I can not say that we have all been there, but I am sure we have all had our own doubts. Times where we felt like Jacob wrestling with God. Times when we could not justify suffering as it causes us as believers to take two steps back before we can push forward. For believers, going through most trails feel more like we are balancing on one foot off the side of a cliff. Our faith remains tested. Sadly, due to this balancing act we can often run off course and become that seasonal believer.

A seasonal believer, in my opinion, is those who give much during times of occasion (I.E. Christmas) in order to feel better about past doubts. One who gives God credit when things are looking up in their lives rather than believing God is with them through tough circumstances with purpose. A seasonal believer starts to only believe what he sees. Faith is easily compromised and categorized into a “spiritual dependency” lock box to use only when those seasons change.  As Christ followers, we should not be as spasmodic in our faith. The nature of being a Christ follower demands FAITH in its FULLNESS. The fullness of Christ is always there with us, however; we need consistency in our own faith.  It does not matter the location or the time. Faith is not  climatically dependent, so we can not be fair weathered Christians.  We should also never base our Christianity on emotion as well. If we do then we automatically set ourselves up for resentment and resistance when trying situations arise.

 

1 Peter 4:12-13

12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
 
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
 

What season of faith are you walking through right now?

Amber Elliott

Amber Elliott

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain (Hebrews 6:19).