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Live By Faith

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Last night I was talking with a friend who will be out of state for a few months.  I asked him what he plans to do when he gets back – will he return to his job?

He looked at me and said, “Live by faith, not by sight.”

Those words echoed in my mind all night.

Live By Faith, Not By Sight

That’s something I need to work on.  More often than not I think about what might happen…

What could happen…

What I’m sure will happen if I take a certain path.

I think, “I can’t do that because…”

I’m learning that living by sight is good way to stay bound because worries and fears keep opportunities for something better out of reach.

Living by sight relies solely on my limited vision.  I can only see so much.

But by trusting God and His unlimited vision, taking the step to live by faith can be life changing.

A couple of years ago, I went zip lining with my oldest daughter.  Holy cow that was a blast!

Standing on top of the tower, knowing that in a moment I would be sailing through the air was exhilarating.

But only a fool would step off the tower without their line attached, because they know what the consequences will be.

Stepping off that tower attached to your line requires faith.

Faith that your harness will hold up.

Faith the line doesn’t snap.

Faith that you will safely land on the other side.

I ask God to help me live by faith so that I may land safely on the other side.

“We live by faith, not sight.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7

Yolanda DeLoach (@YolandaDeLoach) is a member of Wesley UMC and through her writing, tries to remind herself to keep life light.

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