Are You on “Someday Island”? – Myles Munroe

April 10

Hoping doesn’t accomplish anything. Faith makes you work; hoping doesn’t. Hoping says, “Someday….” How long have you been on “Someday Island”?

God’s blessings have already been accomplished in the spiritual realm; He waits for people of faith on whom to release them. If you want to go to college but have no money, pray, “God, You said the righteous will be ‘like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers’ (Psalm 1:3). I’m obeying Your Word. I expect to prosper. I’m going to college because I am the righteous, and my fruit shall come in season.” After praying, fill out applications and make other preparations as you await the manifestation of your request. Otherwise, college will remain merely a dream.
When we engage in wishful thinking and doubt, we reveal our lack of trust in God’s character and integrity. Doubt is an insult to God. No wonder James said that if a person doubts, “that man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:7). Many of us wish and wait. When we don’t receive what we asked for, we wonder if God’s Word is true. The problem is not with God’s Word, but with us. He has already accomplished our request, but we aren’t expecting it. We don’t act as if we have it, so God can’t give it. We’re holding Him up. He promises, “The Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless” (Psalm 84:11).
Father, I would never want to insult You with my unbelief. As I read Your Word and pray, please help me change my doubt to a firm and steadfast faith in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: Doubt is really an insult to God.
Reading: 1 Samuel 15–16; Luke 10:25–42
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional