When God has favored You, it does not matter how many have rejected or neglected you, Gods favor outweighs all opposition; With Gods favor you are a winner. When you walk in His favor, God will always put you where He wants you…even if no one thinks you deserve the position; Mercy and Goodness will follow you all the days of your Life.
Here are eight ways you can keep Gods favor reigning in your life
- Righteousness (Godliness)
This will always produce greatness even in the midst of opposition and challenges. All uniquely favored men in the bible like Joseph, Job, and Daniel were lifted because of their godliness. For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield (Psalm 5:12).
Forgive offenses. God forgives as we forgive. The scripture says in Mathew 6:12-15 (….if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you). As a believer, God does not forgive based on His capacity to forgive, but He forgives according to the proportion we forgive. He doesn’t give forgiveness because you need it, but because you have sowed it or done it. If you need divine favour, learn to forgive.
- Honor the Spiritual chain of authority.
There are three divinely ordained or major areas of authority that the Lord has set. These are: Government (Nation), The Church (Spiritual) and the family (Parental). Blessing doesn’t flow up, it flows down. It goes from Abraham to Isaac to Jacob. That is why the bible says the greater blesses the lesser. (Heb 7:7)
- Use your gifts.
God greatly blesses us when we put to use our gifts and talents that He has given to us. There are believers, who never put their talents to use and remain very poor, but some non-believers put their business, running, football skills to use and they get greatly blessed. The story of the talents in Mathew 25:14-28 should teach us a big lesson on this.
- Respect servants of God.
One of the fastest ways to obtaining favour is to respect servants of God. Many believers have failed here greatly; they have remained stagnant because they have familiarized the man of God around them. They get used to him/her because of their simplicity and fail to respect them, hence miss their blessings. Numbers 16:19-40 Korah, Dathan and Abiram with all their families were swallowed by the earth, because they gathered against Moses and Aaron. Numbers 12:1-15 Miriam and Aaron, God punished them because they never respected Moses.
That is the reason why David respected Saul even after Saul was rejected by God.
- Giving (tithe, offering and other gifts of love to the Lord):
You will receive financial and other favours when you give. 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).
Keeping Company with the Favored.
The Company you keep determines what accompanies you. Where you sit, whom you walk with and where you stand determine the outcome of your life (Psalm 1:1-3). He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20).
- Singing Praises to God.
It is a master qualifier for the flow of favour. When you engage in high praises, it touches the heart of God because that is one thing God cannot do for Himself. So, He places extreme value on it and those who do it for Him (Psalm 67: 5-7).
Prayer and Fasting: Nehemiah prayed for God’s favour and the king favoured him beyond imagination (Nehemiah 1:4-12). Esther and Jabez were also beneficiaries of divine favour through the platform of prayer and fasting. This one alone without the others will not help much.
If you want to be a person of Divine favour you must be a person who is repentant, nothing puts you in the right standing with the Lord apart from repentance, and that is the reason why God said David was a man after His own heart, not because David never sinned, but because he had a repentant heart. Also 2 Chronicles 7:14 – If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Job 11:13-15 Action steps: – Devote your heart to Him – stretch out your hands to Him – put away sin that’s in your hand – don’t allow evil to dwell in your house – lift up your face without shame – stand firm without fear … Job 11:16-19 Promises: – you will forget your trouble – life will be brighter – darkness will disappear – you will be secure – you will have hope – you will rest in safety – you will lie down without fear – many will court your favor