I have heard people teach or preach about “the anointing for a 24-hour miracle.” What they mean is that you can receive ‘an anointing’ that would change your story and bring you success within 24 hours. While I believe in the miracle-working power of God, I also know that God is a God of process. Nothing just happens. Behind every “suddenly” of God is the patience of man.

Most of what we call failures today are successes stopped halfway. Don’t conclude that your life or business is not working until you have given it all it takes. Like Joseph, to stand before kings, you need to go through some processes and stay put (Genesis 41:46, Proverbs 22:29). Those who are going to do life and business with you are still in your future, but would you still be in business when they show up?

As a pastor, will your church doors still be opened when the “game-changing members” decide to show up? Would you still be in the ministry preaching life and giving your best when the miracle of growth comes? As a business owner, would your “shop” still be opened when the customer that would change your business for good comes knocking? Or would you have closed shop?

Life will test your conviction and commitment. God will test if you would ever stay through to His call on your life. People are watching and waiting to see if you truly mean business. The devil wants to try you and push you out of your place of success. You need to prove beyond every doubt that you are in it for life. You need to prove to God that you are deserving of the greatness He has packaged in your future.

To achieve anything meaningful in life and become what God has ordained for you, you need to stay put. You need to Follow One Course Until Successful (FOCUS). This is a season to scale up your commitment to life; to your career, business, marriage, ministry etc. It’s not time to give up or give in. The lockdown is over, it’s time to get up and get going. The future is assured. The Miracles are here! You will succeed!

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