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Everyone has a degree of faith, born again or not. The only difference is in where we place our faith. As a little girl, I believed that my dad was capable of doing anything at any time. He fulfilled all his promises, played with us, fixed things around the house, made sure everyone was okay and showed up with gifts. We also felt safe and secure when he was home, we knew nothing can harm us. We often got injured as we played around, and I recall the countless times I went to my dad with a bruised knee, and he always knew what to do, he even removed most of my loose teeth. My dad never caned me as a little girl, he would talk to us, (don’t be fooled, my mother did the caning) There was also something special about his voice, loving yet commanding, we found ourselves doing everything he instructed us to do. In my eyes, dads had super powers.
Then I grew up and realized that he was not a perfect man, at times he did not show up with gifts, at times he lacked, at times he made mistakes, the playing and swinging stopped at some point. Even the Christmas clothes and presents slowly faded away. On the other hand, I had also grown up, made mistakes that affected our relationship. That is when I knew that I needed something different, , I needed to put my trust elsewhere, on someone that will not change, someone that makes no mistakes, someone that will always be there for me even when I make mistakes, someone who will make me happy. I shifted my faith elsewhere, where I was told ‘I love you’ but sooner or later, that too came tumbling down. I tried putting my faith in myself, but also realized how weak I was. My faith was misplaced until I met Jesus.
One sure thing is that God has never changed since I met Him; He is exactly what my wandering heart was looking for, a higher power, He is in control, He wants the best for me, no matter what, I am assured that He is in charge. With Him I don’t have to guess, I don’t have to use the word ‘maybe’, maybe He will, maybe He won’t, Maybe He is listening, maybe He is not, Maybe He can maybe He cant. No. He is sure. Jeremiah 32:27 was one of the Bible verses that glued my confidence in the Lord “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” I am daily growing in Him, knowing that His word is final. I daily pray for true faith; the confident conviction that God is who He says He is and He does what He says He will do.
It is a mistake to compare God with man; a creator can never match up to his creation. The creator will always be above his creation. We should never substitute God with a human being or any material thing, not a status, not a career; God is irreplaceable, and incomparable. The key to a successful Christian life is to put your faith in God, trusting in His ways, trusting in His timing, trusting in His power. Everything and everyone else changes, including you; so placing your faith in something that is not constant always ends in tears, but having faith in God opens up impossibilities; no matter how small the faith seems. ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
Where have you put your faith?