There are times in our lives when it looks as if without the help of some people, we can not get to where God has promised us. I know that most of the time, God still uses men to accomplish His purpose. But my concern is when those people begins to think that without them, we cannot achieve our God given vision and dreams. There is the story of a man who had been paralyzed for thirty eight years sitting close to the water of Bethesda, which was a water dedicated to the healing of any kind of affliction in his days, yet nobody was ready to help him. I am very sure that he has some people who are his family members, but nobody was ready to be associated with him because of his condition. To them, the case is closed. Things cannot get better for him than that in life. But you see, God does not think the way men think; that is why Jesus came to him to give lasting solution to a condition that appeared hopeless. He became healed and could walk with his feet for the first time in over thirty eight years.
Look at the woman with the issue of blood, men gave up on her when she had no money to give away again. That was when she came to Jesus, because, as far as Jesus is concerned, no case is hopeless. A miracle can still take place even when all hope is lost. Donít give up; your miracle is on the way.
Bartholomew the blind man did not receive much help from those who were following Jesus during the time when he needed a miracle of sight. They even told him to keep quiet when he was making effort to reach out by faith to Jesus Christ. He was shouting Jesus son of David, have mercy on me. Jesus would not respond at first, but because this man did not give up on his expectation, Jesus had to wait just to respond to his faith. I donít know what you are going through neither do I know how people have been discouraging you from continuing to expect a miracle from God, but I can assure you that if you refuse to listen to them, sooner than you expect, your miracle will suddenly appear. Just believe.
When the brothers of Joseph decided to terminate his destiny, they sold him out, thinking that if only he could be sent out of his fatherís house, his dream would not find expression. Little did they know that the God that gives the vision would not leave the vision carrier alone for as long as the vision carrier still believes in the God of the vision. Vision is like a seed; wherever it finds good soil, it will germinate and blossom. Donít give up even if nobody believes in you now; itís only a matter of time, they will all come to bow down to you sooner than you can imagine.
Look at our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, his immediate family members especially his junior brothers and sisters do not believe in him; yet without their approval, he was able to perform more miracles than they ever saw in their lives. Kings came to believe in him and princes were seeking for his audience when he was of age.
Calm down, itís only a matter of time, your kings will come to you and your queens will nurse you with their goodness. But the problem is, how many of us will be able to wait until the divinely appointed time. Many people have left their divine place of assignment because they could not wait for their time. Many prefer to make things happen for themselves with their hand, but the problem with such attitude is that whatever you make happen will need your power for it to be sustained but if God is the doer of whatever progress you experience, He will sustain it by His power.
IN CONCLUSION, PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN ONE MAN SAYS IT IS OVER, THERE ARE SOME OTHER MEN THAT GOD WOULD USE FOR YOUR PROGRESS. JUST DONíT GIVE UP.
Men are instrument in the hand of God, if one refuses to be used, God would do what He has covenanted to do through another person. See all men like that and your problem would be solved.
Rev Sam Israel Ajibade
Grace Pentecostal Assembly int'l London