Hey sister, I want you to know that God has a purpose and a plan for your life. Now, the enemy doesn’t want God’s plan to be fulfilled in your life, and he will do everything and anything to stop you! Yet be encouraged, for your Father in heaven has created all things; and because of this, no weapon formed against you shall prosper. What the enemy meant for evil, God will cause it to work out for your good. So, let every trial become a building block and not a setback. Let it build your faith and launch you forward. I encourage you to be a woman of faith and courage in this season of your life. May you have the courage it takes to move in faith and to do that which God is asking you to do for the sake of the Gospel.
The following list consists of five things you should tie your faith to:
Your faith should be tied to action and balance.
When you tie your faith to action, you will move more than you question God. How many times have we convinced ourselves not to launch something because of fear? We begin to question what God has called us to do. It is not wrong to have questions; I am always asking God questions. But the questions should not cripple our faith. You see, while I am waiting for clarity, still I am moving forward. That may mean researching what I need to pursue my dream; that may mean networking with new people, all while I am waiting for an answer. More often than not, you will find your answer once you start moving. So, put your best pair of sneakers on and get to moving!
Faith requires you to see beyond what is in front of you. Faith requires you to see the blessing beyond the storm. There will be so many times your eyes cannot see what God has promised, but don’t stop believing. God’s word will not return void. Trust His report, because He holds the world in His hands. Nothing happens without His authorization. Faith will ask you to believe that the one stone you are holding can bring down a giant. Psalm 9:10 says, “Those who know your name trust in you because you have not abandoned those who seek you, Lord.”
Faith requires you to have a Kingdom mentality. Let this sink in: the mind is a battlefield, and in a battle someone always wins. Therefore, you must protect your mind and everything that you allow to settle in it. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” The only way you can think like a Kingdom woman is by using the tools of the Kingdom. It is important for you to feed your mind daily with scripture and encouraging tools to help you plan for success. Even when things seem to make no sense, keep your mind set on the Kingdom purpose. Let me put it how Pastor Tony Evans said it, “Kingdom women obey God’s word even when it seems to not make sense. Keep in mind that faith doesn’t always make sense. But it does make miracles.”
Faith requires you to hear God’s report while everyone else is shouting out opposite solutions. Did you know that your auditory system affects your balance and speech? If you cannot hear what God is saying, you will fall when the storm hits. Secondly, when you hear God’s word clearly, you can speak God’s word clearly. I have to admit I have been guilty of jumping the gun and saying something that I wasn’t supposed to say. I blame myself for not listening for the what, when, and why God was speaking to me. I dare say that a successful ministry relies on effective hearing.
Faith requires you to taste and see that the Lord is good. When life hands you bitter lemons, go ahead and make some lemonade, bring out your Bible, sit on your porch, take a sip of that lemonade, and exhale. Just because life may be sour, it doesn’t mean that God has changed. Hey sister, God is still good! Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”