Last week me and a friend were discussing my blog and how I could reach the unbelievers. She enlightened me about being “creative.” So, for a moment I thought to myself how can I become more creative and how can I get my point across to my readers so that they can understand what it is God put on my heart. Later that day it came to me... “𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦, 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑡𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑦” my creativity comes from me sharing how my journey with Christ is different from others. Although, we are all trying to grow with Christ our mission may be different from one another. Of course we all want to seek that personal relationship with God so that we will have eternal life with him. But let’s think deeper into our relationship with him. What is your mission or your calling? What message are you trying to give? What is the purpose? Why is your journey different from mine?
As I think on those questions I realized that my answers may be different from someone else’s. What God has for you is for you and what he has for me is for me. As I stated in the previous blog, when you submit yourself to God, that relationship that you and him have, nothing or no one can take that from you. What God gives you may not be what he gives me. But as a teacher of the word I want to express that my testimony is of great hope. And yes I talk about the word “hope” a lot and there is a reason for that.
The same day I talked to my friend about the blog, later that night, I woke up from a dream where a Bible was open and 𝐻𝑒𝑏𝑟𝑒𝑤𝑠 6:16-20 was highlighted in yellow. Verse 18 reads,
”so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.”
In Hebrews Chapter 6, it talks about the dangers of having a shallow faith in God. It tells us that God is not a God who lies but a God who keeps his promises. A shallow faith allows the enemy to come in and cause us to be discouraged, doubtful, and disobedient. Our hope should be anchored in God even when our situations causes us to stray away from him. Your hope in God should be proven, unchanging, and assured. Our works for the Lord proves the sincerity of our hope in him.
Christians should grow in their faith just as Abraham did. In Hebrews chapter 11, Abraham was called to go to a place that he knew nothing about but he obeyed & trusted God by departing when God told him to do so. When God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, he believed that God would raise Isaac from the dead.
Our hope and faith should be steadfast and anchored in God. I have high hopes for 2021 that my works for the Lord will open the minds of the unbelievers. 2020 was the year of a clear vision & now it is time to pursue the mission. I pray that you use this year as a comeback, cast your fears to the Lord & go for your mission & allow him to do great works in you. I want to step out on faith and keep my faith in God just as Abraham did.
𝐵𝑒 𝐵𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑑 & 𝐻𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑦 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑌𝑒𝑎𝑟!