Ladies, why you should not take your prayer life for granted

by Temilolu Okeowo
In these days of social media, people are losing it faster than before, thinking they're enjoying...

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— ” 2 Timothy 3:3-4(NIV)

Unfortunately, we are all surrounded by the above definition of people in our families, at school, our work place, in church and at practically every point of socialisation. Even your closest friend is likely to have one of such traits. So, babe, how do you intend to deal with such people without getting into trouble and triumph over them?

Are you going to deal with them with your peacock struts, your swagger, your false eye lashes, your expensive hair extension, your uncountable instagram and facebook posts or your endless surfing on the internet? You better wake up to reality; otherwise those mentioned above could be used by the devil to turn your beautiful life to a nightmare. Perhaps this is one of the reasons we’ve been told to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) because we are surrounded by so much evil and constantly need God on our side. Not only should we make praying a lifestyle, we should also learn to engage in purposeful fasting. Fasting may seem hard at first but it makes life much easier especially if you have a great destiny which would naturally attract so many challenges.

During a fast, you deliberately let go of that which binds you to this physical world–food–in order to receive all your sustenance from the spiritual world. You determine that for a period of time, you will deny your physical cravings to focus on your spiritual cravings.

Fasting sharpens our spiritual senses so that we can tap into our divine source and gives us spiritual power. It helps us achieve things that are difficult in the physical. It is a super arsenal which enables us wrestle easily and conquer spiritualities, powers of darkness and wickedness in high places which we are told in the scriptures we have to deal with. It empowers us to shun worldliness and concentrate more on heavenly things. It allows the spirit of God to permeate through us. 

It helps to get rid of evil spirits we may be surrounded by or bombarded with. It breaks one away from destructive habits such as masturbation and all forms of ungodly s*x, smoking, etc. It dispels anger, envy, bitterness, depression, inferiority complex, low self-esteem and all such that are making life unenjoyable for you. It ignites the fire of God in us and opens our spiritual ears and understanding. It shows us great visions and dreams of things to come. It empowers us not only to stay away from sin but makes us hate it. Its benefits are too numerous.

Reasons you should be a prayer warrior
To discover your life’s original trajectory. I tell you the best time to acquaint yourself with God and have a personal relationship with Him is when you are very young but already have an understanding of what friendship is and who a best friend is. God should be your best friend. Your parents ought to lay a solid foundation for this by making you God-conscious and praying with you day and night asides taking you to church. Whether this foundation was properly laid or not, it’s not too late for you to cultivate a habit of praying possibly at every spare time you have. 

You need to talk to God continuously so His spirit can direct your footsteps to His divine agenda for you. A lot of youth have been satanically diverted from the path of their glorious destiny. Some get into the university and study courses which would never benefit them, some are in the wrong location and so many end up with the wrong spouses. No matter your unfavorable circumstance right now, prayer changes everything and could bring you what no one in your entire generation has ever enjoyed!

There are more reasons to be a prayer warrior coming your way next week.

Please note - a prayer warrior could be more powerful than the greatest prophets because it is tragic if one can see wonderful visions and cannot pray them to manifestation! May your life align with God’s divine agenda in Jesus mighty name. Amen!

To be continued.