Everything comes from somebody. Whatever you need already exists. Ask. Ask with joy. Somebody wants to reveal His power to you. Receiving requires qualification.
Adversity is just a page, not your whole book. Adversity is simply hell’s attempt to abort the next season of blessing God has scheduled for your life. The eyes of your Father are upon you. Expect a miraculous rescue.
List your personal financial needs. These may include money for your home, your children’s education or whatever. Your faith will begin to respond to this specific target. Now, hold this list before the Lord. Wrap your faith around it and watch Jehovah-Jireh, your Provider, begin to move in your life.
EVERYTHING GOD CREATES IS A SOLUTION TO SOMETHING
When God created you, He gave you certain gifts and talents to accomplish something He wanted you to do. We call that an “Assignment.” The problem that infuriates you the most is often the problem God has assigned you to solve. Everything God creates is a solution to something. You are a life-jacket to someone drowning. Find them. Those who unlock your compassion are those to whom you have been assigned.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CLIMATE YOU PERMIT AROUND YOU
Moses sent 12 men to spy on the land of Canaan. Ten of the spies came back speaking words of defeat. “We’re nothing. We are like grasshoppers next to those huge giants.” These ten were grasshoppers. However, the remaining two were giant-killers. Joshua and Caleb refused grasshopper talk. Instead, they declared, “We are well able to overcome the giants.” God gave them the land.
Praise is your verbal and physical response to the greatness of God. Music, singing, worship creates an atmosphere for miracles. You are responsible for the climate you permit around you. The atmosphere you permit determines the product you produce.
READ THE BIOGRAPHIES OF GREAT MEN
People are different. Some are losers. Some are champions. Study the champions. Meditate on the Biblical accounts of David, Abraham, Joseph, Apostle Paul. Visit your local library. Read the biographies of great men. Readers become leaders. Read, read, and read.
ADVERSITY IS SIMPLY YOUR ENEMIES’ REACTION TO YOUR PROGRESS
Adversity is a season of unusual attack. So, consider using unusual weapons. Fasting is a feared weapon in battle. It is a tool that sharpens your spiritual sensitivity to God. Use it.
There are four ways to respond to a crisis: Maximize it. Minimize it. Advertise it. Analyze it. Maximizing is to exaggerate the crisis. Minimizing is to understate the crisis. Advertising is to tell the whole world about it. Analyzing is extracting useful information from it. The crisis is merely concentrated information. Adversity is simply your enemies’ reaction to your progress. Taking the time to analyze it will benefit you.
ONLY GOD CAN TRULY REPAIR US
When you receive a product you have ordered through the mail, it may arrive damaged. You have to return it to the manufacturer for repair. Your life is the same way. Sometimes the painful experiences have left us damaged. Only God can truly repair us. Don’t be afraid of God. Dare to reach for Him. He loves you far more than you will ever know.