Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise. (Hebrews 10:34-35 NKJV)
Did you know your ability to stand on God’s Word and stay focused on what you cannot yet see with your eyes will determine how much of God’s goodness manifests in your life?
Every promised victory we achieve in life is made up of these three components:
- The initial assurance and confidence that God is going to come through
- The season where it appears as though nothing is happening
- The manifestation of the promise
I’ve learned it is the second component that usually offers the greatest challenge to our faith. So, how do you remain confident and exercise patience when nothing appears to be happening?
You do what Moses did. The Bible says, “For he looked forward and away to the reward (recompense) … he never flinched but held staunchly to his purpose and endured steadfastly as one who gazed on Him Who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:26-27 AMP).
Moses kept his eyes on the reality of the invisible, not on the visible natural circumstances. This ability to stay focused on the reward ahead enabled Moses to be faithful and fulfill God’s calling on his life.
Every challenge you will ever face is an opportunity for you to build strength of character to endure the “nothing is happening” seasons of life. Determine to remain confident and endure these seasons with patience, and you will most certainly see the manifestation of God’s promise.
Confession: I hold fast to my confident faith as I choose to continue in the will of God for my life. I fix my eyes on Him, fully assured that in due season I will receive the promised victory.
Author: Jerry Savelle