Walking By Faith - 10 Tips for Activating Your Faith - Tip #6

  By Darlene Aiken

By Darlene Aiken

What is faith? Refer to Hebrews 11

When we lack faith, we subscribe to a mentality that believes in scarcity. Scarcity is totally the opposite of who God is and what He's about.  In addition, when God talks about abundance, His abundance is not like our abundance. Just for starters, let’s think about whatever we imagine abundance being and multiply it by 100 trillion just for starters. That may seem overwhelming, but we should be overwhelmed with comfort and joy.  Can you imagine having 100 trillion choices every time you need to make a decision? In addition to having to make the decision amongst 100 trillion choices, whichever one you select will turn out to be righteous and awesome! I can see that you’re smiling already!!! Well, we have that and more at the bending of our knees.  All we have to do is ask and have faith that it will be done. I’ve had people ask me, “Why would God grant you anything that you want?” My response was because when we become in tune with God, we only want those things that He wants for us.  Since we have faith that He only wants what’s best for us, when His answer is no, then we become content with that response, “so if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.” Matthew 7:11 NLT 

When we operate from the standpoint of abundance then we do not fear that there isn't enough for equal distribution, rather everyone will have an opportunity and perhaps have leftovers as well. Since we are having a discussion with regard to abundance, please keep in mind the story in the book of John (6:1-14) when Jesus fed about five thousand men with the little boy’s five loaves and two fish.

How do we consistently activate our faith? I have prepared 10 tips to assist you with your faith walk. 

Tip # 6: Re-evaluate relationships. Are you currently engaged in relationships that weigh you down? Do you talk to and interact with people who are only happy when you're experiencing hardship? Are your conversations with those that you keep company with mostly ungodly and negative? If you've answered "yes" to at least one of these questions, then you need to re-evaluate your course of action and execute the new plan immediately. However, keep in mind that it makes no sense to rid yourself of these negative people if you're still going to continue to be one of them. It may not be an easy task, but a very necessary one.  You must first begin with the renewing of your mind and thought process, “do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 ESV