HOW TO GET YOUR PRAYERS FOR SUCCESS ANSWERED!
…During the tournament proper, I could notice that some of these coaches were busy praying and fasting for the teams to do well. Even before the tournaments began I knew they were out. Excellence in life doesn’t come by prayers. It comes by real life tangible work, not ecclesiastical things like prayers. Such things don’t produce excellence. Excellence demands, skills, quality, preparation, repetition. Those are the things that produce great public performance.
“You have to rely on your preparation. You got to really be passionate and try to prepare more than anyone else, and put yourself in a position to succeed, and when the moment comes you got to enjoy, relax, breathe and rely on your preparation so that you can perform and not be anxious or filled with doubt.” – Steve Nash
As great as celestial things like prayers are, they can only give you inspiration which is only about 2% of the factors of earthly success. Inspiration, prayer and anointing could only help when your skill and preparation level is at the highest standard. Much higher than that of your opponents.
“He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.” ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When Serena Williams won twenty grand slams, is it because she had a lot of prayer warriors in her backyard? Or because she had a lot of practices and preparation. Things like this don’t happen by miracles, they happen by predictable laws of life. Again allow me to say I am not bashing prayer warriors or Christians at all. I believe in prayers and I am a praying person myself. Prayers would be necessary only after our best has been done in the natural realm, then prayer will work. But when we have not done the absolute best in our natural might, it is useless to call on God to come and do for us what we are supposed to do ourselves.
When Tiger woods won PGA player of the year for a record eleven times, was it a matter of coincidence or it was because of a lifelong philosophy of sacrificial preparation? When Carl Lewis won four gold medals in four different events in the 1984 Olympics, Is it just because he was born talented? Or because he had a private philosophy that allowed him to put up such a public performance. Remember there were so many talented people in that same Olympic event, but the secret life of preparation that was lived by Carl Lewis gave him the edge.
When Lionel Messi won four world player of the year awards, is it because he is Argentinian? Or is it because he had paid the price of discipline, sacrifice, endurance, self-denial, to sharpen his gift, that now enables him to receive those public accolades. PRIVATE PHILOSOPHY DETERMINE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE
To be continued tomorrow with the following points
- My unique and productive approach to Bible stories
- The danger of over spiritualizing realities
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja