Be sure to spend the first part of your day in fellowship with God. You need the help of God to successfully carry out His assignments for your life, and also to overcome the attendant challenges that come with the terrain. So have a daily prayer list where you ask Him for His help in different areas.
One major area where you require His help is trust–that is, the ability to trust God for your daily provisions and protection. The truth is that a lot of Christians find it very difficult to fully depend on God for their daily provisions and protection.
If you don’t trust God, you will live in fear and panic. If you don’t trust God, you’re going to walk in desperation. If you don’t trust God, you will keep compromising. If you don’t trust God, your life will be filled with anxiety and worries. But when you trust God, you will have peace. When you trust God, you will have confidence. When you trust God there will be serenity, poise, focus, and stability in your life. You should learn to trust God to provide for you, to meet your needs, to solve your problems, to create solutions for you, and to protect you from harm.
I observed something during the inauguration of the current Roman Catholic pope that really inspired me. He refused to stay in the pope mobile – a specially designed bullet proof vehicle that came into use after a failed assassination attempt on an earlier pope. I watched him as he moved about from aisle to aisle in a crowd of more than two hundred thousand people. He waved at the people, touched some and carried little children. Personally I became worried while I watched him. He made such an easy target in his white robe. Interestingly later on, he said that he trusts God to protect him. This kind of confidence doesn’t come easy.
In contrast, a lot of Christians are easily scared like little rabbits, why? It is because they don’t have a personal relationship with God. They are just Christian wimps; panicking and running around like little rats. Some of us are scared of cockroaches, a lizard is enough to make us scream like wild animals, why? No confidence in God.
So every morning, come to God in prayer. This has helped me on a personal level. This is one of the areas that I focus on in my morning prayers. I tell God, “Lord, help me to trust You today. Help me to believe You today for my provisions, and my protection. Help me O Lord.”
Make this same prayer each day of your life.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
Lord, help me to trust You today. Help me to believe You today for my provisions, and my protection. Help me O Lord, in Jesus’ name.