Monday, August 9, 2010

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Trust Commands Confidence

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” ~Proverbs 3:5-6

Wow! What an awesome scripture. Have you ever learned that God has assigned you to accomplish something in this earth only to wonder, "How in the world am I going to do this?" I know I have. But this scripture tells me the answer! When I put all of my trust in God and His ability to do His word, He comes through.

No matter what He has assigned you to do, He provides everything needed to accomplish His plans, including directions. When I don’t know what to do; He directs me in the right way when I trust Him. Can you think of a better way to eliminate the fear of failure. It definitely gives me confidence to go forward knowing that He’s got my back.

Fear of the unknown will paralyze you if you let it, but trust in God and His love for you eliminates fear. When He says, “Lean not unto your own understanding,” you don’t have to worry about how He’s going to do what He said, how your needs are going to be met or how you will be able to do what He’s called you to do.

This kind of trust develops through experiences with God

How do you know if you can trust a friend? You may feel like you can trust someone, but the more that friend does what he/she says, the more you will trust that they are reliable and dependable. But God is the friend who never fails. He always does what His word says. He is faithful. The more I lean on Him, the more my confidence in Him grows.

In what area do you need to trust God in your life? I encourage you to stop leaning on your own understanding of how things will work out, and start trusting in God. Allow Him to be your guide. Of course, you have to do your part by obeying His word and taking faith actions, but as you do, you will see His mighty hand at work in your life.

Have a Blessed week!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Seeing With Your Eyes of Faith

What do you do when what you see going on in this physical world goes against what the word of God says? You have to use your eyes of faith.

“Well, what does that mean?” you may ask. This simply means looking at things the way God’s word says it is. For example, His word says in Philippians 4:19, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus,” but you look at your circumstances and see lack in some area of your life. This is where you want to use your eyes of faith.

Seeing with your eyes of faith is not looking at your present circumstance and agreeing with what you see. Instead, knowing that with God all things are possible, you agree with what God’s word says. In your mind’s eye, you see yourself with all your needs met!

If your need, request, or demand is to have good opportunities flowing to you, use your imagination to see God opening doors and providing opportunities. This is what it means to use your eyes of faith. And seeing with your eyes of faith is one of the requirements to walking by faith and not by sight. It’s one of the keys to gaining victory!

What area of your life do you need to start seeing the way God’s word says it is? Make a decision right now to say, “I’m going to look at this through my eyes of faith!” And then, Do It!

Scripture references:
II Corinthians 4:18
II Corinthians 5:7