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Operate in Faith as a Soldier of Christ
In every situation, decide to hold on to your faith.
Believe everything will work out fine no matter how things
might begin to look.
As Christians, we live by faith, not by sight (2
Corinthians 5:7). After all, God is the final authority in
any given situation, and He knows exactly what He wants to
do in your life.
The Bible says "The just shall live by faith," and "Without
faith, it's impossible to please God" (Romans 1:17 and
Operating in faith is taking God at His Word by believing
what He says is true. We know we believe what He says is
true if we're acting like it is, for faith without works is
dead (James 2:20).
Many times we become so weary in waiting for our desires to
manifest that it becomes extremely discouraging. Just like
I always say, the devil is not just gonna stand by and
watch while God prospers us. 1 Timothy 6:12 says we must
“Fight the good fight of faith!”
We must not allow discouragement to dim our hope! There
will always be a reason to feel discouraged, but always a
better reason to reject discouragement. It's promised in
Galations 6:9 that we're to not grow weary in well doing,
for in due season we will reap if we don't lose heart.
If we become gloomy and hopeless, it shows a lack of
confidence in God’s presence, power, and promises. Keep in
mind that God’s glory is real even when we don’t see it. On
gray, gloomy, rainy days, high above the overcast sky, the
sun continues to shine. We cannot feel its warmth or see
its beauty, but that doesn't mean it's not there.
God’s promises are forever established. So even if our
circumstances are difficult, we must think “above the
clouds” and know that God is still there too.
Just as gray, gloomy, overcast skies are temporary, so are
our difficulties. If you're facing a discouraging situation
in your life right now, remember God's still there, and
rejoice in the fact that this too shall pass!
No one said the Christian life would be easy. Just look
what they did to Jesus. In fact, 2 Timothy 2:3 says, “You
therefore must endure hardship as a soldier of Jesus
Christ.” As soldiers, we're to fight the good fight of
faith that God may be able to fulfill His plan for our
Since you're a follower of Christ, the devil will fight you
every step of the way. But stay encouraged! Psalms 18:29
says, “In Your strength I can crush an army; with my God I
can scale any wall!”