“The Turn Around Prayer” in the “Something is about to happen” series. Preached by Senior Pastor of House on The Rock Church, Pastor Paul Adefarasin.
There are really no disadvantages
When you are a child of grace, there are no disadvantages according to the promise because Romans 8:28 tells us that all things work together for the good of them according to His purpose. So your perceived disadvantages are really advantages because of who you are in Christ.
When a disadvantage happens in your life, God ultimately is going to take it and make it work for your good; he foreknew it, he knew it was going to come before it came, he had already incorporated it into your process and his plan to make you into everything he wants you to be.
Most of the Great people we read about in Scripture were born into disadvantages or came into disadvantage before they found their place in God. Had I not, then, went down into the deep dungeon of addiction and failure and degradation, I may never have seen that God was my Help. Had I always been a good boy that got it all right with goody-two-shoes I may never have recognised my deep need for God.
All things can work together for our good
God can take your disadvantage and make it work to his advantage and yours so that when you look back, it’ll make it seem like as if it was God who made you do wrong. God is never the author of sin or wrongdoing or anything negative; he knows how to use it, and he’s committed to using everything negative for your benefit.
That’s why Romans 8:31- What shall we then say to these things, if God is for us who can be against us – that means if God is on your side nothing is against you even though it looks or feels like it’s against you, ultimately, it’s working together for your good.