I encourage education. I encourage mentoring. I encourage reading and studying to better your gifting. But at the same time, I know and have experienced the favor factor. The favor of God can take you beyond your education. God’s favor can open doors no man can open for you and can accelerate you faster than earning an advanced degree.
If God has called you to do something and you are feeling inadequate – not smart enough, not relational enough, not strong enough, not young enough, not old enough, not talented enough – trust God’s favor will open doors.
Here are 3 simple steps to accelerate open doors:
1. Study. Read books, go to conferences. Learn what others have done before you.
2. Find a mentor. Be teachable. Ask for impartation.
3. Most importantly trust God to open doors. Don’t look or seek men to accelerate you; only God can do that. He will give you favor with men & women, but we need to look to Him and Him alone.
My prayer for this new decade is for open doors. Will you pray with me?
“Father, I thank you that you have been with us in good times and bad. I thank you that you were our comfort in times of disappointment. You were there when it seemed doors slammed upon us. You were with us when it seemed ceilings kept us from soaring. You were there reminding us of the promise, encouraging us not to give up.
In 2020 Lord, I declare doors are supernaturally opening. Open doors so that the mystery of Christ is spoken boldly and clearly. Give us discernment to know when you have a closed a door or the enemy is trying to thwart our efforts.
In 2020, smash ceilings. Remove any limitations that seek to silence us or prevent us from soaring as eagles. Demolish thought patterns that say, “I can’t.” Let us dream beyond or pay scale.
In 2020, grant us favor with people of influence. Let our gifts make room for us. Give us suddenlies. Do in moments what would take decades in the natural.
In 2020, doors are opening, ceilings are becoming floors, and we will experience suddenlies. Amen.”
This is what you must write to the angel of the church in Philadelphia: I am the one who is holy and true, and I have the keys that belonged to David. When I open a door, no one can close it. And when I close a door, no one can open it. Listen to what I say. (Revelation 3:7 CEVUS06)