Faith is not a feeling; it is a decision. Until you face it (it can be limited thinking, discouragement, pride, resentment, bitterness, anger, disappointment …. Etc.), faith can’t fix it. Don’t judge the tree by the size of the seed; attach the seed of your dream to the seed of your faith. If it is His vision, He will give you the provision!
The voices you believe will determine the future you experience. Let your life’s navigation system be led by the spirit and not by your senses. You walk by faith and not by sight. God will warn you but He will never create worry within you. Don’t be focus on your storm; focus on the future God has promised you. Your faith is powered by your focus.
What God put in your heart, He wants to make known through your life. The key to the future you hope for is found in being faithful with the measure God has given you. Don’t beat yourself up over what might have happened or what might have been; this can cause you to miss out on what God wants to teach you in the present.
Have you ever had someone discourage you from doing something that you are passionate about? I know, I have! People have no idea how just one word can plant a seed of insecurity in one’s heart. Just because you may not be where you want to be, does not disqualify you from attaining or mastering that gift and that calling that is on the inside of you.
No one knows you better than God! Stop trying to prove something that He has already spoken.
There are things in your life that if you don’t fix, you won’t do. It is not a matter of provision; it is a matter of priority. It takes faith to put God first. This may be uncomfortable at times but trust me, it is SO worth it. If you release what you have, He will release what you need.
Often it is easier to reduce our theology to the level of our reality than to bring our reality to the level of our theology. What is there to worry if God has already given you the victory. You may be in the fourth quarter getting ready for overtime but, you can rest assured knowing that you’ve already won. Your life is not contingent upon anyone or anything that is no longer with you or that has left you. God will not let anyone who left you, limit you to where He is taking you.
It is time to step into something new. The Israelites went from slaves to survivors and then from survivors to settlers. It takes faith to cross over; it is about breaking out of the circumference of certainty into waiting in the waters of uncertainty. This is the kind of faith that only makes sense on the other side. Crossing over to the other side creates a psychological progression that creates change in your life.
Sometimes we feel like we need all this elaborate training, knowledge, or even background when, faith is meant to be more than a formality. Faith is patience with mystery and, the opposite of that is certainty. You usually don’t stretch yourself to a territory that enables the faith that you need for the challenge you are going to face because, it is uncomfortable. Since we have such a situational view of God, most of our lives are spent trying to fix that situation.
Sometimes the decisions that you make, don’t make sense because they are based on your faith in Christ (AKA the evidence of things hoped for AKA the unseen). However, there is one thing you can be sure of: When you work for God, He works in you and through you and GREATER things shall you do. Don’t stray away when things get difficult or when they don’t come out as planned, T R U S T. The value (how much it worth to you) that you place on what God has for you is proven and manifested by what you are willing to walk away from the follow Him.
You won’t be able to strengthen others if you don’t strengthen yourself. It is possible that you may be failing NOT because you are weak but because you are not well fed. If you don’t eat what is sweet (Jonathan ate of the honey), you will always turn to something bitter. Don’t let bitter people keep you from enjoying God’s blessings. Win a battle and take a bite! Don’t deprive yourself from what God put in your path to develop you because, if you don’t fill up on the honey that God provides, your appetite will find another way to be satisfied.