“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17
I remember when a good friend of mine who served faithfully on my ministry team had to move on. As we were congratulating her on moving forward into her purpose with her husband, I felt scared to go on without her. She had served this ministry in a spirit of excellence, she had helped hold up my hands when they became tired, and she was a great source of love and support for me.
I went to church that Sunday needing God to let me know that everything would be alright. When it came time to go to the altar for prayer, I walked and stood in front of a minister. I shared my heart and told him that I felt alone and scared to go on without my sister. He prayed for me and as tears poured down my face, he looked me in the eyes and said, “Your walk is going to turn into a pace, and your pace is going to turn into a run.” Those words have stuck with me through the years, and now, by the grace of God, I am running with the vision God has given me. It doesn’t matter who comes or goes, my eyes are on the prize and I’m running!
Have you ever seen a baby walk for the first time? They eventually grow and let go of their mommy’s hand as they begin to walk. When God said we are to walk by faith and not by sight, this is the image that comes to my mind. It’s not over for you when your support leaves you. Your world is not over when things are taken away from you. A new chapter begins. This is when you will have to learn to place your complete trust and confidence in the Lord.
Prayer: Father God, I ask you to help me place my total confidence in you, and take forward steps into your purpose and plan. Bear me up God. Strengthen me. Cause your grace to abound toward me and don’t let me lack anything. Cause my walk to turn into a pace, and my pace to turn into a run for you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.