Friday, June 16, 2017

What You Need Is Character, Not Prayers

Sometimes You Need CHARACTER, Not Prayer. One Sunday, my pastor told a story of a young man who was desperately in search of a job, he submitted his CV to a company, expecting his call up for an interview. Unknown to him, someone in the company recommended him, so he was preferred.

What You Need Is  Character, Not Prayers

The company called him without hinting, dude was rude on phone; so impolite, and that was how he lost the job. He got to know later that it was the company, and was so remorseful, but it was too late. He went to my pastor to pray for him, that he'd find another opening. According to my pastor, He prayed for him. But he told him that no matter how we pray, an attitude has its place. 

This the strong truth a lot of Christians fail to understand. Prayer is good, but prayer isn't the answer to everything. Somewhere in the scriptures, the Bible says that before we pray, he will answer.. You know why? Because we've exhibited attitudes that will attract miracles... People, sometimes for miracles to happen, what you need is character, not prayer, not speaking in tongues. 

God is a spirit, and for him to bless you, he needs to pass through a man. If you lack good relationships with men, you'll hardly be blessed. God works with a relationship. You must learn to treat people with courtesy... The Shunammite woman must have been praying for a child all through her life. I'm sure. 

She was a prominent woman and surely she had money but couldn't buy a child. You know what made her have a child? She took care of Elisha, a man of God. She  respected him, she was hospitable, she was kind, she had character! Elisha, spoke into her womb and in a year, she had a child. Assuming she wasn't hospitable? Polite, and kind? She would've still been praying and fasting, binding and casting demons that don't exist. Sometimes, we are our demons. 

Our attitudes are our destiny killers. Some of you have insulted people that were divinely orchestrated to help you.. Some of you are keeping malice with your destiny helper.. Some of you are still suffering, not because you lack talent but because you lack character. Talent is attractive. Anyone can be talented, but character is a proof of discipline. A proof of responsibility. 

Character sustains the attraction talent gives you. A character is a virtue, and sometimes what we call FAVOR is triggered by virtue. Mary was a Virgin. She had virtue! Which attracted the favor of being the mother of the Savior of the world!! In all thy getting, get character... Respect people. 

Treat strangers with courtesy.. Be kind.. Your Angel won't always come like an Angel.. Look down on nobody, anyone can change your life. It was the maid of Naaman, that told him where to get healing. Naaman was a great man but had leprosy. He must have visited the greatest hospital in the world as of that time. 

Who would've ever thought that the solution to his problem was in the mouth of his maid? Sometimes the solutions to our problems are trapped in the mouths of mere people, but many of us are not humble enough to see it. Prayer is not all. Build relationships. God will use man. Respect people. 

Get character.




2 comments:

  1. Character sustains the attraction talent gives you. A character is a virtue, and sometimes what we call FAVOR is triggered by virtue.

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