Counterproductive Efforts…Ordained Paths Lead To Ordained Outcomes


“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came up behind Jesus, and touched the hem of his garment:” (Matthew 9: 20).

Look for the ordained through prayer

The woman with the issue of blood, according to Luke 8 vs. 43, spent all her finances on physicians, but remained in her condition. Typically, when people spend money to solve a problem, the idea is for the problem to go down. But instead of the problem going down, the woman’s finances went down. Her genuine efforts worked against her. They were self-ordained, not God ordained.

Friend, hear God’s prophetic word: your efforts won’t work against you or complicate your challenges. You won’t make efforts to make things better and end up with bad results. No longer will you make positive efforts to improve your career and get into trouble for it The efforts that should bring you more profit won’t lead to losses. Your efforts won’t be a tool in the hands of the enemy.

Now, what is ordained to make you richer won’t make you poorer. The people who should be your destiny helpers won’t become destiny destroyers. And the people who should help you to rise higher won’t push you further down. The children who are your blessings from God won’t become a thorn in your flesh; your efforts must work for you.

Faith begets results

And so, it will not be said any longer that you made efforts and became worse off. No longer shall the things that should add value to you reduce you. Positive efforts will not bring you negative outcomes. And no longer shall ideas that should bring you fame become the beginning of your downfall and crash into obscurity. Instead, every effort you make must pay off positively.

Though the past efforts of that woman worked against her, yet when she met Jesus, her effort worked for her. So, involve Jesus in your life and your efforts will work for you and not against you.

Declare With Me: My efforts won’t work against me, in Jesus’ name!


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KAYODE ALAKA

Converted in February 1994, Pastor Kayode (PK) is an ordained Pastor with The Redeemed Christian Church of God. He has worked with The Redeemed Christian Church Of God in several capacities as Treasurer, Strategic Planning & Monitoring Officer, Internal Auditor overseeing over 200 local parishes as well as parishes in Australia, Grenada, UK, USA, Papua New Guinea, Belgium and South Africa. Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Havillah Tents Limited, a start up company with products such as www.oniseowo.com, an online platform to advertise artisans, workmen, tradesmen and informal businesses. A family man, PK is a true entrepreneurs' pastor with a strong passion for helping small businesses and startups fulfill their God-given potential as vehicles of change.

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