Gen 15:5-6 – And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness. ESV
Abram, later called Abraham, was called righteous by God because he believed God’s promise. God kept His promise to Abram, in that he became the single point ancestor of the Ishmaelites (Forerunner to the Arabs of today) and the Israelites (Hebrews or Jews). Later in scripture we see that Abraham was called by God “friend.” (James 2:23), the only person directly called that. The blessings; the two great nations, the material wealth and the personal friendship with God Almighty came to Abraham because he believed God.
In Christian recovery we are asked to believe God. Not believe in God, for even the demons believe in God, however at one point in time, they didn’t believe God, they believed a lie. To believe God is to have faith that what He says He will do will happen. It is having a 100% certainty that His promises to us will come to pass.
Do you believe God, or are you reserving some parts of your life for yourself, so that you can control them. Do you know that when any of us does that we shut Him out of being able to bless us in ways we can’t imagine. It seems from scripture that God works this way because He wants us to be able to say that we chose Him and not that we are His puppets, which are things that He created and made to follow Him.