A young graduate was asked by a visiting minister in a church, “What do you want? What are you doing at the moment?” His response startled everyone. He said, “I’m a student.” People shouted at him; “You are not a student, but a graduate looking for job.” He was prayed for, and he got a fantastic job not long from that time.

Friend, you must be clear about what you want in life. Specificity is the secret of the Kingdom. Nothing becomes dynamic unless it is specific. You must not be vague in your pursuits and requests. Did you notice that Jesus often asked people, “What do you want me to do for you” (Matthew 20:30-34)? The omniscient God should know what people want.

God wants to be sure that you really want what you want. In fact, God cannot force stuff on you. You need to show that you are interested by being specific. There’s this story of a blind man who was met by an Evangelist. The Evangelist, out of compassion, prayed for him, and he received his sight. But to his amazement, the man shouted, “Who told you to heal me?” He had become used to his beggarly life.

“Who told you to heal me?” You need to give life permission to do you good. You need to give God permission to bless you. You need to be specific. Don’t just say, “I need a job.” Be specific. What kind of job do you need? What kind of life partner do you need? What kind of car do you need? What do you really want?

Being specific about what you want would help you to recognize and seize opportunities. The truth is, a lot of opportunities are passing by you daily. Your lack of specificity may be the reason you are missing them. Being specific is how you can make the most of every opportunity (Ephesians 5:16).

This season, be specific with your life. Sit down and define what you want. What you don’t define, you cannot find. As you pray, don’t be vague. Be specific. Don’t speak to just any mountain; identify your specific mountain and speak to it (Matthew 17:20, 21:21, Mark 11:23). Tell God exactly what you want. Tell life exactly what you want. Tell people exactly what you want. You will have it. Amen!

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria