I was an agnostic for years. I had this sense that there was a God, but I couldn’t wrap my mind around whether any of the stuff I read in the Bible was actually true. I wasn’t an unbeliever; I was more like a “wanna-believer,” because I truly did WANT to believe that Jesus was who He said He was.
So I kept learning, studying, exploring, reading. I kept saying prayers that often started like this: “God, if you’re real … God, if you’re there.”
I guess you could say my life was an exercise in “faith it til you make it.”
At my lowest, all I had was a microscopic, smaller-than-a-mustard-seed speck of faith. “Faith it til you make it.”
I had weak and puny prayers. “Faith it til you make it.”
What I didn’t realize then, was this: Even when you lose faith in God, He hasn’t lost faith in you. He simply won’t let go. He loves you too much.
“If we are faithless, he remains faithful” (2 Timothy 2:13).
At some point, I turned around and discovered that “faith it til you make it,” brought me straight into the arms of Jesus. I have known no greater joy in my life. “Faith it til you make it” was my first step toward freedom.
Since then, “Faith it til you make it” has brought me through trying times as a wife and mother.
“Faith it til you make it” has given me the courage to do things I didn’t think I ever could.
“Faith it til you make it” has given me the strength to move through devastating circumstances, and come out on the other side stronger because of Christ.
Maybe you are a “faith it til you make it” girl too. Grab onto that faith — as small as it may feel today — and run toward Jesus. No matter how faithless you feel, HE REMAINS FAITHFUL.
Where do you need to “faith it til you make it?” How has God proven Himself faithful, even when you’ve been faithless?
Did you enjoy this post? I can send you more like it — one or two uplifting emails each week — to encourage you in your walk with Jesus. Simply subscribe here, and you’ll get freebies, like a 30-day devotional, and a printable discussion guide to accompany my latest book, The Happiness Dare.