It’s our unbelief that blocks our blessings. How many times do we blame our circumstances, people or fear for not following through on God’s plan for our lives? I’ve been there plenty of times. I’ve allowed complacency to fester, afraid that if I even tried, it would blow up in my face. But how hypocritical is that? I sang songs of God’s ability to do the impossible. I raised my hands, clapped, underlined the passage, took a picture of it and even reposted God’s promises on social media. Yet, I couldn’t walk the walk.
Faith is taking the first step before God reveals the second. God moves when we move.
In Luke 17:5-6, the apostles said to Jesus “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.”
It’s hard. If we go by what we see and not by God’s promises, we stumble. We freeze in fear. The Bible tells us, if we seek, we will find (Deuteronomy 4:29). That’s the key. Seek and God will reveal Himself. He places the right things and people to keep us going. Never ever, would I have left a good full time job for the unknown, but He made me brave and He gave me peace. All along, He was building my faith, shaping my character and strengthening my trust and courage muscles. For someone who loves to be in control and who battles anxiety, He did the impossible by removing the turmoil from my heart.
Even when you know God is with you, it isn’t always easy. Our faith gets tested, worrying can begin to form, but it’s when you stay planted in His promises then you know without a shadow of a doubt that He will make a way even where there seems like no way. Listening to Elevation Worship, Do It Again was my anthem. Every time my situation seemed bleak, this song would rejuvenate my faith and spark a fire in my soul.
Your promise still stands. Great is Your faithfulness. I’m still in Your hands. This is my confidence, You’ve never failed me yet. – Do It Again, Elevation Worship
I don’t know how God carried me or my family through the last 4 months while I was without a job, but He did. He supplied all our needs, just as He promised (Philippians 4:19). As I reflect on the past season of faith, I can’t help but fill up with tears because He is so good! He is faithful, never failing, always present BIG God!
It was raining really bad yesterday. The sky was a dark grey and the ride home from picking up my daughter from school was gloomy. But there at a stop light, I received an email that changed my season into victory. I got the job! Not just any job. The job I was wanting, at the location I wanted, with the pay I wanted and the hours I wanted. Only God!
I don’t know where you are today, perhaps you are wanting to take a leap of faith to follow God’s plan for your life. Use my testimony as evidence that God will never fail you. He has a plan to prosper you, not harm you (Jeremiah 29:11). You may look crazy to others, but remember those from the Bible that went before us and looked foolish (Noah, Sarah, Abraham just to name a few). That’s how God gets the glory. He takes what seems impossible and makes a way. They say it only takes a little faith to move a mountain, so even if that’s all you have, you can do BIG things my friend.