FAVOUR COMES AS OPEN WINDOWS
Late last year, in the middle of making a major decision about a purchase, I got a unique opportunity – the seller brought down the price by about twenty-five percent.
While trying to make a final decision about it, I heard my father in the faith teaching and he said, “Favour comes as open windows and if you do not grab it, you lose it”.
By the time I made a decision to purchase, the seller had forgotten she gave such a huge discount. But God granted favour eventually.
You are blessed and highly favoured. You must carry that consciousness into every thing you do. Make the bold ask. Give them the opportunity to say No.
When asked what you want to pay for the land, mention what the Lord has dropped in your heart and what you can afford even when it seem ridiculous. Let them laugh but give them the chance to say No! But refuse to be limited because you feel your offer is too small.
Be sensitive when doors of favour open for you. Someone said to me this year while we spoke about the purchase in question that, “Pastor, it almost feels like it was stolen. It is cheap compared to the value”. I had a good smile.
Timidity and fear will shut you out from the windows that favour will open for you. Do not sit down and expect favour to work. Favour is not for the timid or the lazy. Favour is not for daydreamers.
Look at Ruth, a foreigner and a widow who refused to live at the mercy of people’s pittance to herself and Naomi:
So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.”
Ruth 2:2 NKJV
Ruth would not sit down and walk in pity. No! If they told her “No” in one field, she walks to another until someone recognises that she carries favour on her head.
This season, favour will work for you! The field will produce for you. You will recognize your windows of opportunities. You will maximize it.