Do you know the main reason why Christians miss out on God’s best? Why is it that many believers draw back and stop pressing forward in faith?
I’ve lived by faith for 52 years now and I’m going to share with you today the number one reason I have seen Christians fail in this area of their walk of faith.
To live by faith requires that you see past what is apparent and obvious in the natural and see something that is happening spiritually. The apostle Paul explains in 2 Corinthians 4:18, “While we look not at things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen…”
In other words, just because you can’t see it with your natural eyes doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. In fact, as a believer, you know that the supernatural (unseen) is greater than the natural (seen).
Paul goes on to encourage us to “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).
So, what is the number one reason I have seen Christians fail in their life of faith?
They are moved by what they see, hear, or feel.
I know that circumstances often appear impossible and that what you are facing is bigger than you. I also know in the natural there doesn’t seem to be a way out of it.
That is why I rejoice in the fact that you and I don’t serve a God that is limited to the natural! He specializes in doing the impossible! He is still healing, restoring, and blessing His people. I want to encourage you to continue to do as Jesus instructs in Mark 11:22, “Have faith in God.”
DON’T BE MOVED BY WHAT YOU SEE, HEAR, OR FEEL!
That is one of the basic principles of operating in real Bible faith. In fact, Jesus teaches that to be moved by your five physical senses is actually to be faithless (John 20:27).
This is why being connected to faith-building ministries is so vitally important in the life of a believer. This world is constantly bombarding you with doubt and unbelief based on all the natural facts. If you are not purposeful to build your faith, over the course of time, you will begin to accept your five physical senses as truth. But they are not. What is seen is only temporary!
The Old Testament account of the prophet Elisha and his servant at Dothan describes an impossible situation. As they were vastly outnumbered by an invading army, Elisha’s servant was hopeless and distraught.
But Elisha could see something that his servant couldn’t. 2 Kings 6:13-17 reveals, “…Elisha prayed and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man and he saw and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”
From this, you can understand that there are things happening in the spirit realm that can’t yet be seen with the natural eye, but they are getting ready to be revealed and manifest in the natural realm.
God is moving and at work in your life in ways you do not yet see.
God has already spoken some things about what you are to expect to take place in the days in which we are living. The prophetic word He gave me is that 2021 is a year of abundant overflow! Lay hold upon that and don’t let it go!
Contrary to what it presently looks like, God has some wonderful things in store for you. That’s why you must stay focused on what He says and not on what the news media or your five physical senses are telling you.
Stand in faith and refuse to be moved by what you see, hear, or feel!
I’ll say it again, God has good things in store for you. Jeremiah 29:11 in the Message declares, “I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Regardless of how it may look, don’t fret, don’t worry and have no fear; God has it all worked out.
You might be thinking, “But Brother Jerry, how could God do that in times like these?”
Let me answer that with this; study your Bible again. He’s done it before, and He can do it again! He’s God, and nothing is impossible for Him.
Trust God to open your eyes to see what’s going on in the spirit realm. Ask Him to show you the abundance that He has planned for you and begin to see abundant overflow by faith.
I hope you get a revelation of this deep down in your spirit and begin to see it as more “real” than what is apparent in the natural.
Get a vision for God’s abundant overflow!
There is about to be an overflow of God’s goodness as never before. God is the author of abundance and not lack. Abundance for His children has always been His plan. 2 Chronicles 31:5 says, “…the children of Israel brought in abundance, the first fruits…and all the increase of the field, and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly”.
Where did all this abundance come from? It came from their God! Deuteronomy 28:11 declares, “The Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods.”
God’s absolute best is for you to experience abundance. What is abundance according to the Bible? It’s a manifestation of God’s goodness! And it’s about to be poured out on you as never before.
I’m so thankful that God has called me to teach, inspire, and strengthen you. It’s such an honor to be able to speak into your life and help open your eyes to the reality of God’s plan for you. That’s why I have books, audios, and the television outreach. I want to see you experience God’s goodness the same way that I am.
There is power in agreement, and I want to link my faith with yours. When you give this month, include a prayer request so that my staff and I can agree with you.
Also, as you give this month, I want to send you my faith-building message, Basic Principles of the God-Kind of Faith. In this powerful resource I give an in-depth teaching about how to develop and maintain the type of faith that sees the supernatural.
As you give this month, I’ve asked my team to send you my recent message, Abundant Overflow, as my thank you. You can give securely and conveniently online at www.jsmiaustralia.org/offering or by calling +61 7 5576 5534 and be sure to check the relevant box to receive your CD or MP3.
Thank you for believing in this ministry and for supporting the mission God has given me. You are a vital part of everything we do! I’m praying for an outpouring of God’s goodness and favor in your life! I hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. I encourage you to speak God’s goodness over you and your family. Romans 4:17 states, “God…calls those things that be not as though they were.” Begin declaring an abundant overflow of God’s goodness in every area of your life!