We were talking yesterday with friends about riding motorcycles. We ended up talking about my experiences with trying to learn to ride one myself. Each attempt through the years ended tragically. Well, not really tragically, but traumatically. Even though I wanted the teaching moments to end in some fantastic change in me, not one experience netted a new rider. Even though by rights it was entirely possible that I could learn – after all I’m smart enough and the manual says anyone can learn. Practice did not make me perfect. Finally after the last attempt to teach me we decided, my wonderful husband and I , that I was not ever going to learn the ways of the motorcycle.
Riding the life of faith is nothing like riding a motorcycle. Some have a natural knack for the motorcycle but learning the life of faith, becoming a woman of the Word (or man) is only natural after the supernatural. But when we become believers it is the destiny of each one of us to know and to live and to be successful in our walk with God and our calling from Him. Even the things that are completely impossible become possible when Holy Spirit is our indwelling Teacher.
Oh beloved, you’ve got this! You really do. You don’t have to wince at the curves in your life. You don’t have to shut your eyes and hope you don’t wreck when the mountains loom before you. Even a stop sign is a sure thing for you because when God says stop it’s for your good and His glory. Trust is your best ally for learning faith. Trusting the Lord will keep you in the road and out of the ditch. Fear has to go, for fear will say you can’t. Faith says you can and goes on to prove you will! God has even given you a manual to learn everything about this vehicle called faith along with life and godliness. And beloved, even if you have an encounter with the ditch you don’t have to live in that pit! You can come out and go forth with ease. The Lord Himself is your Leader, your Encourager, your Gift Giver and your Way Maker!
What you need to learn is to quit discussing your failures and start talking your wins. And all of your life is a win! Even the hard times, even the moments you think you’ve lost it all, even the fearful moments are just a façade. Your life is settled in heaven and in the Word of God! You can do this! You are an overcomer, you are an achiever, you will do exploits for the Kingdom. And all the while you are increasing your faith and becoming more and more adept at your walk with God. You don’t fall short in any ability to soar with confidence! You don’t lack a single ability to fly with the eagles! You are completely outfitted for this wonderful ride of your life – faith is the gift given you from your Father! You are a natural at living supernaturally! What once seemed impossible to you is now entirely possible with God! You may feel ordinary but your life is destined for extraordinary because you’ve put your faith walk in the hands of the King Who owns the rights to Teach the Truth to everyone – including you!
God loves you and He’s for you! Hop on! Grab hold! Perservere! Faith is your ally and Holy Spirit is your strength as you ride the life of faith with God as His gift to you in the Light of His Glory and Grace!
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Hebrews 10:35 Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power.
Ephesians 3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,