If you’ve followed us for a while, you’re familiar with the book, “Running With Horses,” and you’ve heard me say that I love the book because it’s a powerful mentoring tool. The most important being the word of God in our lives and the the feeding on his word. One daily devotion in our book is titled, “Man the Deck!” which comes from a naval term that basically means “all hands on deck.” In other words: pay attention because there’s a crisis or challenge, maybe even danger. You need the strength of every person to come on the deck and do their job.
Plus, you need Faith to continually see ahead and faith’s confidence to stand no matter what. One without the other limits you and your ability to prevail. The Kingdom belongs to the Lord, so His is the kingdom. Your part is to participate in the way that He’s requiring of you, in the way that He wants to show up in your life and beyond.
Success Comes from Faith and Confidence
Success comes from Faith and Confidence; Faith to believe God, and Confidence that comes from Faith to persevere. And Faith isn’t merely belief or hope…Faith is revelation of the written word, activated in the heart to build upon hope and reward what you believe. Faith doesn’t fluctuate with crowds. Faith is the real thing.
The bottom line is no matter what happens, you can stand. What do you want to remember and keep your focus centered upon? What did the Lord say to you? You want to stay with that. Keep your focus there so that you can keep moving in that direction. Jesus kept moving. Nothing deterred him. The threat, the obstacle, the enemies did not slow him down or speed him up…or change his course. He knew what his father had for him and he just resolved to stay with that. Remember, he was both God and man, so he struggled in the same way that you and I do, but he kept moving, which is why I know that I can, and you can, too.