News Flash: Faith doesn’t have to be perfect! I think the notion that faith must be perfected before a prayer can be answered is a trick of the enemy. The devil wants to keep us from using the power that we have through Jesus Christ. If we can see what we are believing God for then we’re no longer walking by faith—we’re walking by sight.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
Faith is not faith if it’s perfect.
Before we throw our hands up and let fear rob us of hope, we must do what the father did in Mark 9:24 and ask God to help with our unbelief.
Unbelief is part of the faith process.
Believe it or not, but unbelief can work in our favor if we allow it to strengthen our relationship with God. Here’s how:
- Be honest with God and tell Him you need help with your unbelief. That confession alone is liberating and strengthening.
- Read Hebrews 11 and receive inspiration and strength from men and women who walked by faith as they put their trust in God.
- Use the Bible as a hands-on-instructional manual, and not a read-only document. Find Scriptures that will speak strength and encouragement to your situations. Personalize the Scriptures so you can hear God speaking directly to your circumstances.
- Develop an intimate relationship with God. This intimacy will strengthen you as your trust in God will increase. Ask Him to show you what you must do to draw even closer to Him.
Now when you do what’s suggested above, look for the adversary to retaliate strong and fierce. Unknowingly to him, his intentions to destroy you, placed you in the right position for a miracle. (See Psalm 91.)
Like it or not—believe it or not, you are in spiritual warfare. Since you can’t change that fact, take your imperfect faith and slip the devil upside his head. Your faith doesn’t have to be perfect, nevertheless, it does have to be active. Fight the good fight of faith (1Timothy 6:12) and WIN!
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.