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Warrior of Faith

From wimp to warrior—my life is am ongoing journey toward unwavering faith.

Why do I vacillate between faith and fear?

Why do I waiver between confidence and insecurity?

Why do I battle between the Spirit and my flesh?

Why do I wrestle between pressing onward and retreating in defeat?

Why do I struggle between hope and despair?

If I’m a child of God, why do I sometimes feel more like a wimp than a warrior in Christ?

This instability is an obstacle to the blessings, freedom, peace, hope, and joy that are rightfully mine.

My heart’s desire is to be a mighty spiritual warrior who is never sidelined with doubt or fears, but rather stands confident and secure in my identity in Christ.

Only by constantly looking to God and refocusing on Him always will I be able to stand firm and unwavering in my faith and confidence.

The world is full of troubles that invade my mind and seek to lead me astray, but Scripture tells me to “take my thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ.” I am told to “think about all that is lovely, true, trustworthy, noble, and good.” That is summed up for me in the promises of God on which I am told to stand.

Even a warrior of the faith has moments or seasons of wimp-like doubt. What matters though is the trajectory of our faith; whether we get back up again and keep pushing forward in faith, or we stay paralyzed in hesitation and disbelief.

Jesus tells us that we can actually pray for God to help us overcome our unbelief and be the warrior of the faith He created us to be.

Mark 9:24, “Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

Lord, I don’t want wishy-washy faith—help my unbelief. Shore up my resolve to believe Your promises; to trust in Your faithfulness and stand in Your power; to walk by faith and not be dictated by what I see looming before me. Please help me be a warrior of faith believing in Your goodness, claiming victory in Your Name. Amen.

This is a picture of me with my new mode of transportation. I had just climbed off and was saying goodbye to my camel friend. This trip was two weeks of warrior-like faith. I left home and traveled with a small group of friends to the other side of the globe--Jordan and Israel. We slept in the Wadi Rum desert of Jordan and had adventures I never thought I would have! This was a leap of faith and God was with me, blessing me every step of the way. Warrior-like faith never disappoints.


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