“Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.”
1 Corinthians 10:5
How often do we experience failure and agree with the devil’s lie that it was God’s will...
We must resist this and come to understand that God has not made promises with a motivation for us to fail. God has promised things to us because His heart desires for us to have the things He has said!
Plagued with pride that is coupled with a lack of knowledge, people are deceived about the real reasons they fail to achieve and receive the things God has desired for them to have. Many come to senseless conclusions saying that; “God works in ‘mysterious’ ways”, or “I guess it wasn’t God’s timing”, or “It must not have been God’s will for me.” In each of these cases, the blame is put on God and not man! What a shift in thinking we need! God is not to blame! We are!
Proof of this is found in 1 Corinthians 10:5 which refers to the fact that God was displeased when most of the nation of Israel died in the wilderness rather than inheriting the beautiful land He promised! The Bible reveals six reasons why they weren’t able to receive God’s promise: They lusted after evil things (v.6), they worshipped the wrong things (idolatry) (v.7), they committed fornication (v.8), they tempted Christ (v.9), they complained, and they didn’t believe God (Hebrews 3:19).
These things were written for us to learn and achieve success! Let’s stop blaming God, and take obedience to God’s Word seriously. It will make all the difference, and please the Father to see His precious children walking in the fullness of His desire. God loves you and desires the best for you! Think of it, if God the Father gave us His only begotten Son, how much more will He not freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32)
Steve Hannett is the founding Pastor of Abundant Grace Christian Church and Jesus Reigns International located in NJ. He carries a powerful apostolic, teaching, and healing anointing with signs, wonders, and miracles. He serves as local faculty with the Antioch School of Leadership, and is an apostolic leader with Christ Covenant Coalition.