Hey there Freauxs,
We all can use a little boost to get us through the week. I want to touch a little on the power of faith and how we should increase it to pull through the storms that come our way.
Often times we look at our situations and feel like we are not strong enough or intelligent enough to overcome them. We compare ourselves to others and admire what they have, but have no earthly idea as to how they achieved it. Everyone has those moments in life where their mind is full of doubt and they feel week-willed. God puts so many opportunities in front of us on a day to day basis that we pass up assuming that they are not for us, even though our name is permanently engraved on it.
God has the final say and is in control of His plan for you. In the book of Judges, God sends an angel to speak to Gideon who tells him that the Lord will be with him and he will save Israel from the hands of the Midianites. Gideon did not have faith in himself or God at the time that this would even come to pass.Judges Ch. 6:15: “So he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.”
We, as human beings in the flesh do not see and can never phantom what God has in store for us. God can do the ultimate and the impossible. All we need to do is have a little bit of faith and we will begin to see his works and wonders unravel before our eyes. His plans are unknown to us, but God has laid out the stepping stones of our lives. “A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
The Lord responded to Gideon in verse 16 by saying: “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.” We continually doubt God and what he is truly capable of because of our lack of faith. When God puts us in a situation, whether it is on the job or at home, we must believe that we were put there for a reason and we WILL overcome through God and no one else. God can place words in your mouth, ideas in your head, and guide you to places in your life that you never thought you would see.
This “season” that we are going through is just temporary. We want to admire the things or the situations that others have, but have no idea as to how much pain and suffering, prayer, and above all, FAITH that person has to get where they are now. One awesome thing about increasing your faith in God is that no one else will be able to see your struggle because you have cast all of your cares on Him. To the world, you are at peace and have joy and can smile through your situation because you have faith that God has something great planned for you.
The rain in the storms we experience is very necessary for us to see the beauty in what lies ahead. In order for beautiful things like flowers, trees, fruits and vegetables to grow, it has to rain first. These plants need water grow and to flourish. Our trials and tribulations are the water that helps us to grow into strong individuals that can conquer all things that come our way through prayer and fasting. Have you ever seen a plant grow from dry land? I’ll wait… I always say that I am grateful for my storms because it gives me a story to tell to help others to push through their circumstances. I hope this is a blessing to you no matter what you may be going through. Keep your faith in God and everything else will prosper. Let Him be your guide.
Have a blessed week and make each day great.