So Jotham became mighty because he prepared his ways before the Lord, his God. 2chronicles 27:6
The estimated population of people on earth today is 7.2 billion, and each and every one has been given a specific gift to serve their generation.
The twenty-seventh book of the Second Chronicles, verse 6, tells us of a man called Jotham who became mighty because he prepared his ways before the Lord, his God.
However, you need to notice something here: Jotham knew he had a purpose to fulfill in his generation. God has given him the privilege to live in the dispensation he was in, but he had to present himself prepared before God; otherwise, he would miss his contribution towards humanity.
God has done the same thing to all of us; he has given us a gift to serve our generation. There is not one person living now who has not been entrusted with an assignment to do and make a difference in his or her generation, but there must be requirements that must be met to accomplish the task.
The place of preparation is so vital for a person who wants to make their life count. Yes, you have a vision or a gift that you want to serve your generation, but you must position yourself correctly in order to accomplish a task if you want a lasting impact. Jotham knew he had to prepare before he became mighty before God. In verse 7, we are told he wore all the wars he was involved in.
This year, you must make sure you position yourself right before God. He is waiting for you to seek his kingdom first and his righteousness, and all else will be added to you.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew6:33.
God requires that your heart pants for him before releasing his awesome blessings upon you because you can’t be disconnected from the source and expect the flow; it’s impossible.
For example, if you are an individual trying to charge your phone and you have not switched on the socket, the power will not flow to your phone; you have to switch on the socket and receive the flow of power to your phone. The same is true of the way kingdom blessings work: connect yourself to the source and enjoy the blessings of God maximally.
Ask students who excel in an exam; they will tell you we prepared by studying diligently; so, preparation is what helps you excel highly in your life ambitions.
Again, look at the life of a successful athlete. Before embarking on a mission to run the race, he or she must do vigorous training before facing the race.
Let’s look at another principle that helps you make your count for eternity: we must major on eternity.
“If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” He says this to Jews “who had believed in him” (John 8:31).
A true disciple is measured by his or her level of consistency in doing the will of God, and this applies to our daily careers. Anyone who makes a lasting impact in any field has a high level of consistency. No one succeeds overnight. Success is engendered by a high level of consistency.
Consistency is a virtue that helps you make tremendous exploits for God’s kingdom; no individual has ever made a mark in his or her career without the power of consistency. Making your life count is the pursuit of a man’s heart. Every human being on earth wants his or her life to matter. Deep in the heart of man is the desire for relevance. Everyone wants to be relevant, and this causes so many of our youth to join gangs to feel relevant. But if you are in this category, there is a way God has designed you to be relevant to your generation; he wants to do the works that he has prepared for you before the foundation of the world.
For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13
So, God works in you both to will and to do his good pleasure; he wants you to do the will that was ordained for you before the foundation of the world.
A faithful disciple must be consistent in doing the will of God. The disciples in the Bible were seriously committed to God’s will; that’s why the Bible has reached us. We are a product of their consistency; therefore, you must embrace the place of consistency to make your life count for Jesus and your entire generation. Once you give up on continuing to do the will of God for life, you are a generational failure.
The principle of strength is so important when it comes to making your life count for Jesus and yourself, along with others along. There is an encounter where God spoke to Joshua after he received a mantle from Moses to lead the children to the promised land.
Be strong and of good courage, for unto this people shall thou divide the land, which I swore unto their fathers to give them. Joshua1:6
Joshua was told to be strong and courageous; it’s through strength and courage that we deliver our gifts to the world maximally.
Therefore, hold tight to these principles, add value to others in your everyday life, and replicate your good works with the people around you. I promise you that your generation will praise and thank God that you came to deliver the gift he deposited in you.
Lord Jesus, as Jotham prepared himself before to be mighty, I reposition myself today for success and victory over the affairs of my life. I believe that as I prepare and embrace the place of consistency and strength, I will make my life count for Jesus and my generation. Thank you, Jesus!
Prayer of salvation
Say, Lord Jesus, thank you for dying for me on the cross of Calvary. I acknowledge your lordship over my life today. I believe you died and rose again from the dead. Today I am born again in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
With that, we believe you are saved. Look for a Bible-believing church and grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.