Do you feel like you are at your wits end? Feeling helpless and thinking that you cannot do whatever you need to do? Is it a deadline staring in your face? Are you feeling the pressure of work and the stress of obligations clamoring for your attention?
It doesn’t have to be this way; God is your very present help in times of need. He is your strength and strengthener and by Him you can leap over a wall. No limits in God; there are only men whose trust is limited to what seems easier and whose faith is expressed sparing. No matter the task at hand, the challenges in your way, and deadlines to meet, you are well able to come through victoriously.
The greatest challenge for men is trying to be a superman yet God wants us to be supernatural. In the natural there are limitations that everyone operating in that realm cannot overcome. Supermen crumble under the weight of expectations and the demands of wear and tear. However, being supernatural is the employment of God’s strength at work in us as His children. Paul said; I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13. Through Christ’s strength you can do all things; you can accomplish all that you need to accomplish in the time you have to accomplish it, supernaturally. The supernatural power of God is resident in every believer; it is the same power that raised Christ from the dead (Ephesians 1:19), however, many live oblivious of this power. Supermen rely on their human strength, ingenuity and expertise, which is all limited. For us who are in Christ we are daily energized by the Spirit of God to live supernaturally and do exploits. We need to know our God with an intimate knowledge which will birth absolute trust and reliance on Him in everything. ‘…but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.’ Daniel 11:32
How do we make this power available and usable in our day to day lives? The writer of James has the answer. ‘The earnest(heartfelt, continued) prayerof a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. James 5:16 AMP. This power is made available by praying fervently. This type of prayer is from the heart, continued and passionate. It doesn’t have to be long but fervent. We are in a fast world where we are tuned to quick-half-hearted prayers and most times we would rather have someone else pray for us without our involvement. But if we are to make this tremendous power available to work dynamically in our lives, we need to make time and pray fervently. This dynamic power is the supernatural power of God given to us through Christ Jesus. Maybe you need an idea, clarification, or you have to make a decision quickly, let the Holy Spirit help you. If you have lots of work on your desk with many deadlines to beat, you can pray in tongues, and as you do, you are energized and refreshed in your mind. You will be amazed by how much you can accomplish supernaturally than by mere will power or natural prowess. Christ is in you by His Spirit, by praying fervently, you are activating the power of Christ in you for yourown strengthening.
Can you finish that work load? Yes you can! Is it possible to handle excellently all the demands on your time? Yes you can! Can you work faster and yet orderly? Yes you can! Can you live a fulfilled life? Yes you can! You can be all that God wants you to be. Over the years I have discovered that I always accomplish much, work faster and stay sharper, supernaturally than by any other means. This is usually a result of fervent praying whose length isn’t constant, but whose passion and faith in God are unchanging. Try it out today, you will be amazed.
Robert Ssesanga is the founder of Aflame Gospel Ministries a multifaceted Christian ministry and the Senior Pastor of Aflame Gospel Assembly in Kampala, Uganda. He is an author and a conference speaker who travels extensively to nations. He preaches the gospel with signs, miracles and wonders, as God attests to His word with power. His emphasis on victorious living and enjoying the supernatural life has been instrumental to many lives that have been impacted over the years in many nations. HIs passion is to demonstrate the gospel and impact generations.