Starting over. New beginnings. Each new step in the decision to start something new, make a change, make a move or walk away from one thing and toward another takes faith.
Each new step brings challenges and obstacles as well as opportunities for success, and yes, failure. Change takes risk. New journeys in self discovery mean risk. It requires an act of faith – an act of trust by which we commit ourselves to someone or something. Faith is simply the belief in the object in which we put our trust.
Faith is so important that it is mentioned over 300 times in the Bible. Abraham was a man of great faith. We see in the beginning in Genesis 15:6 that, “Abraham believed in the Lord…”. He placed his faith in the Lord to carry him through whatever journey he was asked to walk through and had the commitment to continue that walk knowing that the Lord would see him through the obstacles and challenges along that pathway.
God asked Abraham to leave everything and everyone that he knew and found comfort in and take the next steps necessary, in faith, that would lead him to new promises of even better blessings in both things and people.
What is it that God is asking you to leave in order for you to find the blessings in your life that are promised to you, if only you would have the faith to make that change?
Genesis 12:1, 2 says that, “the Lord will bless you AND that you will be a blessing” when speaking to Abraham and to us.
God is the ultimate change agent. Change happens when we place our faith in the object in which we trust. Change comes, when we are willing to grow and be stretched beyond our comfort zones. What is it that God is asking you to grow beyond? What are your next steps in your journey that He is waiting for you to take so that He can lead you from where you are to where He wants you to be?
What is it that you need to change? The first step in change is saying, “yes” to God and taking that first step in faith on toward your spiritual journey that will change the course of your life. Abraham said “yes” to God when He called him to gather his family and possessions to start the long journey into the land that God promised. Abraham’s journey was not easy. Your journey will not be easy. But He will take you on this journey if you allow Him, and help you become a brand new person.
“Faith doesn’t change my circumstances. It changes me.” – John Maxwell
What are your hurts? Your hangups? Your habits? Lay them down and start your new journey in Faith……..