Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
Why is it so easy for us to trust in people and material things? For example, I trust the mailman will deliver my mail Monday through Saturday. I trust my GPS to lead me to my destination. I could go on about the things we place our trust in that actually can fail us. Who or what do you place your trust in? The truth is, there is only One person you can place your trust in. His name is Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
My name is Mandy and I am a new employee at Laminin. To use the word “employee” is strange. I have been here less than a week and feel as if I am already a part of the Laminin family. What brought me to Laminin is what inspired the subject for my blog.
Over the last few weeks I have lived this verse. I am sure there are a lot of people, like me (come on let’s be real), that struggle to walk by faith. Whether you are new in your Christian walk or have been on your journey awhile, faith can be a struggle. It’s hard to trust God and walk by faith, but that’s exactly what I did in a big way recently. I left both my job and the town I lived in. Did I mention I did this with no plan in place? Inside, I just knew there was something else I was supposed to do. I was determined to find out what that was. It did not make sense to others, or even myself at times, but I felt God tug on me and constantly tell me to trust Him.
For several weeks I eagerly searched for a job. I have a daughter so, in my mind, I told myself I would take whatever job comes first. Inwardly, I was anxious because I had such a strong desire to be in ministry. But God! He came through in such a miraculous way. Things came together in a way that you just know it’s God.
Mark 5:36 “Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
The transition has not been comfortable, convenient, or pleasant. I’ve come to learn, the longer I walk with God, that this is often how He operates… in HIS TIME. Unfortunately, I have the tendency to want to know what lies ahead “now”. Don’t we all? If a natural disaster is about to strike, wouldn’t you like to know ahead of time? When we’ve been warned ahead of time, we can prepare, which in turn, makes us less fearful.
I say all these things to say: “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” You may have a plan, but God has the plan.
Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”