God wants to give us a complete victory but at first we have to go and to fight for the spiritual territories God has called us for.
But if we speak about struggle we have to think about good preparation because the latter will determine whether we get victory or not. If we don’t prepare for the victory, we indirectly prepare for defeat.
Thus, preparation is like a womb for your success. That is why at the beginning of this year we have to make a firm decision to prepare ourselves for success in all spheres.
Moses understood this law after a foolish attempt to set free an Israeli and he committed murder. But the following 40 years taught him to prepare and get experience in order to fulfill commitments.
The same we can say about John the Baptist (Luke 3:1-3), Elisha (1 Kings 19:19,20) and our Lord Jesus Christ who had to prepare and resist temptation before fulfilling His mission on the earth (Luke 2:40, Luke 2:52). The more serious your ministry the more time you need to spend on your preparation.
You know that God can perform a miracle but He wants us to do the first steps. The Lord can give us victory but He won’t do it until we start to fight for it.
Using possibilities when they occur, when they cross our path, is one way for preparation. It makes us worthy of tomorrow’s blessings. If we do not prepare ourselves today, we won’t be worthy of the blessings God wants to give us tomorrow.
I advise everyone to spend the first months of this year on preparation for the victories we are expecting in the second half of the year. Let’s concentrate our time and efforts on acquiring knowledge and necessary information.
But the process of preparation is not only study, it is some actions as well. If we do nothing we have no right to wait for anything. So let us do something, acquire experience, use all possible sources and do not miss an opportunity to study.
In Mathew 25:6-9 we read a story about the clever and the foolish virgins that illustrates to us the importance of the preparation. Let us be clever virgins, keep our lamps filled with oil, and be ready for blessings.
The difference between successful and unlucky people lays in readiness to meet challenges in life.
So what do we need for preparation? That is self-discipline. Thus, let us control ourselves and pray for discipline in work, study, finances and all our spheres of life.
The golden truths we need to remember:
If you do not prepare for the victory, be ready for defeat.
Preparation is a womb for any success.
God expects us to do everything that depends on us, before He does His work.
If we do not prepare ourselves today we won’t be worthy of the blessings God wants to give us tomorrow.
May this year be a year of complete victory for each member of our church. Take this word that God gave us and start fighting in God’s way.
I wish you complete victory in all spheres of your life in 2007!
Senior pastor of “The Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations”