For we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]—(2 Corinthians 5:7, AMP)
A guy went to the hospital to see the doctor because he had a headache. The doctor put him on some medications which he took and was made well. My question is;
Who/What cured the guy’s headache? Was it the doctor, the medication, or himself?
I have asked people and quite a number of them believed that it was the doctor.
Think about this for a minute;
What if the guy hadn’t taken those tablets?
What if he never followed what the doctor said? Do you think He would have been healed?
I believed he played an important role in his recovery process. Three things to consider here:
1. He went to the Hospital because he believed that the doctor would have a solution.
2. He took possession of the medications the doctor prescribed and believed that they would work.
3. He obeyed the instructions given by the doctor.
Like this guy, maybe you have a problem or you are in a situation that you have been struggling to find a way out of. You have spoken to the Doctor (God), who has given you the medications (His Word) you need to be healed (get out of the situation). If only you would obey His instructions and do as He says, you will be out of the situation. Maybe you are waiting for God to take the medicine for you but it never works that way. God has made it your responsibility to comply with the medication in order to enjoy its efficacy.
The Faith-inspired life is a life that lives based on what he/she believes. His/Her lifestyle is inspired by his/her Faith (which is spiritual). For instance, you go to God in prayer because you believe that He would help you. After you have prayed, the next thing you have is to let your words and actions be inspired by what He says through whatever means He chooses. It could be direct, or through another person, or event, etc.
During Jesus’ days, he attributed people receiving their miracles to their Faith.
Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well.(Matthew 9:12)
And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”(Luke 17:19)
God works with your faith. It’s your Faith that will open the windows of Heaven. We walk by Faith, we live by Faith. The truth is without it, it will be impossible to please God.
The good news here is this; you don’t need any bigger faith to get things done. All you need is the size of a mustard seed. Like picking up the phone to call in spite of your fear of rejection.
Let your actions be inspired by your Faith.
“If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it would obey you!(Luke 17:6 NLT)