BUILDING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD
It is important to note that whenever the house of the Lord is to be built, every party wants to be represented, and if the servant called with the vision is out of touch, disloyal and disobedient to God, many abnormalties institute. By this statement I mean, building in the name of the Lord should be according to the vision given by God's instruction. Nothing of self should be allowed.
We have read examples where the people want to build for God, which nothing is wrong with that, however, if the motive is for personal glory, It will not work. Any good builder must trust God's leadership.
So what happens when people called by God, ignore their post?
"You have sown much, but you have reaped little; you eat, but you do not have enough; you drink, but you do not have your fill; you clothe yourselves, but no he is warm; and he who earns wages has earned them to put them in a bag with holes in it. Thus says the Lord of hosts: consider our ways [your previous and present conduct] and how you have fared." (Haggai 1:6,7)
God knows your heart. Do not be ignorant of your enemy. If you're attentive to God, you will not miss a thing"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. As one who reckons, he says to you, eat and drink, yet his heart is not with you [but is grudging the cost].
Doing things for the King of Glory should be every believers desire. Why are we sluggish, angered and always want someone to reward us instead of God -- The giver of all things?
Be mindful of the words of correction from your spiritual fathers. They might not be what you want to hear, but it may be God speaking to you.
Return to the vision the Lord has given you. "Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from it's place - unless you repent." (Revelation 2:5) Know in your heart God cannot lie. If he promised, He must fulfill. Amen.
Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.