NTV’s investigative reporter Dennis Okari has become an influential and inspirational public figure to many.
The estranged husband of sexy screen siren Betty Kyallo has been posting a lot of inspirational pieces on his social media and preaching the gospel in high schools and it’s without a doubt that Okari has moved on after parting ways with his ex-wife.
Well, Dennis Okari has written yet another post about separation
“TIME FOR A SEPARATION
He found himself caught between a deep argument. He could hear a stream of words being exchanged outside his plush tent and he paused. He felt the heavy weight of tension cut through the woven rushes of his safe enclosure, but he didn’t want to get involved. He was avoiding something and so he continued working.
Like scaffoldings against a building, he was hoping their common wealth would hold them together but it was tearing them apart. He had just finished working on a tent partition and was driving pins into the ground using a mallet.
He glanced at his firm grip on the wooden tool and wished he could use it as a weapon to silence the noise around him.
It is ok to fight but when you are fighting your own blood, it’s not just the ground rules that change, but the ground shifts.
This was a confrontation he was not prepared for. Like any wise man, he went inside to cool off. He decided to pray and God was listening but He wasn’t speaking. He opened his eyes expecting change but there was nothing. He prayed again. He wanted to hear sounds of truce but the cruel reality was nothing was going to change. The words of his wife pinged in his mind, “I told you.”
He didn’t want to admit it but tagging his nephew along was a mistake. They had become inseparable. He remembered being told, “Get out of your country, your family and from your father’s house to a land I will show you,”and now their relationship had reached the tipping point.
They were both very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold but money couldn’t buy him peace of mind neither could it heal the ruptured relationships between them and between their servants. Even the land where they were staying together couldn’t support them because of their great possessions.
Abram and Lot had to separate.
Abram decided to call for a cease fire meeting. He took the high moral ground and called his nephew Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brothers. Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.” – Genesis 13:8-9
Lot lifted his eyes and saw the beauty and the lush plains of Jordan and didn’t flinch or think twice. He departed for Jordan and Abram was left alone.
He felt abandoned, dejected and his forlorn figure stood riveted to the ground. He felt a twitch in his stomach and his eyelids fluttered as he watched Lot leave.
What Abram didn’t know was that when Lot left him, he created space for God to come in. His house was occupied by a distraction, a hindrance, a veil that caused him not to see the bigger picture.
Lot represents those people or those things that surround and suck life out of you. They are your distraction, your comfort, your escape, your endearment but they are not supposed to be with you. When people leave, space is created. What occupies that space determines how far you go to fulfil your purpose in life.
Immediately Abram and Lot separated, God finally spoke to Abram.
The problem was not that God wasn’t listening to Abram when he prayed.
The problem was not that God wasn’t willing to respond to his prayers.
The problem was, when Abram was waiting on God, God was waiting on Abram.
Lot had occupied His space and therefore couldn’t come in.
Abram wasn’t in a position to hear or see anything as long as Lot was with him. There are certain people around you and until they leave, you cannot see.
They could be people you work so hard to love, impress or seek their friendship. You know you don’t fit in but you hope one day things will change. But as long as they are there, you won’t hear God’s voice or see God’s plan and walk in it because they are excess baggage. They will slow you down.
Human beings are relational creatures and no one pursues abandonment, we all want to belong but Lot has to go.
Who is your Lot? He is a dream killer, he will stifle your passion, wreck your life until you become a shadow of yourself, living a strangers’ life and not yours. He will manipulate you, lure you and use you. If Lot was meant to stay he could have told Abram let’s resolve this but he quickly left for Jordan and God allowed it because Lot was not part of His plan.
It’s time to separate from Lot. It is painful but it is necessary.
Dreams are not valid until you chase them. But how will you chase that dream when you can’t see clearly?
Genesis 13:14 And the Lord said to Abram after Lot had separated from him; “Lift up your eyes now and look from the place where you are – northward, southward, eastward and Westward; for all the land which you see I give to you.”
He is the God of abandoned places and abandoned people.
You are not alone and will never be alone. Don’t bend your head but lift up your eyes and now look from the place where you are and look the world straight in the eye.
Is God calling you to a place of separation from Lot? it is time to make that move.”
Dennis Okari piece has gone viral with many echoing his sentiments an there are some of the comments
Collins: God will always be there for his people. He will direct, protect and guide them on the way to prosperity.
Enock: its soo inspiring thanks
Stephen: Okari you’re very inspiring in your writings.
Kish: Thank you. A very inspiring and life-changing piece
Emma: A nice one am inspired may God help me chase my dreams and I pray against all Lots in my life Amen.Thanks Okari for sharing.
Mercy: Amen! so powerful message
Fridah: It’s so inspiring Dennis Okari. …indeed I have to let certain things go for God to start working, it doesn’t matter however painful it may be…Holy Spirit may you help me in Jesus Mighty name
Wangari: Wow !! What a revelation.
Alex: Hey!! Very powerful bro…am totally encouraged, be blessed, Dennis