RefreshChallenge – Opportunity Of A Lifetime


Would you read the sections on politics, lifestyle, sports or perhaps you would read the stocks pages to know where you should invest. Given a chance, many of us would select the stocks section. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Who in their right mind would pass up a guaranteed opportunity at success?

As we start a new year, some are optimistic that this is the year they get their big break. There are those who are rather pessimistic – they’ve gotten tired or cynical of waiting for their big break. Then, there are pragmatists who believe there is no such thing as opportunity. It’s up to me to make things happen in my life!

READ Matthew 13:44 

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” 

Each of us is on the verge of a great opportunity that has the potential to change our lives forever. However, the problem is that it’s easy to be sitting on an opportunity and not even realize it. Often times, opportunities look mundane, unattractive, or even boring. It is very easy to miss out on the life that God intended for you. It’s easy to be a Christian and still live a life of regrets and missed opportunities. In order to take advantage of the opportunities that God has for you, something has to change about the way you live.

In investment language, they say ‘low risk, low reward; high risk, high reward’. There’s one rule that is true in the financial world and just as true in the spiritual world – no risk, no reward! 

As we embark on the #RefreshChallenge, what are you willing to let go of in order for God to get a hold of you? What are you willing to sacrifice in order for God to give you a fresh passion, strengthen your faith and take your impact to a whole new level?

There are a number of things each of us must be willing to give up and let go of:

  1. Time. The next 12 weeks will demand time to meet, time to pray, and time for events. Are you willing to sacrifice your time so that you can achieve the greatest treasure?
  2. Money: We have highly subsidised the programme so that those doing it in Life Groups will invest Ksh. 500/= in addition to the book, and those in groups meeting at Hill City will require only Ksh. 1,000/= and a copy of the book. Are you willing to sacrifice your money so that you can achieve the greatest treasure?
  3. Relational energy– You need to engage fully and share openly with those in your group. For some of us, this is not an easy thing to do. Are you willing to engage relationally so that you can achieve the greatest treasure?

Remember, no risk, no reward! 

Read Luke 18:29-30

What’s the reward behind taking the #RefreshChallenge?

  1. You will have an increased level of brokenness, immediacy and realness in your relationship with God.
  2. You will experience a powerful sense of real community within the small group you will be in and completely reignite your faith.
  3. You will get greater clarity on your God-assignment and thus step out with power and authority to impact our city, nation and beyond.

Would you take the risk, to gain the greatest reward?

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