That was Pasi Tony’s message On Sunday 14th September 2008.
52 weeks in a year we listen to preachers (Or all the Sundays we attend church and have our minds on the message)
Please read Ecclesiastes 7 (the whole Chapter)
What is he who you’re listening to saying to you?
The Sprite add told many of this generation that the way to look cool is to wear sagging oversized jeans, sticking out underwear and oversized shoes…
So clearly you can tell who this generation is listening to just from the dress code.
Back in the day there was a trend of Lingala, there were groups such as Mangelepa, Franco, Les Wanyika, Samba Mapangala etc… Oh I know and can name quite a number of them, I am from that generation.
If you did not know want these (mentioned above) were… You were definitely not in the picture those days; you were a nobody and needed style up training.
Moving on… who decides what is beautiful? Chicks… Who told you that being a size 10 is the in thing… West Africa… has giant mamas and wacha going far… Western Kenya here in our own backyard has big mama’s… Now imagine changing one of those mama’s into a size 10? Her body alone bila the fat is already a size 14… do you mean that those mamas aren’t fly because they can’t make size 10? GEEEZE!!!
Again these movies we watch are another tool we tend to listen to and thing that life is a bed of roses. A guy is in high school, goes off to college, gets his degree, immediately gets a job, buys a great car, buys a “To die for” condo on Beverly hills’ and gets the best woman in the lot. Geeze we all know the reality, friends we tarmac, we suffer to tafuta fees, and we live in low end bed sitters and move up slowly but what message do the movies give us?
The education system in Kenya has also failed in its own way; it emphasizes on the end product and not the process thus the half baked products in the job market. Good papers but not aligned.
Friends the books we read, the magazines akina Truelove Drum Adam etc. leave us worse off than where we were.
Take up the example of Timothy and Paul, Look at what Paul Told timothy in the bible
2 Timothy 2:2 (NIV)
2And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
Elisha looks up to Elisha because of Elijah’s good ways, the Lord had spoken to Elijah and given him a role, Elisha listened to the right man… “Who are you listening to”?
1 Kings 19-21 (NIV)
The Call of Elisha
19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother good-by,” he said, “and then I will come with you.”
“Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”
21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his attendant.
You have to be strong and courageous even when you are feeling low. Switch off the noise around you and Listen on to the Lord.
Moses Listened to the Lord, Joshua listened to Moses.
Jesus was God, the disciples listened to Jesus. They even died for Him they were murdered for Him.
Thus once again… “WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?”
Friends make your life count for something, do a course in the side that could one day come in handy, do first aid or something that you can know you are an asset to society.
Who is your Moses?
Who is your Elijah?
Who is your Paul?
Who do you talk to when you feel discouraged?
Some of the music we are listening to is pure trash and we listen to it religiously, shockingly some of the ‘contemporary Christian music’ is also wired these days… and I will not give examples coz you know them.
In this generation laziness is glorified, guyz want to marry a wife who can cook and the girls want a man with a vision and cash, why can’t we make good the people around us? Make good heroes of those people we deem worthless. Many people are bila cash and this does not mean they are write offs in society, women, you don’t need a man’s money to make it in life, you don’t need a man’s vision to succeed. Men you don’t need a woman so that you can eat!!! Buy a pan, cook…
What we all really need to do is pray to God to give us our Moses, our Paul, our Elijah and not some wonna be on telly.
Switch off the noise and begin listening to what the Lord is saying to you. Take matters into your hands and take control. Pray to God for blessings.
“WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?”