Cape Coast, 29th April, 2021, Prophet Eric Kingsley Ansah has posited that what guarantees success in life is the persistence in prayer on the part of the believer.
The prophet averred that, to achieve success, one must be consistent, persistent and have the tenacity to stay on course and never get weary at what one desires in life.
This is because, the struggles and challenges of life abounds but, what helps believers to surmount the hustles in life is consistency in prayer.
Prayer is the tool or weapon that opens doors and God has an answer for every prayer but that answer comes after a certain tenacity and consistency in prayer.
The prophet shared that, one value that everyone needs to practice and must try hard to cultivate it as habit is perseverance.
Perseverance according to the prophet is “The act of persistence in any undertaking or a continued pursuit of any enterprise begun”.
Again he said “Having the tenacity to do until the desired results is achieved is what we call perseverance” he postulated.
Drumming home his point on perseverance, the leader of the Potter’s Hand Word Ministry International in Cape Coast, referenced 1Kings 18:43-44 “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked.
“There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.”
The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.”
So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you’.”
In expatiating on the above, Prophet Ansah underscored that fact nothing guarantees a hustle free life and that challenges and problems cometh daily that needs solutions.
Regarding the quotation above, he remarked that, during the time of Elijah, they were experiencing drought that brought a lot of suffering to the people of God.
Elijah in anticipation of rains had commanded his disciple to go out and observe whether clouds were forming in the skies.
According to him, the servant went to check on for the seventh time before breaking the news to Elijah of seeing some little clouds appearing in the sea.
This is what should convince every believer to appreciate the fact that, sometimes after persistence in prayer, you begin to see a glimmer of success.
With the Elijah example, after praying consistently for days and nights, it was after the seventh time before the he got what they wanted.
From the above, it means life is a battle and believers shouldn’t be discouraged the least about obstacles that slows people down because nothing good comes cheap.
He spoke to Benjamin Tetteh Nartey on GBC Radio Central’s Morning Show in Cape Coast.
Further he noted that, when Elijah saw the clouds as little as that of a man’s finger, he wasn’t perturbed but continued his prayer.
To affirm this, he added “Every believer must be stubbornly be persistent in prayer” regardless of what happens.
To conclude, he advised all Christians to never despise humble beginnings because it may be their stepping stone to higher heights.
To the Elijah’s example, after all the persistence, all he saw after seven days was a small cloud like that of a finger.
He added that, believers should never be discouraged like Elijah and he took the opportunity to drum home his message that, consistency, perseverance, tenacity and an unyielding spirit is what guarantees success.
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