Commitment is the investment of one’s time, energy and resources into any given task. It holds the key to double portions of anointing.
The journey to acquire double portions of anointing starts with a strong desire. The height of your accomplishment is tied to your level of consistency and commitment. Elijah is a good role model for believers to imitate when it comes to ministry, career and life. Elijah did not ask his successor to give him anything; instead he offered to give Elisha something. “Tell me, what i can do for you before I am taken from you” .
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Elijah was testing Elisha to know what was paramount in his heart. At Gibeon the Lord said to king Solomon “Ask for whatever you want me to give you” (1kings 3:5). As the Lord Jesus was leaving Jericho, He asked the blind Bartimaeus what do you want me to do for you? (Mark 10:51). Martin Luther king Jr was another man who found and followed his purpose with full commitment. If any man has no purpose for living, he is not fit to live. God does not always give His gifts to men before such gifts are required for service. He often makes men wait. Could Elisha wait in faith and faithfulness to the last moment for the double portion of anointing ? “You have asked a hard thing yet, if you see me as i am being taken from you, it shall be so for you” . Elijah was honest to say that such gift is not for him to grant, for only the Lord can do that.
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For you to receive double portion of anointing for service, you must be fully committed. There is no shortcut to success; it is not accidental. Success is consciously prepared for, worked for and following the rules. Elisha was committed, he go extra mile, working sacrificially and the double portion of anointing that breaks the yoke was given to him. These can be yours!