First impressions are the best – but not so for God. Those who’re ahead in the race might lose out in the end and those who’re fallen might repent and come back with a stronger commitment – this is what the Bible teaches and I believe it’ll do us good to reflect on this Truth and learn precious lessons
What I once considered prophetic
turned out to be pathetic ! 
The preachers I once hated
turned out to be the ones God highly rated ! 
The people I highly admired
turned out to be the ones God had fired ! 
The weaknesses I feared most
turned out to be my greatest boasts !
The strengths I leaned on
are nowhere to be found, long gone !
God uses things the world
considered useless and hurled !
What the world honours,
God despises and dishonours
The world hated Jesus
But God used Him to deliver us !
By His own people, He was crucified
By that very means, a new people He sanctified !
He was nailed and sealed
And by those very wounds, we are healed
He lay silent for three days
But oh ! We never know God’s ways !
God was not dead:
Christ rose again, forever the Head !
Jesus is silent even now
But He’ll come again: don’t ask how !
So who’ll first finish the track?
Don’t think of those leading the pack !
Who’ll win the race? Not the strong !
You’ll be surprised that you were terribly wrong !
The battle is not for the powerful
But to those who trust Jesus – O how wonderful !
Christ alone is great
Let us all humbly bow before it’s too late !
- I’m talking about the overtly charismatic churches that lack spiritual discernment and do not subject the exercise of spiritual gifts to the authority of the Word of God
- Some preachers who I thought were scaring people and unnecessarily condemning them, turned out to be honest ones who cared about their souls
- Don’t ask me who they are! They will maintain the outward appearance of religion but will have repudiated its power. So avoid people like these. [2 Timothy 3:5]