Episode 63

#63: When God Opens Doors, Be ready

Are you prepared to receive from God? In this episode, Jeanette discusses the Prayer of Jabez, which is a powerful prayer to ask God to open closed doors, direct you, and enlarge your territory. Praying this prayer means being ready for God to do just that, even if it means taking scary steps out of your comfort zone.

Watching the television series, The Chosen, has helped Jeanette to remember that God can change us and He can change our circumstances. For example, God changed the names of many people in the Bible to signify their transformation. Trusting in your own transformation and finding your identity in Christ, will help you to trust in and wait for the favor and blessings of God.

The Prayer of Jabez can lead to life-changing opportunities that align with God's will, but it requires faith and trust in Him. When you pray for God to enlarge your territory, you are asking Him to enlarge your capacity to receive and your have to be ready for Him to do so, even if it is scary or unexpected. When you pray the Prayer of Jabez with a sincere heart, God will open many doors for you.

In this episode:

  • God can transform your life and help you overcome fear and self-doubt.
  • Trusting God to direct your steps means letting go of control and being open to receiving His plan.
  • What can you learn from the Prayer of Jabez.
  • Why the Prayer of Jabez can lead to opportunities aligned with God's will.
  • The Prayer of Jabez


1 Chronicles 4:9-10

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If I keep asking God to enlarge my territory, I have to be ready for him to do that. So pray this prayer of Jabez, do you want God's plan for your life? Do you want to discover your calling? Do you want to build a business as aligned with God's will? Hey, girl. Hey, I'm Jeanette, a business and faith coach.

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Hey, girl. Hey. I am so excited to talk to you about opening doors and if you haven't heard of the prayer of Jabez, it is Sofya. And I'm going to share it with you in this podcast. Okay. So basically, literally everything that you do, right, you ask God to open closed doors, you ask him to be the director of your feet.

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And when you do this, God starts to move, right? God starts to be like, okay, you want some open doors? Okay. And those are the scary doors because you're like, okay, God, I want you to open that door. But like, I didn't think you were actually going to open that door and now I'm going to go do that thing that I wanted that I'm terrified to do.

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Right? Like, for me, it's really doing this. Doing the podcast is terrifying to me. You wanna know why? Because I feel like, yes, I have all this knowledge. Yes. I love sharing it. Yes, I love talking about, like, building businesses and being the best you can be and being a cheerleader and talking about God. But it feels like, whoa, am I.

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Am I even, like, authorized who authorized me to do this? Like five years ago? I was getting drunk every day, smoking my cigarets. Like like, whoo hoo. Like, oh, my gosh. But then again, I thought about all I've been watching The Chosen. Yeah. Have you guys seen that? You got to watch it. If you haven't seen it, it's on the Angel Network.

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Google the Angel Network, and it's like the third one down. It's like, yeah, it was the third one down. And you can watch The Chosen for free. I don't know where you live, but at least in America you can watch it for free and it's basically about Jesus and him and the disciples and everything that he does while he's alive.

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I don't know what happened in season three. I'm in season two, but it's like walking through and seeing all the people that Jesus is with now. Mary Magdalene. She was a demon possessed hoochie mama, okay? She was a woman of the night. She was doing all the things that are very unsavory, but like he changed her. And then I remember like oh eight, God changed a lot of people's names in the Bible.

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Like, a lot like he changed so many people's names because he was like, I see where you are now and I'm going to change you because you are now a new person in me. And I have to remember that, right? I remember that person back then before I got baptized is not the same person that I am today.

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And I'm new. This is that new? New this is that. Okay, I got the favor on me. I got the anointing, I've got the blessing, I've got all of those things. I am no longer walking in fear. I'm no longer walking in anger. I've healed like it is a whole new world, a whole new.

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Okay, I'm not going to sing for y'all. Like, I really feel that. And I got to remember that sometimes because it's scary. It's like, Oh, I am new. Oh, I do have God. Oh, I do have him directing all my steps in my feet. This is so scary because if I remember who I used to be, I'm sure there are people who remember who I used to be, who I like.

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She just fake and why she pretended like she liked Jesus. Because I'm changed. Okay, I'm new. This is a new, new. And so because of that, I've been asking God to open doors for His glory, right? So before I'd be like, man, especially in the mosaic man, I want to get this. Frank I got to say, hard, I got to do all this stuff, but now it's.

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Hey, God, you said that you wanted me to do this, so you got to open these doors because this is all on you. I don't have to do anything. I just have to listen and obey, which is so hard sometimes. But that is not my. My deal. I don't have to create anything. I'm not a manifester God is a manifester he manifests everything.

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So I just follow what he tells me to do and my heart has changed. Two things that I want because of him, because I want to make him happy. It's not even like I want to make him happy, but I want to glorify him and let people know that I am as a slayer for Jesus. Like, don't come at me, bro.

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I will slay you in the name of Jesus. And so because of that, I've been like asking God to give me blessing. I've been asking him to expand my territory, and that's what the prayer of Jabez is. So I don't know a lot about Jabez, but I do know that Jabez means the one who causes pain. And I don't want to be a Jabez, but I do want to be a Jabez if you know what I mean.

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You know what I mean? Okay. So the prayer goes like this and it's really easy. And James called on the God of Israel saying, Oh, that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, your hand would be with me and that you would keep me from evil. That I may not cause pain. So God granted his request.

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So all I have to do is say that and say, God, please bless me and enlarge my territory and be with me. That you will keep me from evil. And please do not let me cause any pain as you did for Jabez. Amen. Okay. And this is Chronicles four, nine through ten, if you guys want to read this and the Old Testament.

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But God is good desk first chronicles. First Chronicles, First Chronicles for nine through ten and God is good. Okay. So if he's going to honor Jabez and he is the same God then that he is now. So if he can do that for him, he can do that for me. And I really believe that. And that's the only way that I become a hand and foot for Jesus, because he's the same and I trust him, and if he's the same, then he's the same.

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Now I can rest fully, firmly on the love of God and knowing that He's got this and I don't have to do anything. This is not my fight. I do what I'm supposed to do, and that's it. I don't have to worry about all the minor details. If I say, God, I want you to enlarge my territory for your glory and I have the right heart posture.

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He's going to do that. I got to be ready. I might be scared and I might fail a couple of times because I'm a human being. But God knows that as long as I keep my heart in the right place, walking this the right road, doing the things that he's on me. I'm good, right? I'm good. Good. Yeah, good.

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So it's always good to do. So pray this prayer and I'm pray with you, dear lord, I just as whoever is listening to this podcast that you would enlarge the territory, that you would be with them and that you would help them and keep them from evil. And so that way they would not cause any pain. And, you know, I pray.

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Amen. You know what? God didn't do that. I my one of my coaches, she was doing like a 90 day challenge of saying that prayer. And I started doing it. And then I got scared because things started happening. People started dropping in my lap and I was like, I can't. Am I ready for this? I got scared of the buzzing.

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Who does that? You asked or something. You scared of it? That's so dumb. I don't know why I did that. You know what? I'm just going to go back to doing it every single day. Maybe I'll do it when I do my gratitude. I do gratitude every day on on Instagram again @jeanette.peterson So if you guys want to check out my gratitude, except I don't do them on the weekends because that's sacred time.

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So if you guys want to talk about gratitude Genda Peterson on the Instagrams and maybe also during the prayer day because every day too. Well, that's scary. That's very scary. But I would do it. I would do it. Wow, that was so good. So I know that you know somebody that also needs to hear that. So share this episode, leave a review.

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And I would love it if you could watch my free workshop at Jeanette Peterson dot com slash missing piece I'll see you guys over on the grams at Jeanette Peterson bye.

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Jeanette Peterson

Jeanette Peterson is a powerhouse, United States Air Force Veteran, that has been successfully mentoring, empowering, and inspiring women. She helps them turn their businesses into their ministries.

After leaving the military, she had a lot of learning to do. She learned about herself, her gifts, and what she was created for. She knew her next job had to be for God. She knew she had to have the creator of the Universe as her CEO. She prayed and partnered with God.

As a mentor and speaker, Jeanette knows that your divine purpose is unique and only for you. When you walk in purpose you will no longer feel shame or pain, but joy, peace, and love.

It's time to live unapologetically unstoppable!

Jeanette Peterson