In this season in my life, there have been moments when I wasn’t so confident in my faith. I know what it’s like to beat the steering wheel and scream, “Lord, I love you, but I don’t think you are doing a very good job right now!”
Maybe you have asked, “God, do You see us? Do You hear us? Do You even care?”
I think we have all probably asked those questions, if we are honest.
The silence is deafening. The distance between the Old and New Testament is one page in your Bible. That one page represents 400 years of silence.
It was 400 years of waiting. It was 400 years of listening, but God didn’t speak.
He didn’t reveal anything to His people. He spoke a warning through the prophet Malachi to His people. Then, He waited and so did they. In silence.
In the middle of that darkness, light burst through. Literally, Jesus, the Light of the World, made His entrance. Salvation came to His people.
However, that salvation didn’t come without a challenge.
The best things in life RARELY do.
Do you know how fast a plane has to fly to break the sound barrier?
768 miles per hour.
In his book, Live in Grace, Walk in Love, Bob Goff shares a fascinating explanation of how that actually happens.
For so long, scientists and engineers thought Mach speeds might be impossible in an manned aircraft.
The issue had to do with what happened at 767 miles per hour. When the plane would hit 767, all of the energy and force pushing back against the plane would cause it to shake, jerk, and rattle. A pilot’s instinct would cause them to immediately pull back on the throttle.
When we are chasing our dreams, all of the turbulence we face scares us into pulling back. The enemy raises his head and fights against us with everything he has. Our challenges create chaos in our lives and relationships. However, all of that shaking, jerking, and rattling may be telling us that we are getting close to our breakthrough.
Don’t throttle back. Throw the throttle forward.
If you want to experience your breakthrough, I’d love to share with you a few steps that will help. Thanks to my friend, Amanda Kyles, for sharing these steps with me so that I could share them with you!
- Make up your mind.
- Stop making excuses.
- Do what needs to be done.
Put your faith in action! I’m not sure anyone did that quite like David in 1 Samuel 17. This guy stood toe to toe with that giant named Goliath.
David proclaimed, “You come to me with a spear and a sword, but I come to you in the name of the Lord, God Almighty!”
He put a rock in his slingshot and took the giant down with one hit.
Then, check out what happens next.
This gets me pumped up!
The same sword that Goliath used to intimidate David, was the exact same sword that David picked up and took off the head of his giant.*
I believe as you respond in FAITH & ACTION, the very thing the enemy uses to intimidate you with is the very thing that you will use to take his head off.
That’s the message of Genesis 50:20.
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.”
-Genesis 50:20 (NLT)
Is it possible that the mountain you thought would destroy you, will become the platform for you to tell your story?
*Taken from Jonathan Hesler from the video, “Raise a Hallelujah.”