The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them? I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them, but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than they.”

Numbers 14:11-12 NIV

The Christian life is a systematic, consistent and cumulative walk with God. In other words, God expects each of us to make certain level of progress corresponding to His various dealings, revelation, different experiences and exposures which He allows to happen to us as we faithfully follow in His steps daily.

Frankly, there is no situation you find yourself in life that is without the knowledge of God, your heavenly Father. He does not only permit all your various challenges in life but He’s also in the midst of them using them purposely to train you, develop your character and bring you into Christlike maturity that we qualify you eventually to inherit the glorious inheritance He has reserved for you.

Each time the unexpected happens, God does not want you to waver through unbelief but remain confident in Him to deliver you out of all your troubles. It is always disappointing to Him to see you doubt His ability and integrity to rescue you from your difficulties no matter how frightful they appear. His past miraculous deeds are to serve as your motivation to further rely on Him and still trust Him with your life today.

No doubt, God is patient, but then He does not tolerate outright rebellion and constant unbelief from His children. With the passing of time, God expects you would have overgrown certain childish behaviours such as grumbling, complaining and murmuring. His hope is that as you follow Him everyday, you will grow up to become mature man who will by faith, courage and patience receive the promise.

May the Lord help you this day not to overstretch His patience and risk divine rejection but maximize His love and grace for your spiritual growth that you may remain acceptable to Him always. Good morning.
Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola