Steve Harvey delivered a powerful message about faith on his morning radio show–pleading with his listeners to stop putting their faith in people and start putting their faith in God.
This 3-minute segment is a bold reminder to anchor our hearts in Christ, not circumstances, people or material things. Only God can guide us through life’s struggles.
(Steve Harvey is a television and radio host, comedian and actor. You can find him on ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show,’ ‘Steve Harvey’ the talk show and ‘Family Feud.’)
The following is a full transcript of Harvey’s message:
“Man, if I could tell you anything this morning, it’s to stop putting your faith in people, and put your faith in God where it counts the most. I mean, you can get something out of this one.
“See, here’s the deal about a relationship with God. It’s the same all the time. He never changes. His word is 100 percent absolute. His word doesn’t have loopholes in it. None of that. This is what it is. He’s very clear.
“Now, you can deviate off your end of the bargain, but it don’t stop what He says from being true. But if He asks you to do something, if God asks you to be a certain way, to do a little something a certain way and you don’t do it that way, then, you know, you could still possibly get by for a while, but don’t you understand that His end of the deal stays the same? And as long as you’re not doing it the way you’re supposed to the results are not going to be what you want it to be.
“And I did this for years and years and years. And I counted on people. I got myself in a lot of situations, and I got out of one at just the end of last year, a dire situation that I had been in for a number of years. But He had protected me for years prior to that. I didn’t even know what was going on. Then He made me aware of the problem in 2008, and then man – Lord have mercy – I was in a dismal situation. And then, at the end of the year, I was free, free from it all. But it was a decision that I had made that led up to that.
“In going through that process I had to learn something, man. I learned a lot about people.
“See, if you want to learn about your friends, if you want to learn about your people, people around you, get yourself in some trouble. Get yourself in a situation. Oh man, you start looking around, man. The field get real clear when you in trouble. The field clears out when you in doubt, when you don’t know what to do, when you need help. It get real clear on the playing field then don’t it?
“Oh, but when things are going right, it’s time for a party. We throwing a celebration. We going to do one down here.
“Oh man, there’s plenty of people on the field, but get yourself in a situation. You find out rather quickly that oh no, oh no, everybody ain’t here, and that’s when I started learning.
“I’m telling you. I had to start learning this for real until I finally got it – to stop putting my faith in people and put all of mine in God where it counts the most.
“Now, is that to say that there are people that you can’t trust? No, that’s not what I’m saying. I ain’t saying you can’t trust them. But you can’t dump your faith in them.
“I got it all riding on what he say. I got it all riding on what she say.
“No. No. Huh-uh. No. I hear you saying it, but I’m going to keep my eye on this situation because I hear you saying. But I’m going to take this faith of mine, and instead of putting it in people, I’m going to put it in God where it counts the most.”