Nathaniel Bassey is a talented Nigerian gospel singer, music minister, and producer, he is renowned for his Halleluyah challenge program
He took to his Instagram page to share his amazing TestimonyÃ‚Â
There was a time I nursed a strong desire to travel abroad. As most young musicians, I wanted to tour the world. Even after I began to grow in Christ, I was not really dead to this wish. So we would go for visa interviews. The US & UK. In fact, all of those applications were by the church for conferences my late Pastor and Mentor wanted me to attend.
I remember some of the nights preceding the interviews. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d pray all night, read chapters of the Bible. I mean read whole books out loud. Eg, Revelations, Some Psalms etc. sow seeds, etc. Then get to the embassy and get a very POWERFUL NO stamped on my passport. This continued for a few years.Ã‚Â
But then as I grew in Christ, I became dead to traveling. That wish died. I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even be bothered. And I say this with every sense of humility and sincerity. I got to a point where the rejections never influenced what I thought of who God was/is to me. God and the things of God captured my heart. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve since found that in this Kingdom, Ã¢â‚¬Å“You will control & have whatever you are able to die toÃ¢â‚¬Â
Today, The gates of the nations are practically opened to me. I travel so much, sometimes I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to hear a thing about traveling. In fact, sometimes with special kinds of visas for a select few.
This is what I have found. If I had travelled those times, I would NOT be doing what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m doing today. There probably wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be the songs and things that have blessed the world today.
It was not time. My motive was not right. I would have, perhaps, traveled and ran away or stayed back. And certainly towing a path opposite to this.
Brothers & Sisters, sometimes what we call disappoints are actually deliverances. GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s amazing Grace and Mercy at work. Keeping us back from missing it.
Dear Friends, I pray with you today, that in our lives, only the WILL OF GOD shall be done and established, in His own way and time in JesusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ name. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦