2. Have faith in God’s promises.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.“ – Hebrews 11:1
Saying yes to God means stepping out into the unknown; moving forward in something that you believe God is asking you to do (it’s confirmed in His Word).
When that young man and I broke up, I had no idea where God was going to lead me. I remember one time confessing to my pastor that I was planning to be a nun because I didn’t see any men in my future. He just laughed and told me no.
If you read Hebrews 11, you’ll see all those who have gone before us with faith to see things that were unseen at the time. Take Abraham for example; God asked him to leave his country and go somewhere else to establish a new covenant with Him. BY FAITH Abraham obeyed and went out even though he did not know where he was going (Heb. 11:8-9).
Here are more verses for mediation. Do you believe God when he says these things? Do you trust that He is working all things for YOUR GOOD? That He does have a purpose in your life?
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
Sisters, even our lack of faith cannot thwart God’s purposes. All of the saints spoken of in Hebrews 11 were flawed humans just like us, and God still used them. Why? Because they continued to say yes to Him! They rejected the lies of the enemy and continued to trust despite their shortcomings.
This word is for us too. This day, if God is asking you to move forward on something – say YES!
How will you know if God is asking you to say yes to something? He will confirm it through His word. Do not be shy to ask for confirmation, either!
Ask God to confirm what He is asking. He will do it.
Amaris Beecher is the founder of She is Reclaimed, an online community to “reclaim the authentic woman you were created to be.” Amaris is passionate about living a life walking with God. She loves her husband and children, deep conversations with friends, and bold lipstick. She’s here in the hopes that sharing her past will give someone else a future.
This article originally appeared on sheisreclaimed.com. Reprinted with permission.
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