What is hindering you from moving forward in life? Chances are that the biggest hindrance in your life is a lack of FAITH. Today, I want to look at Hebrews 11 and give you three steps you can take to develop your faith – and ultimately move you forward. Listen to the audio and follow along with the notes below. If you are encouraged by this lesson please share it with your friends and leave a comment below.
3 Steps to Grow Your Faith
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6
Three Truths about Faith:
- Faith is Confidence Lived Out – Living God’s principles even when they don’t make sense.
Hebrews 11:1 (NASB)
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
- Faith is Honorable –
Hebrews 11:2 (NASB)
For by it the men of old gained approval.
- Faith is a Way to SEE the Life We Live – How we see the world around us (Creation vs Evolution).
Hebrews 11:3 (NASB)
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
How Can I Live a Life of Faith?
Three ATTRIBUTES to a Growing Faith:
Attribute 1: Commit to Developing Your Character
Hebrews 11:27 (NASB)
By faith he (Moses) left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.
Living For Self – Addicted to Porn, Debt, Missed Opps
Living By Faith – Take a Risk, Try new things, See God work THRU me
Character Development – Living biblical principles that don’t make sense but will grow your faith. (Tithing, conflict resolution, Patience and delayed gratification).
Attribute 2: Continually Listening to God
Hebrews 11:5 (NASB) Enoch Walked with God (conversation)
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.
Hebrews 11:7 (NASB)
By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
How to listen to God:
- Bible Reading & Reflection
- Prayer Time & Journaling
- Thoughts & Day Dreams
- Deep Conversations with other people
Attribute 3: Pursue Something Bigger than You!
Hebrews 11:8 (NASB)
By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.
Hebrews 11:13 (NASB)
All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
One Last Thought…
- What is God calling you to do? And why are you holding back?
- Everyone in here has a calling from God to live by faith and take a step of faith…
- What is holding you back:
- Fear of failing? Then start developing your character
- Doubt of the Call? Let’s talk about it… but ultimately you will have to take that step.
- You don’t have all the answers? That’s why it’s faith…