Today I woke up with this line replaying in my head … Walk by Faith, Not by Sight. Taken from a popular scripture which reads “For we walk by faith, not by sight” – 2 Corinthians 5:7.
A simple adage, if I can call it that, embodying the notion of living by faith and trusting in God; and to not be motivated by only what one can see in their present circumstances. It may include getting out of your comfort zone, losing control of how things are, being obedient and courageous to push through whatever situation one is in. In the end, as Dena Johnson Martin explains it, it is “a journey of tremendous blessing and reward. It is a journey that is exciting, life-altering, and mind-boggling. It is a journey that will allow you to see and experience God as he was meant to be: in all his fullness and grace”.
My inspiration to write this blog came from experiences shared recently by two Jamaican influencers; that has not only left me humbled but courageous, determined and thankful to the Lord for His goodness and mercies towards me.
Dr Terri-Karelle Reid, Jamaican TV Host & Online Brand Strategist spoke of her experience in parking her car in a well tight spot with onlookers who were confident that she wouldn’t be able to fit her car in the slot, without incurring some sort of damage to the vehicle. She used this lesson to highlight and remind us of the naysayers who will tell us our dreams are not possible because it doesn’t fit into what they think we can do, and that we should believe in our abilities. She reminded us that we can achieve our goals without the need to prove or validate it with anyone. And most importantly, the attainment of the goal or success is the only receipt needed to shut the mouths of the naysayers; and in some instance, convert them to cheerleaders and even our biggest fans.
Wayne Marshall from #MeettheMitchells, a family channel on Youtube, shared his story of how a series of events, outside his control, spiralled into a situation resulting in his arrest at age 18. He explained how this incident at such an early stage in life helped to shape the decisions he made thereafter and the man he is today. What was monumental was his reference to his gut feeling and how he stressed the importance of following one’s intuition. That led me to ponder on the many times, I’ve asked God for direction, guidance and have failed to listen to His instructions or failed to heed the Word.
I recently hit a snag where I felt as though I’ve lost my way. Whatever life journey I was on, I felt as though I took a detour and have gotten lost in the shadows. From both video posts, I was reminded that sometimes all we need to do is close our eyes, block out the noise and listen to the discerning voice which speaks wisdom. Take the step, even though at times, we can’t see exactly where it is we are going. But with the help of God, the chips will fall where they should. Their stories not only inspired me to believe and have faith in the journey, but I was also relieved of how things fell in place for the greater good. So my dear friends, continue to walk by faith, not by sight.
Today, I just wanted to share with you these words and to remind you that sometimes we must have faith to let go and let God.
Happy Sunday Exchangers!