And without faith it is impossible to please God. Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
Life can be full of discouragements. We don’t get the promotion we were expecting or a child does not live up to our expectations. We can struggle in a relationship and feel like giving up. We may be in a job that frustrates us, but we are comfortable with the sense of security. We learn to settle because it is easier to be comfortable rather than step out in faith.
The Bible tells us different. There is an entire chapter in Hebrews talking about the heroes of faith. We read about Abraham who left a land he knew to travel to a place while not knowing where he was going. He became the father of more descendants than stars that fill the sky (Hebrews 11:8-12). The faith of Moses helped free the Israelites from hundreds of years of slavery (Hebrews 11:23-29). Rahab’s faith saved her family (Hebrews 11:31). Noah’s faith helped him build the ark to save his family and he became an heir of righteousness (Hebrews 11:7). In each of these cases, they heard from God and stepped out in faith and accomplished all God asked of them. They stopped looking at their view on life and started to see things the way God did. He caused them all to have big dreams and, with His help, they changed the world around them. Get a hold of God’s dream for you and dream big!
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us… Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)
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