PROMISE. PASSION. PREPARE. POWER Week 3 – PREPARE

We are powering along in the PROMISE. PASSION. PREPARE. POWER 4-week series

This week, I’ll show you 3 top tips on how to PREPARE for your promise

And why it’s super important to PREPARE well

So, you’ve got your PROMISE (Tick)

And you have a truck load of PASSION for it (Tick)

That’s great!

I know, I know

You want to get to the last part of the series – POWER

But it’s really important that you PREPARE well for the longevity of your PROMISE


 1, PREPARE YOUR GIFT FOR THE PROMISE

God reminds us in 1 Timothy 4:14

‘Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.’

It’s so easy to neglect your gift when everything seems to be going wrong

Last Christmas our son finally passed his maths exam

After 4 attempts, no less!  (yay!)

Which meant that he could move up into his second year of University

Exams have always been so easy for him to pass

But as I watched him struggle, revise and sweat over this exam

For a WHOLE year

I told him that even though you know you’re on the right path

God is probably teaching you some things that you’ll need for the longevity of your promise

Tenacity, perseverance and becoming an overcomer are now in his character

Your gifts are tailored to your promise

You need to prepare them, so you can use them correctly

2, PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE PROMISE

Believe it or not, when God gives you a promise

It’s never really about you

It’s all about helping other people

Unfortunaly, some people never fulfil the promise on their lives

Because their motives are all wrong

Don’t let that happen to you

1 Samuel 16:7 says, ‘But God told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.

We can fall into the trap of comparing ourselves with other people

People who are;

Smarter

Better looking

And seem far more talented than we ever think we will become

But God didn’t choose you for your outward appearance

Heavens no!

He saw your heart

So keep those motives in check

3, PREPARE A TABLE FOR YOUR CUP TO OVERFLOW

Psalm 23:5 talks about our enemies

And if you are trying to fulfil that big promise that God gave to you

You can be sure you’ll encounter a few along the way

‘You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.’

Preparing a table requires provisions

It’s making sure all your needs are met

God is saying that right in front of your enemies, He will bless you until your cup overflowsI’ve learnt that not everyone is happy with your calling

If you’re in a dark environment that strives for power and position

Your star won’t be allowed to shine brighter than someone else’s

Which can make you shrink back and be ill-equipped for your promise

Bishop T.D. Jakes sums up this type of behaviour

We are meant to complete each other, not compete with each other.

God has anointed your head with oil

And He will bless you until your cup overflows

Sounds good, yes?

Believe it  –  Live it!

Wendy xo

Have you encountered enemies with your promise?  How has God helped you? I’d love to hear from you!

Don’t miss next week for the final episode of the PROMISE. PASSION. PREPARE. POWER series Week 4 – POWER

Heck yaasss!

 

 

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Wendy Parker

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