“We can live out the fulfillment of [God’s] promises only when we choose to trust God, even if we have to do it in the dark. Trusting God in the dark brings you and your present reality into the light.”- Dr. Tony Evans
“And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samuel, and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets.”- Hebrews 11:32 (NIV)
In Chapter 12 “The Others Who Are Approved by God”) of Kingdom Heroes, Dr. Tony Evans reminds us that faith precedes sight. In fact, faith leads to sight. Yet, many people make their decisions based on what they see.
For example, the magnificent African impala can jump then feel straight in the air. Also, the impala jumps outward up to thirty feet. However, when you put an impala behind a three-foot wall, it remains imprisoned there. Because the impala possesses one flaw: unless it sees land, it won’t jump.
So, we too allow circumstances to imprison us behind our own walls of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. But, Dr. Evans exhorts, it doesn’t matter what your yesterday looks like. For when you live by faith today, God’s able to use you tomorrow. While you now trust Christ through faith, you live by faith.
Therefore, Dr. Evans encourages:
“Faith is so powerful that it can even flip the natural order of things. . . . Yet, you and I will never get to see God flip the order of things in our lives if we continue to view life through the lens of the world’s perspective. Living by faith means acting before you see the result you desire. When you do, you get to experience God reversing things in your life that are humanly impossible to reverse.”
In conclusion, Tony cautions that Satan loves to keep you away from a faith life. So you won’t get to see anything better. As a result, you stay where you are, trapped in your 20/20 vision. But a faith-based decision results in a resurrection.
Today’s question: What keeps you from trusting God in the dark? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: the Annotated Bibliography of Kingdom Heroes