(Focus On The Result And Don’t Vacillate)
TO THE BIBLE: Romans 4:19-21 GNB
“He was then almost one hundred years old; but his faith did not weaken when he thought of his body, which was already practically dead, or of the fact that Sarah could not have children. His faith did not leave him, and he did not doubt God’s promise; his faith filled him with power, and he gave praise to God. He was absolutely sure that God would be able to do what he had promised.”
Time tests faith. You can easily tell whether someone is walking in faith or unbelief when he’s pressed for time.
When pressure builds after an expected process has refused to yield the desired result and you begin to vacillate, wondering whether or not you heard God right, that’s unbelief, not faith.
Many people unknowingly walk in unbelief every day, because they don’t fully understand what it means to be unbelieving. To be unbelieving is to doubt the veracity and integrity of God’s Word.
Faith, on the other hand, doesn’t doubt, no matter the circumstances; it’s fully persuaded that what God has said is the absolute reality. Where unbelief starts fretting because of some delay, faith remains unshaken because it doesn’t consider or think on the process.
Rather, it focuses only on the results. The Lord Jesus in Mark 11:23 said, “Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! And does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him” (AMPC).
It’s not for you to wonder how the mountain will move into the sea after you’ve commanded it to move. Yours is to focus on the result and refuse to vacillate; be fully persuaded that your confessions of faith will surely come to pass.
James 1:6; Hebrews 3:12; Romans 11:20
Dear Father, I thank you for the infallibility of your Word on which my confidence is built. Help me, Lord, never to doubt the integrity of your Word because your Word is faithful and true, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 27:27-44, Psalms 23-25
Luke 10:10-24, Joshua 19
Keep speaking words of faith concerning your family, academics, relationships etc. Refuse to consider any unfavourable circumstance.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.