But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that HE REWARDS those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him (Hebrews 11:6 AMP).
Beloved, if you have ever set up a PayPal payment system on a website and tried to test whether it works by paying yourself; you know you would get an error message which goes along the lines of ‘you can’t pay yourself’ or ‘you can’t send money to yourself’. This has happened to me before and it can be frustrating when after putting in all the work to set up the system, you now have to rely on someone else for that final step to pay some money using the system just to confirm that the system works properly.
Our feature text talks about God’s reward system for those that have earnestly and diligently sought Him. The word ‘reward’ here text translates to mean ‘one who pays wages’. What this means is that God is the one who pays the wages of those who seek Him. However, what many have opted to do is try to pay themselves because they are tired of waiting on the Lords payment but that would get you nowhere.
I am thinking of Abraham who left everything he had behind to earnestly and diligently seek the Lord and after waiting on the Lord for many years, his wife and himself decided to pay themselves. The Bible says… Sarai said to Abram, “The Lord has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal (Genesis 16:2 NLT).
Beloved, we know the story. We are still suffering the aftermaths of Abraham and Sarah’s poor decision. That’s often what happens when we get frustrated from waiting on God to reward us for our act of faith and for some, the reason everything you try to do on your own fails is because like the PayPal system lets you know when you try to pay yourself; the Lord is letting you know that “you can’t pay yourself”.
Beloved, I don’t know what you have been seeking the Lord for but no matter how long it is taking, you must believe that the Lord is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him so… Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in (Galatians 6:9 AMP)… For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown for His name in ministering to [the needs of] the saints (God’s people), as you do (Hebrews 6:10 AMP).
Beloved, God’s payment system works perfectly. He is on His way with your pay cheque and it’s bound to be a fat one.