Standing on the promises and covenants of God makes one unmovable even in the midst of troubles and difficulties. It is the fundamental tool God has designed.
He designed it for His relationship with mankind. God’s promises and the covenant we have with Him gives us hope even when the situation seems hopeless.
Though your faith will be tested. Learn to trust God with your life when trials come. Also, pray that He will give you a persistence spirit to remain in His promises and covenant.
He knows the best for you. And He will certainly come for your aid at the right time. Because He is a promise-keeping God, and He never fails.
One day a man called Onyemaechi [who knows tomorrow] a kind-hearted man, who enjoys doing the work of God.
He was sleeping at night in his hut, quickly his room was filled with light. He was shivering and vibrating, and was wondering what the lightning was all about.
Suddenly, the Lord appeared to him and told him, fear not my child. I have come to give you an assignment which you will do for me.
He took him outside and showed him a large rock in front of his hut. I want you to push this rock with all your might, and with all your strength.
I will be going to a far country, when I come back I will reward you handsomely. So, the man did as commanded by the master, day after day.
For many years he labored from the rising of the sun to the going down of the sun. But to no avail, his arms and all the joint have started paining and distressing him.
One night as he returned to his hut from his duty post angry and exhausted, feeling that he has foolishly agreed with his master and has embarked on an un-achievable work.
I have wasted all these years in vain without any success Onyemaechi said. Immediately he said that the Adversary (Satan) started planting negative thoughts into his weary and overworked mind.
One day, Satan said to him, you have been pushing that rock for a long time, and it hasn’t moved. Why do you still waste your time and energy on this unrealistic mission?
Therefore, giving him the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure already. These thoughts discouraged and depressed Onyemaechi the more.
But, despite all the pains, sufferings, and all the negative and discouraging thoughts he refused to give up, he continues doing that which his master asked him to do.
After many years of Onyemaechi’s persistence and hard work, his master returned from His journey. How are you doing? his master asked.
Lord, I have labored so long and hard in your vineyard, Onyemaechi said. And have put all my strength and might, just to do that which you have asked me to do.
Yet, after all these wasted years, time and energy, I have not been able to push that rock by a half millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?”
“My good and faithful servant, I told you that your task was to push the rock with all of your might and strength, which you have done. The Lord responded compassionately to him.
I never expected you to move the rock, neither have I ever declare that to you. Your task was just to push. All I needed from you was just to obey my word and push.
And now you are thinking that you have failed. I know you have passed through hard times because of me, you have also suffered humiliation.
And people have made a mockery of you because you are doing the work of me. I tell you no one who had ever worked and obeyed my commandments that I did not bless.
Understand that opposition only makes you grow and become stronger. Because at the end of every trial if you remain strong.
Your abilities, power, and might surpasses that which you used to have.
Never you be afraid of tough times, for tough times can only make you stronger and energized and propelled you into the destiny and future you hope for.
Your calling was only to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. This you have done. Now I, the Lord, will move the rock.”
This rock represents your problems, difficulties, poverty, your misfortunes, near success syndrome, childlessness, lack of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding, etc.
Now, I tell you because you have patiently obeyed my word, and have trusted my wisdom, promises, and covenants. From today everything about you I have changed.
Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have lifted you above all nations. Even if you pass through the waters, I will be with you and the waters will not sweep over you.
If you walk through the fire, you will not be burned because you are mine.
Most times what God wants from us is just simple obedience. I mean undivided obedience, trust, and faith in Him. Prayer and supplication without compromise.
Even when things are not going the way we wanted them to. God wants us to trust Him, He wants us to believe in His promises and covenants, and pray without ceasing.
For, trust, faith, prayer, and obedience have been the most important part of our relationship with God. When you trust and obey, He will step in and do His own work.
Always remember that it is still God who moves mountains, and not you. Therefore, no matter how mountainous your mountain is, God can.
So, be patient, pray and wait on the Lord, He will certainly one day come to your rescue.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Never you allow your thoughts to stop you, for they are extremely powerful and can affect things like your mood, your attitude, even your actions negatively.
Therefore, when you don’t have money to pay your bills…………………just PUSH
When people just don’t understand or believe in you…………….just PUSH
Even when everything seems to go wrong……………. just PUSH
JUST P + U + S + H = Pray + Until + Something + Happens!