Some time back somebody gave me a breakdown of what the term ‘AWAKEN’ stood for. The fact that it seemed a bit cooked up did not prevent me from learning something:
A– A time has to come! A time when you get out of your comfort zone and do something meaningful. God has already done His part by empowering you and its time for you to do your part.
W– World view. How you see the world has to change! You have to see opportunities rather than seeing failure. You have to be visionary. We at times miss out when our vision is blinded by circumstances or by other people.
A– Actual. Life is actual. You literally have to do stuff
K– Knowledge– [Ecclesiastes 10:10] You need the knowledge to know how things work. We need wisdom to help us succeed.
E– Emotional Intelligence
N– Net Value– There is always what you can and cannot do. Your net value is the difference between these two. You have to appreciate what you can do. Don’t undermine yourself just because you cannot do what somebody else can do. Many stress themselves out just because they compare themselves to others, not realizing that God created them unique not as a copy of somebody else.
The value of some things can only be known when you are already in that place. At times I look out at lanes on a highway. And you know what? The farthest one always looks like the smallest one yet it is the same size or perhaps larger than the rest. Don’t undervalue something when you have not tried it out. Its time you get awakened and know how to use what is before you. How to maximize it for your gain… This cannot be done on the sidelines. You have to be in the ring and learn as you move around.
Awakening also applies to speech. [Eph 5:4,6a,8] speaks of keeping ourselves from filthy and empty words. Being children of light, we are to actually live this out.
Awakening is seeing the light [Isaiah 9:2] that is God himself. It is being commissioned to accomplish your purpose.
Awakening is generally getting out of sleep, out of ignorance and into revelation; Revelation of who God is and of who you are. It is taking on the nature of Christ and becoming the salt of the earth by shining bright your light.