Devotional

Preparation For Greatness – By David Ibiyeomie

Preparation is becoming ready for what is desired. Adequate preparation will always receive glorious manifestations. You can’t receive from God until you are prepared.

2 Chronicles 27:6 (KJV)  So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.

It is those who prepare their ways that will make waves and those who cause waves bring news. If you don’t want to be dethroned, prepare your throne. In life, you don’t get ready; you live ready. Poor preparation will deliver poor results because anything you do not take seriously will not produce serious results. No matter your goal, you must make personal preparations. You become a champion by preparation. Talent is worthless without preparations. The future belongs to only those who prepare adequately. Spiritual preparation determines the results you get in the physical because the physical is controlled by the spiritual.

Galatians 2:21 (KJV)  I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

When you do nothing about Grace, you frustrate it. God gives you divine ability but you must take the responsibility. Most people who sit down to analyze occurrences in life don’t go far.

How to prepare for greatness:

  1. Be focused – Once you are specific, things will go dynamic. Distractions are side attractions wanting to get your attention to keep you in detention. Fix your eyes on the goal you intend to achieve and understand that distractions are only temporal. The greatest enemy of focus is distraction.
  2. Be persistent – Matthew 24:13 (KJV) But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Have a never give-up mentality.
  3. Prepare your heart – Jeremiah 29:12-13 (KJV) Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Heart preparation determines earth manifestations.

  1. Have faith – Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

To be great, you have to have faith in God that He is able to help you achieve greatness. God is not moved by your emotions but by your faith so commit Him to perform by having unflinching faith in Him.

  1. Make sacrifices – Luke 9:23 (KJV)  And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

You must pay the price to obtain the prize. Your preparation should be at the expense of your pleasure.

  1. Be expectant – Proverbs 23:18 (KJV) For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

If you expect nothing, you will get nothing.

As you prepare adequately to achieve greatness, the divine ability of God answers to you in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.

 

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