|Monday, May 3, 2021|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
t is with great delight, that I welcome you to the month of May our month of Divine Turnaround. It is my prayer that God will give you a turn around in all the facets of your life where you desire and need to have a turn around. As a retired employee of a refinery, the word turnaround means a lot to me. When the various units of the refinery like the heater, the reforming unit, the Fluid Catalytic Unit and various other units break down, management has no choice than to carry out a major turnaround maintenance. Turnaround maintenance happens when there is a total shut down of the plant units so that major repairs can be carried out to enable the plant run productively, effectively and efficiently again. Many times, the manufacturers of specific equipment and seasoned experts are involved, it costs a lot of money too. The main goal is to ensure the turnaround maintenance is properly done and the plant can run again to enable it produce various products: diesel, petrol, kerosene and LPG which the nation needs to run different parts of the economy. This month the Holy Spirit, like a GPS, will like to guide you to look at different parts of your life, marriage, business, character, ministry, relationships, finances and see where it has broken down or never functioned and you can carry out a turnaround maintenance. Maybe what you need is just a U-turn, like the classical case of Paul of Tarsus who was persecuting the church but Jesus helped him to make a U-turn for the better. If you are wallowing in sin, wickedness, drug addiction, involved in kidnapping, banditry, insurgency, persecuting your nation, destroying your company it is time for your turn around. Also, if you have been downtrodden, frustrated, shattered, impoverished, sick, rejected, jilted, cheated, abused, persecuted, God is ready this month to give you a lift and turn around for a better life! Jesus said "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matt 11:28. Jesus is not a mechanic that repairs, He is a manufacturer that replaces malfunctioning components, this month come to him for your turn around!
What is turn around?
The process of changing a plan, business, or system that is unsuccessful and making it successful. As mentioned above it could be to repair something that has broken down and make it to function better. Turn around is about realizing the futility of going in a wrong direction and making a U-turn. In spiritual parlance it is recognizing that you are a sinner working against God and returning to your maker. It is about you returning from your backslidden state to the warm embrace of your heavenly father like that of the prodigal son: "I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee" Lk 15:18. In the financial circle it is coming from a place of lack to a place of prosperity. In terms of health, it is from a place of deteriorated health, physically or mentally to a place of regaining your mental faculty and total health. Turn around for a student is from a state of No Future Ambition (NFA), truancy, unseriousness, failure to do assignments, pass exams or even attend classes to a new orientation that makes such a person the best in their class. An example is that of Ben Carlson who used to be the last in his class to become one of the best neurosurgeons of his generation. A desirable turn around is that a notorious gangster, tout, insurgent, armed or pen robber, kidnapper, rapist, serial killer, terrorist, drug addict, gun toting herdsman turns around and becomes a person of nobility in the society. A marital turnaround is when couples who are always fighting, arguing, abusing one another, maybe even separated or divorced reconcile, renew their vows and build their marriage to the envy of their detractors and mockers. What does turn around mean to you?
What is divine turnaround?
Divine means supernatural, in the realm of the miraculous. Divine turnaround means God will move or cause us to change on all sides. God will reverse the irreversible, for example a woman without womb gets pregnant and bears children. A paralyzed man without medication or any therapy, but at the mention of the name of Jesus stands up to walk. Or like Jesus did, calling the dead body of Lazarus after four days to life. That which you have lost and you think is gone, God will bring it back. When God changes your story from good to better, from better to best. Then Elisha said, "Hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord: 'Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.'" - 2 Kings 7:1 And it was so. Hard to believe but I see a divine turn around for Nigeria! I see God with his wrath avenging the blood of the righteous that are being killed.
Facts about Divine Turnaround.
How NOT to experience divine turn around
God can perform a miracle to motivate an unbeliever to accept Jesus. Most believers expect such turn around miracles all the time irrespective of their behavior. No. You cannot experience turn around when you are a child of God and you are walking in disobedience. Behaving as if God doesn't matter. Ridiculing the word of God. Learn from the man at the gate of Samaria - Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.2 King 7:2. There was a turnaround as Elisha prophesied but the official died during the stampede. Many of us are unbelieving believers that is why we are not experiencing mouthwatering miracles. Your pastor under genuine anointing makes a proclamation, even when you did not verbalize it you despised it in your spirit. You cannot experience a turnaround when you always see yourself as a grasshopper, wretched, unfit, misfit, never do well, jinxed, cursed and incapable. You cannot experience divine turn around when you don't believe in the miracle working Jesus. The God of turnaround is here today, for you to experience a turnaround. If you are not yet born again, I invite you to accept Jesus today.
How can we experience turnaround?
Identify the area you need a turnaround. Bartimaeus the blind man was asked by Jesus "what do you want me to do for you"? Where do you desire a turnaround? "That I might receive my sight", he declared. From that day, he saw his own complexion, clothes, food and relations. I declare by the grace and power of God; you shall experience a turnaround today in Jesus' name. All the opportunities you have been blinded to shall become clear. Where some people need turn around may not be very obvious, so you may need to listen to God, or people to identify it.
Develop a strategy for the turnaround. Your strategy will depend on the area you desire your turnaround. The strategy for a turnaround in your business will be different from the one to turn around your ministry or marital challenges. There are many areas but let us focus on these three areas for example.
It is never too late for you to have a turnaround in your career, finance, relationship, or any situation that looks hopeless. Your mind might not be able to fathom how God will do it but He will. You also may think it is all over for you because of your inadequacies and the odds stacked against you, but God specializes in giving life to the dead and calling things to be, that did not exist. Our God is an expert in upgrading the unqualified and showing favor to the forgotten. So, rest assured, even in what seems like the worst-case scenario, God's power can break through like the rays of the sun to give you a divine turnaround and wipe away former devastations, frustrations and desolations. Comrade hold the forte Jesus is coming. Expect a turnaround and expect the coming of the Lord.
Dr Amos Dada, a Chemical Engineer turned preacher is the Superintendent, Christ Apostolic Church Canada and Convener, International Gathering of Eagles Conference, that happens third week of September every year. You can follow him on @dada_amos. FB amos.dada.5. YouTube/dramosdada.