"Let us hold fast the confession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;)" Hebrews 10:23
Everything revolves around Hebrews 10:23. God has given us great and precious promises through His Word. Speaking God’s Word in faith and obeying His Word through active obedience is the key to living in peace, power, confidence, abundance and victory. The more we know God the more we will take him at His Word with absolute trust and unwavering faith, receiving His blessings in our lives in an abundant way. The one sure way of successfully traveling through this life on earth is trusting in God’s Word.
The scripture encourages us to hold hast to our confession of faith because God knows we will face oppositions that will tempt us to give up our commitment to believe His promises. Hold fast to our confession is to say no to every form of wavering; uncertainty or insecurity. By saying, “Well, you never know” “I’ve been trying so hard” “It’s been difficult” or self-consciousness based on fear gives the notion that we are not holding fast. Holding fast is easy when we know and accept God’s idea that His power is in us and He is always available if we dare to believe it and say it!
Hold fast is to cling tightly, embrace with force, to have a firm grip.
Confession is what we say. We should persistently continue speaking faith, agreeing with God’s Word, regardless of circumstances. Confession is speaking God’s promises in a personal, present-tense way like we already have what we are saying, and then keep saying it. Don’t back off!
Wavering is to be unsettled, uncertain, fluctuating. Underneath wavering is a hidden fear based on pride; fear of risk, fear of failure or fear of what others think. Ask yourself, “Is fear of risk or failure a good reason not to be something or do what is written on your heart?”
The last line of Hebrews 10:23 finally becomes the bases for every faith action. “…for He is who promised is faithful.” This scriptural fact becomes the front, middle and the holding point. By the work of faith, God’s promises stop being promises to become reality as a lifestyle. It is up to us to declare God’s goodness, to hold fast to His promises and not pay attention to people, circumstances or anything that would come against us. God is faithful and will bring His promises to pass.
One of my many careers is a faith practitioner. My inner rule is to never stop training. Training includes not only sprinting and weight lifting, but it includes training my mind to think according to God’s Word. The more results we experience from a consistent, blessed lifestyle of ‘training’, the more motivated we are to train.
Think and speak by faith according to God’s Word.
Know God’s Word and speak God’s Word every day.
Practice a ‘no’ excuse, ‘no’ blame, ‘no’ fear, ‘no’ offence life.
Respond to every person, event or circumstance with grace and thanksgiving.
Remember to say, “No matter what, something good is coming to me through this.”
Say ‘no’ to every negative, wavering thought.
Give praise and thanksgiving in all things and for all things.
Practice using your faith imagination to picture what it would feel like having a complete healthy, pain-free body or being financially wealthy.
Remind yourself often that God’s grace is yours now; it is based on believing it and saying thank you for it. Do not allow the thought that you can earn things from God by being good.
Consistently turn every care over to the Lord quickly. He perfects that which concerns you (Psalm 138:8).
Lord Jesus Christ, I look up and see by Your blood that I am free. I am free to be my real self without pride or fear attempting to protect myself from being uncomfortable. I no longer try to be happy. I live challenged and dependent upon You in me. Written in my heart is a plan that is perfect for me! Thank you. Amen.