The true test of your faith is when you don’t understand or feel right and still follow Jesus.
Bad information fed into logic will result in a bad decision. Bad information fed into emotion will led to a bad decision.
Our one true shield against both is faith. Faith in someone who can help you see through bad information to get at the truth of what decision to make whether it feels or looks right to you. Remember, only truth can set you free from the consequences of bad decisions.
You and I don’t know or can see everything. Yet, how many children of God trust their feelings over the facts of Scripture? One writer put it this way, “Emotions neither prove nor disprove facts.”
Tremendous amounts of misinformation are being thrown our direction every day, which means it’s only going to get tougher following Jesus.
I recently struggled with a decision that was both illogical to me as well as something I simply felt was wrong to do. I had plenty of data that all fed this feeling.
Yet, in loving Jesus, I practiced what He’s been showing me: Slow down. Listen. And let God show Himself true and real.
When He finally said what to do. It was faith time. Would I allow the Spirit to enlarge my faith? Did I all of a sudden feel like doing it? No. Did I completely understand it? No.
But out of love, I let the Spirit grow my faith and did it anyway. Only He can see tomorrow.
Fellow Jesus followers, I’m not tooting my own horn. This was a work of God. I need more of them and so do you.