I am at a point in my life where I don’t really know what’s happening next and it kind of scares me. The Unknown, as many call it is the transition period of where you are and where you will be. It is the waiting space many Christians call faith. What will be is none of my concern if I believe in the God who is. Not knowing scares me because it tests my faith. Do I believe in God? The One who says He will supply all of my needs according to his riches in glory? Do I believe He will come through for me? (Yes, I do).
I was listening to a sermon today by preacher and Executive Producer DeVon Franklin about sacrifice. He spoke on setting our opinions aside in exchange for having faith in God to lead us wherever He will. This concept encompasses us blindly following an agenda we never consigned. In cases like these, procrastination, or delayed obedience kicks in while I test the waters of what faith looks like:
God, I know You told me to start this business, but I… know you want me to finish school, but I… know you want me to set up this appointment, but I… But, but, but , but but. Operating by faith would be me saying, Yes, Lord. Ok, I’ll do it. I’ll do it afraid and downright timid, but it will be done. Forgive me for the times I mistrusted Your guidance out of my fear. Fear has never come through for me and has only delayed my blessings and lessons learned!
What is fear keeping you from? Who is fear impeding you from becoming? We wish and dream for big things. However, if you are like me, you have the occasional doubt that keeps you stagnant. What would life be like for you, for us, if we just walked in faith despite our reluctancy? Can you visualize a life greater than what you have now if we were simply obedient to God?
I challenge you today to step out of fear and into faith for what God is calling you to do. It can be as simple as making that left turn instead of your usual right, because the Spirit impressed on you to do so. Speak life into existence by acting in faith. Continue growing and learning the lessons God has for you. Only then will you be whole.
Until next time…