How BIG is your faith?
How CRAZY are you willing to look?
Crazy enough to get CRAZY results?
How BIG is your God?
Does your FAITH truly reflect how big He is?
These last few days, I learned a big lesson regarding faith. I learned that faith only produces results in the absence of fear and with the unction of obedience. I think that I am coming into this special relationship with the Lord, where I follow his lead in my life. To tell you the truth, I trust him to the point of automatic submission. This weekend was one of those weekends when you have something planned, but you have no idea how things are going to come together. I was scheduled to arrive in Chi-town for a law school reception, but a lot of unfortunate events begin to shake my faith regarding my departure.
First, the money that I was supposed to use for the trip never came. I was promised some bonus money from my job, but the amount was cut severely short. I planned to fly, but the flight I needed was sold out and all the other flights from home to Chi-town were almost double what I could afford. I was offered a discount rate for a hotel room but the rates was still pricey considering the downtown location of the school. Money was the BIG obstacle standing in my way of going to this reception. I prayed on it and I said “Father, if this is Your will, work everything out.” I looked for change on yesterday, and nothing happened- I heard nothing from the Lord. All I could do was wait and implore of Him again. My bestie/big sis and I prayed together and agreed that whatever the Lord’s will turned out to be- we will wait out the results and trust him. I sat on my bed, I got the prices of what everything would cost and I placed that concern at the feet of Jesus. To prove that I believed that God could change my circumstance, I even packed a bag and when my mom and dad asked if I was still going to Chi-town – I said “Yes.” I didn’t know how I was going to get there, had no clue what I was going to do once I got there- but I believed in God so much to the point that I knew He would back my confession.
I woke up this morning, not with an answer but with a heart of faith, a mind that was determined and complete trust in the will of God. Even to the very last minute, I confessed out of my mouth- “I’m going to Chi-town for this law school reception.”
Now, family and friends I am writing to you as I am traveling to Chicago. Everything worked out; the travel, the hotel, and I have everything I need for when I arrive to my destination. Sometimes, you have to operate out of faith and not out of the reality of what something appears to be. Children of God, we speak about faith and trust, but do we truly live these principles out? We live life out of convenience- blocked from truly seeing the hand of God move for us because we are so uncomfortable moving out of not knowing what is to come.
The greatest adventures are the scariest ones and the most rewarding memories are those that we never thought we would have.
Until next time,