Prayers to Know God’s Will Concerning Any Issue
Not All That Glitters Are Gold
In my last post, Taking the Right Decisions, I shared with you a personal story that happened to me some time ago. The reason I believe so much in praying through any decision is because it can be the difference between success and failure. It can be the difference between peace of mind and unexpected troubles. In fact, it can even be the difference between life and death, prosperity and poverty and so on.
In my book, Prayers that Break Curses, I talked about the curse of disobedience to divine signals. I stated clearly that I believe that this self-inflicted curse is the greatest curse in life. Let me tell you why.
In 2009, I registered a company, and in 2010, I went into a business partnership with two friends of mine. We decided to raise funds for trading. Our business plan looked good and we seemed so qualified for our business idea and direction.
It wasn’t long before people started bringing funds to us for business. Our terms were that their capital were secured, no matter what. Things were looking so good that one could literally look at tomorrow and believe that we were made.
But there was a small problem. Inside me, the CEO of the company, I had this uncomfortable feeling that all was not going to be well. I was just uncomfortable about the whole arrangement – the partnership, the business, everything. I couldn’t really see any physical reason for this “uncomfortability”, because all seems to be in order. The money was coming in, people were responding to our business plan, we had spent days praying, fasting, and sowing seeds in different ministries for divine backing, so why the inner fear? Why the inner discomfort?
I called my friends and told them that we need to dissolve this business and refund our investors right away. I didn’t have any other proof except that I know that this inner discomfort was a sign of danger ahead. Unfortunately, they looked at me like I was nuts. The accountant used figures to prove me wrong.
So we had to continue.
Fast forward, in 2011, we did some wrong transactions and that was it. We lost every fund with us. We wound up and ran into huge debts, followed with all manner of crisis. The investors, all of them, wanted their monies back. And so began a long fight that has lasted several years, a fight that only the grace of God is helping to see me through.
What Went Wrong?
As you know, there’s nothing wrong with going into business partnership, or raising external capital for business. Nothing whatsoever. But the fact is that not all that glitters are gold. God is the one who knows our tomorrow better than our paper plans do. So submitting to Him is better than our smartness.
I also believe in giving, fasting and praying for spiritual breakthrough. But these acts cannot replace the place of obeying God’s signals and direction. In fact…
We may give so much and yet not be blessed. We may fast and pray so much yet still be oppressed so much, especially when we knowingly or unknowingly ignore God’s inner witnesses to us.
Don’t ever forget these scriptures:
This is a lesson I’ve learned the hard way. And now, if there is one prayer I pray every day, it is that I hear Him and submit to His will per time. This has also formed a very vital aspect of my teachings.
The world is a dangerous place to live. The devil is working hard to destroy humanity and cause people to go through all manner of pains (John 10:10), including Christians. But our God wants to protect us from all manner of dangers and the traps of the devil. However, only when we learn to submit to His direction can He help us have the abundant life that we desire
Learn to Pray Through All Your Decisions
Oh well, there are decisions we can take, like what to eat, what to wear and so many others that do not need praying through. But I believe that many of our daily decisions need praying through.
Don’t take major decisions, like where to work, where to live, business to invest, who to marry, who to employ, etc, without praying through.
By praying through I mean spending time to pray, think and read scriptures until there is some assurance in your spirit to proceed or not about the issue in question.
Some times you may add some fasting and withdrawal and possibly take some days before coming to a decision on what to do. Whatever price has to be paid to take the right decision is definitely worth it.
Below I have provided you with some prayer points to help you pray through when trying to take decisions. You can use these prayer points to determine the following:
- Whether a particular thing is God’s choice for you.
- To discover secret thing is God’s choice for you
- To receive revelation and knowledge on any issue.
- To know the mind of God concerning a particular issue.