My husband and I have a dream and desire that we’ve been pursuing. Most people would think we are crazy. Most people would think its impossible. We have been blessed though with several incredible support people through this journey. This is a promise from God that looks hopeless from the carnal eyes. Can I still have faith when it seems impossible?
A few months ago we started taking steps towards this dream. It all came to a halt the other week. It was easy to allow discouragement to settle in. I was guilty of that. I was allowing myself to focus on the circumstances rather than the future, the possibilities, and the promises of God. Did I doubt my God? Did I underestimate Him? Yes, I did it all. However, the other day, I received conviction from Him. He’s telling me I need to move on. Believe that He is greater than this situation. He can still make this happen, and I believe He will! Just maybe not according to how I had thought it should go and when I thought it should happen.
So, the faith journey begins. Never before have I felt so confident in my life about something and have absolutely no control over it.
Luke 1:37, “For no word from God will ever fail.”
A few weeks ago, the Lord gave me this vision of what faith is:
You’re on an island, and you know you’re suppose to get to another island. So, you start walking. You keep your eyes focused on the other island ahead of you. You keep walking and keep walking. You’re visualizing yourself there already. You keep looking ahead. Not looking down at where you’re at or where you came from. Not questioning the circumstances or if you should even be pursuing this. You know you should keep walking.
You eventually arrive at the island. You turn around and you just realized you walked on water!
That’s what faith is- keeping your mind and your eyes so focused on what you want that it has no option but to come to pass (as long as you’re hearing from the Lord). Don’t focus on the circumstances you’re in and try to figure it all out, this could cause doubt.
Once you arrived at that island, you didn’t know you where walking on water to get there. If you would have looked down at one moment, you would have realized you were walking on water, would have doubted, and would not have made it to the other island.
Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
The Bible is full of promises that God gave to people. The test for them was to believe that it actually was going to happen. In Genesis 6, Noah was told to build a huge ark. He was ridiculed, mocked, and laughed at. He could have given up the moment he looked stupid. But no, he held onto those words God gave to him. He allowed those words override the words from the people next door to him. He kept his eyes focused on that island ahead of him rather than where he was right then and there.
Think of Abraham and Sarah- God telling Sarah she’s going to have a baby once she is “already old and well advanced in her years,” Genesis 18:11. Could you imagine having God tell you that your going to have a baby when you’re 80 or 90 years old? Who would believe you? How could you even believe this?
So is what you’re believing for as extreme as Sarah or Noah’s situation? It seems that anything should be easy to believe for after reading all that God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit did in the Bible.
For my husband and I, it’s now a matter of waiting. Whether that means days, weeks, years, we don’t know exactly. The Lord is on our side. He wants to give us the desire of our hearts. He is making things even more perfect in His own perfect way.
If God has put something on your heart to come to pass – don’t give up! Believe and trust in the One who gave you the promise.
Do you have a dream or a desire for something to come to pass that seems impossible? Or do you have a testimony of when God gave you that incredible promise? Encourage us and share your story in the comments below.
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