Are you playing your part for the promises to be fulfilled?

We may not like the idea but some of God’s promises are conditional.

He speaks but we must respond with obedience or there is no deal.

God cannot lie.  So if He has made you a promise and it has not come to pass, it can mean a few things, two of which are below.

  1.  It’s not time…continue to wait in expectation.
  2.  You didn’t hold up your end of the bargain and consequently you delay or nullify the promises.

It’s amazing how we (myself included) are quick to rehearse the promises God made us but don’t follow through on the conditions of the promises. I was reading 1 King 2 which details David’s farewell speech to his son Solomon.  David is on his death bed and tells the newly appointed king to keep the commands of the Lord so that the promises that God made will come to pass.  David recognized that the promises of the Lord were not automatic.  He imparts the keys for success to the newly appointed king. Many of us get excited when we hear the promises of God and rightfully so.  However, I want to encourage you to put some feet to your excitement by walking in obedience.  What has God promised you?  What is He requiring of you for those promises to be fulfilled?  Are you walking in obedience?


Anika Jones

About the Author

Anika Jones

Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.