As believers today we fail to be patient to receive our own word from God, we often act based on the prescription and direction God has given to another individual as patterning to the kind of problems he his faced with. God in his mercy designs and sends a Word/Instruction that is customized just for that individual but because it worked for him, we often run with another Man’s customized word and ignore our own specially crafted word that is particular to out situation.
This is one of the reasons why we do not receive answers from God and makes it seem as though the Word of God is of no effect.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water(KJV)
Jesus told Peter to come and on the strength of that word “Come” which Jesus gave Peter, Peter walked on water. If the other disciples had tried walking on water based on the same word Jesus gave Peter, then they will have been making a gamble with their lives because that word might not have been customized for them.
Never act on a Word unless, you have become one with the spirit of that Word.
Confessions are expected to be made regularly as matter of fact we thrive of confessions as Christians but when about to take an action, you must wait to receive a word from God on what direction to go.
There are two(2) levels in faith
1) The first is believing what the word of God says.
2) The second level is receiving the particular word that comes to you.
We must as believers develop our spiritual senses to recognize the voice of God and receive our own sent word.
May God bless us