When Jesus told his disciples to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, he said to just do it. He told them to go and that God would provide for them along the way. Basically, we are to live and walk by faith. Our first step is to ask God what his will is for our lives. When we sense a direction for our lives, we are to walk in it. It doesn’t matter how much money we have in order to complete our mission. In fact, the apostles left with nothing. Jesus commanded them to leave and to take nothing with them. They responded in obedience and were taken care of every step of the way. They never lacked in what they needed. Yes, they suffered a lot for the gospel of Jesus Christ, but God never abandoned them.
The world will teach you that you must have enough money saved up to complete a mission in your life. For some, working a job means waking up every day in fear of your boss. For others, it is hoping for a job to come by someday. Many people feel lost and often wonder around in circles asking Jesus why something is not going their way. The first thing that you must understand as a Christian believer is that God will often allow you to suffer during your training. In order to reach a level that God wants you to go, it may take everything that you have inside of you to reach it. You may have to strip down your pride, fear, anger and the feeling of financial security. When God has another plan in store for you, you will often be shown it ahead of time. You may have thought that you had it all worked out on how you were going to get there. However, when reality hits, it may not be what you want it to be.
People are often shocked by God when he calls them into the ministry. Once they step out and see that they may not have a steady paycheck, they may actually get upset at God. It is normal to feel a sense of anger towards God. Human nature often wants us to believe that everything should make sense to us when we step out and work in our calling. People often believe that they must have the perfect setup in order to make something work out well for them. If you read the Bible, God often calls his people to do something without telling them the full outcome.
When God called Moses, he did not tell him how many times he would have to see pharaoh in order to get the Israel people free from slavery. He did not tell him how long the people would be wondering in the desert when they got released.
God also didn’t tell Noah the exact date that the flood would come. He never told him how many people in the world would die because of their sins.
God never told Peter the apostle how long he would have to minister to God’s people. He only told him to go and preach the gospel. Preach the good news of Jesus Christ. Without any money, Peter left his home and went on a journey to preach the gospel message.
Jesus expects us to just walk by faith. Jesus told people on numerous occasions that they should pick up their cross and follow him. He also told people to leave everything behind and follow me right now. When God calls us to do something, he doesn’t expect excuses. He only wants us to walk by faith. This is mainly because he expects us to trust in him. Trust is built through faith and vice versa. I If you are planning on accomplishing anything in this life, you must walk by faith. Many times a person graduates high school in order to have hope of landing a job someday. A high school graduate often goes on to college in order to get a higher education. They have no idea if they will find a job afterwards, but they devote lots of time to studying and learning. This is faith that something better will turn out in your life. Many times a person has faith that their bachelor’s degree will land them a job. However, they soon find out that it lands them nothing but having to study for a master’s degree. They blame everything on not being able to find a job. Sometimes it’s that they are too young, not educated enough or inexperienced. No matter what, the person still walks by faith in hopes of finding a job that will make them happy. Work is never easy to find. We often have to take our time when trying to find a job. First, we need to understand what we are doing as a skill. After that, we can get to the next level of our life.