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    • Having a Winning Addiction“How in the world can you be a gracious loser?” Prophet Ronald H Flowers Prophetic Insight Ministries International1|Page
    • Copyright @ All Rights Reserved Prophet Ronald H Flowers Prophetic Insight Ministries International Published by Beyond the Veil Prophetic Ministries International2|Page
    • Having a Winning Addiction“How in the world can you be a gracious loser?” Prophet Ronald H Flowers Prophetic Insight Ministries International3|Page
    • Contact Information Face Book Ronald H Flowers Electronic Email editor@propheticinsight.org rflowers@propheticinsghtrfm.com4|Page
    • AboutI am a prophet and teacher of the LordJesus Christ, thankful for 44 years ofministering the gospel of Christ. Itwas at the age of 12 that I had avisitation of God calling me to thework of the ministry. My firstmessage was preached on my 13thbirthday. The power of God hasstrengthened me, and I haveremained faithful to that calling. Godhas manifested His promises in my5|Page
    • ministry and I have been blessed tosee many miracles and healing.Shortly after the birth of my son(Ronald Jr.), I had a visitation of theLord Jesus calling me to the ministryof the prophet. Now for the past 28years I have fulfilled this office as anorator of God, I have encouraged hispeople to have a closer relationshipwith their Savior, preaching healing,and deliverance to all who will receiveit.6|Page
    • Please take the time and visit ourministry website:www.ronaldflowersministry.org, also,we publish a magazine (PropheticInsight). You can download a digitalcopy at www.propheticinsight.net7|Page
    • Table of Contents The Joy of Loosing…9 The Spirit of Sportsmanship…14 Breaking the Mold... 18 Develop Holy Habits... 24 Break the Cycle of Excuses... 26 Turn Every Failure into a Success…29The Holy Spirit is There to assist you... 338|Page
    • The Joy of Loosing“But, thanks be to God who gives usthe victory through our Lord JesusChrist.” (1Cor 15:57)I do not know about you but I hatelosing. My mind goes back in time toan incident when I lost miserably to myfriend in a game of basketball. Thescore was something like 50-4. I wascompletely humiliated. Ten years on, Iam still trying to defeat him and I hope9|Page
    • to win somehow. My children, as theygrew up, became good at playingbasketball and they would accuse meof changing the rules. By doing this, Iwould win. No matter how many rulesI changed, they were becoming moreskilled and physically stronger and theresults were obvious.When I was managing a drug rehabprogram in Minneapolis, one gamethat we played often was Dominos.10 | P a g e
    • I had never played Dominos before andso they taught me the basic rules ofthe game. Again, I began to lose outand I hated it. I am a person who hasto win in everything that I do, and I donot take losing lightly. I had to go outof town for a couple weeks to attend afew conferences. I used thisopportunity to purchase books on howto play the game of Dominos. Doingthose two weeks, I read the books andbegan to apply all the tactics that I11 | P a g e
    • picked up. When I returned to therehab program, I could not wait to beinvited to play a game. I lost the firsttwo games intentionally, then slowly Ibegan to apply the principles andtactics that I had been practicing fortwo weeks and I began to win everygame. At first, they thought my luckhad really changed, and then theyslowly began to realize that myapproach to the game had changed. Iwent from being the worst loser to12 | P a g e
    • setting new records. It always feelsgood to win.13 | P a g e
    • The Spirit of SportsmanshipRemember as kids we were taught tonurture the spirit of sportsmanship. Ifthe other team defeated you, you wentover to shake their hand andcongratulate them for the victory. Irespected my coaches, but I had a hardtime following that principle. Iunderstood what they were trying toteach us, but I did not want tocongratulate the opposing team.14 | P a g e
    • Instead, my idea was to have a re-match, as I could not accept the failure.How in the world can you be agracious loser? I see no fun in losing.You can become addicted to losing andbecome comfortable in living your lifethat way. You may have heard thestatement "You win some and you losesome.” Do you know that this is just anexcuse for losing? One can become15 | P a g e
    • accustomed to losing and cover it upwith all kinds of excuses.“I am this way because my father didnot like me. You do not understand Iwas abused as a child, “I am just notsmart enough”These are some of the commonlyheard statements. These things maybe true, but we often use them as anexcuse and do not do any better, nordoes anyone expect anything different16 | P a g e
    • from us. Losing has become anaddiction and we refuse to be taken offthe drug. Overcoming obstacles andproblems may not be always beeneasy, but you must make a consciouschoice to do so. The first step tobecoming a winner is changing yourattitude. Honestly, how do you seeyourself? Do you see yourself as awinner in life, or you as someoneaccustomed to losing?17 | P a g e
    • Breaking the Mold"For as he thinketh in his heart, so ishe.” (Pro 23:7)I always did not have a winningattitude. Life for me as a child wasvery difficult. My stepfather wasphysically abusive. This abuse mademe look at myself as being useless andunfit. When someone tells you thatyou are stupid and no good (especiallywhen it comes from someone in18 | P a g e
    • authority), you begin to accept his orher words.Breaking out of this mold is not easy,but it can and must be done. Burieddeep inside me was a winning attitudewaiting to be unleashed. Step-by-step,the winner in me began to take over.Let me share with you some of thesteps I took for this transformation totake place. If you apply these steps, I19 | P a g e
    • am sure you will see the same resultsin your life, too.I begin to see myself as God sees me.This is probably the most difficult step.Yet, it is the most important one. Untilyou see yourself differently, you willnot act differently. Because you thinkyou are a failure, you act like a failure.Have you ever seen a dog that acts likea cat? The dog can only behave theway it was designed. No matter howmuch training you give, it will behave20 | P a g e
    • like a dog. Thank God, we humans canchange from our negative thinking andactions and become what God reallycreated us to be.I remember when God began to showme who I really was and what I reallylook like to Him. It was almostfrightening and it was a radical change.This can be found only in the Word ofGod. He created me to be successful inevery area of life. God never created aloser; you lose because you make the21 | P a g e
    • choice to lose. You are created in thevery image of God. When we lose, wediscredit the image that God hascreated us. God made us the head andnot the tail, to be above and notbeneath.Why do people always say that theyare under circumstances? Life has itstrials, tests, and difficult circumstances.You must learn how to be on top of thecircumstance, and not let thecircumstances take control of you.22 | P a g e
    • I am not pretending that this happenedovernight -- it did not. I had to begin towalk the path of winning no matterhow difficult it was.23 | P a g e
    • Develop Holy HabitsRemember losers develop losinghabits. You always set yourself up tolose and eventually a habit forms.Somewhere along the line, I picked upthe saying “Creating Holy habits”.How easy it is to develop and tocontinue practicing bad habits. Someof us have an addiction for bad habits.We know that the practice of formingbad habits only entrap us, with moresnares from the enemy. How many of24 | P a g e
    • us get addicted to winning habits? Ilearned that habits did not have to bebad; I just had to develop good habits.Why develop a habit for eatingincorrectly when it is just as easy todevelop a habit of healthy choices.You can choose and develop the habitsyou wish to create in life – be it goodor bad.25 | P a g e
    • Break the Cycle of ExcusesYou have been so used to losing thatyou have an excuse every time youlose. This just becomes natural. Youeven form a false sense of humility.You make it look like it is some kind ofreligious right to be a loser. Somepeople even have the audacity toinclude God in their excuses. If Godwants me to do better, he would havemade me better. You must make adetermination never to use excuses for26 | P a g e
    • your failures. Failure is no longer anoption.This is what God told me aboutexcuses, “Excuses are the vision of theenemy to keep you in a place offailure.”Remember the man who lay at thepool from 38 years. Jesus asked him ifhe wanted to be made whole. Thevery first thing the man did was to givean excuse. “I have no one to put me in27 | P a g e
    • the water when it is being stirred,” hesaid. He became accustomed to livingthat way. Maybe it is just my way ofthinking, but in 38 years, I would havefound a way to get into the water. It istime for you to pick up your bed andwalk, because Jesus is here to changeyour perspective and teach you to be awinner. The cripple man was requiredto do something, to leave his excusesbehind, pick up his bed, and walk tofullness.28 | P a g e
    • Turn Every Failure Into a SuccessThis is by no means a simple process.It may require you to re-educateyourself in different areas of your life.You may have to ask someone to teachyou a new skill. Learn to re-think yourprevious approach. Take time andexamine the reason for the failure. Myuncle was a professional bowler whohad trophies in almost every room inthe house. Winning to him was morethan just the score in the end. True29 | P a g e
    • winners look at their failures andweakness and become determined toturn them into strengths. It is notalways easy to face the weaknessesand failures of your life because theywill stare back at you and say, “Youcannot win, you will never be able toovercome”.There must be an inwarddetermination to turn every failure tosuccess. “Use every failure as a step upto success.” Let me repeat myself30 | P a g e
    • again, never give up until you aresuccessful.31 | P a g e
    • The Holy Spirit is There to Assist YouHave you ever needed help in gettingsomething accomplished? Have youever been in a place or a situation notknowing what to do and how to act?Jesus said he would send the HolySpirit to help us. Often we think thatthe Holy Spirit helps us only in spiritualmatters. Yes, the Holy Spirit helps usunderstand the Word of God and otherspiritual truths. However, the HolySpirit helps us in every area of our life.32 | P a g e
    • He, the Holy Spirit, will bring back toyour memory the word of God to helpyou in whatever area you may needassistance. There were manyoccasions in my life when I did notknow what to do or how to bevictorious in a given situation. I realizemore than ever before now that I needthe help of the Holy Spirit to win inevery area of my life. I am learning towait on him, hear His advice, and yieldto His direction. The AMP translation33 | P a g e
    • brings out the full meaning of the word“Comforter”. It is Counselor, Helper,Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener,and Stand-by. How powerful the HolySpirit becomes in my life if I give myselfto all that He has to offer. I rememberon this particular occasion mysupervisor who would not do his jobproperly. He would take the credit forthe work that we did. When Iconfronted him, he became very angryand was determined to have me34 | P a g e
    • terminated. I requested a hearingfrom the Department Manager, inwhich, the supervisor leveled falsecharges against me. The Holy Spiritspoke to me gently and directed me tobe quite. *“Be still, and know that I amGod: I will be exalted among theheathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”(Psa 46:10)]. Even though I wanted todefend myself and prove thesupervisor wrong, I chose to follow theHoly Spirit’s directions in this situation.35 | P a g e
    • Finally, he finished and the Holy Spiritdirected me to give the DepartmentManager a written report. I did notutter a word. She began to read thereport and soon she understood thatthe supervisor had been taking creditfor other people’s work. When shefinished reading the report, she askedme if I could validate this report. I toldher that I had all the documentationneeded for validation. She turned tomy supervisor and announced his36 | P a g e
    • termination. In addition, I was asked ifI was keen to take up the supervisor’sjob.The next morning the department hada new supervisor only because Ifollowed the directions of the HolySpirit. By yielding to the Holy Spirit, Hewas able to intercede for me. In everysituation, we must learn to allow theHoly Spirit as He pleases with our lives.37 | P a g e
    • ‘’But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper,Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener,Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom theFather will send in My name [in Myplace, to represent Me and act on Mybehalf], He will teach you all things. Inaddition, He will cause you to recall(will remind you of, bring to yourremembrance) everything I have toldyou.’’ (John 14:26 AMP).“The thief comes only in order to stealand kill and destroy. “ I came that they38 | P a g e
    • may have and enjoy life, and have it inabundance (to the full, till itoverflows)” (John 10:10 AMP). It ishard to enjoy life being a failure ineverything that you do. Jesus said hecame that we may enjoy life and haveit in abundance. That means a wholelot more than just finances; this islearning to be successful in every realmof life. In your place of employment,you are the best at what you do. Inyour marriage, you have learned the39 | P a g e
    • principles of God and apply them toyour marriage. Being a single person,you can apply God’s principles in orderto live a successful life. You are notjust living, but you are living theabundant life that God intended foryou.40 | P a g e
    • Notes:41 | P a g e