“Will you still believe?”
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
In week one of "If My People," we looked at: “We become what we believe”. In week two, we looked at: “What do we do when belief isn’t enough". Today, the question that followed was this: "Will you still believe?"
Similar to the drought God called over the nation of Israel through Elijah in 1 Kings 18, breakthrough cannot happen in us without resistance. We must remind ourselves that what we think are setbacks in life are God creating a set up for our future.
There will be times where God will give you a word that won’t change your situation, but change your perspective that allows you to live in revelation.
What word has been given to you? Because there is something powerful about having a word for the situation you are in, even if it doesn’t change the situation.
“You will always feel trapped within your circumstances until you get a word from outside your circumstance.”
The best example of walking in faith is when, in 1 Kings 18:41, Elijah said he heard rain. Similar, for you to maximize your potential, you must see beyond what you see right now. In response to hearing rain, King Ahab went off and Elijah went up. King Ahab was acting in the flesh when Elijah heard in the spirit and went to pray.
God has a word for our lives, and even though we may not see what is promised the first time we pray, just like Elijah, God requires us to have faith in what we know is happening in the spiritual and keep praying until we see the fulfillment of His answer in the physical.
We also can’t discredit the word He's given us because it isn’t seen in the natural. Believe that something is happening even when nothing is seen. The choice we have is, will we see in the physical or will we see in the spiritual?
How often do we discredit the word God gives us because not much is happening? Truly, even when it seems like it isn’t much, God is doing so much. He’s doing something. It is up to each of us to go with a little.
What are we looking for? Do we see it in our own spirits? In life, do we see what others see that God has for us?
God’s people need to know the potential for what He has called us for and refuse to settle for anything less. We must build our lives off the word God has given us, and although nothing is seen, something is happening. God is getting the attention of His people, and He will use all things for good.
Finishing in James 5:17, we are reminded, “Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.” And just like Elijah, so it is with each of us.
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