I have learnt that where your brilliance or intelligence can’t take you, God’s favour will get you there. Also, without favour, we soon find out that being so good is not enough although there is no reason not be good, brilliant or intelligent. In fact, people that are favoured by God and men are not unexceptional. Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist @Salesforce recently wrote about the twelve habits of lucky people (I call them favoured people). Vala said they are (1) Hard working (2) Highly optimistic (3) Passionately teach others (4) Consistently generous (5) Show up on time (6) Love to volunteer (7) Stay teachable (8) Show gratitude (9) Unselfishly promote others (10) Seek random collisions (11) Welcoming and kind and (12) Trustworthy. I couldn’t agree with him more. However, it is important to differentiate God’s or supernatural favour from natural favour. Natural favour is earned but supernatural favour is a gift. I do believe we get supernatural favour first and foremost by having a relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ and we increase in favour as we praise God, seek His wisdom, thirst after His presence and lastly pray for favour. May God surround you and I with favour like a shield.
“You have given me your shield of victory. Your right hand supports me; your help has made me great.” ~ Scripture.