Sunday, September 7, 2014

Can Having Faith Sabotage You?

Are you starting to lose faith?

This does not have to be faith in a higher power or creator but losing faith in other sources.  We all have faith in something.  We have faith that our car will start when we turn the key, faith that our lungs will take in air so that we can breath.  

But are you starting to lose faith that a family member can change his manipulative ways, faith that your sick loved one will be healed, faith that your marriage can be restored, faith that your child will learn to respect you, faith that your finances will recover or faith that your career path is sustainable?

Faith in material wealth, health or people can sabotage our ability to believe in God.  An imperfection or betrayal by someone has ruined your image of the church or how you view the world.  A marriage ending in divorce leaves you with anxiety of making a lifelong commitment to your partner.  Don't have faith in people, wealth or health because that can all be taken away suddenly.

I will ask you again...are YOU starting to lose faith?

I've been reading a book about daring to live out faith.  It's a 30-day challenge to change the way you perceive, travel and navigate through life.  I personally was asked, "What does faith mean to you?"  My simple reply:

An intentional confidence that what God says will come true.

For me, it really is that simple.  A strong faith in God allows you to carry a confidence, that even in the midst of adversity, the promises of God will be manifested in your life.  

Intentional confidence speaks to the fact that life hits hard, but even in those moments of uncertainty I can choose to remain confident in the ability and power of God.

Make a choice today to STAND on what you believe, CHOOSE to have an intentional confidence, REST in the peace that God is in complete control.  (Posted by Roslyn)

  • So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal ~2 Corinthians 4:18

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