BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, IN GOD’S WORD AND IN HIS SPIRIT THAT IS IN YOU.
When the pandemic became global, as a Christian, I was looking for direction from religious leaders. But I realized they were not in agreement with each other. In fact, some even sounded more confused than I was. So gathered courage and said to myself, “Richard, what is your problem? You know the scriptures. You also have the Holy Spirit in you. So what is your problem? All you need is the courage to believe in yourself, believe in His word and in His Spirit that is in you.”
That became the turning point for me. Since then I have never looked back. I remember that my position during the pandemic was in the minority. And some thought that I was not being “real”. But I decided to stay with the word of God irrespective of what was in the news. It was a decision I took. And know that belief is also a choice. Joshua made a choice about his faith when he said to the Israelites:
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15
Today, when I look at the world and how things are evolving, I feel very proud about everything I said and every decision I have taken until now.
I want you to know that God’s word is true. Never allow what you hear or see around you to move your faith from God’s word. Even if it doesn’t make sense to you, believe it! For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength (1 Corinthians 1:25). Jesus told Thomas, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” I tell you, many people, including some religious leaders, only believed when they saw the vaccine. I’m sure the lessons have been learnt now. Just like Peter learnt his lesson after he denied Jesus three times because he was afraid. So we say, NEVER AGAIN!!