Author: Janisha Smith
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Have you ever made a promise to someone and then turn around and broke the promise
unintentionally? Well, that’s because you are only flesh and blood; however, I know a man who
promises are true for he indicates this in 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For all the promises of God find
their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory”.
If you would just sit back and reminisce, you will discover that there was once a vision in your
life where you saw your future as a millionaire, doctor, teacher, author, engineer, nurse,
preacher, etc., but suddenly it felt like it was intangible and you began blaming God? It was like
God gave you a glimpse of the PROMISE and the took it Back. God does not lie; his words are
Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should
repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good”?
It is easier to blame God for the setback instead of praising HIM through the circumstances
because as Humans, we don’t like to face the problem, but rather find fault in others rather than
ourselves. Understand that God gave you the PROMISE because he promised to give you the
desires of your heart (Psalms 4), HE also said that he will never leave you (Deuteronomy
31:6) because HE’s always with you. He further explains that you will conquer any obstacle that
you encounter for you are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). God promises are TRUE if
you only believe and have faith that all things work together for your good according to HIS
riches in glory (Romans 8:28).
God gave me the vision of my Promises, but I didn’t know quite how to reach them because I
was trying to do it my way instead of leaning on God. One of my promises was that I was going
to obtain a college degree, but after my first year of college, I could not return due to finances.
My mother was a single parent with four children in college and we just could not afford my
tuition. I was furious!!! I did not understand how God could show me this promise and then
place this hurdle that I could not cross. I still had the burning desire to complete college, but I
got a job and worked for six years. One weekend while visiting my Bestfriend Charmaine Lewis, we
attended a church in Columbia, SC, where Bishop David Baxter was pastoring. Bishop Baxter
opened the altar for prayer and he placed his hand on my and anointed me with oil. He then
whispered in my ear and said, “God heard your prayers and he is true to his promise. You will
go back to college and complete it with honors and go beyond what is expected of you.” Let me
tell you, in the Fall of 2010, I was accepted to South Carolina State University and two years
later, I graduated with Honors with a degree in English. I got accepted to Graduate School,
graduated two years later, wrote a book, created a profitable blog, mentoring hundreds, teaching,
and still praising God. God promises are TRUE. I know the journey is rough but declare that
you are more than a conqueror, I shall live and not die, I have the armor of God. Whatever God
declare, it shall come to pass, but you must be faithful, believe, and do the work that HE
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own
understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”. Don’t lean on your Understanding, but to God’s because you will lose focus on the Promise.
The Promise is not met in your time, but God’s.
Habakkuk 2:3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will
not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay”.