The Investment of Prayer
The investment of prayer is a vital requirement, for the fulfillment of purpose. All plans and purposes of God for your life will always require a heavy investment of prayer and supplication. Observe that after the Lord has declared that He has plans to prosper you and to give you a future filled with hope, the next thing He talks about is prayer?
Here is what the Lord says, “For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the LORD. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope. 12. When you call out to me and come to me in prayer, I will hear your prayers. 13. When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you seek me with all your heart and soul,” (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
Many are excited that God has plans for them and do not read further, to discover that prayer is vital to actualizing dreams. Notice, that plan was mentioned three times in the text, and prayer was mentioned four times, when you consider that worship is a form of prayer. Prayer is not optional in the strategy of fulfillment; it is not a matter of if; it is a matter of when.
Reasons for Prayer Investment
Prayer is required to discover God’s plans and purposes for your life. You must invest time into a prayer of inquiry, diligently searching His mind about His plans for your life. If you don’t ask, you cannot receive, and you cannot find if you don’t seek. Your investment in prayer does not end with finding; it must continue till the purpose is fulfilled.
In addition to praying to discover purpose, prayer is required to resist all oppositions of hell, against fulfilling your purpose. The devil doesn’t go to rest just because believers have discovered purpose; he mobilizes all his resources to hinder the fulfillment of purpose. Many believers want to fulfill their purpose but are not willing to pray. Prayerlessness is the reason for many aborted purposes. Your purpose shall not be aborted, in Jesus’ name. You cannot afford to be prayerless when your purpose is at stake.
Let’s Talk About It.
What level of prayer are you investing into God’s purpose for your life?
Father, empower my prayer life to the highest dimension this year, in Jesus’ name.