DO YOU WANT TO TAKE OVER THE PROJECT?
I had given a payment transfer deadline to the ministry office earlier in the day to make some transfers on the church building project. I told them I believe that what we needed would have been supplied by that time.
Some few minutes to noon, I noticed that the account was still the same. I wanted to make a transfer from my personal account to the church account to cover up the balance. Then the Lord asked me, “Would you take over the project from here afterwards. If you transfer this, would you keep filling the gap?”
I repented immediately. Just before noon, I picked up my phone and there were two alerts on the church account for the building project and the gap was already filled.
Beloved, never think you can play the role that God is meant to play. Do not play God in any project. Do not let the pressure make you take over the wheel from the Lord.
King Solomon knew this strongly. He had the wealth to build all that he needed to build but he still said to us:
Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it;
Psalms 127:1 NKJV
If you ever think that you are the builder of anything, it will become vain labour. Do not start sweating trying to do what is not your business.
Faith is a journey. When you start with his leading, make sure pressure does not make you take over the wheel. If you do, you will give birth to Ishmael. Ishmael is man’s agenda. Ishmael is an offspring of man’s impatience.
The problem with an Ishmael project is that it takes your attention away from seeking what the Lord has promised. It is a fake consolation, an inadequate alternative. It makes you feel good in the interim but it is an immediate pleasure that is an enemy of the ultimate purpose.
What project is the Lord doing in your life?
What is God’s Word to you?
Do not be tempted to take over the wheel from God. It takes faith and do not forget that it also takes patience to obtain the promise. Faith works alongside patience. God will do what He says He will do. Do not hijack the wheel.