Faith, to me is really more bravery than anything.
It’s enduring self-doubt and even hostility towards your own tender self and deciding to continue on, not growing weary.
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself so that you may not grow weary or faint hearted. Hebrews 12:3
By faith, whatever that treasure you hold tightly to, keeping quiet about it lest your heart be broken by the attempt and failure or the safety of keeping it secret…
By faith, it can come to fruition.
Hebrews 11, I named the “By Faith 15” cause it’s full of stories of people who simply kept moving forward towards God’s treasure for them.
So, by faith. I began painting again. By faith, I began blogging, telling myself I’m so not skilled for this but, I just kept on writing, by faith.
By faith, I told some special people about my book idea and even let some critique it’s intro.
By faith, I decided to be a brave writer, to be true to my story, not doubtful or embarrassed over the naivety of my dream coming true.
By faith, I wrote almost 2000 words on a Saturday afternoon, my laptop lost 500 of them but, I stopped and looked out the window towards my mama’s birdbath and said “Do not give up.” By faith, I sent the submission in and by faith, I made the final round for publication. By faith, I’m waiting now for the next step…the email to say whether I was selected.
By faith, I will trust God in the decision.
By faith, I am writing tonight, maybe painting too.
By faith, I will submit an essay to a contest no later than Monday because that is the next step.
By faith, I will decide between “It Was Libby” or “The Colors of my Bible”
Two essays, about 700 words so far.
By faith, I will wait and know God will reveal today which story should be shared.
By faith, I will look for God in my moments with others today and I will prepare my heart to lead Missions tomorrow.
By faith, I will just keep taking the next step. I will not grow weary, not grow faint hearted.