A man needed funds to continue work on his building site. Then a word came from Church; “What if you get to site tomorrow and see trailer load of sand on site?” He almost doubted it. The next day, he got to site and met the sand. A trailer carrying sand broke down in front of his site and the people had no choice than to empty it on his site. Truly, God works in amazing ways.

Friend, God has a million ways to meet your needs. The God who sent the ravens to feed Elijah also commanded the widow to feed him (1 Kings 17:4-10). The One who provided a ram for Abraham’s sacrifice on Mount Moriah, also has cattle on a thousand hills (Genesis 22:13, Psalms 50:10). The One who multiplied loaves of bread and fishes also gave his disciples money to buy food (John 4:8, 6:11-12).

Truly, God cannot be boxed. He cannot be predicted. Most times, He loves to come in ways we cannot fathom. No matter how He comes, He wants to be seen as the Owner, the Provider and the Doer (Genesis 46:9-11). He wants to be seen as the centre of it all. Nothing and no one must take His place.

God is all you need to have all your needs met. It sounds too narrow to be true. But until you “narrow” your options to God and only God, you are not yet ready for God’s best. Really, faith does not have an option (Daniel 3:17-18). It has to be God and only God. He is either Lord of all or not Lord at all.

Don’t dictate for God. Rather than asking God to give you money to buy a car, why not tell Him you need a car and leave Him to how He would do it. Rather than asking God to use your uncle to bless you, why not just ask for His blessings, and don’t mind even if He uses a total stranger (Psalms 18:43). Don’t be fixated on man. God is a jealous God (Deuteronomy 4:24, 32:21). No man must take His place in your life no matter how powerful he seems.

While it may seem okay to look to the hills, always remind yourself that, ultimately, your help comes from God and not the hills (Psalms 121:1-2). Differentiate between the source and the channels. God remains our source (Jeremiah 2:13). Human beings are mere channels. Channels can change but our Source is unchanging.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria