Trusting God for the Extraordinary

Joyce MeyerBy Joyce Meyer4 Minutes

Faith in God is an amazing gift. It starts the moment your heart says: I believe Jesus is God’s Son and that He came to rescue me. But I wonder how many Christians decide that’s where their faith ends, when the truth is, there’s so much more to believe for in this life!

One of the reasons I think this happens is because many Christians feel they don’t measure up. They get stuck focusing on their weaknesses and mistakes rather than focusing on who God is and what He’s doing in and around them.

John 3:17 (AMPC) tells us, “For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.”

Jesus is not only your Savior, He’s also your Advocate. And He wants you to start believing God for much more than a trip to Heaven. The Bible says the just shall live by faith (Hebrews 10:38). In other words, faith is an attitude that can become your way of life.

I encourage you to put your faith into action in a practical way. Make a habit of getting up in the morning and thanking God for what He’s done in your life. Praise Him for what He’s going to do. Release your faith for what you know you need from Him that day. And ask Him to prepare you for whatever challenges may come your way.

Something I’ve learned over the years is that you cannot change yourself. It’s spending time with God that transforms you. One of the things the apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesian church was that the Holy Spirit would reveal Himself in their inner being and personality—that they would see who God had created them to be through Christ (Ephesians 3:16–17).

God wants us to be firmly rooted in the love of Christ, so we can take authority over our enemy. And He wants us to be so stirred up in His love that we can’t help but share it with others. I believe if every Christian were doing this today, it wouldn’t take a lot of time for the entire world to hear and believe the Good News.

Ultimately, it’s not the things we do but our faith that pleases God. He wants us to have faith for incredible things. And when we look to the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11, we see how God was able to work in their lives because they believed.

Noah prepared an ark to save his family. The Bible says that by faith, Noah “became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith” (Hebrews 11:7 NIV). By faith, Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac with the hope that God might raise him from the dead (vs. 17–19). Rahab was a prostitute, but she chose to believe that God could use her in a mighty way. And because of her faith, she and her family were saved (v. 31).

What will be your story of faith? Decide today that, with God, the impossible is possible. Amazing things can happen when you choose to believe. Be bold in asking God to reveal what His promises mean for you, and never stop believing for them to be fulfilled.