It is a betrayal of trust for me to allow Thy gifts to sever me from Thee, my Lord, Who gives me all.
It is a betrayal of trust for me to make a name for myself out of the revelations You gave me in mercy and specifically for Thy Body. A thing I never laboured for; how can I claim credit for it, if not with a serious spirit of error, betraying the trust I hold of Thee?
It is a betrayal of trust for me to carve out a line of loyalists behind me, out of the men You graciously led to me, for their portion of meat You kept in my care.
It is a betrayal of trust for me to covet and camp on the popularity that ensues from the manifestation of Thy anointing upon my life, which anointing was freely given for the benefit and edification of Thy Church.
It is a betrayal of trust for me to abandon the place of prayers where You opened doors for me to serve Your people, in pursuit of open doors, majoring on moving here and there, fussing up and down as a professional preacher who always has something to say whether or not God is speaking.
It is a betrayal of trust for me to treat with levity the counseling cases of brethren, not bearing them on my breastplate at the altars; though You introduced them to me, because You thought I would be a faithful priest.
It is a betrayal of trust for me to exploit Thy people, who out of want, but with loving and obedient hearts give of their substance, give for my upkeep and the ministry of Thy word, by living lazily, riotously and carelessly in the pretext of prosperity.
It is a betrayal of trust for me to be heartlessly prayerless, concerning the state of the Church and yet come forward to speak elegantly of the plan of God for this age. Standing in His presence is my primary call! Standing before men can only be secondary. And I cannot stand before men, if I have not first stood before God for them.
It is a betrayal of trust for me to stand before men for God, for whom I have not stood before God. It is mere hypocrisy.
Father! Help me. Call me to order each time, lest I betray the trust I hold of Thee, in mercy. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!
Food For Thought
How much have you used what the Lord has entrusted into your hands?
– Spiritual gifts?
– People around you?
– People under you?
– Material possession?
It will be a great betrayal of trust if all that the Lord has entrusted to you are only used to take care of your personal selfish interests, and not for His own glory alone.
Solemn thought! My brethren! Solemn thought!
This article was taken from Gleanings by Bro Gbile Akanni. Click here to learn more.