When you are new to the faith, God understands your need to see something. To solidify your faith, you may need to see the water part like the red sea, or a miracle to occur quickly. As we grow older in the faith, God asks us to be bigger than that — to believe first. It is a matter of trusting Him. Whenever we say, “I have to keep seeing” we’re really saying, “I don’t believe.” Imagine a wife who demands that her husband show her a list of everything he did all day when he comes home from work. She says, “Can you show me pictures; can you show me proof of where you were during this time?” What do we think of that wife? She has no trust in her husband. What about God? Do you believe He is moving on your behalf?
And what do we think of the boss who demands his employees record everything they do during the work day? What do we say about these managers? They don’t trust their staff. It’s understandable why a boss might do this to some extent at first. But as he builds a rapport with his team over time, he would begin to trust them. Can we trust the Lord in our assignments?
Friend, can you believe the Lord in every step of your journey? Or must you constantly “see” every day? Must you pound your fist on the table and demand a sign? True, the disciples first saw Jesus, then they believed. Being able to see is fine, but to be able to believe first then help others see is a great way to inspire others. Ultimately you must graduate. When you’ve been a believer for a while, it’s time to move on from seeing. We need to move on to believing!