Pastor's Devotion
Pastor's One on One Weekly Devotion

December 31, 2017

"Promise Yourself Today"

“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24

What is the promise that God has placed in your heart? I'm not asking if you have one, as I already know it's there, because God gives us all a promise.

I've seen people do all kinds of things with their promise. Some people bury them so deep in their hearts in order to protect them from the criticism of others. Some people put them out of sight so they don't have to think about them anymore. And some people finally just give up on their promise because it hurts too much to hold on to some things that haven’t happened yet.

If your promise from God needs a jump-start, there are two things I want you to remember. Firstly, you need to get a vision that's clear. And secondly, you must keep your vision in front of you at all times. Having a vision doesn't mean that it will instantly appear. Remember, God is as interested in the process of the vision as He is in the end result.

The apostle Paul said in Philippians 4:11-13 that he had learnt how to be content and satisfied to the point that he was not disturbed by whatever state he was in. In other words, he never allowed himself to get upset with where he was at the moment; he was always looking forward to where he could be.

That means you, like Paul, need to find a balance between contentment and ambition. Here's the key: Learn to enjoy where you are on the way to where you're going.

When you have a promise or a vision, you have to keep it in front of you. If it helps, write it down. And remember, God will help you live the promises He's given you, step-by-step, one day at a time.

So, promise yourself to believe that God will bless you one day soon.

 

YIC,
Pastor W.D.