My fifth and last focus is to always be growing in my faith. Funny how things turn out because even though it was my “last” focus on the list, this has definitely been what I’ve seen the most in the last few years.
There have been two things that have almost shipwrecked my faith but working through them has helped my faith a ton.
I thought being a Christian and moving to an agnostic/atheistic country would be hard but that wasn’t the case. In the beginning I did have to question why I believed what I believe. Is it just because I’m American that I believe in God? Or because this is what I was taught? I had to ask myself some tough questions and find the logical answers but it helped to see that yes, God is real and I believe in this.
But that wasn’t a hard battle once I started researching. The hardest battles for me to fight these last couple of years has been fear and comfortability.
I will talk about those battles in later posts but a scripture that has helped me to concentrate on growing in my faith is in Philippians 1:6:
I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6 HCSB)
I’m a wretch! But I’m no near what I used to be and I can’t imagine God bringing me all this way, to stop right now.
Ultimately though, faith comes from hearing the word (Romans 10:17). If I want to grow in faith I need to be in my bible. Plain and simple. Remember what God has already done and read… The rest will come.