“With all my heart, I am waiting, LORD, for you! I trust your promises.”Psalm 130:5 (CEV) 

Have you stopped praying about something because you’ve grown tired of waiting on God? In times of uncertainty, it’s very easy to lose heart and give up on our prayers.

It’s important to realize that after we’ve prayed, an apparent delay in the answer doesn’t mean that God hasn’t heard us. It could mean that either we are being prepared for the answer or the answer is being prepared for us. 

Rest assured that God’s Word will not fail us as long as we refuse to give up. Today I am asking God to give you a renewed hope and confidence about those things you have prayed for.

If you’re waiting on an answer from God, don’t give up right before it comes. You’ll never regret waiting on God—He is always well worth the wait! 

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)

God has already placed you in a position to succeed, but you must first do your part in order to see victory unfold.

It’s important to understand that when God instructs us to do something a certain way, it is because He wants to see us succeed. Even in the natural, everything is designed to function according to the plan—building a house, manufacturing a vehicle, designing a team strategy, just to name a few.

If natural plans executed are designed to succeed, how much more can we accomplish when we execute God’s plan for our lives?

God does not intend for His plan to fail. The only way God’s plan for our lives can fail is if we fail to execute it the way He instructed us to. Even when we don’t see immediate results, as long as we stay faithful to the plan, victory is inevitable.

So whether it’s spiritual, relational, financial, or business related, be sure to get in a position to hear God’s plan regarding that situation and be careful to execute it exactly how He instructed. Following God’s plan always brings victory!

“…There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.”Acts 20:35 (GNT)

Did you know that the most enjoyment you can ever have with money is to practice giving? Buying stuff is not bad; it just doesn’t create true joy and happiness.

Studies have shown that you can have momentary happiness when you are the receiver. But when you are the giver, you have longer-term happiness. In other words, receiving may change your circumstances, but giving will change your character. It changes who you are and how you live your life. 

You cannot ever be the same when you live as a giver. The more generous you are, the more your character is being transformed. You move on the spectrum of being selfish to being selfless. Something in you lights up when you commit to helping others and being a blessing.

Today I challenge you to make giving a part of who you are. We are made in the image and likeness of our Heavenly Father. Since God is a giver, we should emulate Him. Let’s learn the power of living life with an open hand and embracing the freedom to give and help make a difference.