“Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]…” Hebrews 12:2 (Amplified)
One day God divinely arranged for me to meet a business man that said he would bless me financially. A week went by without hearing from him and I became discouraged. The Lord spoke to my heart, “Why are you trippen’? You didn’t have anything to do with the divinely arranged meeting. You didn’t have anything to do with putting it in his heart to bless you. So you will have nothing to do with Me finishing this deal. If I authored it, I will finish it.” After He spoke this to me, all I could do was repent and thank Him in advance.
Don’t get bent out of shape wondering how God is going to finish something you had nothing to do with in the first place. If He authored it, He will finish it. Healing wasn’t on your mind until God promised He will heal you. Wealth wasn’t on your mind until God promised He will bless you. “For you have need of patience.” God says, “that after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:36)
Look to Jesus. He gave the first incentive for you to believe. He will also finish it and bring it to full maturity and perfection. Do you believe that? You had nothing to do with the authoring and you will have nothing to do with the finishing. Trust God and wait on Him. Wait in great anticipation, not anxiety. Wait in great expectation, not worry or fear. If God authored it, He will finish it!
Prayer: Yes, Father God! Thank You for speaking directly to my heart and helping my faith to be strengthened. I repent for doubting You. Thank You for every promise You have made to me. You authored it and I trust You to finish it. I rejoice and praise You in advance. Thanks for turning my discouraged heart into a heart filled with anticipation and joy. In Jesus name, Amen.