“Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
– 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 (NIV)
Capacity building is the buzzword in corporate practices. Life-long learning and various training and retraining of staff consume a size able chunk of most corporate’s annual budget. The reason is simply because, in the prevalent competitive world of business, your staff knowledge base and competence is your competitive advantage.
In Christian life and ministry, which is the business of the kingdom of God, competitive advantage is derived not from cerebral human capital development and training but primarily from the wisdom and the understanding that the Holy Spirit gives! He is the Greatest Teacher ever (John.16:13)
The Christ-follower is competent in handling the complexities of life only as he continually connects himself to this Source. He gains access to Him through a consistent prayer life and daily studying of the life-giving Word of God combined with a life of total obedience to God.
Then since it is established that the spiritual realm controls the physical, shouldn’t we seek to connect to the Father of all Spirits and live?!
God’s Anointing by the life-giving Holy Spirit is our Advantage.
Dear Holy Spirit, take over!
I yield myself, spirit, soul, and body to your guidance. Help me to constantly and consistently depend on you as I navigate through life.
Fill me and work through me to fulfill God, the Father’s will.
I will succeed in every facet of life by the power of the holy Spirit working in me.
in Jesus Name. Amen.