We are in that time of the year where a lot of freebies are being given out here and there. Most companies see this as the season to reward loyal customers. Some companies also reward their staff with end-of-the-year bonuses as a way to appreciate their contributions. Really, we are in the season of rewards.
Friend, God is a rewarder. If human beings have reward system, don’t you think that God has one, and is more reliable? It is true that we are not serving God for reward but it is also true that we serve a God who rewards those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). He does not just reward, He is a rewarder; that is who He is.
“After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, and your exceeding great reward” (Genesis 15:1). This is perhaps one of the highest revelation of God that one can have. It is to see God as our reward; our exceedingly great reward. That is, God does not only reward us with things, He rewards us with Himself.
Like Abraham, many of us are still asking God for a reward when He has given Himself to us as our reward. Despite having God as his reward, Abraham was still asking God, “what will You give me since I go childless”(Genesis 15:2)? That revelation had not dawned on him yet. He was still obsessed with his needs without realising that God was all he needed to have all his needs met.
I love the understanding that David had when he said, “The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: You maintain my lot” (Psalms 16:5). As far as David was concerned, God is his portion, his reward. It was this understanding that made him to know that his lot in life is maintained. One version says it this way; “God is the maintainer of my destiny…”.
God is the maintainer of your destiny. This understanding must dawn on you as you go through life. You cannot be stranded. You are not serving God for nothing. He does not owe any man. The problem, most times, is that we do not see Him as our reward. We get distracted by what we don’t have without realising Who we have. Today, rejoice in God as your reward. You will succeed! Amen!
© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church