Take a Leap of Faith
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
One thing I have been guilty in my prayer life is praying for something, but having doubt that God will answer my prayer. My mind and heart have been out of alignment. I have been out of coherence. Thinking one thing and feeling another, or another words, doubting God’s promises.
Gratitude is such a powerful emotion. Gratitude is coming from a state of being that what you are praying for has already happened. It is expecting God to answer our prayers. As Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Those are some very powerful words. It comes down to taking a leap of faith. Expecting the unexpected. To surrender, trust and let go of how and when your prayer will be answered, but truly believing in our heart that God will answer our prayers.
That doesn’t mean that God is our genie in a bottle. Our prayers still need to line up with His will. We need to pray with God’s interest in mind and not our own selfish desires.
My one word for 2019 is abundance. One area of abundance I am praying for is financial freedom. Not out of selfish desires, but as a way to provide for myself, my family and also so I can be a generous giver. I am expecting God to act on his promise.
I took a leap of faith about 18 months ago leaving a lucrative career in the pharmaceutical industry to pursue my fitness ministry full time. I am trusting in God’s provision that he will provide for financial abundance. That I can do what I love, serve others in my strength and have financial freedom.
It is up to me to do the work and believe. To pray believing that God will provide. To get rid of any doubt or feelings of lack financially. I am giving thanks as it has already happened. Trusting and surrendering is the biggest obstacle for most of us to overcome.
When we decide that God is for us and not against us, nothing can stop us. When our will is in line with God’s will we can do amazing things for His glory. Believe that you have received it and it will be yours.
Go for it, take that leap of faith. Live your life from a place of gratitude and see the miracles that God can do in your life.
Troy Ismir, MS
Spiritual Warrior Coach