‘NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed(fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.’ Hebrews 11:1,3
Like a lot of people, I too asked the question, why am I here? Is there a specific task I was called to fulfill, and if there is, what is it? I always felt that if my life didn’t have some grand adventure, I wasn’t meeting the mark. Shouldn’t life have more? As I grew older and discontented, searching for a meaningful life, I settled for the answers I found along the way. However, I was not satisfied because I believed there was something more.
The verses above are about faith, but for me, they are guidelines to our why. As I studied them today, God opened my eyes to something. He formed us in righteousness; we were birthed in righteousness to live and birth life.
God formed us by His word in hope, having made plans for each of us by faith in the belief that the sacrifice He made for us would not be in vain. He looks at us by faith, in the hope that His plans for us will not fail. Therefore, we ought to live by faith. God has fashioned realities for each one of us, and He put all in order and equipped us for every good work. We must see, believe, and begin to live by the plans He made for each one of us.
So, there is a plan for each person’s life, and until you begin to see and walk in it daily, you are not walking in righteousness; neither are you pleasing God. Our walk with God is purely by faith, believing that He is and that He will reward us for diligently seeking Him. The next question would be, how do we know God’s plans for our lives? Ask, seek, and knock.
‘These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. ‘Hebrews 11:13
Why is it essential that we see? God had images in His mind before He spoke the word, we also need to have pictures, painted in our hearts by God of all He has in store for us. Until we see, what is our assurance that He will come through? What can we hold onto as the truth about our lives that we are confessing? Are we to be continually tossed about by whatever we hear?
‘By faith Sarah, herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age because she judged Him faithful who had promised. ‘Hebrews 11:11
God said that Sarah would have a son. It was physically impossible, but regardless of the limitations against it, she did bear her son. She received strength, irrespective of her weakness, to take in seed and to carry it because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
Our Father did not create us in vain. Though born in futility, He sent His only son as a sacrifice to redeem us and put us back on the path to achieving the destinies He planned for each of us. He did it in the hope that we would believe that He has only good in store for us. That is the reason His mercy and grace are boundless towards us because He has faith that we will come to know and understand His great love for us and trust Him completely.
So, what is stopping you from finding your reason for being?
Till next time, be transformed!!!