For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
Faith is believing that God will do what He has said He will do and acting on that! Faith is also believing that God will not change, He is God and He will always do what is right. Faith is knowing that the God who has called you to do something will be there to see you through. Faith is what gives us hope as we press forward to do all that we are called to do, knowing that we are not alone in what He is asking!
I am a firm believer in affirmations and the reason I am is because without them I lose heart and begin to believe the lies Satan throws at me. I constantly have to remind myself of who I am in Christ and that I am capable of doing whatever He may ask me to do! I am actually going to sit down and write out a new set of them today to help motivate me to keep pushing forward in all that He is asking me to do. It is easy to get complacent in life if we don’t push ourselves to strive to be all we can be, let’s face it we all like comfort much more than we do “striving”!
When you know God is calling you to do something, don’t just sit there waiting for Him to drop it all in your lap! Do you have any idea how long it took Noah to build the ark? And yet through all the ridicule and frustrations he kept pushing forward to obey God even though there had never been rain, and there was no sign of it either. He didn’t just sit there though, waiting for God to drop a boat in his lap! Ask God what direction He would have you move in today and when you feel His prompting to do something, get it done! Don’t wait and think that God is just going to drop it from heaven, get up and get started! Has He given you a product to sell, has He asked you to be a stay at home Mom, has He told you to start a Bible Study, what is it He is asking you to do? Whatever it is, get busy and do it with all your heart! He hasn’t asked you to do something that He won’t see you through on, but you do need to get up off your tush and get started.
My prayer for all of us today is that we will each seek out what He is asking us to do and that then we will jump in wholeheartedly, honoring Him in all that we do. I will also be praying that God will give each of us the courage to overcome whatever fears we may have for doing this and that He will give us His favor and strength in it all as well! Make your move today, do what you can now, don’t wait. “Throw your heart over the fence and the rest of you will follow!” If God has given you “this” to do, then do it with the confidence that He will give you His favor and see you through! The best is yet to come!
“Life begins when you do.” Hugh Downs