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January 25, 2021Wellness
Seven lessons about faith
- Do not look for people to validate what God said to you.
- Protect what you’re believing for. I now seldomly share what I’m believing for, working toward or chatting to God about. I cannot afford for other people’s fears and disbelief to contaminate my faith.
- Have scriptures to support what you’re believing for. My current is Mark 11:23, “if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.”
- Don’t fret when people think you’re out of your mind. Faith defies rationale and logic, it never consult pragmatic intellect. To believe effectively you indeed need to operate outside of your mind. “I don’t think the way you think. “The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.” Isaiah 55:8-9
- Faith makes possible what God made available. I always tell the story of me wanting to be a lawyer since I was 7yo, I stuck with that dream all the way until my first year of college and realized that field wasn’t where God graced me. I’m very much non-confrontational, I’m emotional, I’m not a fan of blazers or button-ups, and I’m not at all passionate about the law. I wanted to be a lawyer for one reason and one reason only, Elle Woods, jk. I wanted this career so I could take care of myself and my family financially. But God doesn’t operate out of survival mode, he operates out of purpose. Faith makes available what’s in accordance with your purpose and his promises.
- Faith is meant to be instinctive. When Jesus cursed the fig tree, he did not stop, say a prayer and consult God, he spoke what he wanted to see and continued on about his business. Faith flowed out of him naturally and fearlessly. The goal is for faith to become an extension of who we are and not a tool that we use here and there. Faith should always be at work.
- Faith is not under subjugation to emotions. Belief transcends feelings.