As I have stepped on Faith for the first time of my life. I said to myself “once I do what God told me to, I would be set.” I thought “God spoke, I obeyed, and then everything would be easy”. Well once again my Friends, I was wrong.
The verse below this week changed my thoughts on the way I viewed the Christian Journey.
“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”Romans 1:17 NKJV
I thought!-Once I took the one step of Faith, I was set. The Christian Journey has levels. There are different steps to this walk and we cannot make it without Christ.
At the beginning of the year God made promises on my life that the enemy spoke against every single day since. It is literally a daily battle to fight doubt, fear, and insecurity regarding the destiny on my life. To make matters worse: My environment or surroundings all speak against the promises of God. To the natural man (me) it looks completely impossible for these things to come to pass.
What I love about our God is that-In the midst of what I see, He reminds me that the just shall live by Faith & Not By Sight. He also presented me the pioneers of faith in Hebrews 11-which all faced impossible situations (Like Sarah well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.”Genesis 18:11 NKJV)
This type of experience is definitely a new level of Faith & Trust in God. This week God is teaching me the importance of waiting and preparing for the promise. He is teaching me the importance of relying on Him. As His strength is greater than my insecurities, fear, and doubt. He will carry me through to the end, He and Only He is Faithful to complete the work He has begun in me.
I share this to remind you not to beat yourself up when you fall flat on your face. Don’t give up when the doors are closing. If you don’t qualify today; that’s okay!
We have to allow the Lord to work in us and do His will. We have to be willing to grow/endure or else we will never become what God intended.
As stay rooted in Jesus, we will begin to bear the fruit necessary to reach the next step. The Lord will grace us in each level of our lives. I believe this is why He used the vine and branches to explain our life with and without Him.
“You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
John 15:3-5 NKJV
Think on Jesus, His Greatness, & How He never Fails. Keeping our eyes off of others, ourselves, and anyone’s thoughts, That will take us from Faith to Faith!