BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH BANQUET
Fighting the good fight of faith is not an admonition, it is a commandment. The fight of faith is holding unto the Word of God until the Word prevails. We fight because champions are made by challenges. If you must be crowned a champion, there must be a fight (1 Timothy 6:12). Life is a conflict zone, not a comfort zone. Life is a battleground, not a playground. In the battles of life, only fighters are qualified to win. Redemption does not exempt you from the challenges of life.
God has a great plan for you. God has designed your destiny for great exploits. Success is His portion for you; unlimited breakthrough is His plan for your business. Why are you frustrated and not getting it the way He has ordained it? It is because there is an adversary that is resisting your advancement (1 Peter 5:8). As soon as He set up the first business and handed it to Adam, the adversary came to drive them out of that business into a life of struggles. We must be conscious that there is a contest, a battle you must fight if you must lay hold on what belongs to you.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesian 6:12).
So, there is an ongoing wrestling. Wickedness is the order of the day in the world (1 John 5:19). That is why we must fight, there is a warfare. How do you survive in the wickedness of the world? You must understand the weapon of fighting the battle. It is the weapon of faith. Faith is the key, it is not a beggarly force, it is a conquering force. Faith is not for victims; it is for conquerors. It is not a negotiating force, it is a violent force and it is not dormant (Mark 2:3-4, Romans 8:35-39, 1 Peter 5:9, Daniel 3:16, 1 John 5:4).
Challenges are part of life. Even though the world is a battlefield, Jesus has overcome, and we are called to take possession. That is what the fight of faith is all about (John 16:33). We must confront the devil with knowledge and victory that Christ has won. In spite of the victory Christ has won, you must still fight because the enemy will not just want to let go easily (1 Peter 5:8, Psalm 74:20).
So, what is business? Business is supplying solution to the troubles of the world. If you are not a solution provider, you are not in business. Money making is secondary, the primary goal of business is to solve a problem. You cannot be a problem solver and not be in money. You cannot supply solution and lack means. It is when your priority is misplaced that you will have problems (Jeremiah 1:5). When you take your place, you will become a commander of results in the world. Do not allow the enemy to scare you. Business is not just an activity, but an activity with targeted answer to supply solution and add value to life. If your own business is not adding value to life, it cannot supply much returns.
Problems are normal to life; so do not think you are the only one (1 Corinthian 10:13). It takes the command of faith to enjoy peace in the troubles of the world. If your business must enjoy a continuous breakthrough, it cannot happen just by your university degree alone. You must understand that faith is the force of living and possibility. Faith is not a probability; faith is an assurance (Hebrew 11:1). When you have faith, you have what it takes to command possibility. Every problem solved that is a blessing to mankind will be paid for. That is what brings the returns to the profit of business. Think away from yourself but think of how to be a blessing to others. That is what the covenant of Abraham is all about: “I will bless you and make you a blessing.” You are sent here to be a blessing. When you think of solving problems, you cannot lack business. There are problems everywhere, all you need is to open your eyes to see them. Men of vision see far; and vision intoxicates (Acts 27:20-25).
Violent faith carries an overcomer mentality; a more than conqueror’s mentality. Your mentality is what has kept you grounded. Change your mentality! Your next level breakthrough demands that you must know better than you know now; a craving to know more is what qualifies you for the next level of breakthrough. Knowledge is the key and every breakthrough in the Kingdom is rooted in Word Encounter (Luke 5:1-5). There is always what to do which is why you need revelation. This knowledge is beyond mental ability. There is what to know that you have not known, you need divine direction (Mark 10:17-21). When you do the right thing, nothing can stop your breakthrough. Education is good but life runs by revelation (1 Corinthian 8:2). Just one word is enough to solve your problems. The Word of God is a solution carrier. Men of the Word are men of solution.
WHAT ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS WE MUST FOLLOW?
I. Seek first the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33).
II. Possess a breakthrough mentality (1 Kings 17:16).
III. Engage in tithing of your business proceeds (Genesis 14:19-20). To sustain the profit of your business and breakthrough, you must be a tither. Tithing is a covenant connection between you and God that will continue to make the rain of ideas flow. Where ideas stop, progress stops, and you will be grounded (Proverb 4:18). Your business must be connected to the Divine source. Partner with God; do not do it alone. Let God build with you as you partner that business with Him (Leviticus 27:30, Hebrews 7:1-8). When the blessing of God is upon you, you cannot be stranded (Proverbs 12:22).
IV. Engage in thanksgiving, joy and rejoicing as a lifestyle. Your murmuring and complaining is too much; that is why everywhere is dry. Ventilate your environment with joy and rejoicing (Psalm 67:5-7). In everything, no matter what is happening, give thanks. When you do the will of God, you will obtain the promise (John 6:1-13). No one merits any favour without the Grace of God. Be grateful, pride is the killer of men. Many are not learning because they think they know it all. When the things that interest God interest you, you cannot miss His favour.