During my last outreach I learned the importance of faith. Often we hear the scripture quoted that we are to "live by faith and not by sight". Or referring to those who "live by faith" which basically means faith for finances. But what I want to share with you today is about faith for your life and faith in His character.
I was leading an outreach this January and February. The Lord was stretching me and bringing me out of my comfort zone. I was carrying more responsibility than I was used to, it was necessary that I operate in a number of areas that are not my strongest points, and the planning process was plagued with obstacles. On top of that there were a number of issues within the team. In that place, I had every opportunity for insecurity, doubt, and an overall lack of trust to creep into my heart and life.
This is when the Lord taught me to trust and walk in faith. There were many days that I didn't feel like everything was great, actually there were few to none if I was looking at the natural or going off of what I felt. This was when I learned what faith is, faith isn't a mystical euphoric feeling, it is believing in God no matter what the situations around you say. Trusting that what His word says is true even when you don't see or feel it. Trusting to the point that it changes the way you view the situation. The Bible says that we are "seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus". To actually live out that truth we have to step out of situation and look at it from the perspective of our heavenly Father.
I have been learning that faith and trust, at least in part, look like walking in the truth when it doesn’t seem to be true. Circumstances don’t determine my attitude or perspective, the truth of the Bible does. This transformed my outreach! I could walk in joy and confidence that God was in control of the situation. I am continuing to learn and walk in this every day. I hope that you will too!