ACHIEVE GREATNESS WITH YEMI AND BIMBO DAVIDS
Day 26 October 2019
Conduct brings favour
Scriptural Reference: “Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous” – 1 Peter 3:8
Attitude determines our altitude. When you take people for granted, you can close special doors of favour, particularly when dealing with those in authority. Queen Vashti, in my opinion, took the king for granted. She disrespected him by disobeying his command. This closed the door of favour she had with the king and she lost her glory – forever!
If we look critically at David’s behaviour in the palace of Saul, we discover that he behaved himself wisely. Conduct determines favour. Queen Vashti’s estate was given to another that was better than her (Esther 1: 19). ‘Better’ in this context has a lot to do with courtesy, respect, decent behaviour, discretion, etc. (I Sam 18: 5)
How do you greet your boss at work? How do you respond when you are called for? How do you react or respond when corrected? How do you respond to phone calls or text messages, etc.?
These and many other questions will reveal whether you can sustain God’s open doors of favor. The critical factors here have to do with courtesy, respect, discretion and the like. Learn to say ‘thank you’, learn to show respect to all men, especially those placed above you. Discover the blessing of apologizing genuinely. We are not perfect, but we all know that we must keep showing a true desire to learn and be better.
‘A personality without courtesy is like a tyre without air’. People that do not know how to show the common courtesies of life will tend to have ‘issues’ with people. You know what it’s like when your car tyres are without air, it is a big struggle to move on, you have to grind along, slowly and painfully.
Daily digest: Read Esther 1:10-19
Prayer: Holy Spirit, I enter into Your divine favour today. Let the oil of your favour begin to low upon me. Everywhere I turn, let the doors be opened to me. Whatever I lay my hands upon, let them succeed in the name of Jesus. Amen