The devil has done a good job of bringing confusion on the subject of faith.
Many think that faith is simply confidence in something. Some believe that faith is will power. Still others consider faith to be a persuasion. Each of these has a measure of truthfulness about it but faith is much more.
Heb. 11:-2 tells us that “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Faith has substance. It is not a wish list. Faith presents evidence that even though its target is not seen, it is real and valid. When we look at real faith it must have something to nourish it or to build upon. What is your faith based on? God? Your employer? The Government? Yourself? Each of us is dependent upon someone or something for help.
Take finances for example. Who do you depend on for support or a paycheck? I hope it is God and His Word. You may receive a paycheck from your employer but your faith should go deeper. It is God that is the bottom line. Sure, He may use your employer or the government or even your ability but when all those fail or come short it is only God that you can always depend on to do what He said.
Where do we get faith from? God has given the measure of faith to everyone (Rom. 12:3). God knew what we would need in this life to see us through. Some have rejected faith and cast it aside. But even though God has given you the faith you need, it must be protected, nourished and exercised. How do we nourish faith? Ro 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. For faith to be nourished, you must hear what God is saying through His Word. Simply reading or listening will not do. You must hear what God is speaking through His Word. Having heard, you must believe what He said. The more time you spend in God’s Word, the stronger you will become in your faith. That is, if you have your heart open to receive and believe what He said. Your lifestyle, words and expectations must then come into agreement with what God has said. You must speak it out of your heart and give God praise for His faithfulness to His Word. If you listen to your mouth (what you say) it will tell you where your heart is and where your faith is.
Everyone has potential through God but not everyone activates that potential through faith and obedience to God and His Word. If you desire to be pleasing in the sight of God meditate on what He says in Heb. 11:6 “ But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Your choice – your future.