The Enemy of Faith - Impatience

August 10: Enemy of Faith – Impatience

Hebrews 6:12

“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”

Hebrews 10:36

“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise”

Hebrews 10:36 “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”
Faith simply means absolute confidence in God which demands and creates action, and that confidence comes from the revelation of God given unto us through the Word of God by the Holy Spirit. Everyone who believes does not make haste; the believer is not impatient. Impatience is an enemy of faith; an arch-enemy of faith. It is the reason many opt out of the process of faith too soon.


It is one of the reasons people don’t get results with their faith. Impatience says “I can’t go through the process; there
should be a short-cut.” It says “I will make it happen my way.” It is when a man by himself tries to make good what God alone can make good, that he gets outside of divine process and becomes impatient.
When a man tries to exert energy in the flesh to fulfill the promise of God, he has opted out of faith into doubt and impatience. The Bible tells us that Abraham came to a point of full persuasion that what God had promised to him, He was also able to perform (Romans 4:21). Whatever the mouth of God has spoken to you, His hand alone can perform it. Patience therefore is believing God’s Word, to wait on Him, as you keep practicing the Word in faith until there is the manifestation of what God promised to you.


Today’s opening Scripture tells us that we have need of patience, that, after we have done the will of God, we might receive the promise. Patience is endurance, constancy, consistency, perseverance; doing the same thing that one ought to do over and over again until faith starts producing results. Someone may say, “I have done the will of God, but I haven’t seen any result yet.” It is not enough to do the will of God, you must be patient to see it produce for you.


You have need of patience, beloved. Ishmael will be born when a man steps out of the faith process, and tries to make God’s Word good by his own hand. Isaac was a child of promise while Ishmael was a child of the flesh. Isaac was born as a result of the life-giving power of God; Ishmael was a product of fleshly energy of Abram. No wonder Abraham’s seed was not called in Ismael, but in Isaac.


My Solid Front (Confession): In Jesus Name, I declare that I am a believer; I am not hasty. I refuse to yield to the temptation to opt out of the faith process for a short-cut, rather I am constant and steady until I receive the end of my faith. Amen.


Further Meditation: Numbers 11:23; Galatians 4:22-31.

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