Bishop Dag Heward-Mills’ message "Victory in the backside of the desert" has really blessed me. I have listened to it about 5 times, and each time I find something new that I can apply to my life! I believe the main point I got from it is the need for integrity and success in our private lives. If you want victory in your public life, you must have victory in your private life. If you want to be prosperous openly, you need to give in private. If you want to be successful in this life, you need to seek the face of God in your closet. Good and godly habits need to be cultivated at an early age (in your youth) to be effective later on in life. I realized that the real victory of any person is not outward but in the secret place, where nobody sees.
This is what Jesus talked about with his disciples in Matthew 6 - God looks at our private life before our public life. Mat 6:6 “When you pray, go into a room alone and close the door. Pray to your Father in private. He knows what is done in private, and he will reward you.”