If there's one thing prophetic minister Hakeem Collins has learned, it's that there's no room for hesitation to do what God wants—especially when it comes to diligent prayer.
God's latest assignment for Collins was to preach on the life-changing power of prayer. It's the subject of his new book, 10 Prayer Secrets: Supernatural Power for Your Breakthrough.
Prayer, Collins says, is the biggest key to receiving your breakthrough. Years ago when he was out of work, prayer became his biggest weapon.
"I was in need of a job and God told me, 'I need you to partner with prayer and fasting,'" Collins told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "When I did that, I saw in Daniel's life and ministry that when he fasted and prayed, he experienced some level of resistance and warfare.
"So, when I prayed, God said to fast, and I obeyed Him. That's what He's looking for—people to obey Him. When I did that, I prayed and fasted, and soon I literally had job offers out of nowhere. It just took me to get into prayer, heard the voice of God and obey, and I got my breakthrough.
"There are times when we want things done really fast, and it's hard to be patient. It's a timing thing," Collins says. "But God's delays are good. They're protectors. When God becomes silent and we feel like our prayers aren't being answered, it's not that He is not listening to us, it's just that He wants up to up our prayer life and seek Him more.
"Just be patient. Wait on God's timing. Keep praying. Don't stop praying, and you will get your answer."
For more about Collins' ministry and the breakthrough power of prayer, listen to the entire podcast.
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