Do you have the courage needed when life’s circumstances demand your faith to walk on the outer edge? Do you have the courage to look foolish to a world full of harsh, judgmental criticisms and still do what thus saith the Lord? In other words, do you have the courage to do faith?
Faith takes courage!
Faith is the means through which God’s immeasurable power is released into our hands. Satan knows that our faith can alter the kingdom of darkness’s agenda. So, of course, it pleases the enemy when we allow him to box us in a state of immobilization. But think about it; nothing is impossible for God—the omnipotent One; therefore, when we walk with Him, expect and be ready to make some bold moves.
They dared to do faith!
For instance, Moses, Jeremiah, and Gideon lacked confidence in themselves but placed their uncertainty in God’s hands and stepped out on faith. However, their trust didn’t happen overnight; they developed a relationship with God—they knew Him; they entrusted their entire being to His care.
- Moses said to God, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here” (Exodus 33:15, NIV).
- Once Gideon was convinced he had heard from God, he told his men, “Get up! The Lord has given the Midianite camp into your hands” (Judges 7:15 b, NIV).
- Jeremiah gave God all kinds of excuses for why he couldn’t do what the Lord asked. But he submitted, and God told him, “Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you.“ (Jeremiah 1:17a, NIV)
We can see these men had reservations like many of us; nonetheless, they had the courage to do faith.
Do you have the courage to do faith?
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.