Go outside, find an open area, and look as far as possible. Your goal is to identify your endpoint, which is the distance you can recognize what is ahead of you. Even with 20/20 vision, our eyes cannot see over the horizon–the point of limitation. Of course, there are assistive devices such as binoculars and telescopes, which enable us to view objects beyond the capacity of the scope of our eyes. Even so, we will agree that our vision, which is highly valued, has limited abilities.
For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
Now let’s focus on our spiritual eyesight. Many of us restrict the power of God because we only believe in the solutions that we can develop. Self-reliance cancels out faith in God by placing Him in a tiny box. Because we do not believe that God is Omnipotent, and can deliver us from our hardships, we become despondent and easily discouraged. Now faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1. Just because you cannot see beyond the horizon does not mean that nothing is there. When we fixate on our limited abilities of self-reliance, we are saying, “God, I do not believe in your supernatural power.”
There is something that I especially love about God. He knows our weak level of faith in Him, yet He patiently waits for us to take the first step onto the Path of Faith. Living a faith-based life is accomplished by taking the focus off of our limitations and the circumstances, and saying, “Yes, God, I believe that you will fix this problem, and I will patiently wait for victory.” Pray a simple, plain-spoken prayer. Admit that your faith is shaky, and ask God for what you need Him to do for you. Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Isaiah 55:6.
We do not have to wait until our situation is in dire straits in which our situation has escalated to the point of being extremely bad or difficult. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. Matthew 21:22. As soon as the challenge arises, stop, pray, and ask God for His Divine Intervention. Believe in God and His promises: I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers! Isaiah 65:24.
Faith is the telescope that allows us to see God’s unlimited possibilities. Go ahead, remove the obstacle of doubt and disbelief! With trust and determination, take the first step, and put your spiritual foot forward on the Path of Faith. Believe in God! “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
Bible Reading: Hebrews 11
God, we come to you today, asking forgiveness for placing you in a tiny box because of our limited vision. We have the desire to completely believe and trust in you until you bring us deliverance and victory. As we strive to live a faith-based life, we commit to bring every challenge to you in prayer and to wait for your answer. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayer that we ask in the Worthy Name of Jesus. Amen.
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