3 Shocking Costs Of Business And Career Breakthroughs

3 shocking costs of business and career breakthroughs

Spiritual cost. Most business men believe that spirituality should be separated from business. This is where they all missed it. Spirituality is key to a thriving business. Because you need to be led by the Holy Spirit to make the right business decisions. Sadly, many people make big decisions in life without hearing from God. Lack of divine directions are the reasons for our poor decisions.

I read a story of a business man who was sold out to the things of God, he was led by God to purchase some land properties which he did, after some period of time, it was discovered that there was gold on the land. He is now swimming in an ocean of supernatural wealth.

Righteousness. The master key to business breakthrough because it opens doors to divine directions. Job was a perfect and upright man who hated evil and love good (God and devil testified), as a result, he had the largest business of his time (Job.1).

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon (Psalm.92:12).

Because. (there is always a “because” for all our breakthroughs to be released). Because Job was a righteous man, the secret of God was upon his tabernacle as he was in the days of his youth (Job.29:4). The scripture also says, the secret of God is with them that fear him (Psalm.25:14).

Intellectual cost. Lack of intellectual property is the reason for our poverty. Knowledge is the master key to sustainable empowerment. Nothing empowers like knowledge (Prayer empowers but cannot empower above knowledge. The prayer you need to pray is that God should show you the materials to study). Knowledge Is the key to freedom. Where knowledge reigns mountain trembles. The truth is that: my people (God’s people) are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea.4:6).

Capacity and character. We live in a society where there is a gross deficiency of capacity. You’re are employable because of two major reasons: 1) capacity 2) character. The two are mutually exclusive. If you have capacity without character, you might get the job but very soon you’d be fired; if you have character without capacity, you may likely not get the job because character alone can’t do the job.

Until you build capacity and character, your chances of getting a sustainable employment are very slim (training up is your way up). Christianity has equipped you with solid character enough, thank God for that but without capacity, character alone will fail.

Physical cost. Many people erroneously believe that it takes money to make a success in business. While money is useful, your energy is needed more than anything else. Serving God guarantees strength, vitality and health which are useful for building a vibrant and thriving business. Money is good for business but without spiritual, intellectual and physical capacities, finance is futile and impotent on its own.

There are many people running businesses with a huge amount of capital but have never read a single book about the business and how to manage their finances or even attend seminars. That is the reason for their business failures not because of lack of funds but poor management of self, time, energy and resources – as a result of intellectual bankruptcy.

Discipline. The subject discipline is very vital in every field of endeavour. It simply means doing what it takes or demands to complete a given task. Not how convenient the task is but by going extra miles to accomplish the task. No matter how small is what you’re doing right now, if you can pay more attention to it, you’d be surprised that God would turn it into something big.

A business man who hanged a TV box on his office wall, watching BBC and Aljazeera instead of focusing on his business will eventually fail due to lack of focus. Same also applies to a business person who is constantly distracted by checking his/her social media outlets notifications and emails at the expense of his primary business.

Brethren, in summary, the three shocking costs of business and career breakthroughs are:

  • Spiritual cost: righteousness is the master key to business breakthrough and there is always a ‘because’ for the release of our breakthroughs.
  • Intellectual cost: capacity and character are what you need to be gainfully employed and have a successful career.
  • Physical cost: discipline is needed to thrive in our business and career.

Understanding The Wonders Of Prayer And Fasting Lifestyle

understanding the wonders of prayer and fasting

Prayer is a dialogue and not a monologue (a dialogue between humanity and divinity). As we’ve all known from our English class that a communication process is incomplete without a feedback. In the same vein, a prayer process is incomplete without an answer. As a matter of fact, there is not unanswered prayer in the scripture.

Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. [18] And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit (James.5:17-18)

God is not an idol wait for an answer when you pray to Him

What is fasting?

Fasting implies fastening your body to edify your spirit. Both prayer and fasting are God’s commandments (Mathew.6:6/17).

Pray without ceasing (1Thes.5:17)

Why must I engage in prayer and fasting as a lifestyle?

a). Because prayer and fasting are the proven platforms for spiritual exercise and only charged people can change their world (only charged people can become change agents).

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come (1Timothy.4:8)

b). Because a lifestyle of prayer and fasting is the surest way to keep our fire burning on the altar.

And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings. [13] The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it

shall never go out. (Leviticus.6:12-13)

keep the fire on the altar ever burning

c). Because the house of God is the house of prayer and the house of prayer is YOU. The scripture says, Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves (Luke.19:46). We are God’s building (1 Cor.3:9). In addition, a praying church is a growing church and a growing church is a praying church. Prayer doesn’t only change things but also changes people (Luke.9:29). There are no growing ministries, blogs, businesses, but there are growing ministers, bloggers, business men respectively. In case you’re a minister reading this, the secret of church growth is kingdom oriented prayers (Mathew.6:9).

d). Because the platform of prayer and fasting is the platform for supernatural empowerment. Supernatural empowerment is what causes stars to rise.

And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, [36] And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! For with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. [37] And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about. (Luke.4:33, 36-37)

Before Jesus went to the wilderness to fast for forty days and nights, He had no identity, (He used to be known as Jesus “the son of carpenter”). But when He returned from the wilderness, He returned with a new identity, power and authority. Demons cried out His name and left their victims. People began to exclaim, what manner of man is this! We’ve seen strange things today! Even the wind obeyed Him! We’ve never seen it in this fashion! (Mathew.8:27, Luke.5:26). He was announced. Same way God will announce you to the world around you, no matter your background.

If supernatural prosperity is your immediate desire, dive into giving, but if power over all powers of darkness is your immediate desire, dive into prayer and fasting.

e). Because engaging in a prayer and fasting lifestyle causes all mountains to give way. Mountains represent problems, afflictions, and barriers. Understand this, there are some certain mountains that won’t bow out until you enter or dive into prayer and fasting.

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. [21] Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting (Mathew.17:20-21)

an help from man is prone to failure but an help from God will never fail

f). Because the platform of prayer and fasting lifestyle is the cheapest way to obtain freedom from all satanic oppressions.

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To lose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? (Isaiah.58:6)

g). Because prayer and fasting lifestyle enhances our speed in life. It facilitates light, which in turn propels speedy journey in every sphere of life.

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).

God is not an idol wait for an answer when you pray

Final thoughts

  • Prayer is a conversation between humanity and divinity – there must be feedback.
  • 70% of our prayers are answered by what God shows us.
  • What God shows us makes us a show.
  • Because prayer and fasting is a platform for spiritual exercise, you must engage in it as a lifestyle.
  • if you’re not engaging in prayer and fasting as a lifestyle, the fire of revival would die in you.
  • Because you’re God’s building and the house of God is a house of prayer. Anchored on this reason, engage perpetually.
  • When you engage as a lifestyle, God will empower you, which causes your star to rise.
  • You need to engage either in the chosen fast or inspired one because mountains remain at the spot until you dive into prayer and fasting.
  • Darkness, frustration, confusion and stagnation become the order of the day expect you buy to the idea of a prayer and fasting as lifestyle.

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