So you’re in a new season. God is doing great things in your life. He’s giving you favor. Things that didn’t work in the past are now working. Ideas you’ve wanted to implement for years are taking off. God is giving you new relationships. Awesome things are happening.
Ever get concerned that it might not last?
I’ve been having fun discussing this subject with a pastor friend of mine for awhile now. Specifically, we’ve been pondering this question: “When God gives you favor, it is possible for the enemy to steal it?”
I think it is certainly possible. The enemy of our souls always wants to destroy what God is doing. However, God is so much greater than the enemy! Therefore, I don’t want to dwell on the negative. I DO, however, want to talk about how God can protect the favor He is giving us. God is always greater, and we serve a big God that will perfect all things that concern us!
So how do we protect what God is doing? How do we make sure that we won’t mess up the favor He is giving us when we enter a new season?
Here are 5 ways to protect God’s favor on our lives:
(And just because I love you, I made you a 5 Ways To Protect God’s Favor On Your Life free printable bookmark that you can download and print if you’d like to!) 😉
1. Pray specifically for God to protect the favor He has given you.
My friends, we need to be proactive in our praying. Favor is a beautiful thing. It can turn your life around in one moment. So we need to be specifically praying about favor:
- that God will give us favor with Himself;
- that He would give us favor with specific people (and I pray for favor with people by name); and
- that God would protect the favor He has given us.
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