“For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.” Hebrews 3:14 NLT
Yesterday I witnessed why I must persist in my prayers and keep hoping and holding strong in faith. A wonderful lady here at work, who I can say has helped my growth in my walk, was told she would be jobless on Friday as the contract she worked on ended and there was no funding to continue her on here. A myriad of possible ‘solutions’ arose, all asking her to question her faith and character. Yet she stood firm on what God was directing her to do, standing in faith that He must provide for her. Even today at our girls-only lunch with her, the feelings were somber and sad. A mere two days away our work place was due for a change, but God as He always does, intervened. As we returned from lunch, she was informed that she would be able to stay, and be paid, haha, for the next 3 months. Just enough time for God to pave the way for her break through.
This did wonders for my faith today. I’ve been pushed the edge so many times and often what I have done is try to fix the situation myself. I have had circumstances to arise that forced me to hold on to the promises that God showed me. But it was so critical that I witness this, because there are things that I am currently believing God for and the only thing that I am holding on to is my faith. It’s that promise that He must execute actions on His words, on the visions and dreams that He has given you, on the plan that He has for your life. Some days are more difficult than others, especially when those dreams and visions involve others. How do you remain in faith then?
It was Eratosthenes that first professed that the Earth was round. Until then, most thought that the Earth was flat and at some point you would fall of the edge. In fact, because the Earth is round, it possesses the qualities of a sphere, which allows you to go infinitely in one direction. You may return to the same point eventually, but the point here is that the earth is endless. You cannot fall off as primitive minds once thought. And likewise, God’s ability to provide and execute on His plans are endless. He must do it! He cannot lie (Numbers 23:19) and His word cannot return void(Isaiah 55:11).
So we must keep holding on to our faith, continually persist in prayer and thanksgiving, and keep trusting until these things we seek manifest. The earth is round folks so the possibilities are endless with God!! He will do it!
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Romans 12:12 NLT
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. Hebrews 10:36 NASB