Live By Faith And Not By Sight

We’re all moved by what we see. Our emotions, thoughts, and actions are processed through what our eyes tell us. However, the best decisions we will make are the ones made when we live by faith and not by sight.

I’m an analytical person. I make decisions based on calculated risks and how my circumstances are based on what I see. While thinking through our decisions isn’t wrong to do, we must ultimately put our faith above what we see.

There will be times in your life when God will ask you to step out in faith, and what I mean by that is he will ask you to do the very thing your eyes are telling you not to do.

So what do you do then? 

What do you do when God asks you to do what seems impossible to do? What do you do when God asks you to do something that sounds like a horrible plan?

The answer is, do it.

It’s only through faith that we can see the impossible become possible. 

God has asked me to do many things that I thought was completely ridiculous. He has changed many of my life long plans and told me to do something else. But I can tell you that I have never regretted anything that God has asked me to do. The only regrets I have are the times I didn’t step out in faith and trust in him.

If I had chosen to make decisions based on what I saw, I wouldn’t have a job that I enjoy today, I wouldn’t be able to grow Living Revelations to what it is today, and I wouldn’t have been set free as I am today. If I never chose to live by faith, I would never have seen God’s mighty hand move upon my life.

Faith leaves room for God’s mighty hand to move upon our lives. We see this happen throughout the Bible. A great example is found in Acts 9 when Peter sees a man who has been bedridden for 8 years and a woman who had died. How does Peter respond to these situations? By faith.

To the bedridden man, Peter says in Acts 9:34 “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up.” To the dead women, Acts 9:40 says, “Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.” The bedridden man was able to walk and the dead woman was able to come to life because Peter stepped out in faith.

If Peter had relied on his eyes, he would never have the courage to heal a man who had been bedridden for 8 years and bring a dead woman back to life. But through faith, Peter was able to see God do the impossible. 

God wants to bring miracles to your life and show you his mighty hand – will you let him? Will you choose to walk by faith and not by sight? Will you let go and let God do his thing? 

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Don’t limit God’s ability to do wonders by what you see. God is able to do more than what we can see.

God will always ask us to step out in faith because it’s only through faith that God can be glorified. If life always happened the way we expected it to happen, there wouldn’t be a need for God to do miracles.

God asked Peter to step out in faith and to restore the lives of Aeneas and Tabitha for his glory. When Peter healed Aeneas and brought Tabitha back to life, many people turned to the Lord. Acts 9:42 says, “This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.

When we live by faith, our lives become a testimony to God’s almighty power. God wants to bring miracles in your life, but you must step out in faith in order to see God move. If we continue to do things our way, how can we expect to see God’s hand move in our lives?

We are all called to live by faith. 2 Corinthians 5:7 says, “For we live by faith, not by sight.” Will you step out in faith and trust God? It’s only when we live by faith that we can see God real and experience the best that he has for us. So remember, live by faith and not by sight.

Prayer: Lord, help me to live by faith and not by what I see. I know it’s only through faith that I can see you move mightily.

 

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