“Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
Do you know that what you say is your faith speaking? Take a moment to reread that question. What have you been speaking?
In order to win any battle you are facing, you have to exercise your faith. Building up your faith requires something from you. It requires your cooperation with the word of God. How can you cooperate with the word if you are not reading the word? You simply cannot successfully have your faith work without knowing the word.
The Bible is God’s voice to His children. The word is His voice leading, guiding, and directing you. “For the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.” (Psalm 37:23) Do not allow anything outside of the word to reroute your faith! Anything outside of faith is fear! Fear has torment so don’t put makeup on your fear and call it okay.
It’s not okay to live in fear when God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.
(2 Timothy 1:7) Fear that you tolerate will eventually control you.
Therefore, build up your faith to where there is no longer room for doubt. Walk by faith and not by sight. (2 Corthians 5:7) If your circumstances are not lining up with the word of God then you are in doubt. God only speaks truth, His word is the truth so speak His word and see how things turn around. You cannot walk in the promises of God while holding onto the lies of the enemy.
Begin to shake off the lie that tells you that you are not good enough! Shake off the lie that God will not come through this time! Shake off the lie that your faith doesn’t work! Grab the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God and use your weapon!! Cut through the lies and speak the truth!
God says, “you are the head and not the tail…” (Deut.27:13) God says, “you are more than a conqueror through Christ.” (Romans 8:37) You are not alone for He promised to “never leave you!” (Hebrews 13:5) So fix your eyes on God and what He has said!! Then block out everything else because God does have the final report for your life, but you have to speak it, believe it, and trust it! So get the doubt out and allow faith to rise!!
Tina Bassett resides in New Martinsville. She is a single mom of three beautiful daughters: Rachel, Charity, and Destiny. She is the director of the greeters/ushers, serves on the prayer team, and also participates on the praise and worship team at her local church. She loves animals and the beach. More than anything she wants her life to reflect God’s love and have an impact on those around her.