We need to realize the battle we have in our lives is a war over our DOUBT and our FAITH. In Heb. 11:1, we’re told our faith has 2-parts. First, it’s the assurance of things hoped for…what this means is our faith must declare with confidence and certainty that what we’re asking will happen. Second, the conviction of things not seen…meaning we’re called to hold firmly to the promise, convinced that what we’re praying for will come to pass even though we aren’t seeing it YET!
So my question this morning is, “Do you Really Believe and Trust what God said will come to pass even though it’s been years?”
And so begins the battle! I’m convinced that’s why Solomon wrote in Pro. 4:23, “Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life.” Without a guard, our hearts easily become Double-Minded, unstable in all their ways (James 1:6-8). I’m sure that’s why the Author of Heb. 10:23, told us to “Hold fast our confession of our Hope without wavering, for He who promised is Faithful to fulfill it.”
We are called to become FAITHFUL in our belief God will birth that which He has promised. Like Sarah we need to REPENT (the best way to guard our hearts) and not laugh at God’s promise even though it doesn’t seem possible. As you repent, encourage your heart to Decree the Covenant of Faithfulness. Learn to position your heart over each situation and believe God for His purpose to come to pass. If Sarah would’ve declared her promise before God and stayed steady she wouldn’t have bought into a “Hagar lie” of trying to bring the promise about by self-strength. Always remember when you buy the lie judgement always will follow. Today let’s declare and live the Promise.
KEY: God is looking for FAITHFUL people that believe His promises will come to pass even when it seems impossible to happen.