How many of us have faith? It’s a word we use and say frequently, but do we truly believe?
During Pinky Promise, Heather broke down what it means to walk in blind faith. To navigate blindly is like having a blindfold over your eyes; not seeing what is near you but trusting in God to lead your steps.
Sometimes we run into obstacles, unaware of how bad it looks. Approaching relationships and situations which may not always be in our best interest. And because we can’t see how it is, we have to make a choice: to rely on our Maker’s strength or own own. And for many of us, we know how that outcome goes…
It looks good on paper (aka the Bible) seeing how obediently all of God’s chosen ones take action. But how about us? How many of us are actually willing to submit under His authority, and move boldly?
Truthfully, it can be rough trying to walk with what seems to be hard. Doing it God’s way can be a challenge when you are pushed to exit your comfort zone and enter
Sometimes we pray and ask for things, not expecting for God to use us.
“Oh God, help me to be more loving; to have better relationships; to make more money; to become more humble.” We make such innocent requests, unaware of how God will bring each desire about.
It’s all fun and dandy until sacrifices are made. Maybe you are called to cut off relationships, leave your current job, move to a new area, even change your own way of thinking and approaching situations….then what?
When you see a shift in atmosphere, what is your immediate response: to move or to run?
I’ll be the first one to admit that when
unexpected turns are thrown my way, I am quick to feel pressured. However with leaning on God, we both work side by side so that eventually I become more and more fearless. And of course, I would be absolutely no where without support. Because no matter where you are in your walk with God, you need confession and accountability which requires people you trust to pray over you and keep you covered in God’s spirit.
What keeps me going though is knowing not to forget that each obstacle we face is indeed a test. Understand that God is in fact using this moment as an opportunity for your life to turn over.
It may seem hard and almost impossible, but trust Him because the end result is always promising.
Isaiah 43:2 says, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
This part of Scripture here reminds us that no matter what circumstance we endure, God is with us. We can not afford to see so little, for our faith is designed to see beyond (physical) sight, or senses. It doesn’t matter how “easy” or “difficult” it seems, He remains standing right along our side. With God on our side, nothing stands against our way.
And when push comes to shove, and your thoughts won’t stop running rampant remember, the assignment you have been given is never about you!
Naturally as imperfect beings, we relate everything to self.
“Oh poor me/why me/how can I do this?” forgetting that is the Lord’s doing and not ours.
When you are called to venture out into unknown territory, know you are being called to spread your light to nations unaware (of His goodness). God has aligned this season in such a way to use your anointed gifting to bless someone else.
So the next time you worry, remember that your obedience is to save someone else’s soul. Our lives are meant to spread impact, and it takes sacrificing our wants and perceived needs to realize this.
If it were up to us, we would do the bare minimum. But it’s because of God that we must be stretched. Our limit must be tested and our mind and hearts must be made new.
At the end of the day, the works we perform are to increase His kingdom. Some of us especially in this season are called to break generational curses, to start new traditions, give birth to unseen legacy.
So I ask you again, do you have faith; truly believing in the goodness God has set up for you?