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Is it possible to bear an animal instead of a human baby, that is if your'e a female? No way so what ever a man bears has to be a human, so when you do things contrary to the will of God, then the fig tree is bearing olives!
CAN THE FIG TREE BEAR OLIVE BERRIES?
Ekong Ade Usua
Can the fig tree, my brethren bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. (James 3:12). The writer of the book of James (Brother James) asks a very important question. The question seems like one that has a clear cut answer. Does it? Let’s see how the question may be answered. Can a fig tree bear olive berries? In other words, can a coconut tree bear oranges? The answer is clear and glaringly clear. So, it definitely means that a pregnant mother will definitely not give birth to an animal when her pregnancy becomes due. Often times it brings into memory the many cases of Gods children who are not pursuing their God given potential. Are they not God’s children? Are they not able to produce something that will glorify our Lord and Savior?
One thing comes to mind and that is that many of us in the Christendom are, sorry to say it, simply lazy and not pushful enough to try. People just want to be spoon-fed by the easy things of life. Do you recall this scripture? ….that if any would not work neither should he eat (2 Thessalonians 3: 10). It is true that all over the world not only in Nigeria, there are myriads of people who are suffering under the imposition of the near success syndrome or the very popular saying, “I’ve tried”. Is it harder than the journeys Apostle Paul made? Do you recall what he said in Philippians 4: 12, I know both how to be abased, and how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Paul’s instructor at that time was no other person than the Holy Spirit. He left what he thought was he was doing which was sincerely wrong until he was made to do that which was sincerely right. Ever since, his exploits, works, books and travails have been a reference for all of us. Yet and yes, he suffered much and his suffering(s) opens the way for so many; only God knows, of us to follow suit. Be truthful, are you a complainer or a reporter of your failures who has opted to give in to the failed attempts. Do you not trust in our Lord Jesus Christ?
Brethren we can solve our issues, not problems by meditating on the following scripture; Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listed (James 3:4). Let’s look at it like this…very big boats are operated through tough winds at sea using very smallish in size steering controllers especially where you want it to go. Brethren, we can resolve most of our issues in life by trying to solve them especially such issues like we don’t have jobs…are they turned about with a very small helm. What talents or skills do you have? It is the helm being talked about. Okay, I hear you… you have no money neither the connections to bolt out into the race of success. Do you want to remain where you are? Have you a proven character? Do people have trust in you talk less of what you are good at doing? Do you think they will just help you just like that? Do they know where you reside? Who do you hang out with? Wait a minute, have you prayed especially for your issues, in the name of Jesus and through the power of the Holy Ghost?
Ultimately you will discover that that in the absence of a job that will give you money, you better try some of this; (1) Know your value- i.e. self worth,(2) Visualize success,(3) Develop your vision, (4) Stop asking too many questions.