Walk By Faith
We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
In the book of Hebrews we read, ‘By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going’ (Hebrews 11:8). When we follow God, most times we’ll go out not knowing as much as we’d like to. We want to be fully prepared, to know what’s to come. We don’t like the unknown. But God calls us to ‘walk by faith, not by sight.’ He asks us to trust Him and step out of our comfort zone. He won’t give us all the answers before we step out, that’s where walking by faith comes in. We may not see where we’re going, but we know we’re being led by a God who we can trust to lead us to things that will ultimately be good, that He’ll walk with us every step of the way and will equip us to do everything that He’s calling us to do. The Bible says that we should: ‘Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding’ (Proverbs 3:5). God’s ways and thoughts are higher than ours. We won’t always understand, but we always need to trust. God often shows us the way to go, and what we should do, one part at a time. So, like stepping stones, we need to just focus on the next step we’ve got to make and not worry about all the other steps to come. Living like this keeps us dependent on Him. And that’s exactly how He wants us to live. It takes time and practice to become dependent on Him, so let’s get practicing.
Heavenly Father, give me the faith to step out where you lead, not always knowing where you are taking me, but trusting it is the right place to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen