Prepare for What You’re Praying for

Prepare for What You’re Praying for

TERRI: Now today, I’m gonna
share with you why you need to prepare for what you’re
praying for. You know, preparation is a vital key
to living your dreams. TERRI: Hey, I’m
Terri Savelle Foy, your cheerleader of
dreams. You know, lemme ask you: Are you ready for
God to do a new thing in your life? Are you tired of just
repeating the same scenario year after year? Have
you thought lately, How do I stay positive when it
appears nothing is changing? If you answered yes to
any of those questions, I have one word for you that
drastically changed my entire life: Routine. The secret of
your future is hidden in your daily routine. If
you’ll change your routine, you’ll change your
whole life. Well, one of the biggest and easiest
changes that I’ve made to my daily routine was listening to
inspirational messages that just pointed my life in the right
direction. I wanna ask you to subscribe to this podcast by
pushing the little red arrow so you start a routine of
consistent inspiration and coaching to help you
live your dreams. Today, I’m gonna share with you why you
need to prepare for what you’re praying for. Preparation is a
vital key to living your dreams. We know that. In fact,
before I finish today, I wanna give you the entire
seven step checklist for success so I don’t leave you with just
one step in today’s podcast, I’m gonna show you how to access
that free checklist in jus a minute. But first, a phrase a
heard years ago from Coach John Wooden was this, he said,
“When opportunity comes, it’s too late to
prepare.” In other words, you’ve got to be ready when God
brings opportunities your way so you can seize them,
right? Well, in the book, “Outliers” Malcolm
Gladwell wrote that “10,000 hours is the magic number
of greatness.” Well, he supported that by saying,
“Research shows that for the overwhelming majority of experts
who reach the top of their fields,” like
math, chess, tennis, swimming, music, “They
have spent a minimum of 10,000 hours to
become great.” So, 10,000 hours works out to be about
20 hours per week for 10 years. Now, 10 years is a long time,
but 20 hours a week isn’t so bad, especially when you
consider that the average America watches five hours
of TV a day. The point being, bands like the
Beatles who played four, six, eight hours in gigs all
over Europe long before they invaded America.
But think about it, all that time it felt like,
“Nobody is listening.” They’re singing to a handful of
people, playing pool, drinking beer, not even watching
them. It was all practice. See, it’s the same with you. If you
wanna grow and improve and be offered bigger opportunities,
you have to practice. I look at people like John
Maxwell, he grabs a stool, he puts a mint in his mouth,
he holds a bottle of water, and he just sits there
and he speaks to 15,000 people like he’s sitting
in their den. And people ask, they say, “How are so
comfortable with your mint in your mouth, you’re
drinking your water, talking to 15,000?”
This is what he said, “Because I’ve done this 10,000
times.” Here’s my point: If you desire to be in public speaking,
accept every opportunity you can. Speak for free.
Speak to small groups, youth groups,
retirement centers, juvenile detention centers.
See, every time you do it, you’re gaining experience.
You’re getting more comfortable in front of a crowd. You’re
getting prepared for the big stage. Do you wanna have a
successful podcast? A YouTube channel? You know what my
recommendation is? Just start. Gain experience. Build your
confidence. And you know what? Be glad that hardly anybody is
watching. I’m so glad not very many people were watching my
podcast when we first started. The ironic thing is, my whole
life I have been told that I smile all the time, even in
my senior yearbook. It’s like, “Terri smiled to everybody!” And
my mom would say … They would make bets. My family would make
bets whenever I would go into a store and I’d come
out, they’d say, “I bet she’ll be smiling when
she walks out.” I’ve just always smiled. Well, ironically, when
we first started the podcast, the guys who were
working with me, they told me later,
they said, “Terri, you need to smile
more.” I thought, “Smile more? I have
never, in my whole life, been told I need to smile more.”
But I was so nervous that I forgot to smile. Well, thank God
we averaged 22 views a day in the beginning, but now I’ve done
over 600 podcasts. I’ve filmed TV shows for 12, 13 years. God
was preparing me for this today. I think about when I became a
youth pastor. The first meeting that my husband and I had
with our youth leaders, this wasn’t even with the
teenagers on stage. This was with our youth leaders before
we started speaking publicly. We walked into this restaurant to
meet with these youth leaders, and I said to my husband, “You
do all the talking.” Because I was too nervous to talk to youth
leaders. But you know what? God was preparing me
in a little 1,000 sq.ft. Warehouse in Crowley,
Texas with 75 teenagers week after week after
week, speaking for free, speaking Wednesday nights, to
one day stand on a stage to 10,000 14,000 people.
But you know what? It was all preparation.
So no matter how big or how small,
it’s practice. It’s preparation and it’s needed to take you to
the next level. Maybe you’re not a speaker. Maybe you’re a
designer or a decorator or a stylist. Maybe you’re a party
planner. Offer to give some of your services to your friends
for free. Build your portfolio. Take photos. Get them to
write a review. Sow some seed, do some things for free,
get some seed in the ground, get the experience. I heard a
story about one of the top sales coach trainers in
the United States, a girl named Lisa, who said she
was starting her business as a success coach in sales training,
and she would set up meetings at the local Olive
Garden. She said, “It didn’t even have four walls.
It was three walls and a little accordion.” But she said she
was committed to meeting with 10 people consistently week after
week and training them. Well, one day, she got invited to
speak at an event in Santa Barbara. She lived in Phoenix.
And she said because word got out about her local talks, it
began to spread. This was the first time she left her newborn
and her toddler at home to go after her dream. When
she flew to Santa Barbara, she walks in and she realizes
there’s gonna be 60 people there. That was her big break.
She got so excited. But then she discovers that she’s going to be
speaking to about eight people in a break out
session. Now, think about it, she left her kids,
arranged child care, booked a flight,
ready to give her speech, and it was to eight
people. That’s okay, but she took a deep breath, and
she took a chance. She went up to the host of the
conference and she said, “I’m gonna do a great job
in my break out session, but I just wanted to say, if
any of your main stage speakers don’t make, I’m
your girl.” She said, “Or, if you can just add a
slot at the end of the day, I’m ready.” Sure enough, they
added a slot at the end of the day. Why? Because she was ready
from all the local talks she had done at the Olive Garden to 10
people. She gave her sales pitch and she signed dozens of new
clients. She didn’t make 10,000 in a month like she used to
do when she was starting out. She made 10,000 in
90 minutes. She said, “Not only did it change my
life, but it changed my family’s life.” She said, “I was ready
for my big opportunity because I had done all those little
talks in the side rooms at Olive Garden.” Well, what I’m telling
you today is that when God sees you doing your part, He will
open doors that no man can shut. I think about David in the
Bible. He was just a shepherd boy out there taking
care of his sheep, and he could have thought, “I
don’t need to develop my skills. I’m stuck out here
with these sheep, these few sheep.” But
while he’s out there, alone, he got his slingshot and
he started practicing day after day, month after month, slinging
that stone again and again. When a coyote tried to
attack his sheep, he nailed it. He became a
sharpshooter. He was so precise. Well, when God needed
someone to slay a giant, He looked to see
who wads prepared, who had developed their skills,
who was practicing in private? I heard Joel Osteen say, “When God
is looking for people to promote today, He doesn’t just close His
eyes and randomly pick someone. No, He chooses someone who
has developed their skills in private.” You have skills that
can lead to an abundant life, and everyday you
spend learning, growing, improving, you’re getting
prepared. The Bible says, “Your gifts will make room for
you and bring you before great men,” So, before we close out,
I wanna recognize our YouTube subscriber of the
week. This week, it is Malachi Dawson. Malachi
says “Amazing Terri!” Says, “I was at your NEXT conference
and it changed my life.” Oh my gosh, I love this. Says, “I
have written a book at age 13.” Malachi is only 13 and he’s
written a book. “Thanks for all the encouragement.” Oh, my
goodness. You are never too old or never too young to go
after your dreams. Malachi, we are so proud of you and we
are cheering you on. I wanna give you the entire seven step
checklist for success that I’ve practiced in my life and learned
from the most successful people in the world. So, all you have
to do is click the link in the description or go to to get your free seven step checklist. Now,
this free download that you can access today will become your
go-to list to keep you on track to your dreams. And for
more consistent motivation, follow me on
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weekly videos to make this your best year yet.
Thanks for watching, and remember, I’m
cheering you on.

64 thoughts on “Prepare for What You’re Praying for

  1. Thank you this video terri i love it😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  2. Great information.. Preparation is the key… I have been doing this unknowingly… Good to wake up to this message.. Gives us a chsnge to get with like minded people.

  3. I use to complain so much at such opportunities and wondered why I had to do such and see everyone else fulfill their dreams until now I look back and understand that they invested in themselves with little to no pay and a few years latter it is as if their success happened overnight. Now I understand opportunities like this was God trying to prepare me but my stubbornness got in the way. That’s all He’s been doing but I didn’t get it. Oh I’m so not going to miss it this time and from now on. Big dreams require much preparation. Thank you Terri😍

  4. I am so happy that I found Jesus and Terry. Now I am living and using Terry's principles to walk in everything that God has for me. You are a Great mentor and thank you for using your gift of encouragement to those who have an ear to hear. Thank you Terry.

  5. Amen! Terri, you are such an inspiration! I recently started a youtube channel and you were also a part of my preparation process. Keep doing what you do ! Blessings!

  6. Two years ago I started watching Terri and I did not think that watching someone would actually cause a change. But oh my goodness it has! "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with" thank you for your videos. In every season God places a certain speaker in my path and two years ago I needed to hear your stories and messages!

  7. Great video! I just clicked on the link to the checklist but it doesn't work. It just goes the and there's nothing there except white space and then upcoming events and thumbnails of latest podcasts and broadcasts. Is there another link that you can provide for the checklist? Thanks!

  8. Dear Terri,
    I am long to write these words to you.
    First of all, thank you so much for your real life teaching. There are all valuable skills and daily habits.
    Last year, this time. I was sad, depressed, and uncertain about my future.
    I believe God has guided me to watch your YouTube channel. I am convinced that all your teaching and daily habits, work! I am now studying pharmacy. Feeling happy and graceful everyday. My mind is alert and my physical appearance enhanced. And your motivational messages stay with me every time the evil tell me otherwise. When I’m in doubt, you are my cheerleader πŸ“£ your words always help me to get through tough time.
    Words cannot describe enough how grateful I am to you and your teaching.
    May god continues blessing you, your family and your ministry!

  9. Thanks, Terri! I truly needed to hear that. I appreciate your sincerity and positivity; thank you SO much!! πŸ’–

  10. Hi Terri, I started my Christian YouTube Channel in 2017 and I hardly get views, I still feel nervous. I really needed to hear this because you are my role model and I have been praying to God to help me speak with confidence like you. Hopefully few years from now I will speak confidently and articulate just like you.

  11. Wow!!!! I love this thank you Terri I receive the message today πŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ₯°πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆβœοΈπŸ’ͺπŸΌβœ…πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’•

  12. Your are the best Terri.I love everything you say.Actually I have a very wonderful testimony about how God used you to strengthen me and so far,I have achieved alot.hoping too share it soon.


  14. Absolutely love this! Thank you Terri..this is just what I needed. I feel God has a huge blessing for me but I know that I am not ready for it. I am getting as we speakπŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ

  15. Thank you Terri 😘 you’ve been an inspiration to me to create my youtube channel β™₯️ I am still overcoming my fear in talking infront of camera . But I have tried making one video where I do impromptu talk about love and will try to continue to practice so I could post more relevant inspiring videos that will also be useful to others. β€οΈπŸ™

  16. Thank you so much Terri I cried when I watched this video because am at a point where as a Business Analyst i have been out of work for nearly 5months – trained as a beauty technician and no consistent clients – this video is speaking to me because the message is basically that I need to pick up myself learn more and carry on practicing my craft until something happens – thank you so much I have faith that I will be back to testify of Gods greatness.

  17. Oh yes, I feel I keep hearing the word β€œprepare”. I am single, never dated, and want to be married soon. Right now I am preparing my body to get in the best shape for my future wedding and then to carry my future babies! Also, working on getting my student loans paid off because I don’t want to bring that into marriage!

  18. Amen, thank you Terri for this encouragement!! πŸ’—
    I just started my YouTube channel, and your videos and books helped me to step out in faith and just making this dream coming true!

    Be abundantly blessed,

    Love you πŸ’—


  19. Yes, I am waiting on God to restore my privacy back..Thank you God advance πŸ™πŸ™

  20. I am so thankful for your ministry. It was only 3 years ago that I was laying on my couch depressed asking God if this was the way my life would end up being. (Meaning depressed, broke, and always struggling) Two days later a friend of mine who I hadn't heard from in a long time text me out of the blue a link to your video saying, "I think you should watch this." By the end of that 20 min video I was healed of depression after 15 years of battling it and my life has started moving in a new direction. Thank you for your calling.

  21. You’re absolutely amazing. Thank you for inspiring me EVERY.SINGLE.DAY πŸ™ŒπŸΌ you’ve inspired me to begin my own YouTube channel on many things that I am passionate about including singing. I am a mother of two, working full time, and studying to become an attorney. Thank you for pouring life into my dreams ❀️

  22. Heavenly Father, I thank you for Terri’s encouraging words this morning for preparing for our answered prayers of your direction in our lives in the mighty name of Jesus through the power of Holy Spirit! All praise and glory to you and Jesus Christ!

  23. My pastor sent me videos of your podcast and immediately I felt my spirit come alive (that day I was down and out), you are on point and straight to the point. Now everyday I have to watch your videos, Keep up the good work blessings and increase from Trinidad.

  24. This video really helped and encouraged me. One of the dreams that God put in my heart is public speaking, sharing the message He put in my heart, with people all over the world. Years after He showed me this part of my destiny, I had my first speaking engagement last month. God is so good! God told me last year to start a YouTube channel to share His message and my testimonies. Hearing you say that even if no one is listening or no one is watching, keep doing it because it's good practice, really encouraged me. I know that whoever needs to hear what I'm sharing will hear it because God will lead them to it. I also decided to be pro-active with speaking publicly. I had an idea of a place that I could hold an even to speak and was praying about. Well, before I even asked the person who runs the facility, he asked ME if I'd like to speak there sometime! I'm also going to rent a room at a local co-working space to hold my own event. It'll be great practice! I've also written a devotional and am self-publishing. It's a lot of work and can be confusing, but I've committed to working on it 20 minutes a day to meet my goal of being published by the end of the year. God is so amazing because He has been doing things I never thought I would do. But I'm loving it! Your videos have encouraged me along the way. Thank you. God bless you.

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