Sunday, August 18, 2019

YOU ARE NOT A MISTAKE | Martina Aderonke Fatogun | Sermon Notes

God is too resourceful to send you here without a purpose.

Nahum 2:13, Psalm 46:9
Silence every voice speaking contrary to the purpose of God for your life. The Blood of Jesus speaks instead; Loud and Clear!


1. You Were Created For A Purpose: Psalm 139:13 - 14, Psalm 51

Why did a last born have to take care of sheep? It should have been the first born but David was sent to take care of sheep. Perhaps David was a product of adultery...

Anything you did not get from your parents, you don't need it for your purpose. (David didn't get love from home... perhaps he didn't need it for his purpose).

(Joseph's dreams would have haunted him like a nightmare if he remained daddy's boy)

Every challenge you're passing through is channeling you towards your purpose.

Ephesians 2:10

2. You Were Chosen Before The Foundation Of The World: Ephesians 1:5, Romans 8:29

You were foreknown and predestined.

3. You Were Created For Impact, Not Fame: Judges 4:4, Luke 2:36

Deborah and Anna were both Prophetesses but Anna commissioned Jesus.

It's not the number of gifts you have, it's about what God called you to do.

Anna was consistent in the one thing she was called to do.

Deborah might have been popular but Anna was impactful.

Success is doing the right thing and doing it well.

Success is fulfilling purpose.

4. God Perfected Your Purpose Before He Started You.

A product may be brand new when bought but it has been used; the manufacturer will test the product before packaging it to ensure that everything he said it can do, it will do. It was used, tested and perfected before being packaged.

(Unlike the products that we create as humans, God put in us the free will to decide to do exactly what we are called to do or not. A Tecno phone cannot decide to be Samsung phone after it is manufactured and perfected but human beings can decide to be something/someone else)

(That person you see in the mirror, is the perfect height, tribe, complexion etc for the purpose of God. If you're trying to be like someone designed for another purpose, that is like a tractor trying to be a sports car because it wants to be fast; that defeats the purpose it was made for)

If God permits any persecution in your life, it is because you have what it takes to go through it. (1st Corinthians 10:13)

Why will you say "why me? why me?" if not you, who? When the glory comes, will you not like to be a partaker? Stop wearing your problem on your face and carrying it along like a handbag. Throw that problem away and move on; the promise will meet you on the way!

Ephesians 1:13

God has stamped you; a seal guaranteeing the product.

5. God Is Committed To Your Success Because Of The Integrity Of His Name: Psalm 23:3

That you have a zeal to serve God or come into his presence, it is simply because of his name.

Companies recall some of their products when a fault or defect is detected. They do this for the sake of the reputation they have built over time.

God is committed to see you succeed simply because of his name.

Isaiah 48:9
"For His name sake" is a double edged sword. He may delay judgement for his name sake.

6. Cooperate With God's Purpose For Your Life.

Don't mess with God's purpose for your life.

All things work together for good to those who love God (not those he loves; He loves the world) and are called according to his purpose. If you give yourself another purpose, things may not work for you.

Don't allow God get you blind like Saul before you fulfil God's purpose.

Don't take grace for granted; you are not indispensable.

(Don't take grace for granted or you'll be grounded)

7. Start Now, Start Today; There Is No More Time.

Build your spiritual muscle now that you have the time.

Fortify your foundation before the building of your destiny begins to rise.

*Words in italics, writer's thoughts...


  1. This is extraordinarily amazing. Thanks, I love this message

  2. Powerful, greater grace