Do you have an important meeting, interview, conflict coming soon?
The most important preparation you can do is through prayer. I mentioned this to a friend who replied “I can’t even get myself in the frame of mind to pray for that person right now.
It’s not always easy, but these are the steps of discipline that we have to adapt if we are going to be successful in the Kingdom. It is a paradox for sure: I am angry, anxious, overwhelmed to deal with a job interview. I have to go in an get my work evaluation. I received a traffic ticket and need to explain the circumstances to a judge. These are the moments when it is so easy to forget that we were told that we would have have difficulties (you will have tribulation – Jn. 16:33) and then the flesh rises up. Don’t let your feelings oppose the good that you need to do.
Jesus said “bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (Mt. 5:44b) Bless them and pray for those who have rule over you. These are guide posts that are needed to fully become engaged in the battle before you. Rather than giving in, ask for favor for your supervisor. Ask that the judge be in the right frame of mind while you are in front of her. Ask that there be peace in your workplace for the day of your big presentation.
This is how you receive favor. You are the child of the King. Embrace Him and His reign over your situation. Let Him know that you trust him with the big and small details of your life. We walk with His presence into every foot of this creation – that’s how He planned it. I enter every room with His favor and by doing His will, His will is done in Earth as it is in Heaven.