The Bible in Proverbs 13: 12 says, ‘Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life’.
There’s the saying that prevention is better than cure. This is also why it’s very important to open your Bible and study it every day. The same Bible in 2 Timothy 2: 15 says, ‘Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth’.
When you have certain knowledge of certain things, the obvious reality cannot whittle down the potency of that knowledge. For instance, you know Mr. A is your father, even if in reality, you’re living with Mr. B as your father, that reality cannot upset the knowledge you have.
It’s just the same way when we pray and we look on the outside and there doesn’t seem to be any noticeable change. But we know all what God’s word says on asking and receiving. On having faith as little as a mustard seed. The minimum is so little, that every time you pray you should be assured that it has been answered. This is because the act of praying about it means that you acknowledge that God can do something about the situation.
Now God is not stingy with answers to prayer. The Bible in Luke 18: 7 says, ‘And shall God not avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them?’
First point persistency. Do not let up. 1st semester you asked for 5.0, you had 2.50. Don’t let up. 2nd semester you asked for 5.0, you had 3.0. Don’t let up. What do I mean by not letting up? Stand your ground in prayer. Do not change your mind. Do not help God by reducing your request to what you can achieve by yourself. Trust in the word of God that says, God cannot lie. Numbers 23: 19 says, ‘God is not a man that He should lie; neither the son of man that He should repent: hath He said it and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken it and shall He not make it good?’
Upon this scripture do not allow your faith waiver. You don’t have to hear any voice or anything. God has been speaking to you before you were even formed. He’s written down so many promises concerning your life that you should begin to exercise authority over. This promises, this declarations can only be discovered when you begin to read the Bible for yourself.
No matter what goes on, on the outside. Trust in the Hand of God on your life and in the knowledge that God cannot lie. God still specialises in testimonies. I am God’s testimony.