I would never have imagined that journeying with God would be a roller coaster of FAITH. My wife and I stepped out of a very secure boat about four years ago to walk on the waters of the unknown following a very clear word from the Lord. We stepped into Sounds of the Nations knowing that God has told us to, but with no directions of what to do once we’re on the water.
I guess it’s pretty much how God operates when it comes to obedience and faith. Hebrews 11: 8 “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” I’m pretty sure that Abraham would have experience a roller coaster ride in his journey of faith. There would have been moments of such certainty and then moments of complete doubt. Last year I was sharing to a church about this journey of faith, when I realised that in the first year of stepping out, my biggest challenge was overcoming fear. Fear is the crippling nemesis of FAITH. The first few months I was lying awake at night worrying about whether this decision was the right one. I was worried about security, whether we would be fine financially, whether I was qualified to do what God has called me to do, whether, whether whether… and the list just went on and on. Then one day I was meeting with my mentor and friend, Ps Bill Bennot. I remember clearly sitting in his office and breaking down. It was like all the worrying just became so overwhelming. It was then that something broke as I realised that I cannot do this by my strength. A journey of faith requires a total surrender to God as our source and God as our strength.
Psalm 84:5 “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.”
What is God telling you to do? Maybe it’s that step into that new job or getting involved in that ministry He’s been telling you to, whatever it may be, start that journey of FAITH and see what God will do.