Hebrews 11:6 New International Version (NIV) 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
It can be easier to stay in your comfort zone. It can be more comfortable to stick with what’s familiar–with what you’ve always done. But the truth is, an important skill that we should all have in life is the ability to walk by faith and outside of what’s familiar. Because, if we’re always staying in that little box of comfort, how are we going to get to the next destination that God has along our path?
There is a season for everything. And during each season of our lives, God might want us to keep doing what we’re doing for a while. But just like every season must start, every season must come to pass, at some point and time.
At some point, we may not understand why God is calling us to go to the next destination. But the thing is, God told us not to lean on our own understanding, but to acknowledge and trust Him. And when we do, He will make our paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6)
When we walk in faith, we are not walking because we understand where we are going or why we are going there. But we are doing so because we know that God, who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13), is and will be with us every step of our journey.
Here are some ways to keep the faith throughout life’s challenges:
- Pray–ask God every day to give you strength to take a leap of faith. Be honest about what you need. In addition, thank Him for what He has blessed you with–there’s always something (and more than one thing) to be thankful for.
- Read Bible verses about hardship, faith, and overcoming to get inspired.
- Spend time with other believers–fellowship can be a great way to build your faith in the Lord.
- Believe and confess that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, if you haven’t already–this is the first step to living a faith-filled life.
Thank you so much for reading another addition to the Words of Wisdom series. Don’t forget that we shouldn’t leap with our own understanding, but with the understanding of what God says in His Word. As long as we have faith in Him, the Lord will provide us with everything that we need, and more.
Have a beautiful and blessed day everyone! “See” you next time! ✨