‘We walk by faith, not by sight.’ 2 Corinthians 5:7 KJV
It’s not that you don’t know this, it’s that you keep forgetting it and need to be reminded of it: God can use you! Yes, the same God who worked through Moses and Esther, Deborah and Paul, works today through imperfect people like you and me. He can give you victory in the place of defeat and turn last year’s humiliation into this year’s celebration. All the great achievers in the Bible had one thing in common: they were just ordinary people who took risks in obedience to God, believed Him and ended up doing amazing things.
Can you imagine trying to fill Moses’ shoes? God had used him to dry up the Red Sea, wipe out the Egyptian army, receive the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai and feed millions of Israelites every day in the wilderness. How would you like to follow someone like that? The thought of it must have shaken Joshua to his core. But God reassured him: ‘No man shall be able to stand before you…as I was with Moses, so I will be with you…’ (Joshua 1:5 NKJV) Once he heard those words he had the confidence needed to pick up where Moses left off. The Bible says, ‘We walk by faith, not by sight.’ The devil doesn’t mind you speaking words of faith as long as you don’t take steps of faith. So trust God. When He says something to you it’s always for a good reason. When He tells you to do something, He will give you the strength and resources to do it. What’s God asking you to do? Step out in faith and do it!
SoulFood: Num 27-29, Matt 17:14-27, Ps 40:1-8, Pr 6:1-5
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