8 Possible Reasons Why You May Be Missing Out On GOD’s Blessings

Does it look like you are missing out on GOD’s blessings? Why are others sharing lots of testimony and you are not? You may be hearing of so many testimonies of GOD’s blessings upon people’s life, but can’t find any in your own life.

It could be very frustrating when you seem not to be experiencing the realities of GOD’s grace, is it that He doesn’t love you or care about you? Far from it, as a matter of fact He loves you more than you can imagine.

If GOD really loves and care about me why I’m I not been blessed then? Hold on! That’s what you are about to find out from this article, and I know that after you finish with this article you will see your heaven open, so that you can begin to enjoy GOD’s blessings. I will be revealing to you why you may not be experiencing the blessings of the grace of GOD, this will help you see clearly the faults and will help you fix them.

There is this miracle money and miracle wealth saga that connotes overnight prosperity going on in churches today. People are asked to pray for miracle bank alert, the people are been prophesied over for miracle cash most at times. This beats my imagination and sometimes makes me wonder what we are up to these days.

In as much as GOD blesses his children financially and otherwise, miracle money or miracle wealth as the case may be is nowhere in GOD’s plan. It is therefore an error to think of such, there is nowhere in the scripture where GOD blessed people by conjuring money from nowhere. There is also no scriptural backing for such. On top of that our GOD is a GOD of principles, just as He desires to bless His children He plans is to bless their labour, the works of their hands Deuteronomy 28:12.

The bible tells us that GOD gives His children the power to make wealth not conjure wealth Deuteronomy 8:18. A GOD who says there is no food for a lazy man cannot bless a person who is idle. So don’t join the band wagon of those praying a lazy man’s prayer that never passes the ceiling.

Do you know that you don’t pray for GOD’s blessings as some people assume? You don’t fast or buy anointing oil for it; you walk into divine blessings by following the laid down principles.

So if you are not being blessed here are the reasons why; see to it that you address them and then you will open the windows of heaven for yourself

1, When you are not productive and refuse to take responsibilities

From the abundance of productivity comes prosperity, there are no two ways about it. Even the bible backs it up by saying that GOD blesses the works of our hands Deuteronomy 28:12. GOD blesses people who take responsibilities towards productivity. When we fail to take responsibilities we hinder GOD’s blessings in our lives, we can’t fold our hands and expect GOD to bless us irrespective of the miracle money saga going on in various churches today, where pastors are praying miracle bank alert over members. GOD doesn’t bless people from tin air, He needs to place His blessings on something and that’s the works of your hands.

Work that adds value to humanity and brings glory to GOD receives unreserved blessing from GOD

To attract GOD’s blessings, you need to use your GOD given potentials and resources for productive and value adding work. Whatsoever you decide to do GOD is committed to cause His blessing to overflow in it, so long that work brings Him glory. GOD will not bless any business that destroys lives and destinies, because such will not bring Him glory. So engage yourself in something that adds value and dignity to the life of others and see GOD move in your own life like never before.

Don’t sit around and say there is no employment, look up to GOD for ideas, look within you also for creativity. GOD gives direction by His Word, go to Him and He will lead you to your purpose where you will break forth into abundance.

 

2. When you are not giving

GOD’s blessings are not for us alone, as a matter of facts GOD blesses us so that we can become a blessing to others. Psalm 24 reveals the truth to us by telling us that GOD will make our cup run over, that is GOD’s plan is to cause an overflowing blessing in your life so that others will benefit from it.  That’s the sole reason for divine blessings, so when greed and selfishness creeps in, then GOD is not there. To be a person positioned for GOD’s blessings don’t be a “me, myself and I” kind of person. Such mindset cannot lead to progress.

If you want more then give more, I often say to people that if they want to enjoy GOD’s blessings then they should be ready to be a blessing to others. You know why? GOD is not going to come down from heaven to bless us, He does it through men and so if you want helpers in life help others.

Giving is the means by which we become a blessing, so choosing to become a blessing is an automatic license to divine open doors because GOD loves a cheerful giver. When we give, we free up spaces in our lives to receive more. You must know that GOD wants you to be distributor of wealth and resource not just a consumer because wealth comes when we are committed to distributing. Therefore the greatest key to overflowing blessings is to decide to be a channel of blessings to others, this is what those who are in the world know and use that we do not know.

 

3. When you waste and abuse resources, time and opportunities

Another reason that halts divine blessings is waste and abuse, a person who wastes and abuse opportunity is not responsible.  Jesus said that He that has, much more will be given to him but he who does not have (is wasteful) even what he has will be taken from him Matthew 25:29. This is one of the reasons why so many people are poor today because of waste and abuse.

All that GOD gives you in this world ranging from wealth, health, potentials, opportunities and every other thing are resources to fulfill your GOD given purpose. So when you waste them GOD is not committed to giving you more, the bible says that he that is faithful in little GOD will give that person more Luke 19:17.

GOD doesn’t like waste, so never waste time, opportunities and resources or your gift. Many a times we waste precious time meant for productivity. Many other times we waste money meant for work on trivial things. With such behaviour one will always lose life transforming moments, this is why GOD’s blessings pass people by.

4. When you are Inconsistent

The bible says that the double minded cannot receive anything from GOD James 1:6-8, you need to make up your mind on something and decide on what to begin to do.

GOD directs but the decision is entirely yours, so you ought to be steady and focus. Choose where you belong through GOD’s direction and follow it.

When we do not know what we are doing, when we run from pillar to post and not consistent we miss GOD’s blessings. Do you know that one of the secrets of success is consistency? Paul said in Philippians 3:13-14 this one thing I do, I discard every other thing and I pour all my energy into this one thing.

Jesus also said, for the singular reason I have come into the world to die in other to give my life as a ransom for many. You see, these are people of one thing, one specific purpose and they focused on it with all they have.

I’m not saying that you can’t do other things, but no jack of all trade gets blessed. I have a friend who wants to do everything, He wants to grab all opportunity he finds but we forget that all opportunities are not for us, just pick the ones in your area of expertise and gift. Then focus your energy and follow them up.

When you begin to pursue everything you will definitely become inconsistent and miss GOD’s blessings, so please focus so that GOD will release His blessings on you.

 

5. When you are unfaithfulness to GOD

Only the faithful with GOD gets reworded by GOD, This is the simply the truth. The bible emphasized the importance of being faithful more than 50 times in the New Testament alone.

Faithfulness means loyalty to GOD and the commitment to the assignment He has committed into your hands. Serving GOD goes beyond going to church on a Sunday morning or attending bible study.

Serving GOD is beyond your position in church, but rather what you do with your life and the opportunities that GOD brings before you. When GOD sees you, what do you think He will say to you, “well-done” or “go way I know you not”?

Little wonder did Jesus tell us to love The LORD our GOD with all our heart, soul and mind. Because it takes love towards GOD to be faithful to Him, do you love GOD and is your lifestyle showing it? This is what brings the unreserved and overflowing blessings of GOD

6. When you are disobedience

For me there is no greater sin than disobedience; it’s the father and mother of all sin. That’s how I see it, when we are disobedient we can’t receive blessings from GOD. As a matter of fact, GOD is not a magician He blesses us by divine instruction. GOD leads us to our place of profiting but when we fail to obey GOD we begin to move backward instead of forward Jeremiah 7:24.

When you fail to heed to His instruction how can you be blessed? Your blessings are tied to your obedience to GOD’s instruction. Following His leading is the sure way to be fruitful.

HE said to Abraham, leave your family to the place I will show you, there I will establish you. The bible said Abraham obeyed, had he not obeyed he wouldn’t have been blessed.

All of Abraham’s blessings were tied to His obedience to GOD’s instructions, leading and guidance, and that is what faith is, because our faith in GOD is demonstrated by our obedience. For the bible says Abraham believed (had faith) and obeyed GOD and it was accounted to Him as righteousness Hebrews 11:8, Romans 4:22. GOD can’t ask us to go right and we go left, such is rebellious and won’t lead to His blessings.

7. When you are not just taking note of the blessings

So many times we are carried away by the things GOD has not done that we forget to appreciate GOD for the things He is doing and has done. If you sit back to really take a good look at your life and all that surround you, you will see the LORD’s goodness.

It’s so unfortunate that we realize most of GOD’s blessings when we lose them, just as the saying goes that we rarely value what we have until it’s gone. Learn to appreciate what you have because appreciation brings multiplication, but ingratitude brings depreciation. People lose what they ordinarily are not supposed to lose because of their lack of sense of appreciation. How? You may ask, I will tell you.

When you have a sense of appreciation you naturally nurture that blessings into multiplication, but when you do not value that blessings, that blessing withers. Just like plant, your sense of gratitude waters your blessings.

8. When you are impatient and too hasty

Many a time we miss GOD’s blessing because we take things into our hands, we worry and are overcome with fear that we begin to do things in too much haste that we miss GOD’s move. The bible asks us not to be wise on our own, but in all that we do we should acknowledge the LORD and He will direct our path. Don’t feel that the LORD is slow so that you have to take your life in your hands, learn to wait upon the LORD because He knows the best and His timing is the best.

Today patience is a virtue we have lost, but you need to realize that it’s a virtue you cannot do without if you must succeed. No matter the form the world has taken today in the sense that everything is moving fast, we can’t do without patience because it’s a virtue indeed.

 

 

Address these things and see yourself breaking forth in abundance of blessing, check your life to see if any of these is playing out. Fix it immediately and see GOD uplift you to great heights, the people who live by these principles are those who GOD put in authority and I pray that GOD will do the same for you in Jesus name.

 

Why You Shouldn’t Lose Hope and How You Can Rise Again

Do you know that if our hope is gone every other thing in our lives comes to an end including our very lives? Our sense of hope is what keeps us moving in life, so it’s important that we keep it alive.

I can categorically say that hope is the life line of a person; this is why when a person loses hope saving that person is really not possible.

Loss of hope means self-defeat and not until there is self-defeat one can’t be defeated or subdued, this is why the devil fight no other thing in our lives than our hope and faith.

The devil knows that if you lose hope he has defeated you eventually, he does everything to contend with our faith.

He tries to lie to you and makes you see all the reasons to give up hope on GOD, your dreams, pursuits and aspiration in life. But GOD asks us to resist him steadfastly by our faith 1 peter 5:9.

Also read: find hope and strength in the midst of life challenges with these 6 verses

 

What I’m about to share with you changed my life and perspective generally and it will certainly change yours.

It could be very scary when all your hope is gone, little wonder did the bibles says that a broken spirit no one can bear and the hope deferred makes the heart sick Proverb 13:12, 17:22.

Many a times we are faced with hope dashing challenges; you might have lost it all, you might have found yourself trapped in a situation you never planned or bargained for and it may just look like all is over.

You may have gone or are going through the worse and most shameful moments in your life, a stain to your name and reputation perhaps. Never mind, what matters is the future and what you make out of your life now hence forth. You will definitely heal again so just wait for it, you also have the reaming days of your life to redeem yourself.

Also read: these 10 things will help you overcome your guilt, shame and regrets

I will help you see through this article the reasons why you need to be hopeful and courageous again, because you really need it to go through life and to fulfill your destiny.

 

Why you shouldn’t give up

 

 

1. GOD is in control and His watchful eyes are over you to see you through, He has a plan and purpose for your life irrespective of whatsoever

He that does not sleep or slumber watches over you and He that knows the end from the beginning got you covered, GOD will never allow any burden that you can’t bear overcome you.

Someone told me what I will never forget in a hurry, he said that GOD will not allow the devil take away what He cannot give you back. GOD got you covered even when you do not understand what’s going on, GOD does.

Also read: 6 reasons why GOD let us go through pain and challenges

 

2. Everything that has a beginning has an end, no condition is permanent,  So the pain and difficulty is only but for a moment

What may be negative today can turn positive tomorrow; this is why you do not need to judge your life base on today’s circumstances.

Life changes my friend and the tides always turn around, when I learnt this great lesson I transited from worrying into having faith the more and pressing on.

The bible tell us that a righteous man may fall seven times but he shall rise again, so it doesn’t matter where you are today or what you are going through at the moment, it can change and it will definitely change for good.

3. Life is in stages and there are time and season for everything

The book of ecclesiastic chapter three tells us of the time and seasons of life, it gives us the idea that life is full of ups and down. So long as you live on the earth you will definitely go through the phases of life.

I have come to learn that there are some cups you must drink of and it will never pass away until you drink them.

It won’t kill you rather it will build you up, and if you don’t face difficulties in life you won’t understand life and you won’t be strong. So GOD allows these things so that we can get wise and strong in other for you to fulfill your purpose.

That is why the bible never said “if” you pass through the water or fire but it says “when” you pass through the water or fire they will not destroy you Isaiah 43:2.

So it’s a matter of when not if and you know that the word “when” means it will happen but it’s only a matter of time.

4. Everyone has His own timing, you are unique and you have your own life programmed and planned by GOD

Someone said to me that when GOD makes you wait, His only keeping you for the latest. When your time comes you will definitely surpass all those people who seem to be ahead of you, there is no need to be envious or jealous of others or compare yourself with others. Never weigh your life on other people’s scale

They have their life and you have yours, everyone came into the world at their own predestined time.  So therefore everybody will not manifest at the same time, and that you are slower than your peers doesn’t mean you are not moving forward, of course you are.

As a matter of fact, most times people with a great destiny are slower to develop because of the size of their manifestation. So relax and hope on GOD.

5. It’s not always an easy road, so brace yourself

Achieving your dreams and destiny is not going to be easy, tough times will definitely come. The storm will come and it may knock you down as many times as possible, but it can’t keep you down forever.

You may be knocked down but not crushed, you may be injured but not defeated and you may be weak and tired but not retired, and GOD will not allow you to be destroyed because you trust Him.

 

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6. Prepare yourself for life by developing a thick skin

Don’t ask for an easily life instead work to be stronger, young people are committing suicide these days like never before because they are simply not prepared for life.

Things will not go the way you want them to be sometimes, they may take longer than you expect. Sometimes you just need to prepare for the worse and expect the best.

You know, I have a shock observer that helps me wage off all kind of negative feeling and energy, and that is to always consider the worst case scenario in all the things that I do.

I work hard towards excellence, but when things don’t go as I have planned what I do is to cheer myself up and continue until it works, by so doing I’m prepared for anything.

7. Don’t conclude on your life base on today’s temporary trials instead focus on the future

Don’t make a permanent decision based on a temporary problem, don’t put a full stop where GOD has put a comer. Don’t say it’s the end of the road when GOD says it’s only a bend.

You know, I used to give into my feelings; Judging and deciding based on how I felt at the moment only to regret it later on, but when I saw the bigger picture I understood better. So don’t make decisions you will live to regret.

If you fix your gaze on your current situation you may be worried and feel defeated, instead look ahead into the future and GOD’s promises. The bible gave us a secret saying that Jesus was able to bear the pain of the cross because He fixed His gaze upon the glory He will receive in the near future Hebrews 12:2.

 

8. Just keep pushing, adapt and be flexible and if you keep on; in time you will see the result

The only situation where a temporary challenge becomes permanent is when you give up and stop pressing forward, if you don’t stop and if you don’t give that situation a chance over you, very soon you will come out of it.

I hope you know that it’s not the final blow that shatters a rock? It is rather all the blows put together beginning from the very first blow

Just keep pursuing your dream and never give up, be serious at whatsoever it is.  I tell people all the time to keep doing the right thing, keep build that good name; keep pushing and one day it will definitely work out.

 

9. Only be patient and persistent because you will succeed

Where we miss it sometimes is that we easily give up, sometimes when we are very close to success. These days we just lack the virtue of patience and persistence basically because of what society is today. A world where everything is moving fast has cost us to lose the value of patience and persistence.

Opportunities come to everyone at some point in time, that time when GOD turns the lines for you in pleasant places. But will He find you waiting on Him patiently and persistently when that very hour comes?

Jesus teaches us the power of patience and persistence with these two great stories

Jesus taught us in Luke 18 of the enormous power of persistence and patience with the story of the Judge and the widow who wanted Justices from the Judge. From that story the widow pressed on persistently until the judge acted, and she got Justices from a tough Judge who actually listens to no one and doesn’t fear GOD.

Another one was when Jesus encountered a woman from Canaan who wanted healing for her child; she got Jesus to yield to her plea because she persisted Matthew 15:22-28.

Jesus showed us how persistence and patience gets things done without fail and the two virtue work hand in hand.

10. Don’t put your hope on the things you see but put you faith in GOD and His Word

The bible is right by saying that we should live by faith and not by sight, why? Sight could be deceptive you know…..

The bible tells us not to be moved by worry but we should simply pray asking GOD what we need, If you do this GOD will give you peace that your mind cannot explain which will cause you to sprout and blossom again Philippians 4:6-7.

Pray always because strength and extraordinary changes come through prayer

The bible urges us to pray always without ceasing and to emphasize the importance of prayer Jesus said we ought to pray and not faint.

Also read: 6 reasons why you need to make prayer a habit

 

All these are what you need to know and do when life challenges truck, when you begin to feel hopeless. Know that everything will be fine, so hang on and keep believing, stay on GOD’s Word and promises. Keep working as well and GOD will see you through.

 

 

My Prayer for you

May GOD keep you and strengthen you, may he remove every mountain before you and make every crooked way straight before you. May He put His angels charge over you and give you peace, all these I pray in Jesus name.

Prayer Point
  1. Pray for divine strength and enablement
  2. Ask GOD to give you victory over your challenges
  3. Ask GOD to direct and guide you towards victory

6 deadly ways sin hinders your success and growth you never knew

Why should you avoid sin at all cost, why did GOD ask us to flee every appearance of evil?

Do you know that 80% of the damages and crisis that befall people is as a result of a sinful lifestyle and misconduct? Yet when it comes to the subject of sin people begin to frown, because they do not want to be told what they are doing wrong.

On the other hand, people generally thought before now that we are only doing GOD a favour when we are asked to run away from sin. Clearly that is not true and as a matter of fact it’s the other way round. Sin is deadly and dangerous to our lives and well-being. In fact GOD is doing us a favour instead by asking us to flee from sin, all He does is for our own good.

 

My aim of writing this article is not to condemn you but to inspire you in the LORD. This article will help you see the pit fall and the reason why avoiding sin is important for your success and fruitfulness in Christ Jesus. I promise you that as you read this article you will be transformed and have a change of mind and life in other that you will be fruitful and successful.

Remember that the greatest desire GOD has is for you to be fruitful, so GOD in His infinite mercy came down to the world. In the person of Jesus Christ and He died for you, to set you free from sin. He as well gave you new life through His Spirit so that you can live above sin.

Also read: How to receive the new life of peace and fulfillment

Hebrews 12:1, 2 Timothy 2:19-22 and many other scriptures encourages us to run away from sin and to put aside the sins that easily limit us.

The fact is that we all struggle over sin and there is a need to overcome it. It’s a constant wrestle but GOD has given you the grace to overcome because His seed is in you 1 John 3:9.

 

 

What then is sin?

According to the classical definition of St. Augustine of Hippo, sin is “a word, deed, or desire in opposition to the eternal law of God.

“Sin is the violation of GOD’s will, instructions and law”

Being forgiven by GOD and reconciled onto Him through Christ Jesus, we are expected to live a life worthy of His calling Ephesians 4:1, 17, 22-32.

Different kinds of false teachings out there are saying that because we are in Christ Jesus, the life we live doesn’t matter. This is not true and the Bible doesn’t teach us so, rather the Bible says that now that we are born again we have been give the gift of the Holy Spirit that enables us to live like GOD naturally.

The Holy Spirit makes holiness a natural thing for us, so therefore we are encouraged to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and then we can overcome sin.

 

The life you live matters because you will give account of it to GOD

Christ has washed our sins away by His blood and has given us a new life, and the Bible tells us also to live a life worthy of His calling.

Let’s not forget, the Judgment of GOD will begin from the household of faith, everyone will give account of their lives.

Also see: 7 principles of the new life that will make you fruitful

 

 

 

Here are the 7 Deadly things about sin you never knew;

1. Sin Has Consequences

Sin attracts undue challenges and it has side effects which cannot be escaped. Do not think to yourself saying; well let me continue in it, I can always ask for forgiveness, GOD will forgive me. O yes, GOD will forgive you when you ask, but the consequences that follows will not be removed. Whenever sin shows up before you fall for it, think about the consequences first”

GOD’s forgiveness of sins doesn’t remove the consequences of sin

We can see that in the life of David many times, just like when He slept with the wife of Uriah one of his soldier 2 Samuel 11-12.

GOD forgave him of that sin but he faced the dare consequences, we can also see that in the life of Paul. All Paul went through was as a result of the sins of persecuting the church earlier, although GOD forgave him and used him mightily but he had to go through the pain of the consequences of what he did.

GOD gives His recommendation on how you should live, but the choice is entirely ours to make, whatever choice we make we should be ready to bear the aftermath effect Deuteronomy 30:19. Do not be deceived for GOD cannot be mocked, whatsoever anyone sows that will he reap. In as much as GOD is a loving Father, His also a righteous Judge

 

Sin invites challenges

A whole lot of people are going through some very serious challenges, because of what they caused with their own hands. They rightly say that the evil that men do lives after them, this saying is so true because life is about cost and effect. No one breaks the divine law of GOD and gets away with it, so you need to be really careful the way you live.

 

 

2. Sin gives access to satanic and demonic operation

To continue in sin is to give Satan the key and password into your life, and you know what he is going to do I believe?

There is no other thing that gives demons invitation into people’s life other than sin. It brings people into partnership with the kingdom of darkness to be used and destroyed.

Sin gives the devil power over people

I have discovered that as a child of GOD Satan has no power over you, but if you give into the lifestyle of sin you automatically give Satan the legal right to come into your lives.The Bible says that all who live in sin are under the power of the dark forces that rules this world Ephesians 2:1-2

So many people wonder why they are being attacked here and there, why they are oppressed. But fail to understand that they are simply in alliance with the devil because of sin.

Because sin gives Satan an entrance into people’s lives, that is why he is introducing it in diverse ways. Satan keeps people as slave through sin, and the world as you know it lies under the sway of wickedness and the power of the evil one.

He has succeeded in capturing the whole world just by simply introducing sin, he spices’ it up in many way and by so doing has entice so many.

 

3. Sin Builds a Wall of Limitation around You

There are heights you cannot get to with a lifestyle of sin, because sin brings bondage. Sin invites challenges that halt growth and development, it also brings set back and limitations.

You can’t make progress by living in sin, because the spiritual forces behind sin will always draw you back. The bible says that righteousness exalts, but sin is a reproach to any person Proverbs 14:34.

 

 

Sin is an enemy of progress

People quickly point fingers to others for their demise, they accuse demons and witched powers for their down fall. While this may be true I want you to also know that there is no smoke without fire and every limitation anyone faces is primarily caused by that person.

The Bible says that we all are responsible for our lives, so if you ever want to win the war around you, you need to first win the war within you.

Sin brings setback

If you want to live an upward and forward life and if you desire to go far in life, then you have to first address the issue of sin. Sin is the greatest enemy of progress, it’s not the devil and it’s not the evil powers around you but sin. If you don’t give into sin the devil cannot bring you down. The bible says that he who stands should take hid less he falls, don’t also forget that the tempter is moving like a roaring lion seeking whom to destroy.

 

4. Sin separates you from GOD’s presence

The worse thing to happen to any person is to be separated from the presence of GOD. There are a lot of things GOD wants to show you, powerful revelations for your transformation but a sinful lifestyle hinders such communication.

One of the major ways GOD answers prayers is by showing direction, but if you are not spiritually connected how can’t you receive it? Nothing can separate us from the love of GOD, but sin can separate us from the presence of GOD

To live in sin means enmity with GOD

And the Bible says the carnal minded cannot walk with GOD because carnality is enmity with GOD, to be carnal is to live in sin why? Because the fruits of carnality or the flesh, is in rivalry with GOD’s Spirit Galatians, 5:16-17.

The only thing that can separate you from GOD’s presence is sin, no other thing, because the Bible says that GOD cannot behold iniquity Habakkuk 1:13.

 
No sinner will see GOD nor will such enter the kingdom of Heaven

The Bible clearly states that sin will deprive people of going to heave. Brethren there is judgment coming to this world and everyone will be judged according to their deeds. Everyone who doesn’t overcome sin will not enter the eternal rest of GOD Revelation 21:8.

5. Sin hinders answered prayers and divine intervention

Have you been praying and not seeing result? One of the major things you should check is if there is sin in your life, especially the ones you aware of. Probably the Holy Spirit has been pointing it out for you. The Bible says that if we hind iniquity in our heart GOD will not hear us Psalms 66:18.

People emphasize on having faith only without stressing the issue of sin when they talk about prayer. No matter the level of faith you have if you keep on with the lifestyle of sin GOD will not hear you.

GOD said in 2 Chronicles 7:14 – if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 

If you want GOD to show up when you call on Him, then live holy

Isaiah 59:1-2 says that GOD’s hands are not short, nor His eyes blind that He cannot intervene but sin and iniquity separates us from Him. GOD really wants you to walk and work with Him, but sin jams the divine frequency of divine direction and intervention.

6. Sin Rob’s you of your blessings

Because sin leads people away from GOD, it Rob’s them of every blessing that comes from GOD, Deuteronomy 28 is one chapter we love so much especially from verse 1 to 13. But most times we quickly forget that that scripture comes with a condition and verse 1 states it clearly. If we will obey GOD then all the blessings will come upon us and overtake us.

If you want to get blessed and also keep the blessing then keep yourself pure

The Bible in Romans 12:1 tells us to present our bodies holy and acceptable before GOD. That verse is not referring to unbelievers but believers and it also applies to all.

2 Timothy 2:19-21 tells us virtually the same thing and that if you cleanse yourself that GOD will be ready to use you, in this case GOD has cleanse you so stay pure not going back to the former things that do not bring glory to GOD. You should know that GOD pardon our mistakes and He also helps us rise up from our fall, but He frowns at a lifestyle of sin and our unwillingness to change”.

Also read: Is There Still Forgiveness for Me From GOD?

 

Conclusion

GOD is calling everyone to repent and to forsake their sinful lifestyle, by first receiving the new life in Christ and walking in the newness of life He has given to us through His dear Son. GOD wants us to drop all our former lifestyle of sin, because old things are passed away and everything has become new

The Bible says that anyone who is born of GOD cannot continue in sin why? Because the seed of GOD who is The Spirit of GOD that gives you a living conscience resides in you.

Should we keep on sinning so that GOD can show us more and more kindness and forgiveness? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? Romans 6:1-2 (NLT)

 

 

Prayer for you

May the GOD who is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before His glorious throne strengthen you. May He give you more grace and wisdom. All these I pray in Jesus name, Amen.

 

Prayer Points
  1. Thank GOD for His love, grace and mercy
  2. Ask Him for strength and wisdom to walk and work with Him
  3. Ask Him to help you overcome all the sins and ungodly habits and addictions you are struggling with.

GOD’s Way to Overcoming Addictions, Ungodly and Destructive Habits (Part 2)

 

I hope you have read the first part of this series on overcoming addictions destructive and ungodly habit? if not kindly go back to the part one before reading this part 2 for better understanding. follow this link below to read the part one

GOD’s Way to Overcoming Addictions, Ungodly and Destructive Habits (Part 1)

 

 

2. As GOD raise you up by His grace, start making changes as GOD leads and strengthens you

This is where some self-help and motivation therapy comes close, they jump the first part I just discussed which is the foundation. If know the purpose of foundation you will agree with me that every builder builds in vain if there is no solid foundation and nothings stands without a good foundation.

GOD has that solid foundation upon which you can build your life and you are guaranteed of a safe and secured life.

More over as you call upon GOD for help, you need to know that prayer and faith without work leads to frustration. GOD intervenes in your challenges by giving you strength and direction, and you on the other hand ought to follow with action according to the grace GOD has given you.

So here are the things you need to do that will completely help you overcome and break away from that addiction and destructive habit.

 

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Disassociate from every link to your old ways

The Bible asks us to flee every appearance of evil, GOD asks us not to be conformed to the standard of world Romans 8:1.

This is GOD’s number one instruction as He leads you to breakthrough, you need to separate yourself from that former atmosphere, environment and the company you associated with whether people, activities or place.

To remain in that atmosphere or with that company or association as the case maybe means no breakthrough, to stay with such people who you once hanged out with, who motivates you to such ungodly activities is to remain in that bondage.

Never forget that the environment and atmosphere that surrounds you plays a great role in your breakthrough or bondage.

The Bible tells us not to walk in the former way we once walked, the Bible also tells us that we are new creation and that old things are passed away. So you really need to do away with your old ways if you want to have an enduring breakthrough, the only remedy the bible prescribe for sin and whatsoever that is ungodly is to flee

Whatever you know has always been a stumbling block simply avoid it.

Regulate what goes into your mind as the Bible say that we should guide our heart with all diligence for out of it come the issues of life.

Your mind is a powerful tool, your breakthrough or bondage begins from there. When I started to address some of my addictions and weakness, the Spirit of GOD instructed me to cut out and filter the things I watched and listened to.

 

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Connect with the right people especially believers

As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend Proverbs 27:17.

GOD do not want you to face life alone, this is why He gives us a family of believer and asked us to fellowship together.

In as much as you need to separate from your old environment and association, you need not be alone. So connect with like-minded, spirit filled and focus believers.

In times of struggle you definitely need people to confide in for support and encouragement

GOD never intended for us to bear our burden alone, this is why He asked us to be our brother’s keeper and the Bible encourages us to bear one another’s burden Galatians 6:2.

In a time when you are going through a transition; prayers, comfort, support and counsel from other believers are very helpful.

On the other hands when you are around people who are of one mind and purpose who are growing and moving upward and forward in the LORD, it serves as a great motivation and strength to you.

As you fellowship with them you are edified, I hope you can see why you need to attended a bible believing church regularly?

Sunday schools, home fellowship, small groups of believers are very helpful in your  growth and development process as you transit from the bondage of addictions and wrong habits to your breakthrough

It helped me a lot because trust me; you will need to feed a lot on the truth of GOD’s Word which renews and nourishes your mind for a total life transformation.

 

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3. Feed your mind with the Word of GOD regularly

There are two reasons why the Word of GOD is very vital for your breakthrough from addiction. First, the Word of GOD holds the power to heal you from any condition you find yourself, even from that struggle.

It’s not just a mere word written in a book, within those letters in the bible are stored the almighty power of GOD that is able to cause a shift and change in your life forever. It heals psychological, biological and spiritual infirmity.

Secondly, it holds moral and sound lessons you can follow and apply, which stand as guiding Principles for a successful life, it’s the epitome of the truth.

What gets into your mind matters a lot for your breakthrough so feed your mind rightly

Your thought determines your actions and your actions determine your lifestyle. This is why the bible tells us to meditate on things that are lovely, good, pure and true Philippians 4:8

To be frank with you, there is no better place to find such valuable and life changing things to meditate on other than the Word of GOD. Because it’s pure and true as well as powerful, it best serves as the food for your soul.

 

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You also need a renewed mind in other to break away from that challenge and feeding on the Word of GOD is what helps you do that

Feeding your mind with the right things plays a major role in your breakthrough, if you will agree with me, you will discover that you once lived the ways you did because of the way you thought. New thinking brings new behavior eventually bringing new habit and new lifestyle.

Meditate on the Word of GOD often to feed your mind

The Word of GOD can only be effective in your live when we meditate on it. When the Word sinks into your soul it brings transformation and healing. Just as the Bible rightly said that it is the implanted Word of GOD that saves your soul James 1:21. So it’s not just the Word of GOD you hear or read, but the one that sticks in your heart.

Through meditation you get the Word of GOD into your hearts for healing.

Jesus used the parable of the seed sower to illustrated the importance of the implanted Word of GOD, He states it clearly with the parable that the Word that produces result is the one that is implanted in your heart not just the one you hear Matthew 13:3-9,18-23.

 

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So it’s about receiving and not just hearing the Word of GOD, so then let the Word form a new way of thinking in your heart to change you from within.

Do well then to always meditate on the Word of GOD, and GOD’s prescription is to meditate on His Word day and night which means at all times.

Let the Word of GOD be across your mind always and the devil will never again have the room to sow any evil thing into your mind.

But you can only meditate on the Word of GOD if you have studied it

Joshua 1:8 tells us of the result that comes out of meditation on GOD’s Word, let me explain what GOD said in that passage.

In Joshua 1:8 GOD is literally saying that if you want to prosper and have good success in all that you do, you need to meditate on His Word day and night. You can meditate on the Word of GOD only if you first study it.

So give yourself to studying the Word of GOD, so that you can have the truth to meditate on. GOD teaches us in Romans 8:1 that transformation begins with a renewed mind and renewal of the mind comes from studying and meditation on the Word of GOD.

 

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4. Focus on building your Spirit man now that GOD has rescued you

Focusing on building your Spirit man is the way to stay above the strongholds of addictions and ungodly habits.

That GOD delivered you from that stronghold and bondage doesn’t mean that they will not try to come back. But if you live by the Spirit they will have no effect on you anymore because they simply can’t entice you anymore. We overcome temptations of the flesh only when we are living in the Spirit Galatians 5:16

While you live according to the leading of the Holy Spirit your whole being is charged, new and godly properties fill your mind and a higher course enters your soul. You will no longer have joy and pleasure for worthless things of the flesh. The presence of the Holy Spirit makes sin and all ungodly things irritate you

To stay free and enjoy your deliverance, building your spiritual man is the key

You can’t dwell in the flesh and completely overcome addiction and destructive habits. Addictions and ungodly habits being the work of the flesh cannot be subdued in the flesh but in the spirit, so focus on building and growing in the Spirit.

Growing in the Spirit is a gradual process of daily spiritual exercise, as you grow in Spirit you become dead to sin because the outward man dies for the inward man to live.

When this begins to happen you completely break free from power of the flesh and all its passion, remember that addictions and all ungodly habits which are destructive are of the flesh.

 

 

 

 Conclusion

These are the four steps to overcoming ungodly habits and addictions that endanger your life and hinder your progress. These precepts have been tested and it works, following them will change your life and completely make you free.

Take a glance at the four steps to overcoming addictions, ungodly and destructive habits again;

  1. Admit your helplessness and weakness to GOD
  2. As GOD raise you up by His grace, start making changes as GOD leads and strengthens you
  3. Feed your mind with the Word of GOD regularly
  4. Focus on building your Spirit man now that GOD has rescued you

 

My Prayer for you

May GOD our Father who is full of compassion and mercy heal and deliver you, may He save you with His own right hand and strengthen you. May He also give you more grace, all these I pray in Jesus name, Amen.

 

Personal Prayer Point

  1. Ask GOD for forgiveness and also ask that He cleanse you from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9)
  2. Ask GOD to intervene and deliver you
  3. Ask GOD to give you the strength and grace to follow His leading

GOD’s Way to Overcoming Addictions, Ungodly and Destructive Habits (Part 1)

Do you know that many challenges we face today are not necessarily the work of the devil or some evil forces but our lifestyle? Some ungodly and destructive habits and addictions cause 90% of the problem people face today.

GOD doesn’t want you to be addicted to anything because it’s not good for your well-being, He doesn’t want you to be under the power of anything or enslaved by anything again having freed you by His sacrifices on the cross and by giving you a new life.

Also read; could there be a better life; A life of peace and fulfillment?

Little wonder did the bible tell us to be temperate in all things 1 Corinthians 9:25. When the bible asks us to be temperate, it is saying that you need to be moderate in all things having self-control. This is one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit dwelling in you Galatians 5:22-23.

I really want you to know that every addiction and destructive habits are ungodly, that is why GOD gave you His Spirit so that you can be free completely from anything that holds you bound.

More also that is why the Holy Spirit is also called the Spirit of freedom, because where ever the Holy Spirit is there is freedom 2 Corinthians 3:17.

 

 

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What’s an addiction anyway and why is it ungodly?

Whatsoever that has control over you that you can no longer restrain yourself from, even when you know of the adverse consequences is an addiction.

Such habits are destructive therefore they are ungodly, whether it is the excessive consumption of alcohol, food, hard drugs and other substances or some certain activities such as watching unhealthy contents over the internet and some ungodly practices just to name a few.

Why you need to break away from addictions, ungodly and destructive habits and lifestyle?

One good thing you should always think of all the time is the consequences of your actions before you take them, an ungodly lifestyle is destructive.

GOD forgives but the consequences of our actions are not removed, you know that whatever a person sows he must reap. This has always been my guiding principle in life.

Sin, wrong habits and addictions attract unavoidable consequences.

People today are going through difficulties and challenges they can’t understand because of the seed they sowed.

A lot of ladies are addicted to taking drugs because they want to prevent or abort pregnancies, because they don’t want to abstain from premarital sex. Study has shown that such drugs destroy the womb or at least delays conception for about 16 to 20 years.

Some guys as well are of the habit of taking hard drugs and alcohol excessively, this also destroys the internal organs and such habit also damages the general health of a person.

Studies have shown that as the human body ages and get old the body gets weaker, which is where the adverse effect of all the drugs and all kind of substances excessively consumed over the years begins to affect the health.

People think because they are young they can do anything, forgetting that all the consequences of their actions over the years will show up tomorrow unannounced. We can only escape the consequences tomorrow if we avoid those acts today.

 

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The consequences of sin, wrong habits and addictions are not just physical but are also spiritual

When GOD asks us to forsake sin, He says it only for our own good. The consequences of ungodly lifestyle precede the physical, it’s also has spiritual implications that result in afflictions and strongholds eventually leading to destruction of lives and destinies.

 

Are you struggling with addiction and destructive habits?

Have you been trying to overcome it on your own? Perhaps with your will-power as some motivation series try to teach and make you do?

In as much as motivation series and therapies are good and helpful, it’s very limited in helping you breakthrough. Why? Because addictions are foundational problems and only GOD can effectively deal with foundation problems once and for all.

This is what people fail to understand, if the foundation be destroyed there is nothing anyone can do. I’m not against therapies but there are limits it can go, they only make you struggle through that challenge. They teach you to put up a fight against it, of which the effect is short lived.

Apostle Paul cried out saying; those things I desire to do, I’m never able to do, but those things I detest and no longer want to do those are what I find myself doing Romans 7:15, 19

He seemed fed up at the time just as many of us feel, you may have tried but you keep falling back into the same mess over and over again. Paul understood that only GOD could deliver us in such a situation Romans 7:24-25.

 

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Let’s look at it this way, how about I show you how to get rid of that habit and addiction without even putting up a fight in the first place?

Let’s check it out, because this worked for me it will also work for you. Everyone has something they struggle with, however what I will show you helped me out and I can boost only in the LORD that now I’m not under the power of anything anymore.

 

How to break away from addictions, ungodly and destructive habits

1. Admit your helplessness and weakness to GOD

Why does GOD ask us to admit and confess our faults and sin? I thought about it lately and I have come to discover that when we admit and accept that we are wrong, there is every possibility of changing. GOD understands your struggles believe me and His more than ready to help you

By admitting your faults, you state it clearly and demonstrate that you need help and that you are open for assistance. It shows that you are willing to change, even when you don’t have the power to do so and do not know how to go about it.

Your wiliness is all GOD wants to see, your willingness for a change and that is what repentance is all about.

So when you admit your fault and weakness, you open yourself up for divine help. GOD wants to help you but the question is are you ready? If you are, then the journey to change and breakthrough begins.

All you need is a genuine desire for a divine intervention that brings change, and GOD will just take it up from there. That is why the scriptures tell us that the tasty are those who get the touch of GOD.  It takes a burning desire for GOD’s touch in other to have an encounter with GOD, the psalmist tells us this in Psalm 63:1-2.

 

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Ask GOD for help in prayers

This is what has helped me defeat many life challenging situations, I have been able to break away from habits that are not helpful to me by first asking for help from GOD.

Often time you may be faced with a situation that is more than you can handle and you know that only by some kind of divine intervention can you break through.

Be honest about your challenges to GOD in prayer

Talk to GOD about it because He is the one person in the universe that understands, GOD doesn’t just sympathize with you like people do He helps you out.  On top of that GOD knows you better than you know yourself, you can’t hide from Him anyway so what’s the point of trying to do so?

The Bible says that we should cast all our care (worries, burdens and challenges) upon the LORD, because He cares for us 1 Peter 5:7 (Paraphrased)

A miracle is what you need not will-power and only GOD gives miracles not self help therapy

I don’t know if you believe in miracles? Only GOD gives miracles, He takes that burden away completely and effortlessly.

Therapies don’t do miracles they only try to get you to use your will-power, but a miracle is what you need right now.

 

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Will-power is good but there are cases where miracles are the only alternative you have, most times we know that certain habits and lifestyle  are destructive to our lives, but we just can’t break away.

What you need is simple and that is divine intervention, the supernatural working power of GOD. It breaks yokes and lifts burdens, it’s what you need in that helpless situation. So expect it and receive it by faith as you pray to your heavenly Father.

As GOD raise you up by His grace, you need to start making changes as GOD leads and strengthens you.

Follow this link below to learn all you need to do to completely overcome and sustain your breakthrough from addictions and destructive habits.

Continue…….

GOD’s Way to Overcoming Addictions, ungodly and destructive Habits (part 2)

 

These 10 things will help you overcome your guilt, shame and regrets

 

We all have something to regret of and we all wish we could reverse the hand of time to change the past. But the truth is that we can’t and the only thing each of us can do is move on.

That is what this article is all about, this article will inspire you to rise again even if you are trapped and soaked in regrets, guilt and shame.

 

Why do we regret?

 

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The memory of our mistakes most times can make us regret, but the issue is that while some people get trapped by their regrets others rise above it and move on with their lives.

GOD told said in His word that “although you may fall seven times you shall rise again Proverbs 24:16.

You may be down today with regrets probably because you have lived a life full of mistakes, I want you to know that you will rise again and all you need to do is make a decision and take steps.

You just have to tell yourself that you will make it, and then begin to take decisive and wise steps forward.

 

 

 

Sitting back with memories that are not helpful and empowering only means that you are taking steps backward. GOD above all else wants you to move forward, which is the path to fruitfulness and life success. His will is that you prosper even as your soul prospers 3 John1:2.

This is why GOD forgives you when you ask for forgiveness, He also so puts your sins behind and gives you a new life and a new beginning as He refreshes your soul.

Also read: Is There Still Forgiveness for Me From GOD?

 

 

 

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No matter the mistake it’s not the end of your life, they are only a step to discovery of your potentials, strength and personality.

 

Here are 10 things to help you rise above your regrets, shame and guilt and move on in life;

1. Everything happens for a reason

Somethings are bound to happen and you can do not about it, no matter how much you try. I have seen people do all they can to save a loved one from death, jail or what have you but to no avail.

Quite blaming yourself because some things are beyond you

I once blamed myself for everything that goes wrong in my life and the people around me, I almost died with depression because I was trying to carry the burden that is not mine to carry.

I would say to myself, if I was there this or that wouldn’t have happened, if I had known better I wouldn’t have done this or that.

 

 

But the truth is that you are not GOD and you can’t stop bad things from happening, although we need to be careful but there are things we just can’t stop no matter how careful we are.

This is why I subscribe to prayers and ask people to pray all the time, it is important that you learn to commit everything into the hands of GOD.

Also read: 6 Reason why you need to make prayer a habit

 

 

2. Mistakes are a part of life and so you have to accept them

 

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There is no great person today who does not have the scars of mistakes on them. Like I said earlier, everybody in the world has something they wish they could change if they had the opportunity to go back in time.

The more you are set to achieve your destiny the more you will be confronted with mistakes, because whether you like it or not there comes a time when you will fall. But you are expected to stand up and not remain down.

Moses in the desert must have regretted of ever intruding in the fight against the Jew and the Egyptian, the case that sent him out of the palace in Egypt. Joseph must have regretted of not keeping his mouth shot, concerning his dream that intimidated his brothers.

David must have regretted of not going to battle with his army, that day he fell to the sin of adultery. These are Bible examples of men who made mistakes, but they were able to push pass it and move on.

Also read: 6 Reasons why GOD let us go through pain and challenges

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes what seems to be a perfect plan becomes a worse mistake

Sometimes you try all your best and things don’t work out, you are careful and decisive yet it still failed. What do you do? You move on, I have seen things like this and believe me it used to make me very better and depressed.

I hear people say; if I had known I would have done this differently, but the truth is that you wouldn’t have known if not that you did it the way you did it.

 

 

3. You can’t change the past so focus on making changes in the now

There is absolutely nothing you can do to change the past, so quite regretting or wishing that you could reverse time. The time you spend wishing you could change the past, just invest it in the now.

Because the present is what you have to make all the difference and changes that can shape the future.

To continue to regret of your past mistakes is to hold unto the past. Believe me, if you continue to regret of your past moving forward becomes difficult.

 

 

 

 

Make good use of the present instead

They say that the past is history, the future is a mystery but the present is a gift. The present is what you have right now to right your wrongs, it’s your opportunity to redeem yourself and make up for all you have lost.

 

 

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4. No one is perfect and no one is above mistakes

Knowing this has helped me a lot in my little journey of life, I really used to be hard on myself. Would I say I was a perfectionist? I can’t say exactly but what I’m grateful to GOD for is that He has given me the enablement and grace to push passed those limitations, He will do the same for you.

I so much love excellence and I want all I do to be the best, in as much as that is a good thing I have also learnt that things can never go and be exactly the way you plan them to be.

That is why you need to be patient, learn to adapt and find your way around, you need to be flexible so that you can find your way to the top.

 

 

 

5. We can’t completely avoid mistakes in life

Such is life and this has helped me to stop fighting the battles I can’t win, I have learnt to expect the best and prepare for the worse. Because in life unpleasant thing happen and sometimes there is nothing you can do to stop it.

 

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I used to think that being a Christian makes me a super human, although the Spirit of GOD does but not in the way I assumed.

You are not invulnerable but you are a victor, you will be knocked down but you will surely rise again. Being a child of GOD doesn’t mean you are above mistakes, but GOD will never let what is beyond you come upon you 2 Corinthians 10:13.

 

 

 6. We learn from mistakes and they are important because of the lessons they hold.

Lessons are more important than blessings why? Because without the lessons you can’t keep the blessings, we are beings full of mistakes and if you really want to succeed in life you will definitely make mistakes. From the mistakes you will learn life greatest lessons

Except you want to remain where you are, except you don’t want to try anything new or explore your destiny. You can see that when a child is born and it’s time for it to walk, that child will fall many times while it tries to learn to walk.

It’s going to feel pain, it going to cry but that will not stop the child from learning and eventually walk, that is how it applies to every process in life that is worthwhile.

 

 

 

7. You can start again because it’s not yet over

It is easier said than done and it could be hard to even bear the thought of starting all over again, talk less of going back to square one.

I completely understand this but you do not have a choice but to start again when you fail, fall or miss it, all you have to do is to start again.

This is the point where many people loose hope and many people have taken this hopelessness as far as committing suicide.

You can and should try again

I have started again many times from ground zero, what do you expect? We just have to, because the down fall of a man is not the end of his life.

You shouldn’t give up because of a temporary problem, mistakes are temporary don’t make them a permanent issue. Living in regret is only an attempt to make mistakes permanent.

It may have taken you 20 years in building that dream, that relationship, business, legacy. But the good news is that this time you will achieve faster this time because you now hold within you priceless lessons that can give you an up shoot.

 

 

8. Regrets don’t solve the problem so don’t buy into it

If regrets doesn’t solve the problem, if it can’t change the mistake, if it doesn’t change the past then why give into it?

It’s of no use and as a matter of fact it only makes matter worse, it deepens the injury instead. Instead of getting depressed with regrets, focus on making changes in the now, instead of weeping over your loss rise up and start finding a way out.

 

 

 

9. You have better days ahead

Your best days are not behind you because they are ahead, you have so much and a greater tomorrow to live for. You can start making things right, you can redeem your name again and you can regain all you have lost.

Let by gone be by gone, believe me, no matter the wound you will heal it’s only a matter of time. I can tell you this because I have been through the same road

No mistake is worth taking your life, none. Because you will rise again I bet you, so don’t give up yet.

 

10. Begin to live your life now looking forward not backward

It could be hard to let go but you just have to let go of the past, the mistakes, guilt and regrets then move forward.

I know how much the past is important trust me, that has made me a lover of history. Knowing fully well that the past brings about the present and the past also plays a great role in defining the future.

Although the past is important yet you are not meant to live there, you should only draw lessons from the past to help you shape your future.

 

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Conclusion

I’m I trying to give you credit for mistakes? I’m trying to say that you should not pursue excellence? No, far from it, as a matter of fact I say you shouldn’t settle for less, go for and become the best.

The point I’m making here is that we can’t really avoid mistakes and we do not have to be tired down by regrets, guilt and shame. What you ought to do is learn from it and move forward, give in to prayers, worship and begin to take responsibilities instead. By so doing you are redirecting your energy towards getting result.

 

 

My Prayer For Your

I pray for you today in the name of Jesus Christ our LORD, may His grace, wisdom and strength come upon you. May He give you peace that surpasses all understanding.

Prayer Points

  1. O LORD thank you for the lesson in life and the blessings as well
  2. O LORD have mercy on me, forgive me of all my sins and give me the strength to keep going forward
  3. Strengthen me with the power of your might and renew my strength

Is There Still Forgiveness for Me From GOD?

I was speaking to a young man over the phone earlier this year, which should be in the month of March while I was on one of my camping trips.

I was just checking up on him and so we talked about many things ranging from his welfare to his business. He went on to tell me of the severe difficulties and challenges he has been facing lately, especially with his business and all the unnecessary expenses and loses surround his life.

Encouraging him, I asked him to seek the LORD for strength, guidance and direction but to my greatest surprise he said something that caught my heart.  What did he say? He said “GOD will not want to see him right now, meaning that GOD must be very angry with him and wouldn’t want to set His eyes on him.

He believed that He was too messed up to come before GOD, he felt that he was the last person GOD really wanted to see at the moment. You wouldn’t blame him, would you? Many of us feel this way when our sins seem to be forever before our face.

 

I completely understood how he felt, because I have been there before. I used to be very hard on myself until I began to understand some certain things which I will share with you in this article.

When I dropped the phone, I became sober and a great feeling of pity for him came over me. I knew that the devil was using that to draw him away, I used to have the same feeling before until I learnt from the Word of GOD, and coupled with my experience in life the debt of GOD’s love and the height of His forgiveness.

 

Jesus actually came for sinners and not for saints

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There is no other person GOD wants to see right now other than you, there is no other time than now for you to come before GOD. Because you need healing, help and strength and this is how Jesus said it;

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: “I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”  (Emphasis mine) Matthew 9:12-13 (NKJV)

 

The story of the prodigal son explains the depth of GOD’s love and the height of His forgiveness

The story Jesus told us concerning the prodigal son is no other story, but a complete illustration of GOD and us. It’s the greatest story ever told, a story of forgiveness and restoration. That story tells us of the epitome of GOD’s love and forgiveness for all, how quick GOD is to forgive us if we acknowledge our sins and repent of it.

The story talks about a young man who lived with His father and brother, this young man felt that he has stayed long enough under the authority of his father.

He wanted freedom from his father’s authority, not knowing that leaving his father’s domain will send him into slavery. For a while he was doing fine but not for long, he lost everything; his wealth, dignity and honour through a prodigal living.

But he came to his senses after all and repented, after he had come to his senses he said to himself, I will go back to my father to ask for forgiveness. Even though he will not accept me as a son again, he will at least accept me as a servant because the servants in my father’s house are better than I’m right now.

He felt unworthy to be called his father’s son again, so he resolved to go and surrender to his father as a servant just like those in his father’s house who once served him.

 

 

However to his greatest surprise as he approached his father’s gate, he saw his father running towards him with a big smile on his face and his hands spread out wide to embrace him.

He was so amazed and dumfounded when he saw his father’s warm welcome. Truth be told, he was expecting refusal, rejection and all sort of abuse.

But to his surprise, his father didn’t even wait for him to finish what he had to say when he embraced and kissed him. Then his father ordered that his rags be removed and changed to royal clothes, he placed a ring on his finger, a sandals on his feet just to make him fit in again. And then he organized a big welcome party for him, for he said my son who was lost has returned Luke 15:11-21

This story illustrates how GOD really feels about you, it demonstrates how much GOD longs to see you and nothing can separate you from the love of GOD not even your sins and mistakes. Romans 8:38-39.

So no matter what you have done, if you ask GOD with a sincere heart to forgive you he will without delay. He is ready to start again with you if you are ready, don’t let anyone or the devil deceive you saying that you can’t walk with GOD again. As a matter of fact you can go on a deeper level with GOD now than ever before, because your best days are not behind you.

 

GOD has used worse sinners as examples to show you how much He forgives

GOD has used people over the years to demonstrate His love and forgiveness. Apostle Paul is a great example of them and this is his own words concerning this issue of GOD’s forgiveness.

“This is a true saying, and everyone should believe it: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners and I was the worst of them all. But that is why God had mercy on me, so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life” (emphasis mine) 1 Timothy 1:15-16 (NLT)

Paul was one of the greatest apostles of Christ, He had access to the deep mysteries of the kingdom of GOD, and he won and turned nations over to Christ.

He is one of the greatest evangelists of all times, yet he used to be the worse sinner because he persecuted the church of Christ. He killed and approved the death sentence of many believers as well as sending many to prison.

In spite of all this, GOD later used Paul mightily to change many, GOD will not just forgive you but will also use you because he has a plan and purpose for your life. Don’t be deceived, GOD doesn’t give up on people and He will not give up on you.

 

 

Satan only uses your mistakes as a tool against you, in other to weaken you. So don’t give in to his deception

Satan is very crafty and he is a manipulative fellow, he is doing all he can to separate people from GOD. One of those ways is to make people sin and continue to remind them of their sins until they feel worthless and unworthy to go back to GOD.

Most times it’s not even GOD’s forgiveness that’s actually the problem, the problem is that we find it hard to forgive ourselves. It’s a good thing in a way to feel guilty, because it shows that we still have a conscience.

On the other hand it’s not so good because it hinders us from drawing closer to GOD who can help us. Forgiveness is what GOD knows best to do, he flawlessly forgives and draws us closer to Himself like never before.

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Why do you think Jesus came to die in the first place?

Why do you think He died? Do you think Jesus died for nothing? He came down from heaven primarily for the forgiveness of sins, His death on the cross is for your forgiveness and reconciliation with GOD Colossians 1:12-14. This is the greatest miracle Jesus ever did, the miracle of forgiveness and reconciliation demonstrated by the death on the cross and resurrection to life. By this GOD forgave all your sins both past and present.

 

 

 

Jesus said the greatest love is measured by death for one’s friend that is; taking the place of punishment for that person you cherish so much.

But I tell you this day that GOD’s love for you is higher than that, because GOD took your place and punishment while you were still His enemy because of sin. Yes, He died for us while we were still His enemies, we were all rebels but yet He never minded and He died Romans 5:7-8

He left heaven just so that He could demonstrate His forgiveness and preparedness to accept you back. Will He now say no to you if you come to Him asking for forgiveness?

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If GOD asks you to forgive others, will He not also forgive you? Peter asked Jesus how many times he could forgive an offender. Jesus replied, 70 times 7. Has this occurred to you that this is the number of times GOD forgives you too for your mistakes?

The fastest prayer answered recorded in history is the prayer of forgiveness; it is still the fastest and will remain so. GOD answers the prayer of forgiveness in split seconds,

 

 

How do I receive forgiveness from GOD?

This is a nice question and the answer is right here, you don’t have to worry no longer. Here are the two steps to receiving GOD’s forgiveness

However without the new life in Christ, you can’t receive the grace that comes with the forgiveness of sins. Follow this link; could there be a better life; a life of peace and fulfillment? to read and receive this new and better life GOD gives.

 

Confess your sins to GOD in prayer

Pray to GOD telling Him all you have done wrong and how you have missed it. Don’t be shy or ashamed to go to GOD, tell Him of your mistakes and how weak you are.

Trust me, GOD is the only person who perfectly understands, He is the only person who will not judge and condemn you. He will forgive you and cleanse you of all unrighteousness 1 John 1:9

Repent and make up your mind to forsake that sin

The willingness to make things right is all that GOD wants to see, that is the genuine brokenness and soberness. Being truly sorry is all GOD wants to see, that’s what moves GOD 2 Chronicles 7:14, Isaiah 66:2, Psalm 51:17.

Sometimes we do not have the strength to forsake that sin; most at times it seems we are spell bound by that sin that has become an addiction in lives.

GOD understands this and He is not just willing to forgive you and remember your sins no more, but He will help you overcome that sin you struggle with.

 

 

You don’t have to feel forgiven before you know you are forgiven

Sometimes the devil wants you to follow your feelings, you might not feel that GOD has forgiven you. Probably your mistakes looks too heavy that you can’t even forgive yourself.

Probably your conscience is judging you and satan is taking advantage of you, irrespective of all these I want you to know that no sin is too big for GOD to forgive, no mistake is too big for GOD to correct.

GOD is bigger than your conscience and there is no state that you are that GOD cannot raise you up.

 

Conclusion

if the people who are called by my name will  humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land. Thus says the LORD 2 Chronicles 7:14

If there is no other thing to know GOD for, you should know that his GOD who forgives. But we must not continue in sin because GOD forgives, we must not abuse the patience and loving-kindness of GOD.

However become free by the knowledge of this truth and walk away from the devil’s trap of guilt. You are the beloved of GOD and the apple of His eyes, you are the sheep of His pasture and you are His dear child who He loves dearly. Know that words can’t express His love for you, it’s impeccable.

 

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6 Reasons Why GOD Let Us Go Through Pain and challenges

 

Why does a loving Father allow His children go through challenges? 

I asked the same question too during my trying times, 2016 to 2018 was like a time of war for me. Crisis broke out against me from no where, it looks as if all hell broke loose. I experienced unnecessary disappointments, delays, setbacks and failures on every side.

All of these where happening back to back, I and my family became afraid. The crisis seemed to be peculiar to me alone. Well, that was how I felt at time. I tried all I could to escape from this nightmare as fast as possible but it seemed like I was trapped. I couldn’t phantom where all of these were coming from, I didn’t know the cause and I didn’t know the answers, this made me scared all the more.

Oh I questioned GOD; “I thought you love me LORD, why are you letting me go through all these”. I was like “my Father my Father why have you forsaken me? I was heartbroken and depressed, I became resentful and reserved.

But I found hope in all of these when I learnt the reason for pain and why GOD allowed us face challenges, the puzzle began to come together and I found the courage to move forward.

Also read: Find Hope and Strength in the Midst of Life Challenges with these 6 verses

 

You may be asking the same question right now, you may feel rejected and forgotten like I did but that’s not true. That you feel like that doesn’t make it true, it doesn’t mean GOD does not love you or He can’t see your pain and challenges. He sees it and in due time and very soon He will deliver you, I bet you will be able to also see the big picture and put the puzzles together too at the end of the day.

The bible tells us of a man named Joseph who was sold by his brothers into slavery because he had a big dream which GOD showed him, though it was clear that GOD had a plan for him but for the next 10 to 15 years if not more. Joseph’s life didn’t look like anything GOD promised, He didn’t go into slavery alone, he was also sent to prison too. For been bold he suffered from his brothers and for refusing to compromise his integrity he was sent to jail.

Just when all seemed to be over, GOD showed up and after many years Joseph’s brothers met Joseph in Egypt. By then he was already a governor of the whole of Egypt, Egypt back then was not just any nation but a super power nation of the ancient world. And finally they bowed to him just as he had dreamed, at this time Joseph had been able to see the big picture from all he went through. Genesis 37-45

 

 

Despite your pain and challenges, you in turn will also come to your point of victory and you will rise again. Just hold onto GOD because He has seen many through their challenges, He will also see you through for there is no partiality with GOD Romans 2:11.

“There is a purpose for pain and there is a time and season for everything; a time for pain and a time for joy”.

 

 

Here are the reasons why GOD allows us go through pain

1. Challenges and pain are a part of life

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Your spirituality is not an escape route from pain and challenges; many people have been lied to that being a Christian shields us from life challenges. I bought that lie once before until I met with life head on, the truth just as GOD promised is that challenges will come but it shall not swallow you. As a matter of fact Jesus talked about it a lot; He used the house built on the Rock to buttress His point. Matthew 7:24-25

He being our LORD went through series of challenges, from the beginning of His ministry until the end. A life threatening ones at that, but as He was victorious He also promised us victory.

In the world there are troubles

Challenges are a normal life posture and every one of us will face it one way or the other. This world is not a perfect place, if you know this you will be better prepared for life and its challenges.

People give up because they were never prepared, they had some kind of fantasy about life and when that fantasy doesn’t come to reality they loose hope. We must stop living in fantasy and embrace reality, overcome challenges by faith. We are overcomers and champions because GOD through Christ has made us so, but without challenges there are no champions and all overcomers had something to overcome.

“Everyone must be tested, your character, strength and faith. There are cups you must drink of, it can’t pass away until you drink of it. That is the reality of life”.

This is where your faith and strength are being tested, I fell many times and my faith shook during my challenges. But GOD told me that my Christian race is like marriage and I have been called to remain in it for better or for worse even unto eternity.

Most times people fall away when challenges come, I know it’s not an easy experience. But I have learnt that abandoning GOD never solves the problem, as a matter of facts it worsens it. A lot of people have only succeeded in adding coal to the fire by leaving GOD’s presence.

Yet you are not alone

Cheer up because GOD is with you to see you through, never forget that there is no temptation that comes upon you that’s peculiar to you alone, others have faced such crises and the GOD that saw them through will see you through too. Brethren, we live in a broken world and nothing is perfect here, that is why we await that which is perfect and that is the kingdom of heaven that promises a better life; a life of peace and fulfillment.

 

 

2. Challenges are a part of the process to life success

There is no star without a scar…… Bishop David Oyedepo

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You want the full package of success? Then challenges are part of the package, call it a premium pack or whatever. Experience is the best teacher they say and that’s life teaching material. You will learn a lot as you live your life, as you strive towards becoming successful you will meet challenges. Challenges are the bends and curves on the road to success it is not the end of the road, so don’t quite when challenges come.

Challenges are step to new levels, I believe you have gone through a formal school system and you have written an exam once before? They are tough and challenging and many of us don’t like it, but if you want to go to the next level you’ve got to write it. Challenges are the test and exams of life and passing it is what guarantees the transition to your next level in life.

 

 

3. GOD allow challenges in other to shape and build us

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GOD said to me in the year 2015 in a loud voice, after observing a quite time with Him “I will commit many things into your hands”. The voice filled the room as though someone was in the room with me, that was how audible and physical the voice was. It was the first of its kind and all my life I have heard nothing like that again ever since, I knew it was GOD. But you see, for that prophesy to be fulfilled I must grow up to maturity. Believe me; it was after that encounter that I entered into the worse trial experience in my entire life.

I came to understand that I was going through a transition, from boyhood into manhood. Now take a look at the likes of Joseph and David, their challenges began as soon as their life purpose was revealed to them. They walked through the valley of the shadows of death and they came out victorious.

Jesus Christ our LORD had similar experience and as soon He was announced the Christ after His baptism, He was led to be tempted 40 days, later on the Pharisees and priest hunted Him and they tried to kill Him many times.

Challenges are there to train us for the task ahead.

GOD uses challenges to refine us and to make us better, the Bible says that GOD allowed Jesus to go through suffering, so that He may understand our pain better and so that He could become a better high priest who is able to help us Hebrew 2:9-18. If GOD is going to commit anything worth while into your hands, you must be ready for it.

“Pain helps us learn the lessons so that we can keep the blessings”

 

Challenges help to make us stronger and better

I can proudly say that I have been changed for the better; I’m not like I used to be anymore. I have learnt a lot and I have changed a lot, no one comes out of a challenge and remains the same. Some get worse though, but if you are able to harness it you will definitely become better.

 

4. GOD allows challenges in other to correct us and get us focused

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Most times we are adamant and unyielding, and when that happens we force the hand of GOD to be heavy on us. The Bible says as a father disciplines the child he loves, so GOD corrects us too Proverbs 3:12.

We can find lots of examples of those who GOD subjected under pain for a while, because of disobedience and stubbornness. There is nothing GOD hates like disobedience and stubbornness, although His anger burns only for a while and then He forgives because His a GOD who forgives. Psalm 99:8

 

 

 

 

5. GOD allows challenges in other to direct or redirect us

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Most times we are carried away, or easily settle for the status quo. Most times because of undue influences and distractions probably from peer groups, friend and family. Probably from the environment we find ourselves, we tend to drift away from divine plan.

Most times we forget or abandon what has been committed into our hands, these things attracts challenges. A very good example is the story of Jonah, the prophet GOD sent to Nineveh. He changed direction simply because He never wanted to go, but he faced a great challenge that redirected him. Jonah 1-4

GOD has a plan for your life and He wants to see its fulfillment

He watches over us and puts us back in line so we can fulfill His plans for our lives. When you are not in line He tells you through many signs, GOD speaks in many ways. But when men fail to listen they attract challenges, sorry to say this; but from my experience I can say that the language of challenges is what people heed more than mere instruction, I have observed it many times in the life of many believers.

Many of us don’t like things easy; until we see a strong hand we are not willing to make the desired change. Probably because we love comfort too well and so until we are forced out of our comfort zone before we begin to seek something better.

 

 

 

6. GOD allows challenges because of sin

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One of the major reasons for unnecessary challenges is sin; nothing invites challenges more and faster than sin. A lifestyle of sin invites not just any kind of challenge, but deadly challenges.

The Bible says sin leads to death. That is, sin gives birth to death. Sin is always pregnant with death, beginning from spiritual death to physical death and death expresses itself in bondage.

Sin gives the Challenger who is the evil one, full license to attack you to the end of destroying you. People think that physical death alone is what GOD was talking about when He addressed sin, that one will come eventually but if you run away from sin you can escape physical death. We have spiritual death that leads to bondage which gives birth to backwardness, sickness, spiritual oppression, gross setback and lots more. This is what leads to physical death after it has full grown and matures.

I want you to know that not all challenges are there to train you, some are a deliberate act or a conspiracy to end you and sin is what attracts this kind of deadly challenge. If you remove sin you will overcome any challenge through the help of GOD, but if you bag sin then I’m sorry. It’s my prayer that GOD will give you the grace to always live above sin.

The Bible says that the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy, but he only comes he can’t enter until you give him an entrance and sin is that entrance.

I like you to know that Satan the Challenger has no power over you, until you give him that authority

Also read 8 reasons why GOD wants you to be holy they never told you

 

Conclusion

I want you to know that GOD doesn’t cause us pain, His not the tempter, He cannot be tempted and will tempt nobody. His a loving Father who comes to our rescue to save us when ever we fall, He demonstrated His love and willingness to save us from all our challenges by sending His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to die for us. So that we may have dominion over the world and all the challenges it brings with it. You are in the world but you are not of the world and He causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus. Wait on Him and don’t give up because He will save you, He delivers all that trust in Him.

Also read: Find Hope and Strength in the Midst of Life Challenges with these 6 verses

 

Take a glance again at the 6 reasons GOD allow us go through pain

  1. Challenges and pain are a part of life.
  2. Challenges are a part of the process of life success.
  3. GOD allows challenges in other to shape and build us.
  4. GOD allows challenges in other to correct and get us focused
  5. GOD allows challenges in other to direct or redirect us
  6. GOD allows challenges because of sin

 

 

My prayer for you

 May the Almighty Father in whom all blessings flow, strength and keep you and may He give you the fortitude to bear and wait and also deliver you to the glory of His name. May He bless you and give and pay you back all you’ve lost and cause His face to shine upon you in Jesus unfailing name. Amen.

Prayer points

  1. Thank you LORD because you are with me and everything works for my good
  2. O LORD give me the grace to wait on you and to learn with the process and become better
  3. O LORD see me through this phase and bring me out safe and sound

 

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Find Hope and Strength in the Midst of Life Challenges with these 6 verses

 

These six scriptures gives me hope and strength in the midst of the challenges of life and you will find strength and hope in them in the midst of any challenge.

My father passed on at a critical time in my life, he was gone about the time when I just began to know and learn from him the lessons of manhood.

I was still a teenager and losing my dad at that time in my life was difficult for me and my family, I’m the first child of my family. I just finished secondary school and preparing to go to the university, I had to go to school two months after his death which made it even more difficult.

I never imagined a world without him so soon, because he was my best friend. Yes, he was not just a father but a friend and a teacher. Death took us on unawares and so we lost him, it was a major challenge.

Life wasn’t easy ever since then, I learnt to rely on GOD’s Word for strength and hope. I’m grateful to GOD for turning my pains to gain at the end of the day.

Also read: 6 reasons why GOD let us go through pain and challenges

I remember reciting GOD’s Word day in and day out during the time of difficulties. I had so many setbacks and heart breaking losses in my business too, most times it was unexplainable but GOD used all these experience to mold me and redirect my life.

Did I ever feel like giving up? Oh yes, many times but been reminded of the Word of GOD, I found hope and encouragement to keep pushing.

 

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Life is full of ups and downs, trials and challenges. We are constantly faced with challenges and setbacks that try to steal our joy, that’s because we live in a broken world.

Sometimes we are faced with challenges we can really do nothing about, like loosing a loved one. Most times we just can’t explain it, some other times we have done our best and all we know. We just have to look up to GOD and trust in Him

But in all of these we are more than conquer through GOD that loves us Romans 8:37, GOD causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus 2 Corinthians 2:14. He has promised and assured us in His Word that He will always see us through in trying times.

Challenges are not palatable no matter how it looks and going through challenges is never easy. You might be going through the pain of loosing a loved one, a business setback, family or life crisis or health challenge right now. You may be in the eyes of the storm, or going through the nightmare of life right now?

If you can remember the story of the three brothers in Babylon, they are Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-Nego. Who were faced with the greatest threat of their lives. They were thrown into the burning furnace, but right there GOD showed up Daniel 3:1-30. That same GOD is going to show up for you.

 

 

Find hope in GOD’s promises in the face of life challenges with these 6 bible verses.

These six verses of the bible will give you hope and strength to carry on, they will keep your hope and faith alive which guarantee’s your victory

 

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1. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them”

Romans 8:28 [NKJV]

GOD has His eyes on you and He will not allow you to stumble, know this and believe it. No matter what happens to you GOD will use it to bring good fortune to you.

The Bible says that even when the righteous fall seven he will rise again Proverb 24:16.

You see, Joseph in the bible after He had gone through so much pain and at the end of it all, he realized that GOD had used all those things to pave the way for him Genesis 50:20.

From the hatred of his brothers, they threw him into the pit and sold him into slavery, Potiphar’s wife accused him of attempted rape and he was thrown into the prison. He suffered greatly but all of that led him to the throne of Egypt, he became so great that through him GOD saved his family (the patriarch of the nation of Israel)

GOD has a way of making good come out of the evil that happens to you.

Although I lost my dad at a very critical time. A time when I was growing up to get to know him more, but I have been blessed too from the same experience. Perhaps what I discovered today for myself wouldn’t have been known, Just trust GOD and keep following Him

He has gone to be with the LORD, I and my two brothers have become men faster and we are able to handle responsibilities because that experience forced us to level up far more than our peers.

“Whatever happens GOD will turn it for your good, so when you are faced with challenges cheer up because GOD is with you”.

 

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2. “No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it”. 

1 Corinthians 10:13 [MSB]

GOD will make a way of escape for you, He will not let that situation overtake you. He is GOD and a loving and caring Father, so be rest assured that He will see you through. You might be heart broken, but I can assure you that you will be healed. Just hold on to your faith on GOD, sometimes the arrival of your breakthrough may seem a little too long, but wait for Him because He will show up.

This scripture encourages me a lot, because it points out to me that what I go through is not just pertaining to me alone, but some other person have travelled the same road in life and scaled through. And if GOD saw them through He will equally see me through.

3. “For His anger is but for a moment, His favour is for life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning”. 

Psalm 30:5 [NKJV]

You may be in the darkness of the tunnel right now, it may look as if the troubles won’t end but your Joy will come. GOD has said it, nothing else matters. When Jesus was taken away and crucified, His followers where demoralized. They thought it was all over, as a matter of fact they went into hiding. But when the marvelous and breakthrough power of GOD showed up their Joy was full again.

The same thing happened to Jacob when he lost Joseph, the Bible said his spirit was low because he loved Joseph so much. Loosing Joseph was a severe blow to Jacob, but eventually when he saw Joseph again His spirit was lifted with Joy and he lived the rest of his days fulfilled.

Job also was another man that passed through serious crisis, but he smiled at the end because the One who makes a way where there is no way showed up.

All that we commit into the hand of GOD cannot fail no matter what

Your life is in His hands so leave it there and see GOD deliver you, most times at the verge of our deliverance we back out from GOD’s presence. It could be frightening and hard to trust GOD in the midst of the storm, but trust and relying on Him is the only way out.

 

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4. “Many are the affliction of the righteous but the LORD delivers him from them all, He guides His bones. Not one of them is broken” 

Psalm 34:19-20 [NKJV]

Your troubles may be too much to count, or too heavy to bear. Just like the Bible says; “the days of man is few but full of troubles” |Job 14:1.

In all of these troubles, GOD will deliver you because those who trust in the LORD are like mount Zion that cannot be moved and they abide forever. Psalm 125:1

 

5. “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you”. 

Isaiah 43:2 [NKJV]

GOD promise to be with you when you walk through the eyes of the storm, so always have it in mind that you are not alone in the situation. GOD is right where you are to see you through and bring you out, the psalmist knew this so well that he was so confident. The Bible says that GOD guides the righteous and not one of his bones is broken, He guides and delivers those who trust in Him and they will never be put to shame.

“Never forget, those who wait on the LORD will never be put to shame, never”.

 

 

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6. “I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you”. 

Joshua 1:5 [NKJV]

This is very beautiful, I really love this scripture. I tell you what, no matter how you feel it doesn’t change this promise of GOD. Sometimes we could be so overwhelmed with anxiety that we doubt the presence of GOD in our lives, sometimes we feel that GOD is too far from us when we are in our troubles.

I have felt the same way before but that doesn’t mean it’s true, we need to put our feelings in check because feeling are like vapour and it can clear up very fast.

 

Conclusion

Feed on these six scripture of GOD’s promise everyday even as you pray with them, remind GOD of His Word and do not cease to pray until you see your breakthrough. Jesus taught us to persist in prayer until we see our breakthrough, so keep on keeping on.

 

Prayer for you

Thank you LORD Father because you are a faithful GOD, you who is true to your Word. Please in your infinite mercy lift this one out of any crisis and challenge and all troubles in Jesus name.

 

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6 Reasons Why You Need To Make Prayer A Habit

Do you know that the most important habit you need to form in other to succeed in life is praying? Do you know that with prayer you bring everything under control? I mean this with all sense of word, after going through this post you will rise up in your prayer life and head on for your success in triumphant victory.

If you really want to be effective everyday and in life then cultivate the habit of prayer, I’m convinced about this because I have seen things and people changed because of prayer.  Throughout Jesus’ time here on earth He never gave prayer a break, though He was GOD bodily He couldn’t do without prayer, He had a notion that people need to pray always and not faint (Luke 18:1).

Prayer is so important that Jesus even as He has ascended to heaven and seated in glory, He continues to pray for us. For the bible says that He lives to make intercession (prayers) for us Hebrews 7:25.

“Prayer should not be an activity we just partake of but a habit we ought to cultivate and live by” 

Here are the six revelations you need to know about prayer that will spark the prayer fire in you, this will inspire you to pray and develop a culture of prayer.

1. WE OVERCOME ALL THINGS THAT COME AGAINST US WITH THE WEAPON OF PRAYER

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I have tasted the power and wonders of prayer first hand, and I can tell you that you as a child of GOD can only stay in command with prayer. You must know that there are forces that control the world, dark and satanic forces that wrestle against us (Ephesians 6:12). Those who engage in prayer become Victors, while those who do not pray become victims. That is why it is said that a prayer-less person is a powerless person, in this world you ought to work in power to stay relevant in life.

We are at war and so we must fight with the power of prayer

The Bible says in Ephesians 6:12 for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

The point from this scripture is that we are at war, and this war is not a physical one we fight with guns or any form of physical weapons. Although these spiritual battles manifest itself in physical form, such as life crises, affliction and attack from people. We however do not fight this war from the physical but rather we address the spiritual root with the weapon of prayer.

 We are at war and so we must fight with the power of prayer

The Bible says in Ephesians 6:12 for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

The point from this scripture is that we are at war, and this war is not a physical one we fight with guns or any form of physical weapons. Although these spiritual battles manifest itself in physical form, such as life crises, affliction, temptation and attack from people. We however do not fight this war from the physical but rather we address the spiritual root with the weapon of prayer.

 

We attack wicked forces of darkness, challenges and sin and succeed over them with prayer

We all have an enemy who is the devil; he manifests himself in diverse forms, through people, circumstances, trials and temptations. The real enemy is not the people around you but the devil behind them; it’s just that some people allow the devil to use them which leads to their death and destruction.

“The actual enemy is not the people around you but the devil behind them”

It’s not enough to attack your enemies; whether it takes the form of challenges, host of wickedness or anything that wants to bring mockery to your life and destiny. You need to be successful in your attack, you need to win, that’s the point and you are sure of victory when you engage in prayers.

 

 

 

 

2. PRAYER IS A REQUIREMENT FOR LIFE SUCCESS

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I have discovered that prayer is our energy and so I have learnt to pray everyday, seeing that it gives us the strength for the day. I have learnt that no matter how weak I am over any other thing I must not be weak to prayers. Prayer used to be boring for me; it used to be hard just like it is for many people today. As a matter of fact it’s the hardest thing for people to do among many things, but when I saw that without it one cannot go far in life I decided to cultivate the habit of prayer.

“To succeed in life there are habits we must cultivate, and prayer is one them”.

A person of prayer is a person equipped for success.

I have also come to see that it’s not enough to know something; you need to be empowered to succeed. Take an instance, a brilliant student who has read for an upcoming exam and is sure to clear all his papers because he has done a thorough job of reading for the exam. Only to get to the week of the exam and fall sick, seriously sick that he can’t get out of bed.

Now tell me, with all that the student has acquired by reading can he go for the exam?

He can’t seat for the exam except he recovers, this is why empowerment supersedes knowledge, so you need to be empowered in other to succeed.

Prayer is what gives you the access to that empowerment; it equips you to succeed by strengthening you and pulling down all opposition on your path to success in life.

 

3. WE REVIVE, RECOVER AND SUSTAIN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER

 

By praying you are able to revive whatsoever that seems to be dying in your life and the life of others. I have seen people revived by the power of prayer emotionally, spiritually, physically and otherwise.

I have experienced revival in my own life because I engaged in prayers you can have the same experience.

Prayer is an important key to open the door of deliverance

The apostles used this awesome power to break away from hostage both physically and spiritually, prayer was an integral part of their ministry and life.

When you engage in the habit of prayer you become a time bomb on a snooze button, there is nothing you can’t break away from, whether they are spiritual bondage, bad habits or life challenges. Prayer is a very powerful tool for deliverance and freedom of all kinds.

Also See: 5 pathways to complete deliverance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. WE PLUG INTO DIVINE POWER SOURCE BY PRAYER

 

We all run down and burnout emotional and spiritually sometimes, there are sometimes our morale become low and we need some motivation to rise again, just like your phone needs to be charged when its low, similar way we need to be revived when we are down.

The phone or device which you are using to read this post I believe has a battery, and because there is power in that battery that is why your device is still on. That device will need to be charged again to stay on after you have used it for a long time.

When You Pray You Plug Yourself To Divine Power Source To Be Charged Up.

Yet we forget that we in turn need to be charged regularly, I bet you charge your phone everyday to keep it on. Same way you need to charge yourself to keep yourself up and so by praying you charge yourself spiritually for the day (James 1:20).

 

 

 

 

 

5. REAL AND ENDURING CHANGE BEGINS WITH PRAYER

 

 

People try to change others and situations by their own strength and skills to no avail, most times it even results into trouble. Even if they succeed the success is short lived, because you can’t really change people unless GOD changes them and you can’t change circumstance and situations unless GOD intervenes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we shouldn’t make efforts to make things better. All I’m saying is start by inviting GOD and He will lead you in a way that will bring enduring success.

If you really want to see anything begin by praying

Since I learnt this truth I do not struggle with anything or anyone anymore, although we have to do what we need to do to make people better and to make situations better. But allow GOD use you instead of going ahead without Him.

Daniel used this formula when He and His friends faced the greatest threat of their lives in the Babylonian empire. The king threatened to kill all the counselors including Daniel and his friends if they fail to tell him his dream and the meaning. The request was impossible but only with men, Daniel proved that with GOD all things are possible, and a man of prayer can tap into that divine possibility. (Daniel 2)

You need to learn to call upon GOD to intervene through prayers, and He will give you the required strength and wisdom to deal with the situations. As you do this, GOD levels the ground for you by removing every mountain and making every crocked way straight for you.

Prayer helps us Get GOD’s leading to bring about change

I am an advocate of change and I strongly believe in taking responsibility, but I have also learnt that GOD has to move first while I follow His leading.

This is what brings result and desired change that endures, I have seen people try to change their spouse by force, and I have seen people try to change their children with brutal force. I have seen people try to influence decisions by craftiness only to lead to no where.

Your intentions might be good but no one has the power to change anything, except GOD gives you the enablement. That is why a person given to prayer becomes the person of change, and it takes divine intervention to bring about change.

“The most powerful person in the world is not the president of a country, or the army or the men of great wealth but that person who can command answered prayers”

 

We are able to influence and affect anything with prayer

Prayer is a force that turns things around and that is why you should never joke with prayer. I have seen people completely changed; I have seen a problem that seemed impossible resolved by prayer.

If you want to be a great influencer, learn to pray because that’s the place of real change. I have seen miracles that surprised me through prayer and I’m sure you will see the same if you can engage in prayer.

 

 

 

 

6. YOU STAY AHEAD IN LIFE BY ENGAGING IN CONSTANT PRAYER

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Prayer helps you to tap into divine wisdom, secret and power to stay ahead of the challenges of life, prayer opens you up for divine revelation and understanding to deal with life.

You receive the stamina and strength to withstand what you could ordinarily not stand against. When you pray early in the morning before going out you receive divine inspiration that carries you all through the day, despite the negative things out there they don’t get to you. You open yourself up to GOD’s leading for which you will be sure of success.

 

CONCLUSION

Prayer is the key to freedom, breakthrough, change and sustainable success. Learning and cultivating the habit of prayer is vital for your life success.

Take a glance at the points I have discussed below

6 revelations about prayer that will completely change your prayer life

  1. Prayer is the access to power and a weapon for spiritual warfare
  1. Prayer is a requirement for life success
  1. We revive, recover and sustain everything by prayer
  1. Like a charger is to a phone, prayer is our charger.
  1. Real and enduring change begins with prayer
  1. We stay ahead by prayer

 

 Prayer for you

May the Almighty GOD keep and strengthen you, may the Spirit of the living GOD strengthen you to pray more and lead you to pray effectively. All these I pray in Jesus name, Amen.

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