Life to Your Soul

Should I Walk by Faith?

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It is often stated that we walk by faith and not by sight. The passage comes from 2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV). Many are adamant about “walking” in faith. But I’d like to share how walking is not enough.

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What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? – James 2:14

As a saved woman I have learned how to operate in faith. There have been days when I’ve sat around in procrastination. Just “walking” in my faith and expecting miracles. But when I saw the results  were not coming, I decided to analyze my level of expectation and actions toward my so called “faith”. What I realized is that I had unrealistic expectations and no investments toward my goal. Would someone just come up to me and give me a job? Would the rent money come in a package from nowhere? I have now seen results by using my hustle & faith.

Hustle & faith means I’m gonna show God how bad I want [his results]. – Marcus D. Wiley

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What the world sees as a definite loss, I see as a possibility of greatness; an opportunity for God’s gain.

So lately I’ve been doing a lot of sorting and thinking. Trying to conjure up an explanation for why I am in this current season. Trying to figure out where to go from here.

I don’t know where I’m going but I know that God is taking me there. – Marcus D. Wiley

I have asked God for many things in the past. A certain type of profession. Husband traits.  Home architectural properties. God has blessed me with some things I said I wanted. Sometimes I wonder if I should have asked to be a music teacher. Life can throw you curveballs and make you question if this is what you really wanted. But then I remember the lives that have been touched and the sacrifices made that have brought a sense of fulfillment and completion.

My journey is far from over. I am on God’s GPS accelerating to where He is taking me. He knows the destination. My hustle and faith rejuvenate me along the way.

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Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. – James 2:15-17

I encourage everyone to purchase Marcus D. Wiley’s book titled Hustle & Faith.

Check out my singing cover of Fight Song 🙂

GOD IS WITH YOU. NOW BE BLESSED…

Author: Shantel G.

there once was a little girl. who dreamed of impacting the world. but she didn't think she was brave enough. she thought she wasn't strong enough. didn't think she was even beautiful. one day she cried out to God in desperation. she wanted to feel loved and appreciated. God took her under His wings. changed her mindset and set her free from depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, and low self-esteem. she blossomed into a beautiful, courageous, confident woman. her gifts have opened doors and motivated others. her life never was the same. she is still blooming and I am she!

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