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Summary: When we doubt our faith, we lose confidence in things we cannot see. We cannot see the air we breathe, but we believe it keeps us alive. Walk the narrow path that leads to life, “for we live by faith, not by sight” (1 Corinthians 5:7, NIV).

We must see to it that our belief is immovable, “so we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever” (2 Corinthians 4:18, NLT). I have it on very competent authority that our life on this earth is temporary, but a soul filled with the Holy Spirit lives forever. To sincerely believe this, without a doubt, we must add to our faith. Our longevity and ability to remain sane in this world depends on the amount of confidence we have in things unseen.

Add to your faith, and you will begin to understand why it is beneficial to operate within the boundaries of the Scriptures. The Word from the beginning is the same Word that became the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Our ability to understand the past and present helps the Lord teach us in spiritual things. Remember, “to have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see” (Hebrews 11:1, GNT).

We cannot see God, but we must be confident in our mind that God exists, or our belief is null and void. The Scriptures contain a vision for humankind. We are born to a purpose, and our Creator provides the tools we need to accomplish our mission. It becomes difficult when we try to achieve our goal without knowing and believing in God’s plan.

Those whose mission is to sing are born with a voice to sing in harmony. Those who serve and protect have a servant’s heart because when one enters the mission field with a hardened heart it is difficult to accomplish a mission that requires a servant’s heart. “God planned for us to do good things and to live as he has always wanted us to live. Therefore, he sent Christ to make us what we are” (Ephesians 2:10, CEV). However, we must put in the work to effectively use the gifts we were born with or acquired through hard work and education. The Scriptures tell us that faith without works is dead. We need to get to work and add to our faith. Yes, we all have a past, and we remember the things we did in the past. Once we confess our sins, we should turn from the darkness and Satan to the power of God. When we accept the Lord, we recognize the Word, and we agree to allow the Holy Spirit to light the way to the future.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no half-stepping and straddling the fence. You are either on one side or the other. "No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the One and despise the other” (Matthew 6:24, NIV). It is hard to imagine eternal life when we split our focus between two worlds. Do not be blind to the corruption in this world! Confirm your calling and add to your faith.

In the Scriptures, John said: “God is light and doesn't have any darkness in him. Now we are telling you” (1 John 1:5, CEV). There is no reason to condone murder, adultery, lying, idol worship, and anything unpleasant to the Lord. You do not want to be complicit in these deeds and risk reaping what someone else has sown. To avoid this trap, move away from the shadows of darkness. So, I repeat, add to your faith: “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction” (Romans 15:4, NASB).

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