Faith is one of the hardest concepts for me to grasp as a disciple of Christ. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I have faith in everything that I CAN see but I have to muster up my faith for those things that “feel” like miracles. It is always easy for me to believe when I have seen God do something for me before. For example, I recently received a promotion. I had faith (it may have been somewhat shaky at times) but I KNEW that God would take care of me in that situation because He had done it before. Now this does not mean that God just gave me what I wanted in previous situations. In fact, He did the exact opposite of what my heart truly desired. I wanted a promotion at my previous job and instead of giving me that promotion, He sent me to my current organization a few months later that paid me $8,000 more than the promotion would have given me and I got an increase of $13,000 overall.
Now when it came to my recent promotion, I put in the work and practiced interview questions, bought a new interview dress and “ate my Wheaties” that morning but left everything in God’s hands. I prayed and said that I ultimately wanted what God wanted for me because I knew that His plans were greater than mine! Because God’s ways are greater than mine and I did not receive the promotion at my previous job, my salary has increased by almost $30,000 in less than 3 years. AND the person who received the job at my previous organization was looking for employment because his position was dissolved right before Christmas. This is not the first time that God shielded me from a layoff but for the sake of this post, I will stop there. I serve a Good Good Father!
Now time for a little transparency. When it comes to a loving relationship that leads to marriage my faith is not so strong. I have to pray and ask God to increase my faith in this area because even though I believe that God told me that I will be a wife and a mother, the enemy loves to have a field day with my mind! Years ago, the enemy would set me up for daily disappointments by making me think that every man that I saw without a ring would be my husband. Obviously, that is not the way this whole marriage thing works. The enemy would also fill my imagination with dates and intimate moments with men that I have never even said hello to (No judgement please).
It got to the point where I had to say that enough was enough and wholeheartedly bring God into my non-existent relationship status. I have to hold onto God’s promises and when I feel my faith dwindling, pray and ask Him to restore me! When it comes to things that we have yet to see, all we have are God’s promises. Even though I am single and do not see a potential in sight, I have to trust what God told me and remember how faith is described in His word: “Now faith is the thing hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1)
I NEED faith for what I cannot see!
As I move through life, I must continue to build my faith by drawing near to the Lord. He is the only one who can sustain me, fill me and give me the desires of my heart! I must remember that ” But without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6) and pleasing God is all I really want to do!
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