Recipes for Winning
“And Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, … He sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.”– 2 Chronicles 26:3a & 5
God loves us and wants us to prosper and be successful! And because of His love, He always makes help and resources available to us whenever we are in need. That’s the awesome privilege that we have as children of God. But, to enjoy God’s unlimited supply of help and resources, there are certain conditions we must fulfill. We must ensure that we cultivate certain habits and build a lifestyle with God.
Firstly, we must always seek intimacy with God through fellowship – never start your day without Him. God only rewards those who devote all their passion and strength to seeking Him. Secondly, we must study His word – in God’s word, we find the promises, principles, tools, ideas, help and answers we need to live a life of consistent success.
Finally, you must learn to discipline yourself. In the same way that athletes discipline their bodies by removing distractions, refusing to eat certain things and exercising very regularly, we too must learn proper spiritual discipline. One of the best ways to build spiritual stamina and discipline is through fasting. Fasting teaches you to subject your flesh and its desires to the will of God, and to remove distractions and limiting factors around your life.
We can never achieve and sustain divine success without committing to fulfilling these conditions. Even Jesus, God’s own son, knew that his success on the Earth required work on his part. He prayed every day and at every opportunity He had. He fasted for 40 days at the beginning of His earthly ministry to help him align fully with God’s will.
When you pray, study God’s word and fast regularly, the fabric of your heart changes. It becomes easier for you to align with everything God wants to do with you, and that puts you to the winning side. So commit to obeying God in these areas and watch how you enjoy sustained, unparalleled success!
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