From Faith To Faithfulness
Updated: Jan 31, 2021
Everything we are talented or equipped to do is because of God. The dreams and aspirations we have are gifts He gives us to be given back and used in service to Him. We may or may not receive accolades, encouragement or compensation from man but we are not in service to man nor to ourselves. Can man benefit from what God has put us here to do? Yes absolutely! But only because we serve God in our service to man. But does being faithful to God automatically mean we have faith in Him? No. Can you be faithful but faithless? Yes. You can do the things expected of you, carry out what you believe to be your assignment and not be clear on why you do the things you do. The Bible says it is impossible, simply impossible to please God without faith. Faith in what? Our abilities or our potential? Faith in our ability to create success or wealth? Faith in ourselves or man? Or our faith in being faithful? Faith in those things alone will only lead to disappointment, hurt and disillusionment because they can be fickle. Circumstances change, people change and our feelings change. The key to fulfillment and the prosperity of your soul is the faithfulness that comes from your faith in God Himself.
Hebrews 11:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
The only thing that will please God is your faith in Him, your faith that He is faithful and your faith in His good intentions toward you.
Lamentations 3:22-23 Amplified Bible (AMP)
22 It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.
Do you trust Him with you? No matter how you feel or what it looks like? Is He trustworthy? You may not ask yourself those particular questions but depending on circumstances and events, we may find ourselves evaluating or pondering just what God is up to. These are valid and important questions we all answer in one way or another with how we live. Are you defeated or hopeful? Can you find greater, deeper meaning in the things you experience good or bad?
Romans 8:28 Amplified Bible (AMP)
28 We are assured and know that God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting