Keeping the Faith isn’t always easy. For we walk by faith, not by sight, 2 Corinthians 5:7. During times of uncertainty, having faith is a challenge. When things are difficult, I struggle with having faith.
2 Corinthians 5:7 offers some assurance that what we cannot see should not guide our actions or reactions. In some times of uncertainty, we must exercise blind faith because it is in those times that God strengthens our faith and our relationship with HIm. This was never more true for me than when I decided to change my career trajectory, which I wrote about here.
After You’ve Done All, you Can, Stand.
The actions we take during times of uncertainty will determine the outcome of things. Take the necessary steps to ensure that you have done all that you can. When faced with uncertainty
- Take stock and make a list of actions you can take
- Then list out the pros and cons of the potential actions you can take
- Take the necessary steps you need to resolve the issues.
- Then stand.
Exercising Your Faith
There’s no better exercise of one’s faith but to partner with God in every situation. Working with Him to make sure that your plans are good, to make sure that the steps you do take are in line with His word.
Your faith is like a muscle that, if not used, will waste away. Partner with God as you would partner with a friend to support you. The more you exercise your faith muscle, the more developed it becomes; the more you learn how to use the muscle. Faith cannot be manipulated, but through exercise and regular development, you learn to take control of what you can and let go of what you cannot control.
Ways to Exercise Your Faith
- Trust your Gut
- Learn how God speaks to you and look for patterns to support your process
- Think about your past challenges and how you got through them.
- Partner with God and remember how he got you through other challenges.
When life throws you a curveball, getting through it requires exercising some level of faith. Without faith, we risk physical, emotional, or mental harm to ourselves.
Exercising faith, however, affords us an assurance that, although we don’t know how the situation will turn out, we know that it’ll work out exactly as it is supposed to because (1) we have done all that we can (2) we are letting go, and (3) past challenges we’ve faced worked out.
thanks for sharing this topic with me