Stop Saying “Faith It Until You Make It’ Because It’s False DoctrineThis goes back to what I said earlier about the faith being fleeting.
I always think about the Israelites when I think about fleeting faith when they escaped slavery in Egypt. Their faith was ever fleeting. They doubted Moses and God more than they trusted. They murmured. They were unappreciative of the things given to them by the One who delivered them from bondage and slavery.
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” NIV
Let me reiterate that. Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
The definition of faith is being confident in the things we hope for and trusting God in what we cannot see.
Y’all, we cannot see His plan so we need to have assurance in it. We need to have faith.
Faith is not a fleeting moment. Faith is not something you decide to have when it’s convenient for you. You either trust His plan and have faith it in it always or your faith is conditional and you have faith until you’re on the mountain.
We see this time and time again in the scriptures. People are given a gift by God, they rise and live on top and begin to think it is them that got them there alone. Pride gets in their way and God brings them down to a valley. In that valley, they turn back toward to God.
This isn’t to say we won’t have moments of doubt.
They will come. They are natural.
But it is up to us to not just have faith “until” but to nurture that faith.
Romans 10:17 says, “Consequently., faith comes from hearing the message and the message is heard through the word about Christ.” NIV
Faith comes by immersing ourselves continually. Even in moments of doubt. Even in moments of fear.
David in Psalm 56:3–4 says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. / In God, whose word I praise — in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” NIV
If we can learn anything from David and Paul it’s that faith is not an until thing. It’s a process. It’s something we must work on daily. It’s something that must consume us. It’s something that isn’t going away anytime soon.
Even in my moments of doubting churches, I never doubted God. I knew He had a plan for me and I’d end up where I was supposed to be.
Originally published at pricelesslyimperfect.com on March 12, 2019.