“So we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.” Hebrews 3:19 NASB
Unbelief. Skepticism. Doubt. Distrust. Suspicion. These words all have a harsh edge to them. They have an intellectual questioning, reasoning or arrogance that we know better.
Confidence. Full trust. Integrity. Strength. Honor. These words are powerful. It’s like a special additive that super-charges your engine. In order to operate in this state of mind, it’s an “all in” kind of thing. There is no room for doubt and unbelief.
This is where God wants us. He wants us to reside in full trust. Full confidence. In integrity and strength and honor. We are the conduit, but He is the power. He is the fuel that powers it all. In order for Him to ignite the fuel, we have to be able to rest in Him. Not wrestle and fight Him with our intellect and reasoning. Not hanging onto things out of fear.
Fear is a weight that keeps us from being air born in our faith. Picture a hot air balloon. There are all kinds of weights to keep it on the ground prior to take off. The weights have to be jettisoned in order to get the lift required to fly. Similarly, we have to jettison fear in order to rise above the natural and the expected. We have to jettison fear in order to embrace flight. We have to let go in order to grab hold of something new and different.
God’s thoughts and ways are different than ours. Be open to new and different! Get ready to fly!
Hebrews 3:12-14, Hebrews 4:12-14, Hebrews 5:6-10, 14; Isaiah 55:8