“For we live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)

Have you ever taken a deep dive into what walking by faith and not by sight means? If you haven’t, it’s time to explore this thing that God calls each of us to do.

God’s radical love changed Paul’s heart, leading him to preach the gospel after years of hunting down those who loved and followed Christ. After his conversion from oppressor to follower, Paul’s mission became sharing that good works and kind deeds alone wouldn’t pave the way to salvation.

Rather than making decisions based on what we see or feel, our faith tells us that there is something bigger than what our flesh wants and desires. Sister, this is easier said than done, isn’t it? No one is perfect when it comes to separating feelings from actions. What’s worse is the regret felt when we fly off the handle rather than fall back onto what our faith teaches us to do.

Being a believer means holding to the fundamental belief that God sent His Son to save the world. When we live by faith, we accept this as the truth that leads our decisions, movements and life–praying for your difficult coworker, smiling at the person who cut you off or hugging your child in moments of frustration. The more we stay plugged into daily devotionals, studying our Bibles and praying for direction, we’ll develop faith that can move mountains.

Feelings change. Situations shift. But Christ is the one true constant you can always count on.

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