Unless a person discovers God’s uniqueness in them and God’s divine purpose for them, they cannot make a mark on the earth!  Self discovery is about, a God discovery; for making a permanent mark of meaning for heaven on earth. 




October Meditation Verse

Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established; through knowledge,

its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.





Self-discovery (identity)


Unless a person discovers God’s uniqueness and God’s divine purpose in them they cannot make a mark in the earth! Here are  several principles of self-discovery to consider on your journey to the top: 


1. The “God Factor”

The first 5 words at the beginning of the Scriptures are possibly the most power you will ever read; Genesis 1:1 declares “In the beginning God created…”. 

  • Life has no meaning without God.  Until God stepped in, there was neither a beginning nor was anything created.
  • To truly live, you need God to give you a beginning (life) and to give you form (purpose).    


[shareable]God gives Beginning and Form to life![/shareable]


Verse two gives us an idea of life outside of God,  “..and the earth was without form and void….”  There far too many people including church folks who live without a God Beginning and without a God formation.  The reason for this is simple, they have not discovered God and made Him the foundation (Psalm 40:5).   

Repeat after me, "until God is allowed to step into our lives and breathes his life into mine, every dead issue in our lives will continue to prevail." 


2. The greatest discovery in life is a God-discovery


God is the Foundation of Life. Psalm 127:1 declares “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.”

  • Everything that is built by God is not in vain, it has a guaranteed future!  
  • Salvation is not a religious gimmick. Salvation is part of the spiritual architectural structure that secures your purpose on earth and the life hereafter (Ephesian 2:19-22). 


3. The second greatest discovery in life is “self-discovery”


One cannot truly discover self, unless they first discover their source. There many, many people who consider their money, position, status and connections as all the security they need for their future. Who has suddenly found themselves completely stripped naked, with nowhere to hide and nothing to hold on to the moment these things have been taken away from them. The reason is easy, they were connected to the wrong source.

  • (See the story of the rich young millennial  Matthew 19:16-22). 


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3.  God is not “a factor” God is “The Factor”


God is not “a factor" for your success, God is “the factor” for your success. 

  • Jesus said, “…Without me, you can do nothing “ (John 15:5).
  • Reverse that, “with Me you can do ALL THINGS!” (Phil 4:13)


[shareable]“I don’t care how much money you have, without Me you will not go far.” – God. [/shareable]


Remember, we cannot treat God as an equation. God is a non-equivalent, incomparable God (Psalms 40:5).  

Success does not begin with money,  success begins with God 


[shareable]Money is not your capital,  God is your Capital that does not depreciate[/shareable]



4. Marked by God


 You will make no mark in life until God has put His mark on you. The Bible declares, "And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,' (Ephesian 1:3 NIV). 

  • You will have no effect until God has affected you.
  • Unless God affects you like cancer you will have no effect in life.
  • Unless God affects your life you will always remain dwarf in life!
  • But if you are connected to the Most God, you cannot remain a dwarf, you will go to the top like Abraham, Joseph, and Esther (Deuteronomy 28:13).  
  • When you are connected to the Most High God,  He will take you above the circumstances of life and make you rule and reign where others are suffering, failing and complaining!



5. Everything you seek to build without God will need to be rebuilt


We are told in Hebrews 3:4 that, “…He that built all things is God.” You can have great levels of peace in your marriage, house — if God is the foundation.  The reason many lives, businesses and marriages crumble over and over again is because God is not there.


[shareable]The absence of God is the reason for destruction.  The presence of God is the security of construction. [/shareable]


  • You cannot have God as your Alpha (beginning) and not have a glorious Omega (good end.)


I don’t know what is your lane— but I know with God your future is secure! 


In closing always remember:  

  1. Your connection with God is your connection with your true self  
  2. When you stay linked with God you become brighter than the best
  3. Your link with God is a discovery that will forever break every chain of stagnation in your life 
  4. Your link with God reveals your Spiritual Roots 


This link is vital because you were not made by your parents (you only came through them by genetics).  You are not made by the society either.

  • That means the disempowered conditions you may have been raised up under or the condition you society operates in have nothing to do with your destiny.


God said, “Let us make man in our image. That is your "link" your "connection" Praise God! 






To live effectively, significantly and honorably unto God, There are 3 bases in life that we must increase in. 





October Meditation Verse Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established; through knowledge, its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.


The First is our Knowledge Base


(Repeat) The capacity of your learning will determine the standard of your living. Learning is what builds the reservoir for continuity and the ability to maximise potentials. The day you stop learning is the day you stop living. The day you stop learning is the day become obsolete.  Proverbs 24:5 declares that "… a man of knowledge increases strength." 


The Second is our Understanding Base


(Repeat) Understanding is the ability to translate meaning from Knowledge.  Proverbs  9:10 declares, "  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 


The Third is our Wisdom Base


(Repeat) Wisdom is knowing what to do and doing it.   If you know what to do and you don’t do it, you are just an “Informed fool”  or an “Educated fool”. 




For Destiny Encounters

Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars – Proverbs 9:1


Consider this, when one builds a house, the first thing that must be laid is a foundation. Regardless of how beautiful the structure may be, if the foundation is weak, the future of the structure is not secure.  Proverbs 9:1 tells us that "Wisdom has built her house…"   But what is the foundation the House of Wisdom? 


Fortunately, the scriptures give us the answer. The foundation of the House of Wisdom is the FEAR of the LORD!

The fear of LORD is the beginning | of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 

– Proverbs 9:10.

We don’t reach divine wisdom through much study or the acquisition of much understanding, no! We reach Divine Wisdom, by the fear of the LORD. The fear of the LORD is a reverential trust and obedience that says, "I will do whatever You want me to do, I will say whatever You want me to say, and I will go wherever You want me to go without delay" (Genesis 22) For without this kind of faith it is impossible to please God  (Hebrews 11:6), and there can be no true wisdom.   Therefore the lack of obedience towards an instruction of God is the classification of a house (life) of foolishness!



Culled from the Pillars of Wisdom for Destiny Encounters. A Message by Dr Shan Thumbran, October 2019.    


To live effectively, significantly and honorably unto God, there are 7 Wisdom Pillars you must pursue to encounter destiny.  


Wisdom Pillar #1

1. Discover Your Kingdom Dream 


What is a Kingdom Dream?  A Kingdom Dream is a mental picture of your authentic future as revealed by the Word of God.  Hebrew 12:1 declares  "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us".  


Therefore, your Kingdom Dream is not a desire but a discovery.  You don't decide it, you discover it. God has already "set (it) before us". Incredible!  Ambition says "I will do this by myself for myself." Vision says, "I will do this with God for others" this is a Dream from Heaven! 


A Kingdom Dream is a picture of your authentic future as revealed by the Scriptures

Look at another important concept. We said a Kingdom Dream is a picture of your authentic future as revealed by the Scriptures. A Kingdom Dram is by Revelation of the scriptures (Visions, Dreams, Audible Voice of God). 



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This is why a KINGDOM DREAM always guarantees fulfillment and completions.  This discovery kept Abraham to be the head and not the tail and it kept him satisfied in life! Romans 4:20 declares,  "He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, (keep him going!) giving glory to God (Satisfied!) 


You cannot see the future and not remain at the top of life!

You cannot see the future and not remain strong in Faith!

You cannot see the future and not celebrate!

You cannot see the future and remained depressed!

Jesus, hang on the cross, with a smile on His face  – Why? He saw the end (Heb 12:2) 

Joseph was the most excited slave, his flint remained strong – Why? He saw the end! 


Unless your Dream is flying on the wings of God’s Word your future is not guaranteed in life (Isaiah 55:11). 

When you align your aspirations with God, you have a guarantee that it will come to pass. His Word cannot return void!

[shareable]You are not playing poker with God when it comes to your Kingdom Dream! [/shareable]






Wisdom the key to ruling in Life. Foolishness is the reason for hardship in life. You cannot operate in the world's system and simultaneously shine with the Light of Heaven. You cannot be the Head (Deut 28:1) on top of the worlds system using its wisdom.  We need to feed our spirit with food from another altitude. It was God's wisdom that distinguished: Joseph, Daniel, Abigail, and Jesus. It is God's Wisdom that will distinguish you.


Meditation Verse:

And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure. (Isaiah 33:6.)




Wisdom is applied Information.  Having information or strategy without application is not wisdom. Knowing alone is not wisdom it is intelligence. Knowing what to do and to do it, that is wisdom. The man who knows what to do but does not do it is an intelligent fool.   A man who reigns in life, over depression and hardship does so by the power of wisdom (Ecc 7:12, 7:12).



"21 Deeds Of A Fool"


The following are  21 deeds that children of light must never find himself operating in.   


Deed #1 

1.Existence Independently From God


The first foolishness in life is to live independent of God. Denying the existence of God, is to operate without taking counsel from God. It is foolishness to employ all your talent and time on earthly treasures, and not in eternal treasures by advancing God’s Kingdom.  

Shortage  in life is a product of existing independent of God

Any journey that does not involve God, does not have a good destination   

God does not involve Himself in a Mission He did not Commission

Any step taken outside of God in marriage, ministry, career, or friendships is a step into disaster 

Earth is not a good place to Invest in Eternity. Only the Kingdom of God is



Deed #2 

2. Living Without A Vision 


The second foolish thing people do is to live life without a future plan. Preparation for the Future – is wisdom (Matt 25:1-10, Gen 41:30). When you are young, you have strength but the young man who does not take this into consideration as he grows older soon discovers he does not always have the same endurance.


When a man lives with a future in mind, he operates with wisdom in the Present (Psm 90:12).



Deed #3 

3. Hatred For Progress 


The third foolish thing a child of God should never be known for is hatred for progress or success, especially in others. There are some people you will come across in life, that cannot stand to see your progress.   They are "fighters of success!"  You cannot despise and restrict the progress and success in another, yet pray to God for progress and success your own life.


What you attack you cannot attract

What you fight will flee from your life

What you hate you cannot have

Until you make your boss a success, you have no business asking God to make you one!

Until you make your man of God and his house a success  you have no business asking God to make you success

Your success is through sowing seeds of goodwill to the associations of increase God has planted in your life

Anytime you see success -celebrate it, support it! sow into it for your own success

Whatever success gets uprooted from your life, through the hatred of others, can never be planted in theirs!



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Deed #4 

4. Living Above Counsel 


To live above counsel is foolishness. Each time you find yourself having to make an important decision in life for instances; when applying for a new job, change a job, buy a home, sell a house, get married, join or leave a Church always seek counsel first. The Problem with some people they live in the realm of the inadvisable.  Even if they are making a mistake and you try to advise them, they are impervious to counsel.


Even if they are making a mistake and you try to advise them, they are impervious – to counsel!

They are what the Bible calls: "unadvisable!"

They are what the Bible calls: "unadvisable! (Pro 12:1, Prov 28:26).

Humility appreciates correction Arrogance despises advise (Prov 15:12).

Any vision that cannot receive correction is a frustration in disguise

You can never attain what you desire by following yourself 

If someone is doing something at least 10 times better than what you are trying to achieve once.  They are worth your pursuit



Deed #5

Entering Transactions Without Proper Knowledge

To enter any manner of agreement, deal, contract, covenant,  without full knowledge of it, is a foolish thing to do. Proverbs 13:6 says,  "Every prudent man deals with knowledge but a fool layeth open his folly.” To be prudent is to "have a good sense of dealing with practical matters", it is also  to “exercise the good judgment of a thing before getting involved." 


Prudence is a major prerequisite for entering into any type of contract

Passion must always be equalized with prudence

Before you enter into any deal, you should seek the wisdom of people who are wiser than you, a lawyer, a parent, a pastor.



See continuation on the next blog post of the 21 Deeds of a Fool.



Culled from the 21 Deeds of a Fool. A Message by Dr Shan Thumbran, October 2017.    



God has a grand plan for His Church, but much more fascinating is the fact that He has a plan for each member of His body.   You are not created to roam about in life purposelessly.  You are designed for a specific purpose. But your placement in the grand master plan of God is located by vision.

Vision is the foundation of life!





Without wisdom, vision cannot stand. Vision cannot be fulfilled without wisdom.

            i.         Wisdom travels in the direction of vision

a) Vision is a wisdom magnet

b) The lack of Vision is the absence of the application of wisdom 

c) When God gives you a vision, He also equips you with the wisdom to fulfill the vision – see Exodus 31:3


            ii.         Where there is no vision, there is an obligation to mental paralysis – see 1                                                                                                 Chronicles 1:7-10   

a) It is not possible for your mind to work until your eyes are open to vision

b) When your vision is working, your mind is also working; you begin to identify things to do and how to get them done in order to get to where you are going 



i. What man sees determines what God gives – see Genesis 13: 14-15

a) God promised Abraham to give him the land not on the bases of passion but vision, not on the bases of desire but sight     

b) Seeing with the mind's eye is the bedrock of barrier-breaking faith  – see  Mark 9:25  


          ii. What does not occur in you cannot occur outside of you 






   I. When God reveals His plan, God commits to it. Vision makes you unbeatable 


God Commits Himself to You 3 Ways

1.   God goes before us – see Exo 23:20, Isa 45:2-3

  • To clear every obstacle for you  


 2. He works within us

  • Through divine vision, we walk in Blood Covenant Partnership with Almighty God – see Mark 16:20, John 14:10, Acts 10:38


3. He works through us

  • When God works through us, it means we enjoy the backing of heaven 

  • We prevail where others travail 

  • We accomplish the impossible with ease 

  •  We accomplish the unimaginable with ease

  • Whatever man deems as impossible God says it is easy for you  

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There were men in the Bible and in our contemporary world who as a consequence of vision they soured to greater heights in life. 


i. Father Abraham

God told Abraham that He would give the land He saw to his descendants. God fulfilled His promise and gave the land of Canaan to the children of Israel, the descendants of Abraham because he (Abraham) saw it.


ii. The Apostle Paul  

When He encountered the Resurrected Savior – he was transformed from spiritual terrorist to a spiritual revivalist!


iii. King David

David was not only a visionary, but he was also addicted to Divine Guidance one example of this is found in -see 1 Samuel 30:8 

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