In my previous blog I spoke about mixing the Word of God with faith, so that the promises of God could be fulfilled in your life. One lady asked me for resources to start studying the promises of God, so I decided to start blogging about the promises of God. The promises of God have only recently become alive in my life. For years I had the wrong idea about this! I saw God as this mean being who frequently gave us bad circumstances to ‘test’ our spiritual growth. And the majority of people are still stuck in that mindset! I frequently hear people making remarks that it pleased God to bring hardship into their lives and that they will suffer in silence out of respect for God. What utter nonsense! Somewhere, some preacher smoked his socks and started preaching this rubbish and children of God all over the world are still believing this false teaching today!
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
God thinks about you! He dreams about giving you a better future than your current circumstances. He wants to give you a future with an ‘expected end’. What is this? Let me give you The Message translation to make it easier.
Jeremiah 29:11 – I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
Wow! God WANTS to give you the future YOU hope for! He doesn’t want to make your life miserable. God doesn’t want you to suffer. God doesn’t want you to live in poverty. God doesn’t only bless some people and not others!
Romans 2:11 – For there is no respect of persons with God.
God does not have favourites! You are as important to God as the successful preacher converting millions!
So why are we suffering then? It’s our own doing. There are certain spiritual principles in place that cannot be bypassed. Principles such as “As a man soweth, so shall he reapeth”. And there are many more. We suffer because of our own bad decisions. We suffer because of our lack of insight and wisdom when we make decisions. We suffer because we do not draw near to God and wait on Him for guidance before we make decisions. We suffer because we want to be self-sufficient. We suffer because we do not give God the first place in our lives, in our finances, in our relationships. We seek the hand of God but not the face of God.
If you want to see the promises fulfilled, start building a relationship with God. That is the most important thing. Only when the relationship is in place, will the promises come into fulfillment. When you spend time drawing near to God, you will learn many things you never knew. You will find the reasons for your mess. You will learn to change the way your think. You will learn to change the way you speak. Then God will take whatever mess you are in and turn it around.
Romans 8:28 – “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Memorise the three scriptures above so that you will always remember:
- God has good plans for your life;
- God has no favourites – He think about you too;
- God will make it all work out in the end!