F A I T H, we hear this word and usually it stirs something within us. What we’re believing God for rises up when we begin talking about faith or hear others talking about faith. Our dreams become tangible and real in a way that hasn’t yet manifested. We can see the goal but we can’t see every step of the journey to get where we want to be. We see it in our hearts but there is no road map to point out how and when to get there.
Faith is believing in what you cannot see. Believing that God is who He says He is and that He can do what He says He’ll do. But most of us, while we have faith, waiver. We waiver and allow doubt to creep in, steal our joy and make us over think or analyze every decision almost to a fault. I am a planner and processor. I like to know the details and plan for most everything but over the past few years, I have learned to be flexible on the journey. It’s not something that comes natural but I’ve learned if I lean in to what God is doing and not resist it, the road stretched out before me becomes more smooth.
Not seeing the steps of the journey you’re on is scary and intimidating but this is how your faith is stretched. Stretching your faith enlarges your capacity for God to move in and do something He hasn’t done before. You begin to see how big God is and how much you can trust in Him. His ways are perfect, His timing is perfect, His design for you and your life is perfect. When you can’t see the road ahead, believe, BY FAITH, that He is with you…leading and guiding every step, perfectly timed out and in harmony with the rest of your life. Step out, trust and believe…what He has for you IS good and will BE good for you.
Don’t rely on what you see, rely on what you know. What you know in your heart and what you sense in your spirit. That’s how He speaks, gently to your heart and humbly by His spirit. If you’re uncertain of your next step, slow down…sit and breathe Him in. He wants to direct your path and sometimes you have to stop and listen to know where to go next.
Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”