Devotionals For Leaders: Promises, Promises


God always keeps His promises. Do we? God has a perfect record in keeping His Word and not once has He ever been near unfulfilling anything He has said He would do. If God has said it, it is more trustworthy than anything else you could take to the bank. As leaders, it is important to not trust your feelings or what seems to be the projections for the future. We must trust God and His Word. We must count on the Unchanging One, Jesus Christ, The Same Yesterday, Today and Forever.

We may struggle with a tendency to place God into the same category as others who have been undependable, disingenuous, or crafty but God is not. He is true to His Word and His Bond. What God has said, He will do. What He wants from us is that we act in accordance to His promises. It is when we fail to act in faith of His promises that worry floods in and overwhelms our souls. Worry is our reliance on self or something other than God’s power, promises and presence.

Trust In His Power:

“He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24

“Not by strength or by might, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of Hosts.” Zechariah 4:6

Trust In His Promises:

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8

“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38

Trust in His Presence:

“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

“I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:20b

Being a leader who keeps his word is essential. So be careful with what promises you make as a leader. Seek to always keep your word and live up to all that you promise. Of course there are going to be times when we fail to deliver and at that time we must confess and humbly acknowledge our mistakes. But we can take hope in knowing that God is with us and will always keep His end of the bargain. Remember God’s promises are not based on our performance but His character. This is why God will always live up to all He has said.

Final Thought: God doesn’t make empty promises. Hold onto His promises knowing He’s holding onto you.

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