In a moment of fear and unbelief, I heard God speak these words to my heart:
“I have enough faith for the both of us. Borrow Mine.”
(You can read about it here if you missed it.)
Suddenly the raging seas of fear and doubt were calmed, with a word.
Like “Peace! Be still!… and there was a great calm.”Mark 4:39.
This is what He can do with just a word if we will listen and allow Him.
Fear and doubt are often simply a result of placing our faith in the wrong place,
so let’s place our faith in the One with Whom all things are possible (Mark 14:36).
When you can’t find the faith to act, tap into His.
How is this done practically? How do we borrow His faith?
-Be in the Word of God.
When we are constantly bathing our minds in the truth of His Word and in His power and ability and all the impossibilities that He has accomplished and promises us, then our faith is built up and made strong in Him.
In the Word, you will come across some outlandish solutions to impossible difficulties and be reminded and encouraged that He truly does work beyond any way that we can imagine. Therefore, when you are up against a predicament that you can’t see a way out of, you have faith that it is not too complicated for Him. He makes a way where there is no way.
-Be in prayer.
Talk to Him about it all and listen to what He quietly speaks to your heart. (Write it down so you don’t forget. You’ll need it again.)
“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6, 7 Amplified Bible
-Write out your fears (or excuses).
See them (your ‘truth’ that feels very true) in black and white.
This usually will quickly show them as the ‘liars’ that they are and His corresponding truth, but if not, pray and ask God to show you the truth about those fears.
Allow Him to reveal His truths that oppose the fears.
-Fix your eyes upon Him.
“But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” Psalm 86:15
It’s almost impossible to gaze upon Him (focus on His loving greatness) and drown in fear and doubt at the same time.
“… let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection].” Hebrews 12:1, 2 Amplified Bible
Use His faith and run your race.
“You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.” Isaiah 26:3, 4 ESV
Borrow His faith for whatever ‘mountain’ seems to be standing in your way this week. He is so faithful and longs for us to walk in His victory even more than we long to.
What is keeping you from tapping into His faith and moving forward? If you aren’t sure, ask Him and allow Him to show you.
And then lay that down and surrender it to Him.
Is it how you spend your time or the fears that you rehearse in your mind?
Is it the lies that you are currently believing or what people may think? “The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.” Proverbs 29:25
Refuse all the snares and all that would hold you back from His best, and keep moving forward, step by faithful step, in His power and strength. Abide in Him continually and habitually. And go “fulfill your ministry” (2 Timothy 4:5).
Blessings to you,
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