TRUSTING GOD ~ Precious Victor Akah

We've all been encouraged to trust God at one point or the other in our lives as Christians. But the honest truth is, it is easier to say, "I trust You, Lord" than to actually do what trusting God requires. And this is where many of us fall short. We can say we trust God but then our actions oftentimes negates our confession.

For instance, if you say you're trusting God for money to pay your school fees, yet you've used the little money you have to subscribe to Netflix/purchase data to watch movies at leisure, and all you do is eat, watch movies and sleep, then fast and pray occasionally for school fees, waiting for God to provide the money you need, you're not actually trusting God. That is being idle, lazy and unproductive. 

What happened to using your hands and brain to find something legit to do, or utilize and monetize a skill/passion you have, or take up a part-time job that can bring in the resources you need? God's promise is that He'll bless the work of your hand and not your prayers and fasting. 
"The LORD will open for you His good treasure house, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand;.." Deuteronomy 28:12.
Proverbs 10:4 also says, "Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth."

You need to give God something to bless. You need to create a channel for the resources you need to get to you. God can't send down your school fees from heaven to your room. He'll get it across to you through a channel. And if you think this channel is man - that someone would just walk up to you and generously give you your school fees, then it's evident that your trust is in man and not in God.

You also cannot claim to trust God for provision of your school fees and you're running up and down, going from one man to another - begging for financial aid. Your trust is clearly in man. Isaiah 2:22 says, "Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?"

Neither can you also say you're trusting God for funds to offset your school bills and you're planning to sexually satisfy a rich man to get the fund or planning to steal from people. No, none of these actions corresponds to trusting God. How about solving a problem/offering to render a service freely for that rich man that will provoke him to reward you handsomely? Instead of sleeping with him or planning to rob him. You have the wisdom of God to do good and creative things.

If you trust God there must be an equal, corresponding action. You don't waver in your trust in God until your need is met by God and God alone. You don't consider any alternative to God's help. James 1:6-7 explains this, by saying, "But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord." (NLT)

What is TRUSTING GOD? It is holding firmly to God's promise or word to you until it becomes your reality.

If you trust God that He'll do something because He can do it and He has done it for someone in the Bible or someone around you, then you'll wait for Him to do it. If you can't wait, then you don't trust Him. If you're going to look for ungodly alternative to get what you want, then you don't trust God. When you trust your spouse you believe what they say because you know what they're capable of doing. So, when you trust God, you believe what He says because you know (from His Word) what He's capable of doing. And if He is capable of doing it, then He'll surely do it. Keep trusting.

Moreover, it is easy to trust God when things are going well, but can you still trust God when trials and challenges of life come? When you have wealth, health, good friendships, good marriage, good children, good job/work, and everything is rosy, you can boldly and easily say, Oh, Lord, I trust You. You can even encourage others to trust God. You can preach it. 

But when you encounter a stubborn challenge and you have prayed, fasted, praised, given thanks, sown seed, given sacrificially and done all covenant practices you've been taught to do and there seems to be no visible, positive change, can you still trust God?

Unfortunately, some people stop trusting God and seek for alternatives at this point and end up in heavy regrets and unending grief. They start going from one prophet or man of God to another, from one place of prayer to another, from one church to another, from one spiritual house to another, and from one herbalist or spiritualist to another. Don't do this!

Regardless of what you are passing through right now, I want to assure you that God can still be trusted. It might take "long" for your desired change to come, you might experience "delay", you might experience "disappointment", but rest assured that God can still be trusted till your desired expectation is manifest.

Keep trusting God. He'll come through for you. I join my faith with yours to declare that your answers are here. What you've been praying for and trusting God for, you'll have it this month of March, in Jesus' Name. Rejoice, dear friend, rejoice! Give thanks to God for answered prayers. Hallelujah!

Please, I want to invite you to Jesus if you have not consciously and genuinely surrendered your heart and life to Jesus. Please do it now and enjoy answers to your prayers.

God bless you.


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