If you want to maintain the spirit of faith, you’ll quit considering the natural impossibilities that might be piling up around you this very moment. God is not sweating them, so neither should you. Ken and I have found that out by experience!

More than 45 years ago, when Ken was praying down in the riverbed in Tulsa, Okla., God began speaking to him about preaching to nations. God told him way back then that he would have a worldwide ministry.

It was clear God hadn’t considered our bank account. We hardly had enough money to get across town—much less go to the nations! But God didn’t expect us to fulfill that call. He intended to do it Himself through our faith in His Word. He intended to provide the power, the resources, the ability—everything! All He expected us to do was believe and obey.

That’s all He expects you to do today.

Right now you may be thinking, I really want to do that. I want to walk and talk by faith. The problem is, every time I look at the mess I’m in, I get discouraged!

Then stop looking at that mess!

Instead, focus your attention on the promise of God. Keep His Word in front of your eyes and in your ears until you can see it coming to pass with the eyes of your spirit.

That’s what the spirit of faith does. It looks not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.

Of course, I’m not saying you should ignore your problems or close your eyes to them as if they aren’t real. They are real. But according to the Word they are temporal. That means “subject to change.” And you can be assured that if you keep looking at what the Word says, they will change!

You can develop your faith. You can walk by faith. You can. You can. You can. Just keep your eyes on the Word.

Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 4:18

*Article taken from April 2015 issue of BVOV Magazine. Read the PDF version here.

Gloria Copeland is internationally known as an author, teacher and minister of the gospel. She and her husband, Kenneth, co-founded Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Fort Worth, Texas in 1967. Gloria preaches worldwide the truth and freedom she has found in God, sharing honest, straightforward messages about how the Word of God has taken her from a life of failure and defeat to a life of victory. As a wife, mother, grandmother and vice president of an international ministry, Gloria is well-acquainted with the challenges people face today and is well-equipped to show them where to find answers to success and the fulfillment of God’s plan for their lives. 
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