How to Lay Hold on God when all seems Bleak

Sometime ago, I felt lost and alone in the world. This feeling was so palpable that I began to doubt if God really cared about human welfare or if all He cared about was our spirituality. Since I knew myself, I had always been a straight-A student so you could imagine my shock when my results were out and I saw a C grade against my name. It was as if heaven had collapsed! As if that wasn't enough, my contract bids all bounced with no positive replies, a close friend lost his parent and a dear one was battling sexual addiction. It was a dark period indeed. Going through my prophecy note, I saw how God promised me that if it matters to me, then, it mattered to Him, I saw how He told me that when I sow my seeds, resources rush into my hands, and I remembered what He told me that He would satisfy me and all that concerns me with long life, I also saw, written in my note how He said, we have victory through faith in Christ. How come the narrative we were all experiencing at that time was totally different? It was confusing to comprehend.

However, the narrative changed when I laid my hands on Andrew Wommack's "Power of Imagination". I began to see myself in the realities of God's word afresh, I moved myself and everyone around me from the stage of just being " informed" to being impacted with the gift of the power of redemption. We realised at that point that in Christianity, there is something we call vital rights and legal rights.

Your legal rights are the ones Christ died for you to have - good health, money, good grades, a good marriage, peace of mind and every other good thing you could ever think of. However, these rights are not automatically made available for the Christian in full. Yes, you may experience miracles here and there but until you lay hold on the gifts of Christ vitally, living in the miraculous will not be spinal to you.

When we say something becomes spinal to you, it means you do it without thinking, more like a reflex. So, until you can lay hold on what Christ has done for you till you get to the point that whatever life throws at you, you respond with the word of God instantly, you might have "bad days" and "dry times".

How to Live A Victorious Life.


Almost everything about life requires prayer because we arrange the atmosphere of the physical world to align in our favour and against the enemy when we pray.

As a believer, we pray because the power to triumph in life is being made available not because we're scared of the devil. We pray because it's a mandate left behind by Jesus Christ to us, not because we are not sure of our future.

When we pray, we must believe. Mark 11:24 says, "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." The bridge to receiving from the father is believing.

Many Christians today tend to mix up "being optimistic" and "believing" and while there's a thin line between the two, we must know that the Bible never told us to be optimistic, instead, we were told to believe. Optimism gives room for doubt (pessimism) especially when things go wrong like it did in my case but when you believe, regardless of whatever is going on around you, you do not doubt or second-guess the promises of God to you. Instead, the persecution or whatever you are going through will become the catalyst to fuel the rate of your belief system.


Andrew Wommack in his book said, "We must use our imaginations to remember the things God has done for us, not the hurt of past circumstances". He also reiterated that forgetting is every human's natural tendency which was why God had to tell the Israelites to keep telling generations after them about the mightiness of God when He brought them out of Egypt. It was to what end? That they might not forget!

The Hillsong choir also said, " Remember how our God, He's never failed, Remember how His name will make a way…", If it were not important to keep remembering, it would not be reiterated over and over again in our Christian journey.

To walk vitally in the power of redemption, you must remember the good things God has done for you, write them down, share them with as many people as possible who care to listen, read them to yourself and relate them to your present circumstances. Know that testimonies complete the cycle of the flow of God's power and it keeps our faith high that Jesus Christ remains the same and never changes.

3. Make Sacrifices

The place of sacrifice in walking in victory cannot be overlooked. The covenant, bought by sacrifice (the blood of Jesus) is our ticket to get God to work for us - legally. However, to experience system-disrupting miracles and to see the abundance of the sea converted into our hands, we must trigger the blessing out of the men God has appointed over the church.

Genesis 27:1-4 says, "And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I. And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison; And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die." The blessing was to be passed on but sacrifice had to be made to trigger the anointing out of its bearer. 1 Kings 3:4-5 says, "And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar. In Gibeon, the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee." Malachi 3:10 says, "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."

The sacrifice of a man is what will trigger God to utter statements like "prove me". The gifts of a man are what will cause God to say, " I swear" over a man or a situation (Genesis 8: 21-22, Genesis 9:1-17). If God will rise on your behalf as a mighty terrible one, start with your seeds. Don't see tithing as "old fashioned" and don't see sowing sacrifices as foolishness. In this generation where everyone is running after social media popularity after meeting a man of God, be the exception, provoke the mantles these men of God carry by sowing your seeds to them and not rushing to snap photographs. Have a seeding regimen, go on money fasts regularly, and place your trust in God and you will see how fast situations will turn to favour you.


Today, by following these three steps completely, I have experienced changes in my school grades, contracts no longer slip in my hands, my friend who lost his parent is consoled and happy and my dear friend has overcome his addictions completely. All of these happened because we didn't listen partially, we followed till we were called fools - the extent of our obedience. I hope you will do the same and just like His word says in Isaiah 26:3, you will experience perfect peace all around you.

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