Faith at work: how to avoid failing
If I told you that I know the secret of how you can ‘NEVER FAIL’ would you be interested to know more? This ‘secret’ has been hidden in plain sight and many who read the bible do not really see it. However, there are specific keys laid out for the real success of anyone who believes.
So, I’m going to show you where and exactly what those keys are. But I’d like to talk about something with you first….
Let’s talk about faith
There is a lot of talk about faith. It seems to be a trendy word but what is it really? What makes the faith of the followers of Christ any different to the faith of other forms?
There is a rise in spiritualism, self-sufficiency and universality. More people are turning from God and looking to the ‘other’.
I think, for the most part, believers have failed the world in demonstrating that Jesus is alive and that the bible is true and living. As a result, there has been a settling for ‘form’ or appearance that struggles to demonstrate the gospels real power or potency.
‘Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away’. 2 Timothy 3:5
It’s time to reclaim what Jesus and Paul revealed. Not only reclaim but be so crazy that we actually do what it says and watch God confirm His word.
Who wouldn’t want to see that?
So, in order for that to happen you need to go back to the one place where it is laid out. Stories that show faith in action in the lives of many people. Also, examples of ways to grow in faith and the mindset of the person that wants to overcome, live with vision and flourish. That’s you right?!
For me that place of inspiration is the greatest life manual that exists, the Bible. So allow me to instruct you from it.
The foundation of faith
So, what is faith? It seems to be a very intangible thing, something that people keep grasping for but struggle to understand.
I went looking for its meaning. The dictionary said :
trust, loyalty, confidence, persuasion, credence, conviction, assurance, alive.
Faith is the key that opens the doors, it’s the way through the maze when you’re lost – it’s definitely an essential. It is the substance of things that you hope and pray for. Even though it might not be tangible immediately, faith in and out of you is the evidence of that thing which is not yet seen with your physical eyes.
This is why you are informed that without faith it is impossible to please God. After all, He is the one who created the world out of only His words, that is faith at work so we’d better learn from it!
But you should be empowered to also know that He has given you:
‘ALL THINGS that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of him…’. 2 Peter 1:3
Take a moment to let that sink in.
You might keep asking God for all sorts of things but this scripture says He has made available to us ALL THINGS already. So it’s going to be key to understand the elements of how these spiritual principles work.
So what are some of the clues to help you grow and change, to fully function in the things you are purposed for?
How to avoid failure and have faith at work
2 Peter 1 talks about what you can do, in fact he says that you should be diligent to make sure you do this. It’s almost like a recipe to bake the perfect cake!
1. Start with Faith then….
2. Add to your Faith, Virtue.
Virtue : excellence, good quality or influence
3. To Virtue add Knowledge.
Knowledge : to know, have information about, perceive with certainty, be acquainted with, recognise, identify, a seeking to know, an enquiry, investigation, exact or full knowledge, discernment, recognition
4. To Knowledge add Temperance.
Temperance : moderation, self-restraint, master desires and passions in all things, strength, self-control, strong in a thing
5. To Temperance add Patience
Patience : calm endurance under pain, or weariness or provocation, perseverance, long tempered, steadfastness, cheerful (or hopeful)
6. To Patience add Godliness
Godliness : to be devout, characterised by a God-ward attitude, does what is well pleasing to Him, well reverent.
7. To Godliness add Brotherly Kindness
Brotherly Kindness : fraternal affection, love of the brethren, friendly, neighbourly
8. To Brotherly Kindness add Charity
Charity : love, affection or benevolence
Now, if we add these 7 things to our foundation of faith consider what the outcomes will be. This is what 2 Peter tells you… if you dare to accept it!
A. You will never be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ
B. You will NEVER fail
You have the essentials, you know what to do – consistently discover everything that He has already given you.
If you grow into these things you will be unstoppable!
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