he was asked to "Show himself", said "my time has not come", when you come out before your time, you fizzle out fast!!! And without any impact. The crave to be celebrated is getting out of hand in our time. Truth is, People don't want to celebrate mediocrity. Get some substance first. Haba!
Most genuine music ministers we celebrate today had to go through a path. One of consecration, mentoring and discipleship. Look at Sinach, though not someone I know one on one, apart from meeting her at the Experience. Even after having her songs everywhere, still didn't go everywhere. Only until recently do we see her coming out frequently. She still serves in her church, and submits to her pastor.
By God's grace, I had to be mentored for about 10 years by my late pastor, ESKOR MFON. People would come asking him to have me minister outside, but he would tell them I wasn't mature yet. I could play the trumpet so well, sing and etc. but he insisted I had a lot more to learn.
But now, someone just sings a note, plays a few scales and they want to be independent. They print business cards, have a website, get a PR consultant and want to travel the world. HOW NOW?????
Sit under the Word first. Be mentored. Serve. Submit to a local church and pastor. Practice and work on your craft and character. And when the time comes, it will be very clear.
You won't have to beg to minister, the world would practically chase after you, because you carry something. I ask you, WETIN YOU CARRY?
You want to have REAL IMPACT, with posterity? This is THE WAY. At least in this kingdom. Don't be deceived. There is a path in this kingdom. If you sense a calling to the music ministry, the next thing to do is not to SHEW YOURSELF. RATHER, HIDE YOURSELF....seeking God, until you find him. It is what you have found that you then sing to the world.

This is a hard saying, who shall hear it. I say this out of love. It's hard, but it's the truth. God bless you.

Nathaniel Bassey

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