We receive everything from God by faith through grace.
Our salvation, the Holy Spirit and all of His blessings come to us when we believe and speak. When we push past our doubts, preconceived ideas, fears, and trust our Heavenly Father, we will see His will happen in and through us.
“Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see,” Hebrews 11:1 (GW)
Faith is assured. It’s convinced. It does not second guess itself. It does not waver.
Too many times we make a decision to live by faith then allow circumstances to make us second guess ourselves.
Whether the doubt comes from within our own minds, or the enemy tries to bring it to us, we should understand that our faith is going to be attacked.
If we doubt ourselves, it’s because we need to renew our minds to God’s Word.
Our minds are steeped in doubt and skepticism because of the world we live in. As we allow the Word to gain prominence in our minds, it will push out worldly thinking and doubt.
The enemy will attack our faith because he doesn’t want us to gain ground. A victory for us is a loss for him, so he will fight us every step of the way. Please remember that Jesus has already defeated Satan at Calvary’s Cross (Colossians 2:15). Take your stand of faith and don’t waver when the enemy is trying to deter you.
“Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore,” Ephesians 6:13-14a (NASB)
Seeing God’s will work in our lives is a matter of not turning back from our confession of faith.
When we decide that we’re going to trust God for a promotion, a healing, our bills to be paid, a better marriage or someone’s salvation we need to hold fast to that decision. We cannot allow anything to turn us away from what we know God has promised us. We have to trust that God is already working, even when things get worse before they get better.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful,” Hebrews 10:23 (NASB)