WEEK 3: A GAME CHANGERS FEAR DAY 5: FAITH-IT

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  — Hebrews 11:1

I hear people say, “That’s just not me. I could never do that.” I tell them, me too. The truth is I’m not naturally wired to do many of the things I do today. My mom says I was so shy I wouldn’t look anyone in the eye when I was young. Today I love speaking to large groups. I am not the most expressive person, but today people ask how I worship with hands lifted. Naturally, it’s not me, and I don’t always feel like doing it, but faith allows me to push through my feelings. Too often, we want our feelings to dictate our decisions. Our feelings don’t tell the entire truth. If we live by how we feel, we’ll never experience the greater things God has for us.

You’ve probably heard people say, “fake it till you make it.” Being fake never works, no matter the circumstance. As followers of Jesus, we don’t “Fake-it” we “Faith-it.”

We “faith-it” until we feel it. We let faith direct our feelings.

Faith is being sure of something we hope for. Faith trusting God even when we don’t know the outcome.

My dad says faith is NON-SENSE. It doesn’t appeal to our senses. It doesn’t appeal to our sense of smell, touch, sight, hearing, or taste. Faith doesn’t make logical sense. That’s what faith is, non-sense.

1 Corinthians says God uses the foolish things of this world to shame the wise. Next time you read the bible, imagine what it must have felt like to be in the middle of the story without knowing how the story ends.

Our purpose requires faith. We won’t always “feel” great about what God is calling us into. We won’t always feel the emotion and energy to live our purpose. Our purpose requires stepping beyond our feelings and into a place of faith. This can be as simple as lifting my hands in worship, saying yes when you want to say no, giving beyond what you think you can afford…whatever God calls you to will require faith. It’s a muscle we must build every day.

Faith-it till you feel

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Where do you need to let faith direct your feelings? Do something out of faith even though you don’t feel like it and see how you feel after.