DIVINE SPECIFICATIONS FOR GOOD SUCCESS

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY
DEVOTIONAL…
DATE : Wednesday 25 June 2014
THEME : DIVINE SPECIFICATIONS
FOR GOOD SUCCESS
Memorise:
Give, and it shall be given unto
you; good measure, pressed down,
and shaken together, and running
over, shall men give into your
bosom. For with the same
measure that ye mete withal it
shall be measured to you again.
Luke 6:38
Read:
1 Chronicles 4:9-10
9 And Jabez was more honourable
than his brethren: and his mother
called his name Jabez, saying,
Because I bare him with sorrow.
10 And Jabez called on the God of
Israel, saying, Oh that thou
wouldest bless me indeed, and
enlarge my coast, and that thine
hand might be with me, and that
thou wouldest keep me from evil,
that it may not grieve me! And God
granted him that which he
requested.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : NUMBERS 5 –
6 and PSALM 139:1-16
Message
Virtually everything on earth is
guided by principles, rules and
regulations. There are divine
specifications (Biblical principles
and rules) for whoever wishes to
be successful in any area of life. It
has been rightly pointed out by
those who claim to be experts that
one in every three marriages,
businesses and ministries fail.
However, there are important
biblical principles which will help
you to succeed where others have
failed. To succeed where others
have failed, learn to do these two
things. First, observe why others
failed. This principle is illustrated
by this old African fable. An old
lion requested a visit in his den
from other animals because he
was sick and at the point of death.
Many animals except the tortoise
heeded the invitation; they never
returned again. After a long while,
the tortoise visited the lion.
However, instead of entering the
lion’s den, he stayed outside. He
observed that there were many
footsteps entering the lion’s den,
but none coming out. So from
outside, the tortoise greeted the
lion and quickly fled his den. The
tortoise succeeded where other
animals failed because it was
patient enough to observe and
discover why others failed. The
second secret is to know where to
start. Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:10
knew where to start.
“And Jabez called on the God of
Israel, saying, Oh that thou
wouldest bless me indeed, and
enlarge my coast, and that thine
hand might be with me, and that
thou wouldest keep me from evil,
that it may not grieve me! And God
granted him that which he
requested.”
Are you into a business venture,
full time ministry or marriage that
is in crisis? To succeed where
others failed, discover why they
failed. There are reasons why
many ventures fail. These include
poor business plans, lack of vision
and commitment, poor market
assessment, wrong financial
considerations, weak monitoring
and prayerlessness. After
discovering why others failed,
know where to start. To succeed in
marriage, career, academics,
business life and ministry, you
should have a vision. Run your life,
business and ministry
professionally. Plan ahead, be
organised and be committed to
excellence. You should also be
diligent and hardworking. Be
persistent and let God be your
Number One priority. Jabez was
more honourable than his brethren
because he called on the El-
Shaddai and was specific in his
request. He requested for divine
prosperity and protection and
received both from God. You can
do the same today.
Key Point:
To succeed where others failed, let
God be your Number One.

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