Are we placing more faith in our own intellect and cheating ourselves out of the benefits of living by faith in God’s plan? Our own “intelligence” often chokes out our faith in God because we think we must see and understand the plan before we begin it. Thus, we often miss out on the adventure God has planned. But EXERCISING faith in God increases our insight into what HE can do and then we’re not limited by what WE think WE can do. What if Abraham and Sarah limited their obedience to their own intelligence? Would they have ever left the safety of home to travel to a destination unknown? But because they KNEW God and EXERCISED their faith in Him, the Bible says “by faith Abraham…went out, not knowing where he was going. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven.” (Hebrews 11:8-12) Wow, they sure didn’t let their intellect cheat them!

God’s power to work through us is only limited only by ourselves. If God wants us to do something—He has the power to make it happen. Is there anything we’re doing RIGHT NOW in our life that’s based upon pure faith in God? Following His direction is living ABOVE our own intelligence. Faith in God exists in endless variety. Perhaps God directs us to—love someone who hates us; build an orphanage, switch to a less lucrative career,—and none of it seems feasible or makes and sense to us. Whatever it is, if it’s God’s idea, then it’s better than ours! If we want to live in the limited faith of our own intelligence, then we’ll never experience the fullness of living in God’s intelligent plan! It’s our choice. We don’t know the future—but God is already there. Anything we do requires some degree of faith, so let’s not limit our life to faith in our own intelligence when God’s given us the choice to live in HIS!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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