BY FAITH : HEBREWS 11

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Yet another week is coming to an end and nothing has changed right? Another day of wondrous desires for a better tomorrow will come and go without a paradigm shift in sight. What will we do then?

What will we do when the promises we so clearly heard appear to be a distant dream? What will we do when our dry season gets more and more unbearable? Well, a wise man once said, “Yet will I serve the Lord”.

The strength of our faith should not rely on the swiftness of the blessing we are expecting. But then instructions are way easier to hear than to follow. Fortunately, Hebrews 11 tells of all the works normal people like you and me have accomplished by faith. “All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth (Heb 11:13). “

But what if you never saw the glory that you tirelessly anticipate, would your belief dwindle? Would you still be able to take the Lord’s word at face value?

Our faith is what compels us to get up in the morning. Rewards for never giving up is what allows us to do good for our fellow-man. People in the past did not have the luxuries that we have today, but through faith they conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; they shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; their weakness was turned to strength; and they became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies (Hebrews 11:33โ€ญ-โ€ฌ34).

The faith that is spoken about above is not just a feeling that arouses when thoughts of a better tomorrow fills our head.

It’s a lifestyle. Being able to rise up on a Friday morning to face a day that could perhaps end like the others, is a step of faith. Happily smiling at your current finances because you know that no matter what, God has already met your needs, is a step of faith. Wanting more the “creator” and not the “creation” in an era where people are defined by what we have and do, is a step of faith. So as you get up solemnly or with joy, refuse to let your day go to waste. Choose to find peace in knowing that today might not be the day and keep on walking by faith and not by sight.

Let the adrenaline of what could be fill your veins! Shake off the disappointments of yesterday and start a fresh with the same zeal that you would possess if a miracle was to come your way. What is Friday anyway? Does it mark the end of the timeline that you put on God? Does it erase all hope of what has yet to come? No, it’s the refresher you need in order to zoom through your day’s task. It’s the bridge that will usher you into a well deserved weekend, so enjoy it.๐Ÿ˜Š

 

P.S. ย Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1

 

HAPPY FRIDAY! ย