TOPIC: VALUES – KEY TO ACTIVATING FAVOUR
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 12: 32. And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter!
We have already established that the keys to activating favour are: Wisdom of speech making, Honour and Integrity. Today we shall look at another key for activating favour and that is the key of value.
What do we mean by value?
Value means the measure of your usefulness to man, society and God. Value means what you have to offer on the table of life.
There are those who have something to offer but what they have to offer is not needed. Your usefulness to God provokes favour with God and your usefulness to man provokes favour with men!
How useful you are depends on the investment of your mind. So ensure there are weightier matters in your mind by investing in superior information in your mind.
Your usefulness is determined by who is looking for you! In order words who is placing a demand on your value matters. So if you are valuable and Kings are not demanding for your usefulness yet, then your value is poor.
Your value is a function of your mindset! This is why education is so vital in becoming valuable. Both formal and informal education has a way of enhancing your value.
So you must invest so much into your mind acquiring skills, sharpening yourself, going for training and retraining such that you become highly valuable and indispensable.
Types of value
1. Virtues (Colo.3:12-14); virtue speaks of character. This is where competency, gifts and skills are not enough to keep you in a job! Your certificate becomes helpless when character is absent!
This explains why those that award degree will often say you are “worthy in character and in learning” before awarding the degree. So if competency, certificate or skills gives you a job, it will take virtue/character to keep you on the job.
2. Skills (1Kg.7:13-15): This is the ability to do something that comes from training, experience, or practice.
3. Gift/talent: this is what you can do even without formal training. However, if gifts must become valuable, you must pay the sacrifice to seat and learn under an uncommon mentor.
4. Others includes the Anointing, training etc
From our anchor scripture(1Chro.12:32), we discover that the children of Issachar were privileged to be head of others because they offered value which is Leadership by the wisdom of knowing what Israel ought to do.
Beloved, you can not be providing value that is highly demanded and not be appreciated. Favour goes after a man that is highly professional in providing values. This is why we encourage believer to be competent in whatever value they have to offer their generation.
What is competency?
It is mastery! It is ability to surpassed ordinary standards. It is excellence in delivery.
Competency will break prejudice, racism or any kind of discrimination. The idea of nobody likes me dies off in the presence of competence. Infact a competent man easily won the attention of the interviewer during interview session.
Another example is, the most intelligent student in class will always win the favour of his or her teacher. The most skillful footballer will always win the favour of every spectator as every one will always admire how he plays on the pitch.
It was competence that brought David to the palace (1Sam.16:18)! And competence made Saul to like him and accept his person;
1 Samuel 16: 22. And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.
Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real. It is time to settle where you will spend eternity with God. Give your heart to Jesus today if you haven’t done so.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord I receive grace to be valuable in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy the release of Grace to be competent in whatever area of life you have to offer value to your world in the name of Jesus.
– May the lifting power of God lift you up today in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you real good.