The Bible says in Hebrews 10:36, let’s take a look at it, for you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away and enjoy to the full what is promised. The promises of God are for whosoever will, not for whosoever will have the promise but whosoever will do what God tells them to do so they can have the promise. In Isaiah it says the willing and the obedient shall eat the fat of the land. Well, we’re all willing but are we obedient. First you have to know about the promises and then you have to be obedient about what God is asking you to do. To what you know to do.
The Bible teaches us in Romans 12 that onto every man is given the measure of God’s faith. And actually if you go ahead and study that it’s that God gives the measure of His faith for each one of us to do what He’s asked us to do in life. Because Jesus didn’t die so we could all struggle. He didn’t die so that we could have this hard, hard, hard life. And just struggle and be frustrated all of the time. And He especially doesn’t want us to struggle making the Christian life work. Amen. So He gives us faith. Faith is a word that we throw around a lot as Christians and I know that even sometimes we’ve heard so much about faith that, you know, even tonight when I was going to teach on faith this weekend I didn’t get the reaction that I would have got if I said I was going to teach on how to control your emotions. Everybody would have went ahhhh, you know.