Fight in faith for what you know is yours. With faith fully leading us, we don’t settle for less. With faith we see ourselves winning and accept nothing less. There is no plan B or second best. The only plan is winning. But it’s up to us to make that first step. You give God an inch (mustard seed of faith) and He will give you a mile (moving mountains) (Matthew 17:20).
“…God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3 NKJV)
I’ve heard faith once compared to a muscle. Imagine if you never worked out a day in your life. Do you think physical strength, fitness and a six pack or any pack will just fall out of the sky and land on your body? But, imagine if today you began to walk for ten minutes and then tomorrow you walked for thirty minutes and the next day you started carrying five-pound weights on your walks. Eventually, you will see results and it all started with just one step. As you take steps toward victory, God will use your faith and help you build upon it. He will begin to help you gain an excitement and willpower to persist in the victory that is imminent. Everything happens in God’s perfect timing, just know it will happen.
“In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37 NKJV)
That plan of victory will be different from one Child of God to the next, but the outcome is still a win. Think about something you want right now, that you know you can get by faith. Settle in your mind that you are going to get it and begin taking steps toward it.
Let’s take healing for example. Maybe you have a health issue- mentally, physically, emotionally or spiritually- in which you need freedom from. Faith without works is dead (James 2:17), so see yourself gaining the healing and then take the first step toward exercising that faith. Pray and read the Bible so you can have scriptures to stand on to keep from growing weary in your faith fight. As you are taking steps towards healing, the Holy Spirit will direct you and order your steps. For some, this may look like anointing yourself with oil or going up to the altar for prayer. For others, this may mean seeking a counselor or making a doctor’s appointment. We know that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord, to those called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28), so any step towards victory is never in vain. His purpose is for us to live a full, healthy life or Jesus would not have spent so much of His time healing the sick. So believe, in faith, that freedom from sickness is yours and start to walk out this belief.
“God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NKJV)
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV)
God is the best Father we could ever imagine, which means He will always steer us in the right direction if we choose to listen. Furthermore, we are not meant to do God’s work alone, we don’t even have to fight in faith alone. Surround yourself with an accountability group or even a partner (whatever works for you) and not only hold one another to fighting in faith, but fight in faith alongside them by prayer, encouragement, and empathy.
Many times, how you see yourself winning victory in a certain area won’t be how you pictured it. This is why we see ourselves with the victory, but we don’t put the faith in ourselves but in God to have the final say. God is perfect and we are not, which is why He crafts our victory most times in unimaginable ways.
“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand.” (Psalm 139 17-18 NIV)
Put your faith in our Heavenly Father who has everything, knows everything and is everywhere. Put your faith in Him on any and everything you know lines up with His will (His word). From healing a heartbreak (Psalm 147:3), to freedom from 1 million dollars worth of debt (Proverbs 22:7), to finding a wife or the right husband finding you (Proverbs 18:22) to declaring the right major in college (Proverbs 3:5-6), to what you should wear tomorrow (Matthew 6:31-34), you fight in faith for it, guaranteed it will happen for you, in ways you never thought possible.
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.” (2 Corinthians 2:14 NASB)