FOCUS SCRIPTURE“And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.” (Judges 4:4)

Our Focal Scripture introduces Deborah, a prophetess and wife of Lapidoth, who judged Israel at a time when they were under the siege of Canaan. The name Deborah means ‘bee’. Another thing a bee is known for is that it produces honey. Honey is a sweetener. Honey can make something taste better. Honey can cause an upgrade in the taste of whatever is being consumed.

Friend, if you have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus, then you belong to the Deborah generation that sweetens the environment. You have what it takes to sweeten your home; you have what it takes to sweeten the lives of everyone who comes in contact with you; you have what it takes to sweeten your workplace; you have what it takes to improve the taste of your enterprise; you have what it takes to add colour to your generation.

One major competitor of honey is sugar; but whereas sugar has its own market share, honey also has its own market share. God says, you have no need to fear any competition or competitor; you are relevant in your own right and in your own way; as others hit their targets, you will also hit yours; as others make profit, you too will make yours; as others are distinguished in life, you too will be distinguished; no ‘sugar’ will stop your dominance.

Sugar is artificial while honey is natural; honey is said to be medically safer than sugar. So, honey has an advantage over sugar. God says, you have an advantage over your competitors. The sweetness you bring is uniquely different, and no matter how hard they try, they may never be able to make it happen. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, and you have what it takes to bring unique sweetness to your generation.

Dig deep and discover the sweetness that God has put in you, and do well to grow it and manifest it to your generation. Don’t hide the sweetness in you; release it; unleash it.


I am a generational sweetener; I am uniquely different; I have an advantage, in Jesus’ name!