Leaders who Trust in God
Pastor Sam Adeyemi | Romans 4 verse 3 (MSG)
Another word for faith is trust. Faith is simply trust in God (Hebrews 11:6). One of God’s most important needs is for us to believe Him and He is frustrated when we do not. Everyone who comes to church hears God’s word but what differentiates us is our ability to put our absolute trust in Him (Hebrews 4:1-2). God swore that those who did not trust Him would not enter into His rest; into the best that He had provided (Hebrews 3: 16-19). Trust in God makes us candidates for His grace (Ephesians 2:8). We always confront marital, financial, professional or health situations that we cannot handle on our own. So, when we are faced with such situations and we trust God to handle them, the result is a sheer gift. Life would be filled with things that we cannot afford (Romans 4:5 MSG). In short, we cannot get results that are beyond our ability except we put our trust in God. Some of us are currently facing financial challenges that are beyond our capacity; the bills are more than the salary. If you do not cultivate trust in God, you will be overwhelmed and worried. Then, you will be tempted to manipulate, scheme and find a solution to the problem yourself and you won’t experience testimonies of grace.
The fulfilment of God’s promises depends on trusting in God and in His way (Romans 4:16 MSG). God promised Abraham and Sarah a son and they had to trust Him because, naturally speaking, they could not have children. Also, when we attempt to control what God has not put within our control it leads to frustration and helplessness. Trust in God attracts miracles (Romans 4:17 MSG). Our best testimonies in life have been designed to be gifts. The connecting point after God has spoken is our trust. It is important that we should trust God; in spite of the current hardships in the country. Trust in God turns hopeless situations around (Romans 4:19-21 MSG). Your focus will affect your faith and level of trust. People who cultivate their trust in God focus on what He can do. Stop discussing and describing the problem; start describing the solution. Abraham did not focus on his impotence. Focusing on what we cannot do, results in fear, discouragement and hopelessness.
Every leader runs a test to prove their trust in God. As the head of the family, you are responsible for providing the basic needs for everyone in your home and as the head of an organisation, the buck stops with you. As a leader, it is dangerous when you lack faith. Moses sent twelve leaders to check out the Promised Land. The majority came back with a discouraging report that led a whole generation into destruction. The remaining two who came back with an encouraging report entered the Promised Land forty years later. We are in sensitive times and if you are in a position of influence, this is the time to put your trust in God. In order to cultivate trust in God, you must have regular, intimate association with Him. Do not put yourself in a place where you are hearing the wrong thing. Whatever births fear in you is not from God (Daniel 11:32). Switch over to the channel of praise and thanksgiving.