Faith is Stubbornly Standing on God's Word
by Gregory Winfield 9/20/2012 / Christian Living
Faith is taking a stance on something without wavering.forever. Faith is unyielding. Faith is unstoppable. Faith is unrelenting. Faith moves mountains. Faith conquers. Faith overcomes all obstacles. Faith digs it's heals in and will not be moved. Faith is like concrete, the longer it stands the stronger it gets. Faith makes no sense.
I heard a quote which says, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results". I absolutely disagree with that statement. In my opinion insanity is doing the same thing over and over then quitting before you see results.
I remember as a child being told by my mom that I couldn't leave the table until I had eaten all of my vegetables. OK, let's face it folks, there are some things in God's creation that just weren't meant to be eaten. For me, carrots were my arch enemy as a child. And when issued the "challenge" of remaining at the dinner table until my carrots were eaten, I was prepared to sit at that table until Jesus returned. As that lonely child seated at the dinner table, I made the decision that my vegetables were not going to be eaten and that was that. Nothing could be said, or done to move me once my decision had been made.
Faith is stubborn. Faith in God's Word combined with the human will are an unbeatable combination. Just think about all the amazing things man has done. All the inventions, positive causes, and achievements man has succeeded in. I'm amazed when I hear stories like that of Walt Disney, who was told that his idea of building an amusement park in Orange County CA. would never come to pass. But all it takes is one man with an unstoppable vision to build a legacy that will last forever.
Did you know that Walt Disney was turned down over 60 times for a bank loan to fund Disneyland? Earlier in his life he was fired from a newspaper because he "lacked imagination and had no good ideas". What if Mr. Disney was easily moved by opposition? What if he allowed what others said about him and his ideas to diminish his vision?
Great men have done great things based on the human will alone. Now just imagine what you can do with God's Word guiding you, and the Holy Spirit within you! We have within us world overcoming faith (1 John 5:4). All we have to do is apply that faith as a stubborn child who refuses to eat his vegetables.
What vision has God placed within you? What is it in life that you have a burning desire to accomplish? No matter how daunting the vision, God placed it in you for a reason. I encourage you, not to leave this earth with your dream unborn. Step out in faith and refuse to be denied. Fight the good fight of faith and develop a testimony for future generations of what God can do in the lives of those who take a stand and refuse to give up.
Greg's love of writing and the unique way God illustrates the truth of His Word through everyday life situations has given birth to the FaithsMessenger Blog (http://www.faithsmessenger.com). Our goal is to share biblical principles, stories and analogies in a clear, concise, and understandable way.