Lead Scripture: James 1:5 (NLT) — If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
We were created to WIN! Jesus came so that we may win!
Winning in life is not by chance, but CREATIVELY looking for answers to problems. God has given you a mind for a particular reason. There are certain things that God wants you to discover.
God wants you to win, but it takes partnership with Him to succeed. After prayer, step out and put into action into what you are believing God for.
In life there is the GOD-PART and the MAN-PART, never abdicate yourself from your responsibility of the partnership. There is a part you need to play!
Grace is the God-part, Faith is the man-part! Faith is the hand that receives what grace has already been provided. God has already given everything
James 1:5 (NLT). Some things do not need prayer, just wisdom. Wisdom is the strategy that God puts in your head to win in this life. Most of the time we do not locate God’s ways for winning because we do not use our heads (or the wisdom that He has given us).
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV) — The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
When you been praying, you need to get up and act on what you have been praying for. Let us start to be more practical.
You can choose to be pessimistic, or you can be optimistic. Not everything wrong in our lives is because of the devil, it is because of the stupid things we do.
“Iron rusts from disuse, water loses it’s purity through stagnation” – Leonardo Da Vinci
As believers, when faced with situations, we only resort to prayer, and abdicate taking action.
Action coupled with PRAYER, is God’s plan for us. Matthew 14:16-19 (NLT) — But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.” 17 “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” they answered. 18 “Bring them here,” he said. 19 Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. Jesus prayed, then took action for the miracle to happen.
Esther 4:16 (NKJV) – “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”
There are things in your life that will take your gut and boldness for a miracle to happen. Do not settle, do not be comfortable with where you have been. Esther knew that going to the king was against the law, but she took action anyhow.
After you have prayed, get up and be the CHANGE AGENT! You are the answer to your prayers.
God wants us to win. It gives God joy when we win!