LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF PSALM 5:12 (NIV)
" Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield."
10 KEYS THAT CAN HINDER THE FAVOR OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE.
1.Fear - is one of the biggest hindrances of favour in a believers life . Why? fear will stop you from meeting/talking to your God ordained helper when the opportunity comes. fear will stop you from asking God what you truly need , pretending to be humble , when God cannot be deceived , He sees what you need in your heart , but out of fear , you are not asking , but just beating around the bush. Isaiah 41:10 (Amp)" Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice."
2.Doubt - will take you out of His arena of favor .James 1:7 .NB: God can never be pleased when you doubt Him. Heb 11:6 (NIV)"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."
3. Unbelief - will stop the favour of God from manifesting in your life . Why? Even Jesus could not do much in His home town because of unbelief! Matt 13:58 (NLT)"And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief."
4.Complaining - Daddy does not like complainers . It takes one away from the favour of God. Phil 2:14 (ISV)"Do everything without complaining or arguing ."
5.Offence - Is so easy for one to become offended . but it will cost you if you permit it. It is that dangerous . If you see John the Baptist , ask him and he will tell you his pitiable story in the hand of Herod. I want to believe , that God's favour would have saved his head , if he wasn't offended. else?Matt 11:3(NIV)"to ask him, "Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone
6.Lack of love - Faith walketh by love , so without love you cannot connect to the God of faith who specializes in blessing His children with favour. Gal 5:6 "For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love."
7.Lack of confidence - Scripture rightly puts it like this heb 10:35(ISV)"So don't lose your confidence, since it holds a great reward for you." . so we sum it up , that lack of confidence in God will cause you to lose your reward / favour from Him .
8.lack of joy - Our God is a God of joy ,everything about God from scripture is full of joy .So if you lack joy , how do you connect to the God of favour ? Question. psalm 16:11(NIV)"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." His right hand is full of His favour . Amen.
9.Ingratitude - Will stop the favour of God from flowing in your life any day . Even for the air we breath every day , God expects us to be grateful to him. Luke 17:18(NLT)"Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?"
10.prayerlessness- Someone said , if you fail to pray to the God of favour , is like telling God you can do it on your own .lol , Is not possible o . period! Jer 33:3 (NIV)"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'" . So if you fail to call to the God of favour , you are on your own sir!
personal quote :
"God's presence is what attracts favor into your life"
PRAYER : Father let your light of favor begin to radiate around me from now on in the name of Jesus , Amen.
you re favoured!