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Radical Faith

We often use the phrase "speak it into existence" when we're expecting something amazing that is out of our control to happen in our life. It's usually in that time where we have no control of a situation. For example I have student loans just like thousands of other college grads around the world, but I'm believing that God is going to supernaturally wipe all my debt away and I won't have to payback a dime. After all He did say that He will provide all of my needs according to His riches and glory. (Philippians 4:19) I also know that my God is not a man that He could ever lie. (Numbers 23:19) How ever God chooses to handle this need of mine, it is ultimately up to me to have Faith that He will do exactly what He said He would do.

I personally have a list of things that I'm expecting God to show out on my behalf and do and one of the number one things is to remove all of my debt. The first few months after I graduated I often would say "God I thank you that I'm debt free." or "God I pray that you will remove all my debt and I will be financially free." I said this with high confidence too. I didn't know how He was going to do it or when He was going to do it, I just had Faith that he would simply just do it. Then my 6 month grace period was winding down and I was hearing about other people's debt being wiped and I'm sitting there like "Okay God I've seen what you've done for others, don't forget about me lol." Do you ever find yourself asking/believing God for something and see Him bless somebody else with EXACTLY what you asked/believing Him for? You most likely tend to feel forgotten or left out. Yeah, I've been there and felt that. I still feel it now at times. Remember though that God is no respecter of persons. (Acts 10:34) What He has done for others He will indeed do for you too.

Any who so I started receiving billing statements on my student loans and ya'll I literally laughed and exited out the email because who was paying that amount of money back at one time? Not I; but honestly I started to worry and stress because all I could think about was my credit score and the delay on moving out, and how was I going to pay for Grad school, etc etc. I would get so overwhelmed and find myself saying things that cancelled out God's promises. I would talk and look so defeated, but thankfully my mom would always check me about what I allowed to come out of my mouth. Words are so powerful because you literally have what you say. Life and death are in the power of the tongue so always be mindful of what you say. (Proverbs 18:21)

Once I fixed my thoughts about my situation I began to be mindful of my reaction to the reality of it all. I began to speak debt cancellation over myself again, and even though I had Faith I still had doubt in the back of my mind. I just couldn't get myself to see God wiping away thousands and thousands of dollars and then turn around and allow me to pursue an even higher degree for free. Why is it that even though we know God is a mighty God who can do all things at the blink of an eye, we still put limitations on His power? Even after we have seen Him do for others why do we still hold doubt? We love Him so much, a man we have never seen but we don't trust Him. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) Crazy thing is, is that we don't need to see it to believe it. All we have to do is simply hope and have Faith that God will do what He said he will do.

We have to stop putting limitations on God and doubting Him. No matter what the situation may look like or what emails/phone calls we're receiving. Even though I'm not debt free YET. I know that God will still hold true to His word and promises. I need to take it upon myself to have radical Faith. The kind of Faith that will have people thinking I'm crazy for even believing God to exceed my expectations. I recently watched a sermon by Pastor Michael Todd titled "Crazy Faith" and the sermon blessed me beyond words. It also checked my heart real good too and reminded me that God is still in the blessing business and that He still keeps all of His promises no matter how old or how new. We just need to continue to trust Him and His timing and not doubt Him because He has not forgotten us.

My prayer today is that we will have radical Faith. That our Faith will be so strong that people will look at us differently. That we will literally brush off any situation out of our control like it's nothing. I pray that we will trust God and are very careful not to ever doubt Him. I pray that we will all be testaments of His love and promises kept and that He will receive the glory from all of our lives.

With love,

-Yours Truly, Eb

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Bishop Butler has been teaching on the 5 elements of faith. You have to hear it,( the word of God) receive it, believe it, speak it , then act like it's so. Faith and patience go together. Good blog.

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