From the archives of Oral Roberts
Evelyn and I recently stopped to visit a family we have known for many years. The man once served on the Board of Regents at Oral Roberts University and had lived by Seed-Faith principles for years. He had really moved mountains for God. Now, he had been struck hard. He was on the verge of losing everything he’d ever earned.
For some time, I sat quietly and listened to him talk. He began to go into detail about his problem — a problem that was literally pulling him down in his business, his church life, and his family life. Everything seemed to be going to pot. That’s the way a serious problem works, isn’t it? It doesn’t take long before every part of your life is affected.
As he told his story, I noticed that he kept referring to “they” — “they” did this, and “they” did that, and then “they” did something else. Finally, I spoke to him.
I said, “I remember a time, brother, when God was always uppermost in your mind. You talked about Him in relationship to your business, your church, your family. You never made a deal without going to God first, without planting your seed to God, without expecting a miracle from God. God and His principles were your first priority. Now, what I hear is the word ‘they.’ Who are ‘they’ in comparison to God?”
Tears came into his eyes and he dropped his head and said, “Oral, I forgot my Source.” He went on, “I was looking to people to make this business deal when I should have been looking to God. I’ll never let it happen again.”
It’s so easy, friend, to get our eyes onto people, or a job, or the government to be and do for us what only God can do — and that is, be the Source of everything good for your life and provide for us all that we need.
Each of us needs to remind ourselves every day — including today — GOD IS MY SOURCE. He is the only One who will never leave me and He is the only One who will never fail me. When we really let that truth sink deep down into our spirits, it is then that we may boldly say, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Hebrews 13:6).