"For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).
To walk by faith, and not by sight, is one of the greatest yet most difficult principles of Christian living. Just as our physical eyesight is the sense that gives us evidence of the material world, faith is the “sense” that gives us evidence of the invisible, spiritual world.
To walk by faith is to recognize these unseen spiritual things as reality.
To walk by faith is to make choices with eternal consequences and rewards in mind.
To walk by faith is to walk in obedience.
To walk by faith is to trust God with every step you take.
Looks Like ...
Imagine yourself driving down a dark and winding road you have never been down before – and it is pouring down rain. Your windshield wipers are going at full speed, but they barely keep up. You squint, trying to clear up your blurry view.
Every now and then, lightning strikes and you can see a little farther down the road. But when a car comes toward you, the lights blind you, and you blink furiously - trying to figure out where the road went. After the car passes, you can see again, but only as far as your headlights and not very well at that.
Walking by faith is like this. We set our goals and make our plans, but then the storms of life come along. Walking by faith requires that we keep moving forward when our own plans get messed up, trusting that God has a better plan for us. “A man’s heart deviseth his way, but the Lord directeth his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).
At times we won’t be able to see where to put our foot to take the next step. But we continue in faith because we trust that God is always leading us in the right direction.
Ask Yourself ...
Have you ever allowed the trial (test) you’re going through or your emotions to steal your confidence in God’s promises?