For the purpose of this article, we’d be looking at the subject of believing from a biblical context.
It is a common cliche to hear church folks use the phrase “I am believing God for so and so”. Generally speaking, it is observed that people tend to believe passively or do it casually without truly understanding the mindset and work required to effectively believe God for whatever it is they are believing for.
A believer is a kind of species of the human race. He or she is like everybody else but they are not everybody else and as the Bible describes them, they are in the world but not of the world. This goes further to mean that such individuals’ mind or better still mindset are being informed or driven by different sets of data than that which drives the world.
As the name believer suggests, the work of the believer is to simply believe on something and although it sounds like an easy task, most often than not it can be demanding. Given that the work of the believer is to believe, the next question is believe what exactly?
Let’s take a quick look of what the bible says about believing. A perfect scripture to give us a summary is John 3:16; For God so loved the world, that He gave up His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes on Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
From the above verse, we see that the real context of believing is on a person, the man Jesus. In the same vain, John 14:6 tells us that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
What this means in essence is that this believing is not an abstract thing so the speak. When we believe, it is on a truth, on a person and it is tangible in that sense.
A believer is a dogged person, they are not not moved by appearances or by lying vanities. You would agree with me that these kind of characteristics are not cheap. Most especially in situations where one has real life circumstances to deal with in the factual sense versus believing in the reality of another possibility.
As a result, we have 2 Corinthians 4:18 with this charge: since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief, fleeting) but the things which are invisible are deathless and everlasting. AMP
In conclusion, the believer is a person of the sixth sense and as 2 Corinthians 4:18 puts it, their attention and focus are not on the brief or fleeting facts of life regardless of their stark reality or distracting effect on the human mind.
Rather the believer chooses to be intentional and to focus on those realities not yet seen. To do this, you’ll agree with me takes a lot of work and I mean real work on the part of getting the mind to align.
The real question now is… will you be willing to learn what it takes to do this work of believing or if you are already doing the work, are you willing to stay through the process so as not to abort your miracle??
Grace of the Lord be with us all.
Till next time!
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