Have you ever been frustrated because you did not see what God promised manifest in your life? I know I have. The frustration stemmed from the fact that I did everything that I KNEW HOW TO DO. I heard the promise from God, prayed, stood on the Word, expected to see it, and still saw no results. Consequently, I became tempted to give up on the promise and even God altogether. Therein was the problem. When God promises us something, the promise should never be more important than the Promiser. We should never get so wrapped up in the promise that it takes precedence over everything else, including God. If we ever become tempted to give up on God during the timeframe of waiting for what God promised to manifest, it is a signal that our motives are not right.
The right attitude is to believe in your heart that you will stay with God even if you never see the physical manifestation of the promise! He is our life, our source, our protector, our shield, and our all and all anyway. The Bible says that “in him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28). That is not to suggest that you have to stop believing for the promise God has spoken to your heart or that it won’t manifest. It is just to say that when our motives are right and we place God first, we won’t be frustrated when the promise does not manifest when we think it should because we’re in this walk for the right reason. This attitude is a deeper level of commitment in God. Consequently, “sin shall not have dominion over you” (Romans 6:14). It’s hard for the enemy to frustrate or get a Believer into sin whose number one priority is God in the first place. Go back to the beginning. If you were a child when you received Christ, think about your childhood. Chances are you enjoyed learning about God and weren’t thinking about the house, spouse, or car you may get as a result of walking with Him. Those things were not even a priority at that time. Mark 10:15 makes it clear that “whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, he shall not enter therein.” Just like a child, make sure your motives are right in order to avoid frustration and see the right results concerning the promises of God!