TREM Devotional - There Are Seasons Of Contradictions


Bishop Mike Okonkwo

Wisdom For The Day Devotional 22 October 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – There Are Seasons Of Contradictions

TOPIC: There Are Seasons Of Contradictions (TREM Devotional 22 October 2023)

“So they two went until they came to Beth-lehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Beth-lehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi? And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.” Ruth 1:19-20 (KJV)


Naomi is the type that is not ready. Naomi does not understand that there are seasons of contradictions. She is following the vision. She is part of the organization. She believes in the organization. But she does not understand that there are seasons of contradiction. So she changes and she is unstable like water. You can’t actually build so much on such people. They are unstable!

There was a famine in Bethlehem Judah. Bethlehem Judah’s name cannot be changed. It is a land of praise. Naomi took a permanent decision just because there was a temporary situation. Many have taken a permanent decision for temporary situations. Maybe they had a little brush with one of the brethren and as a result, they are jumping ship.

Naomi’s type of believer changes confession like anything. Today my name is Naomi, tomorrow it is bitter. “I have changed my name! Don’t call me that name anymore!” I thought that God says He loves me. Why then are these things happening to me? Their understanding of the love of God is based on whether the weather is good or not. When the weather is bad, God hates me! When it is good God loves me! This type of people is not growing. They can be 10 years or 50 years in church, but they are still spiritual babes.

David said my heart is fixed. My mind is made up. I am not going to change my confession. Job declared: “If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.” (Job 14:14 KJV).

We need leaders that will stand, no matter the pressure. We need leaders who keep on standing, no matter the challenge. Keep on standing. Don’t quit because of seasons of contradictions. God will certainly come through for you.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Psalm 30:5

Morning – Isaiah 65-66; Evening – 1 Timothy 2

Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.

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