“Where is God’s blessing in this crisis?”
As the whole world continues to grapple with the pandemic, you may have heard someone ask this question. Perhaps, you even asked yourself the same.
Although struggles are part of life, you can still thrive! God is more than willing to bless you, prosper you, and give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
Check out these 4 keys to unlocking God’s blessings amid crisis, shared by Farmer, Businessman, and Beyond Small Talk guest Dodong Cacanando.
1. Pray for your adversaries
While you are on the lookout for your next financial breakthrough, take a moment to pause and pray for that unideal situation you are in and for those who stand between you and your goals.
Dodong emphasized the power of praying for your enemies by retelling the story found in Jeremiah 29, “When God told the Jews that He has a plan for them, they were in Babylon. They were in exile. When they were in Babylon, God said, ‘For I know the plans I have for you, it is to give you a good future’. And I like what verse 7 says ‘pray to the Lord for that city.’”
2. Remember that where God has placed you is a blessing
You might be looking around and pondering if you need to leave the place where you are right now.
Your current situation could be the very place where God intends to bless you!
Are you struggling at work? Perhaps God is teaching you something or shaping your character through the challenges you are facing right now. Do you have problems with your business? Maybe God is leading you to your next breakthrough.
Don’t give up! Ask God to lead you and keep on pressing on.
3. Start where God placed you
Are you planning to start a business during this pandemic? Then ask yourself, “What resources do I have today? What are my skills and what other skills do I need to develop?”
Think: “What unforeseen good could come out from this crisis?”
Wherever you are right now, know that God placed you there. He placed you there for a reason! Your current location and situation might not seem ideal to you at first, but it’s time to trust Him that things will work together for good.
4. Take good care of what you have
“Take care of what you have right now because it is part of God’s plan for you,” Dodong suggests.
What do you have right now? Work on it and improve it. Take care of your relationships, resources, and skills. Most importantly, take good care of yourself.
Nobody knows when the tough times will be over, but one thing is certain: God is working even in the toughest times. Trust God that even amid crisis, your needs will be met and He will pour out blessings for you.
Are you praying for favor and blessings?