“...God...calleth those things which be not as though they were.” Rom. 4:17b
Someone has said, “It is not what others call you, it’s what you answer to that matters”. What really matters is what God says about you! You must believe what God says about you, over what everyone else says! Stop listening to those who always seems to have something negative to say about you or about what it is that you are doing. Definitely stop listening to those people who claim you'll never amount to anything. So what, you made a mistake. So what, you might've had a bad childhood. So what, you may have experienced a bad or failed marriage or career. The Bible says, “...Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before [you]” (Philippians 3:13 KJV). The Bible doesn't say that WE call those things which are not as though they are. Nor does it say OTHERS have the power to speak things which are not as though they are over your life. No, it is GOD, through His Word, Who speaks into existence His will for your life. And I don’t know about you but I am glad about that.
You see Greater Mt. Sinai, you wouldn't want anybody else to have power to determine your destiny. That is not good nor is it biblical. Our responsibility is to line up our will with God's will. When we do, He empowers us to accomplish what normally would be humanly impossible. The Bible says, “...The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17 KJV). Always remember that your faith is more important than your performance. You see, most people measure you based on your performance, but God looks at your faith! And you need to exhibit faith in God that when He decrees something in you, that He will also perform it! The thing you're worried about performing, God says will be done through His power.
Will you experience delays and disappointments? Most likely you will, at some point, but ultimately you won't be denied, for God has decreed it. You say, “Pastor, but what about this and what about that?” Where is your faith? It is a done deal. The Bible says, “All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28 NKJV). Relax and take your medication, take a chill pill, because God is working it out for you.
Rev. Dr. Major Stewart, Pastor
Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
May 28, 2017