I have a new phrase. “Faith it.”
I use it to describe those moments when I know what the will of God is for me in a situation but my soul (mind, will, emotions) wants to do the opposite.
I faith it until my soul acquiesces.
This morning, I want to complain. I am frustrated that the blessings of God aren’t looking like what I imagined. But I keep hearing the song, “Give Thanks with a grateful heart.” So I have to choose? My emotions or God’s will?
Yes, of course, I know the “right” thing to do but my emotion is still disappointment. So I faith it until I make it.
I declare the Goodness of God. I rejoice in small beginnings. I give thanks for God’s blessings. I sing songs of praise. I recognize and give thanks for how God is working in my life right now. I am thankful by faith until my emotions catch up with Truth.
Some may say I’m being fake. But to those friends, I say, “Don’t believe everything you feel.” Yes, God gave us our emotions. But we need to discern if the emotions we are feeling are aligned with Truth.
Yes, there is a time to mourn and a time to rejoice. A time to grieve and a time to laugh. A time to be quiet and a time for fellowship. A time for anger and a time for peace. But we must be careful we are led by the Holy Spirit and not by our feelings.
So this morning I am faithing it until I make it. I am trusting as I stand on truth, my emotions will be transformed.
Is there a place in your life where you need to faith it until you make it?
“And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.”
James 2:23-24 NKJV