Partnership with God: what is our part?

I believe that one of the most powerful revelations a person can get is that God has decided to need you on this earth. God has complete authority over all things, but in Genesis 1:26 He decided to partner with man. In Genesis 1:28, He partnered with man; He did what He had previously decided to do…He gave man authority.

If any partnership is going to be effective, each partner will have to understand their part & the part of their partner. This understanding does away with the kind of scenario where we take on something that we weren’t supposed to take on. Taking on someone else’s part in any partnership eventually leads to frustration & disillusionment about the partnership.

So many of us have found ourselves frustrated and disillusioned with God because we have been taught to take on His part as well as our part. For instance, so many people don’t want anything to do with God, because they’ve been told that they have to clean up first in order to come to God. The truth is that coming to God is our part, but being cleaned up is His part. Jesus said Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth. (John 17:17 AMP)…notice that it is God who sanctifies. Anyone who attempts to sanctify themselves ends up with a frustration that is often passed on to those they come in contact with. It is those who have taken on God’s part with regards to sanctification that also take on God’s part with regards to judging people.

In our partnership with God we have only one part…to believe God. Romans 3:28 says that So we are made right with God through faith… to be made right with God is to have a functioning effective partnership with God, and the way that we do that is by believing or having faith in God.

Every person who did anything great for God started from a place of believing God…Yes Moses did parted the Red Sea…well, really all He did was believe God when God asked Him lift His Rod over the sea…God parted the Red Sea through Moses because He believed God. David defeated Goliath…but really all He did was believe that the God who delivered Him from the bear & the lion will deliver him from Goliath. Yes Peter walked on water but really all He did was believe Jesus when He said COME! All these people played their part which is to believe God, and God played His part which is to fulfil the Word they believed.

So many of us are taking on the pressure of doing similar great things for God without believing God. The evidence of our confession that we believe God is found in our stance when what you’re “believing” for does not materialise. When we focus more on the miracle that you need today, on the Holy person that you are supposed to be, on the good things that you are supposed to do…we are focusing on God’s part. When we focus on the great things that we are supposed to happen with our lives, or in the lives of our loved ones, we are taking on God’s part. If we continue to do that, we will end up frustrated and disillusioned about this partnership with God.

Today I pray that your faith (your ability to believe God confidently) will not fail you. I pray that you will have the courage to make a decision to believe God in spite of what you see around you. As we believe God, we are made right with God…which means that our partnership is in the shape that it is supposed to be in. If our partnership is in shape, that means that God will do His part. OUR PART IS SIMPLE…WE BELIEVE GOD!

Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]. (1 Thessalonians 5:24 AMP)

Here is one of my favourite quotes…

The most powerful thing a man can do is to believe God – Dr Ramson Mumba


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