Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
-Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
What are you waiting for? These were the words I heard as I took my shower. My thoughts were going over the message I spoke this past Wednesday, and one of the things I mentioned was if God tells you to do something, he’s already provided everything you need to complete the task. There are people who God has called to start businesses, brands, and write books and he’s waiting for them to act. I thought to myself “Wow! They better start now because now faith is”. Immediately as I spoke those words hit me again. “What are YOU waiting for”? That message was for me. I had been putting off on starting this blog for the longest. I began to put one foot forward about a year ago and looked up info for blog websites to get started. I wanted a specific blog so I decided to wait instead of getting a free one. Sounds like a good excuse right? Not even close, and then came baby number two, and of course, that very thing that God had told me to do went far out of my mind. Until tonight, thinking I was about to go to bed I was quickly reminded that “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.
The key word of this post is “Now faith”, because if God has told you to do something act NOW! Don’t think that you can keep putting it off or start next week because the word of God says Now faith is…. He’s equipped you with everything you need for that very moment. Listen, I sprang out of that bathroom and downstairs to the computer. I couldn’t dare wait until the next day to start. Mornings are often busy with my two little ones and I knew that if I waited it would go back on the shelf in my mind and collect dust. I knew I had to start tonight because the words of what I was going to say, and even my blog name was spilling out of my mind. You know that feeling when you have to hurry up and get it on paper before you forget it? Yep! That’s the one!
So I encourage you to do the same because even as you read this I’m sure something that you were supposed to do just popped into your mind. Take hold of it today, because “Now faith is”. Act Now! The crazy thing is when we sit and think about what we’re supposed to do we think about the pros and the cons, how much is it going to cost because we can’t afford it, all the time we need to get it started, and the list goes on. We let our mind try to figure things out and end up talking ourselves out of it. So what has God told you to do? Now, what are you waiting for?
I hope this blessed you to go after that business, write that book, start that class, etc. Stay tuned to my next blog, and of course subscribe below for updates and giveaways.