I was away on a writing retreat. Some bills needed to be paid for our building project. We were at the foundation-filling stage. The account needed just about seven thousand naira more to make up for the required payments. I told those in the office to wait till noon. 

At about half past eleven in the morning, I picked up my phone with the intent of transferring the needed balance of seven thousand so they could go ahead and pay the supplier. That was when things took an interesting turn. 

The Lord asked me, “Is it your project?” I said, “No Lord. It is yours”. He then said to me, “Will you take over the project after paying this seven thousand also?” I began to repent. I dropped my phone immediately. 

About three minutes to noon, two transfers into the project account added up to seven thousand naira exactly. From that day, I learnt that you must trust the Lord completely, especially when you have the means to do it without relying on Him. 

Till this day, if anything is needed in the ministry, I do not try to take things into my own hands. I ask the Lord first. 

Some people have mastered how to trust the Lord when they do not have enough but I believe that it is tougher to trust the Lord when you have more than enough. Learn this from King Solomon. He had more than enough to build the temple and even his own palace. But he wrote a psalm with these words: 

“Except the Lord builds a house, they labour in vain that builds it”

Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.

Psalms 127:1 NKJV

(It is a psalm of Solomon that is titled “Labouring and Prospering with the Lord”)

Solomon! Really! You could build that house without any recourse to the Lord. You had everything needed. Why trust the Lord? 

He must have learnt from his Father. David tried to help God by constructing a cart to carry the ark. He made the first mistake. The young man called Uzzah made the second mistake. He wanted to help God by reaching out his hand to steady the tipping Ark of the Covenant. He paid dearly for it. 

Do not try to help God. 

Do not get too emotional that you take over the wheels from the Lord. Trust Him all the way. He owns you and all you have. Ask Him what He wants you to do with the resources you have. Do not assume. It is called complete trust. 

Hope you gotten it? 

Will you join me to pray?

Lord, I would not take your place. I would not hijack your leadership. I will follow your instructions to the teeth. Help me, Lord. Help me. 

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa

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