Belief or Unbelief
“I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request.” That was the line Captain Barboosa used in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie the ‘Curse of the Black Pearl’ when Elizabeth Swann asked him to stop the attack on Port Royal, leave and never come back . As she stared at him he put it in the simplest of terms and said, “that means no.”
Let me ask you a question, how many time have you said no to God’s plan for your life? Is it when life starts to get hard? Or when He asks you to do something that seems incredible difficult or does not add up in the minds of men? Or is it simple because you don’t feel like it? If you’re thinking about saying no to His request, the next question you have to ask yourself is it because I lack faith in the One who has called me to do these tasks?
During racings silly season, there is always a tremendous amount of turmoil in our business. Sponsors, personnel and racing series come and go creating doubt for those associated with those groups. The media world is not exempt from the craziness of the off season, we also have to deal with these disruptions. They can make you mad with anxiety and fear.
This year is no different for us with one exception, a real peace that surpasses all understanding. I can’t explain it, I just know it’s all going to be OK. Hebrews 11:1 ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’ He has brought us this far, our mission is not complete, if anything it is more important today than it has ever been. We have faith that He will complete the work He has started in us, is there any reason for you to doubt He will do the same for you?
Belief or Unbelief
by Os Hillman
“…Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” – Romans 4:3
You can be a believer yet act as though there is no God. Whenever you fret over life circumstances, you immediately demonstrate unbelief. Whenever you move out of fear or anxiety, you believe a lie about God’s nature.
Each day your actions affirm or convict you of your belief system. It reveals who the central focus of your life really is – you or God. It reveals who you place your ultimate trust in – you or God. It is one of the great paradoxes for believers. One day we can believe Him to move mountains. The next day we can question His very existence.
– Peter believed God and walked on water.
– A sick woman touched the hem of His garment and was healed.
– A Canaanite woman believed and freed her daughter from demon-possession.
In what circumstances do you act as an “unbeliever”? Ask God to increase your level of trust so that your actions match up with one who believes every day.