Blind Faith (vs. Being Blinded By Your Faith)

 

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I am a Christian. I know God is real. I know this because I have experienced Him. Not because I was coaxed into it by my parents dragging me to Sunday School when I was a child. Not because I was told if I did not believe I would go to hell. Not because I needed a purpose or meaning to life. I mention all these things because some non-believers and/or former believers sometimes think that these are reasons people believe in what they feel is a non-existent God. Before I move on with this article I will say something that I found very profound when I first heard it– If I and other Christians are wrong, then we have lost nothing. However, if we are right in our chose to receive Jesus as our personal Savior, then the end does not look good for non-believers. Either way, believers have lost nothing. I don’t judge anyone who chooses not to believe, it’s a matter of choice at the end of the day. However, even if you are not a believer, still hang around for the rest of this article.

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Did you know that faith is actually an action word? Maybe you didn’t. I didn’t know before either. When you have faith in something and when you believe that something is going to happen, what do you do? Do you lay around, twiddling your thumbs waiting for it to happen? Do you purposely wonder around aimlessly, with no sense of direction, guided only by confusion? Do you make irrational choices because you feel when you finally figure things out everything will rectify itself? I HOPE NOT! Listen to this. When you have faith, first remain consistent in your belief that manifestation will happen. When you believe, that belief is your guiding principle in the action choices you make. Second, you don’t just lazy around. You continue pushing forward, not in your own strength, but with the strength of the Lord, so that you don’t make rash choices out of frustration, and instead, make wise choices (action choices) that lead to the manifestation of what you are believing God for. Finally, you “stand therefore till you get what you are standing there for”. Another great concept I find profound when I first heard it. It basically means that you continue to believe, standing on the promises of God till you see the manifestation of your faith!

I want blind faith! I want the type of faith where even though I don’t know how it’s going to happen, I know that if it lines up with God’s will for my life it will happen. Now that’s different from being blinded by your faith. People who are blinded by their faith make unwise choices deluded by actions they believe is a part of expressing their faith. A great example is being diagnosed with cancer, believing God for your healing but not going to the doctor (doing what is necessary in the natural) to get your checkups. Blind faith is when the doctor tells you, you have six months to live, you can boldly tell him/her, well I’m believing God for 30 more years. You continue to get your checkups, watch your diet, exercise, have faith and watch God work.

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Right now in my life I really need to have some blind faith. I am believing God for so much however, I must make sure that I do what I need to do in the natural so I can be a  vessel for God to work through me. I pray that you are believing God for the same type of faith.

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If you have faith the size of a mustard seed you can move mountains!

 

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