11 Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. 13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.
Every level has its own devil; thus, you got to be ready to face new challenges as you shift levels. According to the quoted scripture, it was good that the son asked for what was his share from the father’s will and it was also good and proper for the father to release the son’s share but it was wrong timing. There was nothing wrong in the son receiving his share from his father but somehow he failed to remain calm. We are looking for people who when they receive their first million dollars, remain calm and continue focused.
People must learn to save first before they spend. You must save, invest then spend the remainder. If you rush to spend, you have higher chances of spending your fortune on wrong things and with fake friends who disappear the day that you go broke.
9 And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?”
Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.”
10 So he said, “You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.” 11 Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried out, “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!” So he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces.
According to that scripture, Elisha was supposed to follow Elijah at all times in order to receive what he had asked for. That means Elisha was supposed to compromise on the relationships he had with other people. He was supposed to forego his family and friends to get what he wanted. This is what we should do in this life it we are to shift levels.
It is advisable not to trust with all your information to someone you have just met. By breaking that rule, means you place your life and job at risk. This also applies to workplaces and other places of gathering where the leader has gone to the extent of trusting new people before they have known them quite well; it brings companies and organisations down. Be patient with private and key information; lest you trust wrong people.
Shifting levels also require trust and truth so that you are accommodated by those above you before they bless you. Be of good character at all times in order to build good reputation with your blessors. Character includes dressing, speech and personal presentation. As you change levels you also need to change the way you dress to be acceptable by your blessors. Remember, you dress the way you want to be addressed. The same applies to the way you eat and what you eat plus how you take your meal. Bad character kills all favour and closes all doors.
You need to sacrifice your interests in order to satisfy the interests of your blessor. Even if you don’t like soccer, you have to show interest if your blessor is a soccer fanatic. If the blessor likes a certain type of food which you don’t like, you have to force yourself to like it regardless of your lack of interest.
Patience is a personal quality that must become part of your life when you want to shift levels. Many blessors do not quickly release your requests until a certain time, thus you must graduate in the area of patience; if you don’t, you have higher chances of turning your back just before the dawn of your blessings.
Be calm and remain calm if you want to shift levels.