There are promises of God for this life that are accessible to the Believer. When many people think of “the promise”, they think of their reward upon death. If the promises of God only were accessible in death, when someone received salvation they would just immediately drop dead; their work would be done. There is a promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ, but there are also promises within the Bible that can help us live a fuller, more abundant, productive life.
For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. (Hebrews 6:13-15 NKJV)
In the book of Genesis, the Lord promises Abraham several things:
Some of the promises listed above came to pass prior to his death. God promised him a son by his wife, Sarah; he had to endure patiently while waiting on this promise to come to pass, but he still experienced it.
Just as Abraham did, stand on your faith and practice patience and you will receive your reward not only in the life to come, but in this life as well.