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VISION: Showcasing the love and the person of Christ in ALL our endeavors …
MISSION: To broadcast the real life experiences of matured Christians from different works of life in order to revive the weak believers and
bring on board the lost souls through evangelism, mentorship and discipleship.
MOTTO: Reconciling men back to God …
HARSH REALITIES OF LIFE
Harsh realities of life is basically the challenges, persecution, trials, sufferings, difficulties, oppositions and the like that people face at different stages of life. Every phase of life has its own struggles. Overcoming these challenges or struggles in life places someone in a higher level, to face a new set of struggles. Some struggles can be lack of job, financial problems, community hardship, jailing sometimes, abuse of every kind, threat to life in some cases. Failing to overcome some of these challenges in a particular phase of life leads to a carry-over or a lagging behind in life. Some of the symptoms of these failures can be frustration, heart ache, poverty and the like. Our reactions to these struggles or challenges depend on our level of success.
As believers in Christ, we cannot escape persecution. Persecution can be seen as the unfair or abusive treatment toward a person or group of people, it may lead to calling a person rude names and making threats.
But do not be discouraged because John 15:18 says “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you”. Revelation 2:10 added by saying “Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. This is an encouragement to believers because we carry inside us Christ, the light of the world which tends to expose deeds of darkness. People of the world will not embrace us because we have the truth, the devil (prince of the world) is working hard to ensure believers are not accepted so as to draw more people to Christ.
Therefore,John 15:19 highlighted that “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.” In the same vein, John 17:14 says “I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
James 1:2-4 saw light at the end of the tunnel by saying “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. Acts 14:22 mentioned that “…, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
In order to be highly successful in tough times, we must not neglect the fellowship of other believers, reading the Bible, singing psalms and hymns, praying, enduring in faith and giving thanks to God. Confidence in God makes believers to soar high in the face of danger.
In essence, the harsh realities (struggles) of life will bury anyone if not in Christ. Christ dwells in believers and among us at all time. He guides those He loves at all time. He promised us in Psalms 23:4 that “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. His words in Hebrews 4:15, assures us by revealing that, He knows what we are passing through by saying, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.”