LUTG RADIO: Faithing Sucks

April 22, 2019

 

 

Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-3, 

Hebrews 11:1-3 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)Biblegateway.com

11 Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

 

To say that faith is an easy process is a bold face lie. The above scripture goes into expressed detail to tell us to 'wait with expectations'.  It's like in the old black and white movies, when the guy tells the girl to close her eyes and hold out her hands.  You know it's a movie but you get giddy with the female character. and as the reveal happens your excitement matches the female character.  You are about to burst.  Is it what she was hoping for or is it a necklace of whale teethe or a very stringy bikini in a box?

 

The fact of the matter is it does not matter what is in her box.  It only matters what's your expectations and the path of their manifestation.  You can hint around trying to achieve your desired result.  You can pray til you turn red, green or blue.  You can work so much overtime til you do not even enjoy being awake. You can let your emotions get so full that misunderstood comments leave you sobbing uncontrollably.  You can poke the bear for a response.  Or you can walk towards what you are believing God to produce, hoping the door will open when you knock.

 

 

Hebrews 11:2, 2 For by [faith—[b]trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report. (AMPC-Biblegateway.com)

 

 

No one enters into any battle ground not expecting some resistance or struggle.  Faithing is like saying you enjoy fasting. We are designed for revelation, big pictures and directions.  If people enjoyed starving themselves then the vast not-for-profit food distribution organizations would not exist.  There would be no niche for all the diet, belly slim down companies and videos promising guaranteed success in a particular time frame.

 

We are standing, confessing our well researched scriptures with one eye open hoping for a thud at the door or a little ding bell notifying us of a deposit to our accounts.  Faithing for things unseen is tough, but keep going.  The alternative is to give up on a dream.  If everyone gave up there would be no Jesse Duplantis, Bill Winston or Creflo Dollar, TD Jakes, Beth Moore, Joyce Meyers.  You get where am going with this right.  You are the next big thing in your own life.  Giving up is painless.

 

Striving toward the goal is like a midget in a race against a 6 foot tall  marathon sprinter.  Since we live in a world that will not give you anything.  Try to set small goals for yourself so you can prime your soul for success.  So if your goal is raise $100 or a million dollars.  Start by taking steps to create a campaign, create a get the word out marketing promotion.  Promote your product or service. Focus on raising small amounts first and set a new goal each week or month.

 

 

Hebrews 11:3, 3 By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible. (AMPC-Biblegateway.com)

 

Ideas with zero capital is a wasteland.  So improvise.  What did you do as a kid when you wanted to get the word out.  You went to friends, friends of friends.  We now call that Facebook.  If you do not have any close friends then try social media.  get on every social media platform you can find.  Start talking to people about your goal. Negotiate with people in that area of expertise.

 

If you have tired the ears of folks you know find some people you do not know and tell them about your goal.  Your family may not be on board with your goal.  But that is okay.  They may just see you as a dreamer.  But Dr King had a dream and encouraged us all to dream.  Michael Jordan had a dream and we still talk about and revel in his accomplishments years after his retirement.

 

If you are unemployed, make this your job in addition to putting in the application for work.  Ask, seek, find.  Ask for donation, seek big donors and small donors like President Obama.  You will find a lot of someones that are willing to get involved with your dream to make your idea a success.  an achieved idea is a successful faithing.  Faith without works is dead.  Dead dreams do not inspire anyone.

 

  Source:  Hebrews 11:2-3,

11 Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

 

2 For by [faith—[b]trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report.

                        3 By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.

 

James 2:14-26, 

 

 

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without [a]your works, and I will show you my faith by [b]my works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is [c]dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made [d]perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was [e]accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.

25 Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

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