Faith…such a simple concept yet so challenging to live out! One of my Girlfriends in God devotionals said that, “Faith is willing to take risks, embrace the unseen and step away from the safety of the shore. We fear the outcome or don't understand the step God has asked us to take. We are afraid to fail and are more concerned about our "reputation" as a Christian than we are about being obedient to God. As long as the enemy can keep us preoccupied with a selfish perspective, our faith is impotent.”
It doesn’t take faith to do life our way in our timing. It takes faith to give it all to Him and do what He asks of us, even when it’s scary. It took faith for us to stop infertility treatments when we felt like the Lord wanted us to take a step back. My flesh said that that didn’t make sense. My flesh said, we have all of the fertility drugs that we need waiting in the refrigerator, we want a child NOW so let’s continue treatments so that we can get a child NOW. But that is not what the Lord had in store for us right now. And it took faith to believe Him that He is in control and has a plan for our family.
Infertility treatments had become my safety net and it took faith to take a step away from them. I did fear that if we stopped treatments there was a possibility that we would never have a biological child and I didn’t understand why God was calling us to stop them. But that all was my flesh, the enemy trying to take me on my own path and keep me “preoccupied with a selfish perspective”.
I feel so blessed that God gave me the strength to have the faith to trust Him in this because I am so excited about this new path!!
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1