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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I Need To Believe It Before I Can See It

In review of Hebrews 11:1 it says, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”

Bottom Line:
Faith is confidence in what we hope for will happen, it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.

What this means to me:
Faith in my life will be illustrated in a confidence in what I hope for will actually happen, it allows me to be certain of things we cannot see.

What I’m learning is that faith is me being able to visualize the future. It’s believing it before I see it. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see” (NLT).

A lot of people say, “I’ll believe it when I see it!” God says the exact opposite is true: “I will see it when I first believe it.” There are many things in life that have to be believed before they can be seen.

Jesus said, “Unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Before there is spiritual transformation in my life, I was too narrow-minded to see the possibility of what God wanted to do in my life.

Wernher von Braun, the father of the nuclear movement, said, “There has never been any great accomplishment in history without faith.” It is faith that causes an architect to design a building because, first, he believes it can be done. It is faith that causes an Olympic athlete to practice and go to the Olympic trials because she believes she can achieve. It is faith that causes a sculptor or an artist to believe that he can paint a picture or attempt the sculpture. It is faith that causes the scientist to believe that we can put a man on the moon. Someone has to believe it before you see it. It is a universal principle of life.

In summary, faith is confidence in what we hope for will happen, it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. I will see it only when I first believe it. I thank you this morning God for the reminder that I need to first believe before I can see. I have found that I don’t always have the confidence to move forward on some endeavors. I think I get caught up in wanting to see the whole plan and outcome all laid out, sort of, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” As I have seen in some past experiences, I need to take a step of faith and move forward before the next steps will be revealed to me. So, I believe this morning God is reminding me that I need to believe, visualize and then have faith to move forward, knowing that if God has commanded it or has asked me, that he will provide what I need to complete it. He wants me to have faith (confidence) that what I hope or the idea he has implanted in me will actually happen.

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