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!
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.
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.
Patience is not a feeling; it is a daily decision. When you have the ability to endure resistance and/or you stay in the fire, you are exhibiting patience. This is definitely easier said than done and in order to confidently walk in patience, you need to prepare.
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.
It is very easy to get weary in the process and begin to wonder if God really promised you something. Worry not and begin to rejoice because, our God does not waver and he will fulfill what He promised in His timing not yours. Sometimes God will stop the flow of manna and will shut down the sky in order to reveal to you His calling. You may be in a famine or in a drought in your life but you will never have a lack in the word of God. He is always speaking to you where you are (through what you have and what you don’t have). God does not want you to depend on something that does not have his support in Him.
Sometimes you can get to your goal and not realize it because, you are reaching for the wrong things. Reset your goals to become goals that are worth getting to.
We get switched up and we think that we are waiting on God to respond and He is really waiting on us to respond. God is not obligated to give you all the details. He wants to see where the root of our confidence and trust is at.
Sometimes it is hard to walk away from what seems perfect at the moment and what seems aligned with the present season of your life. However, there are certain things God is calling us to let go in order to move forward with what we are believing in faith for. Doing the right thing and being obedient to God allows you to move through the process faster and more aware of what is to come.
Who are you waiting on today? Are you trusting your current circumstances or are you waiting on God who is working on your behalf? As you choose to wait upon God, He will not only renew your strength, you will be able to run all the way to the finish line. Don’t despise the season that you are in because God is developing something in you for what is next. What you currently see is only a “sneak peek” of what God wants to do in you and through you. It is in this season of waiting that you discover who God is and who you are in God.