Wait.. So There Are Different Levels Of Faith?

by Shalonda Gordon in Motivation

The Different Levels of Faith!

different levels of faithSo I recently have realized that there are different levels of faith.. yeah you may be thinking… DUH!! Yet I really never put much thought to it.. I figured I have faith and it is getting me through this situation or that situation.. yet today I had a mind blowing revelation… I’m at an entirely different levels of faith.  See I’m an entrepreneur and have been for many years… I have actually had my 11 year anniversary yesterday of being self employed.. and let me tell you.. even though I have freedom of time.. I do not have freedom of life do to not moving through the different levels of faith.  See if I don’t do the job it doesn’t get done.  And even more interesting is that I’m self employed at my mother’s mental health practice, which over the past 8 years I pretty much held the wait of a business owner instead of a contracted employee.  I reached a point today when I realized this business is not really able to run with just me.. due to the fact that I’m not a counselor… and let me add I have NO desire to become one.  Truth be told mental health has NEVER been one of my favorite areas of occupation.. and can I say THANK YOU to all those that have the compassion and heart to operate in this field.  I realized today that me spending time at this job has not become a distraction from me growing my own business and that it is time to let it go and move forward.  Spending my hours working my business and only my business.  At that point I realized that some things are so much easier said then done.. LOL

My Different Levels Of Faith     different levels of faith

See my faith started with me not even truly understanding what it was.  It started when I trusted that money would come into the business I was working.. because I did what needed to be done for the money to come in.  Then step by step.. God started to stretch me.  I would do what needed to be done.. but checks would get lost in the mail.. and I would have to wait longer than expected to get paid.. see over the years.. I became the one who took the hit if finances weren’t there.. now not always.. yet enough.  See my Mom noticed the benefits I received by working for her..the fact that I can take care of my girls.. her grand kids full time.  I’m home when I need to be.. and I’m able to get where I need to go at anytime.  If one of my daughters is sick in school I can get up and go without explaining anything to anybody.. because I understand that if I don’t get the job done… well my bills don’t get paid. Yet that freedom of time did not equal freedom of life.  Many times over the past 11 years I have tried to break free of this ridiculous cycle.  Yet in order to do so.. God kept stretching my faith.. in a very uncomfortable way. I had the faith that my bills would be paid.. and they were.. I’m a faithful tither in the house of God and so I know my money is protected.. Yet I realized today that my faith went as far as my… let’s just be honest.. “job” would allow. I must go through different levels of faith.

Reaching Different Levels Of Faith through Fasting and Praying

See today I realized that I needed God more than ever and I really needed to know how to break free of this cycle that I have placed myself into.  See it is my lack of complete faith that has kept me here.  And it will be my complete faith that gets me out.  I realized today that I have to take my faith to a different level, a higher level.  Now some of you may be like… oh just do it.. yet I challenge you.. the person reading this post right now.. when was the last time your faith was tested? How did you respond? I  mean it’s real easy to dilute ourselves and say we have faith when everything is smooth.  Or even when things are not that smooth yet manageable.  You know what I’m talking about.. yet when was the last time you put it ALL on the line? I’m in that kind of position. I’m a single mom with the responsibility of 2 mouths to feed.  And I’m still willing to put it ALL on the line.. I’m willing to move into a different levels of faith…  a higher level of faith.  Mainly because I know God is calling me to a higher level and because I know..without any doubt, that He has NEVER let me down.. and my children are His.. at then end of the day.. He gave them to me to raise.

I’m writing this post out of obedience..because it is not easy to admit that my faith is not where I thought it was.. yet it is easy to obey the transparency that has been asked of me.  I’m motivated by the fact that higher levels of faith mean higher levels of promotion.  The requests I have before God are MIGHTY.. any they require a MIGHTY faith.  See I’m  walking into a season where I’m making more income than I have ever made in my life.. with less work than I have ever put in.  And on top of all that.. I love what I’m doing.. I simply have to have the faith to move into that season.. which brings me here to yet another place where God is requiring that I step out of my comfort zone.. which never brought me 5 figure months financially.  I’m standing on His word.. Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. (NAS)Day and night I meditate on this word. I’m also stuck in Jeremiah 17:5-8 Thus says the Lord, cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the Lord. for he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but it’s leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit. (NAS).  My faith is growing..I’m excited about the opportunity to grow..and I’m excited to have the opportunity to share my journey with you. Stay tuned for the testimony.. because there will be one.. and it is in the not so far away future! Embrace your different levels of faith!

Keep Smiling,

Please comment below and let me know your Faith story.. it only helps build us all up when we share our journey.. keep smiling.

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Janice Denise

Shalonda thank you so much for your truthfulness, obedience, honesty and most of all FAITH in what God has in store for you. I am excited about the New Level of Faith you are stepping into and I feel so honored that you are sharing this for all to see. Thank you again for sharing.

Janice Denise

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