He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.”
~ Matthew 15:13
In God’s system, in the eternal scheme of things, manipulated results – that is, those obtained through tricks – are absolutely worthless.
The reason we resort to ungodly methods and carnal tricks – you know, short cuts – is simply because we do not trust God.
“But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honour me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.” ~ Numbers 20:12
God has made several promises to you already. Now, can you dare to trust in Him? Can you dare to trust God as you pray? Can you dare to trust Him as you study His word; as you listen, and as you obey Him? Can you dare to trust God to bring all of His promises into your life his own way and at the right time?
For instance, if you are believing God for a wife or a husband, will you trust in God enough? And I mean, will you trust in God regardless of all the pressures around you, regardless of the tricks you see your friends play, and regardless of their so-called successes?
If you’re a lady there are many tricks you can play to get married; it’s not a very difficult thing. And a lot of people at the end of the day just cave in and play the tricks anyway, moving on with their lives.
But, will you be able to trust in God enough until, in His way and time, He brings you a helper that is suitable for you?