Do you have faith? Do you know what faith is? I think I do. And that’s an answer to both questions by the way.
Hebrews 11:1 says… “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Usually, we all want proof that what we are about to do, say, act on… will produce best possible outcome for us. I think that’s human nature. But one thing that is for sure… there is no sure thing.
When I was pregnant with my first child, to say I was excited was an understatement. Trevor was nervous enough for the both of us, so I didn’t need to worry at all! Anyway, at our 20 week ultrasound, they told us there was an issue with the placenta and that I was having some blood pressure issues, so they put me on bed rest. UNTIL THE BABY WAS BORN. For those unknowing about all things pregnancy, that is 20 more weeks. That’s a long time! But, I did it because I wanted a healthy baby. Fast forward to 3 days before his due date and I was in labor. They told me the placenta issue had resolved and I didn’t need to have a C-Section. All was good. He was born. He was 8lbs 1oz of pure joy. Then, all hell broke lose. The placenta issue hadn’t really resolved fully, it ruptured, and I could have died leaving Trevor to raise a newborn all alone. But, that didn’t happen! Some time later, I regained consciousness, strength, was unhooked from wires and came home with a baby boy.
3 years later, I did it again. People thought I was crazy. What if... was a common phrase that came out of their mouths over and over and over. But, I had faith that God knew what He was doing, and we were meant to have another child. And guess what? At the 20 week ultrasound, they told me my baby may have Downs Syndrome and I needed to have further testing done. I declined because the testing would endanger the baby and it wouldn’t change the outcome of the pregnancy anyway. People again, thought I was crazy. Don’t you want to know? No! what does it matter? God gave us this baby and if he has Downs Syndrome, I won’t love him any less. So, fast forward 20 weeks and he is born… on his due date mind you! 8lbs 8oz of pure joy. And no Downs Syndrome. And no complications. We walked in faith. And what a reward we received that day! Two beautiful boys to love!
Today, I walk in faith. In lots of different ways. Some small… some big. But in faith nonetheless. Some days I waiver. And God reminds me that faith isn’t a suggestion, it’s a requirement. (Hebrews 11:6)
So, how are you walking in faith? Or, how are you not walking in faith, but need to be? Maybe it is starting something new… maybe it is stopping something old… maybe it is volunteering… maybe it is giving financially… maybe it is a new business venture you feel called to… whatever it is, if God is calling you to it, He will walk you through it!