Faith Forges Ahead
“However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8
The Lord has a specific plan for each of our lives. When we come into relationship with him and abide in his presence by reading his word, he reveals his dreams and visions for our lives. A passion comes alive in us that requires greater strength than we possess. Thus, his desire to walk with us is satisfied because we need him. That’s where the faith journey begins.
In January my soul was pierced with this one question, “Will I find faith in the earth?” Yes, Lord, find it in me, I quickly responded. And the journey began.
I know the God-sized dreams the Lord has called me to. How does faith act? Resolutely. Now. I learned in February to take specific actions and not hesitate. Faith does not question or look back. Here I am in March staring out into an open field of Promised Land. What I do next will determine if faith will be found in me.
Not knowing the end from the beginning, which is how I would much prefer things, what is the best next step? Have you ever been here? Can you feel the tingling that starts in your toes and works up through your body as you walk farther and farther out onto a limb away from the perceived security the thick trunk has to offer?
“If I perish, I perish,” resolved Queen Esther (Esther 4:16). Knowing that the Lord is sovereign to deliver his people, whether it was through her or someone else, she seized the opportunity to live out the greatest purpose for her life.
Determined to forge ahead, I was wide awake at 2:20am thinking of all the things I could do to help God with this dream. Rest came from His word this morning. “The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever – do not abandon the work of your hands.” Psalm 138:8
Are you working sufficiently in your own strength? Whose dream are you fulfilling? If you have no need of greater power to accomplish your plans, it might be a good idea to reevaluate.
Esther took many steps of faith to move from orphan to palace but could have entirely missed her greatest purpose. What is your next step of faith?