There are times in our lives that require us to “walk by faith, and not by sight.” There are those specific times in your life, that you feel the pulling and pushing of God, to move you into greatness. However, if we are honest with ourselves, it is during these times that we struggle with having, and relying on our faith to lead us through these moments of transition. So what really is faith? This is the question that we ask ourselves.
What then is Faith? It is Complete trust or confidence in someone or something; strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. According to a modern dictionary, faith is “unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence.”
According to the modern dictionary, faith does not require proof, but that can’t be true, since we so often ask God to show us proof that he is asking us to do the impossible. We need proof from God, to move and act on our faith. But why? Is it because as human beings we struggle to grasp that there is wise God who has a plan for us? Is it because our human minds cannot grasp the concept that there was a plan for our lives before we were ever born? Somewhere in these questions, I believe there is some truth, because I do believe we struggle with believing that there is a God who is helping, coaching, and empowering us along the way to greatness. I think we struggle with believing that God has our best interest at heart, and he will not do anything to harm us.
However, I believe that we have to learn to balance our human thinking, for God’s ways and thoughts are not our ways and thoughts. We cannot imagine the great things he has in store for us, or in fact those things that he desires to do in us. We just have to learn to simply trust his plan. I think when we desire to know the end results, there is a part of us that desires to control the outcome. We cannot control the outcome, because we don’t have the power to, but we can control our belief system, and lend our beliefs over to God, so he can increase and strengthen them. Let us focus on those things that we can control like believing that God ways and plans our better, and lets learn to simply trust him.
Blessing this week,
Rachquel Jackson, MSW M. Div
Author and Life Coach