I had an amazing revelation recently about faith and it rocked my world and I’ll love to share it with you.
Often we don’t know that we do something until it is spelled out and revealed to us. I never knew or thought that I was a person that sometimes put my faith in situations or things rather than God.
Now, I understand a bit why God often does not show us the whole plan because if we know the whole plan, we would rely on our knowledge and the vision more than we rely on him.
Even with the little, he shows us, we still tend to put on faith in it rather than in God. And because of our limited knowledge of the vision or call, our faith is also limited because we place it in something so limited. And we might begin to doubt the vision, the call or the purpose.
“Did God give me this vision?”
“Was I really called to do this?”
We can be assured that while we might not be 100% certain that God gave us the vision or called us to do something, we can be 100% certain of who God is and what he can do.
Our faith should not in the vision but in God.
It should not be in the WHAT but in the WHO.
Hebrews 11:1 (TLB) says,
“What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead.”
We don’t see it but we are certain it is there or it will happen.
Why are we so sure or certain?
On what or who do we put our hope?
If our faith is in the WHAT (Vision, call, plan, dreams, goals) it will shaky and limited because whatever it is, it is not a firm foundation for our faith.
But when our faith is in the WHO (God), it will be strong and unlimited, because he is a firm foundation for our faith.
You can tell your faith is in a vision or goal rather than in God when you begin to shrink the vision or goal back in fear.
“Maybe it’s too big. There’s no way God called me to do that. If I tell someone about this they might laugh and find it ridiculous.”
The vision or God? The call or the caller?
To who? To people or to God?
It’s ridiculous until it happens.
As Christians, we live by Faith.
Precisely, we live by faith in God.
Not in people, not in a vision, not in a calling, not in a purpose, not in a job, not in a situation. But in God.
We are often more focused and excited about the vision, the goal, the calling, the gifting, etc., and we begin to put our faith in such things.
Putting our faith in such things limit the size and growth of our faith and allows fear and timidity to set it. Our faith can’t grow or be firm in such things but it can grow and be firm in God.
When our faith is in God, we can certain, assured and confident in what we hope for and cannot see.
Even when we don’t understand it and it doesn’t make sense. We can have faith in God.
For NOTHING is impossible with God.
If you can think it and it’s in accordance with God’s will, HE can do it.
For he is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, immeasurably, above all we could ever think or imagine according to his power that is at work within us (Ephesians 3:20).
You are Eternally Loved.