MEN’S PROMISE OR GOD’S WORD- BE SURE!
I began to have a ministry itinerary in my third year in the University. A dear one was so excited about how the Lord used my friends and I in a teenagers camp meeting. He said to me, “When next you have such a trip, please let me know. I will foot the bill for transportation”.
I was very excited. We used to charter cabs. It was always a great outing, but demanding for our youthful pockets. I was really grateful. Some weeks afterwards, I called this beloved one to inform him about our next trip to the same place he mentioned. His tone on the phone was dismissive. It was so cold that I was wondering if it was the same person who made a promise with so much excitement.
One of the things you must learn as a believer but much more if you are called into the ministry is total dependence on God. You must learn how to trust the Lord with all your heart. It is a major curriculum that you must master.
At times, the support system you built for self sustenance will collapse before you. No one and nothing else must be able to take glory for what the Lord is doing. It is wisdom to build systems and support but if your trust is in them, you will be shocked the day the system collapses.
There was a day I was thinking of some financial obligations in ministry and I mentally noted that some funds would come in at a particular season and just carried on. The Lord said to me, “So you believe in your structures and systems now”. I repented. I worshipped. I danced before him. That month, all the system collapsed but God supplied more than enough to meet the need before it became a burden.
Beloved, where is your trust? In men! Is it your job security? Is it your business investments? Is it your family inheritance? Where is your trust?
The crutches you are leaning on will be taken away. You will learn to lean on the guidance of God.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
Jesus told them when he sent them out: Don’t take any money with you, nor a traveler’s bag, nor an extra pair of sandals. And don’t stop to greet anyone on the road.
Luke 10:4 NLT
People know when your greeting has become a sign of begging. You know the way you announce to Uncles and Aunts you will be travelling in some days as a gentle reminder of your financial needs. You cannot do that when you trust God.
Trust God. Build Systems but do not lean on it.
May you enjoy divine help.