There was a story of a young boy who was at the bus stop waiting for the bus that would convey him to his destination. An old man saw him standing at the wrong location where the bus won’t stop. He told the boy; “Don’t stand there, the bus won’t stop there, come to this side so you won’t miss the bus.” The boy kept refusing the old man’s correction.

When the bus finally arrived, the old man was surprised to see that the bus had stopped exactly where the young boy was. The boy smiled at the old man and made his way in. The old man later asked him; “Why were you so certain about where the bus would stop?” He responded; “My father is the bus driver. He told me this morning where he would stop.”

Friend, you cannot claim that you are walking in faith if there is no word you are standing on. For Abraham, it was the word of promise that made him stay strong in faith (Romans 4:18-20). For Jesus, it was the joy set before Him and the glory ahead (Philippians 2:5-10, Hebrews 2:8-10, 12:2).

For Moses, it was that God had made him a god unto Pharaoh (Exodus 7:1). He had seen the invisible so he could do the impossible (Hebrews 11:27). For Simeon, it was that he would not see death until he had seen the Messiah (Luke 2:25-30). This was why he knew he could not die anyhow.

When you understand that the foundation of faith is the sure word given to you that becomes an instruction of wisdom, you would stake your life for it. You would do all you can to lay hold on it. You would stand upon your watch in prayers, word, and worship to see what God would say to you and what you would answer when life throws questions at you (Habakkuk 2:1-3).

Let your faith be based on God’s word so it can produce results. Find out from scriptures the mind of God concerning every area of your life (Luke 4:4). Listen to the instructions of wisdom and let God direct your paths through them (Ecclesiastes 10:10, Proverbs 3:5-6). What word are you standing on?

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