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TOPIC: PREPARING FOR GOD’S BLESSING (PART 2)
Scripture : Philemon 1: 6. That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter with the word of His grace.
Yesterday, we established that God is willing to bless His children (Psalm 84:11) but that most of us are not prepared for God’s lifting and His blessings because the qualifications that attract the lifting are absent in our lives.
Today we shall shed more light on areas where we need capacity development/building.
What are the areas we need to concentrate on developing capacity :
1. Attitude: According to Merriam Webster dictionary attitude is:
a. the way you think and feel about someone or something
b. a feeling or way of thinking that affects a person’s behavior.
So in general attitude is a function of mindset or your way of thinking. Beloved, do you know that your way of thinking all through your life is one of the reasons why you are where you are today?
Sincerely speaking, God would have changed your story long a go but your attitude has hindered Him!
Because it is a law that is backed by God’s integrity that quality thought implies quality life!
You cannot think poverty and become rich! No way.
Your riches begin with your mindset.
You are where you are today based on what you where thinking yesterday, and if there must be meaningful changes, then your attitude to life in general must change today.
If you are lazy, careless or wasteful it is a product of attitude to life.
If you are hardworking, it is also a product of attitude.
Attitude affects every aspect of your life because your thinking pattern births your actions and your actions give birth to your behaviour and your behaviour determines your life.
Proverbs 23: 7. For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
2. Character : This is the second area we need to build capacity. I concluded yesterday by saying, you cannot get by fasting and prayers what you should get by capacity building.
So many of us desire to grow in the anointing, we want a shift in grace level but lack the requisite character that matches with the kind of grace we desire.
Many of us, what is keeping us from flowing in higher dimensions of the graces of God is simply character. God will vet your pride, your anger, your dedication, your love level etc before the release of certain dimension of grace.
There are some persons reading this now who ought to be married long time ago but character bankruptcy has kept them in singlehood.
They have prayed for a husband and in answer to their request God sent them one, but their bad character chased the man away. Some guys cannot keep relationships because of bad temper.
Some ladies cannot be approached because of pride.
Instead of blaming God, look inward, there could be bad character that is transferred from your ancestry, until you deal with it, there may be no head way.
Some shops are closing down because of ‘bad mouth’ and poor customer relations. Don’t use your mouth to destroy your business while you blame the devil.
Proverbs 6: 5. Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler .
Our anchor scripture says acknowledge what is in you(Philemon1:6)!
In order words understand what you carry, find out exactly what is lacking in your life.
What the Holy Ghost is saying today is, “do a check of what you have and what is missing in your life.” Find out the areas of your life you need to get yourself ready for God’s blessing, then know the areas you need to build capacity and the area you need to develop capacity.
Capacity development is improvement on existing traits or tools eg leadership quality.
While capacity building is acquiring what is not there before, changing a bad behaviour to a good one, making a decision to upgrade your life by upgrading your mind.
Nobody will change you except you change by yourself.
A change of life begins with you. It begins with a change of mentality.
You can receive information such as this and do nothing with it!
And some other person goes to work with it.
Are you ready for God’s blessing?
Then take responsibility today.
Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real, you can not afford to gamble with your eternity because doing so might cause you eternal regret.
– Father thank you for your word to me today,
– Lord, I repent of bad character and wrong attitudes to life and I receive grace to continuously build myself in Jesus name.
Prophetic Declaration :
– I prophesy the release of grace for everyone desiring a change of level, receive grace to make necessary adjustment in the name of Jesus.
– Your position can no longer be your condition, you are changing levels in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you real good.