Have you ever heard of a pitch? A pitch is when you sell yourself, usually your best and most valuable qualities to a person or company. When you pitch yourself you are expecting something in return, an opportunity, a sale, exposure, etc.  In business, corporations and business owners are pitching their companies for acquisition, innovative products, and collaboration. In this new age world of branding and pitching, we’ve become riddled with information on how to present your best self and ultimately sell yourself to the highest bidder. Pitching is part of our culture every single day, whether we realize it or not.

Presently, there is a surge in pitching yourself for the opportunity that you want and feel you deserve. We see the messages: Shoot your shot, go for yours, don’t hold back! I am not in any way saying pitching yourself is wrong or a sin. We see all throughout the Bible people stepping up and taking the lead. But, I would like to add that we can also pitch yourself to God in prayer.

As believers, we know that prayer is essential in our walk with God. He knows our future, our purpose and holds all opportunities in His hands. 1 Peter 5:6 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” God is the promoter; therefore, when we think about it, it makes a lot of sense to pitch ourselves to HIM. He knows what we can handle and what we are ready for.

My pastor teaches to call your name out in prayer and believe that God will bring your name up! There are times where you don’t have to bring your own name up by sending out multiple e-mails a day and making phone calls, asking for an opportunity. Sometimes, we can pitch ourselves to God in the prayer closet and He can bring our name up in a room we have yet to enter. If God called you to a specific space, He can surely bring your name up!

Some of us are spending so much time pitching ourselves to everybody when we could really be taking more land by pitching ourselves to God. When we choose to focus on talking to God and allowing Him to develop us for our next opportunity and trusting Him to open and close doors, we will see greater and sweeter fruit in our lives. We must trust in God’s timing because the truth is, He often will open the door the door you are ready to walk through.  I believe God’s best is on the way for you and for me. We just have to allow Him to do it. You don’t have to chase down every opportunity. Trust me, the God of the ENTIRE earth knows how to bless you!

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

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Lindsay Ayers