Major Takeaways from Faithing It
Anyone that knows me, knows that I love me some Sarah Jakes-Roberts. She inspires me to be transparent and share Christ in a way that feels authentic to me. A big fan of Sarah’s ministry, I was really excited when I found out her sister, Cora Jakes-Coleman had come out with a book. I wasn’t really familiar with Cora’s ministry before reading Faithing It: Bringing Purpose Back to Your Life. But i’m so thankful that I picked up this book! Below I share some of my highlights and takeaways from the book.
- “God doesn’t give you a vision or a dream of your purpose for you to snatch it from Him and make it happen for yourself! God gave you the vision so that you could see what He was capable of-not what you were supposed to grab, but what He was going to grab for you.”
- “I know that I have power to achieve greatness, but that has nothing to do with me, and it has everything to do with whom I am connected to. Don’t become arrogant in your access. This access and authority comes through your submission to God, whereby you allow Him to control everything. We don’t deserve it, but He uses us anyway.”
- “We (myself included) have gotten caught up in the ‘God, show me a sign’ prayer. Really, all that means is, ‘God I do not really believe that I heard You , and I need You to confirm Your voice because I have strayed so far away from you that I do not know for sure if that is You.”
- “Ask yourself this: Are you asking God for a yes to your prayer when you didn’t give Him a yes to His call? Have you held out for ‘more please’ than you have held your hands up to say thank you?”
- “You can’t believe in God’s ability while making a backup plan in case He doesn’t perform to your liking. You can’t make a backup plan to God’s timing because His timing is perfect. You are either going to operate in God’s will or you will stand in your own will…”
One of my biggest takeaways from this book is that God can do what I can’t. In order for me to really get that, I have to trust Him. In order to really trust Him, I have to make myself available to be consumed by Him. In this process of becoming consumed with God I must spend time with Him and must become vulnerable with Him. By doing this, I will learn more about who God is and who He says I am. With this new understanding, and complete submission to God’s will, I will always get God’s best for me.
If you are struggling with developing your faith or finding some encouragement to step out and do that thing that God has called you to do, I would strongly encourage you to check out this book. It really blessed me and I’m sure it will do the same for you.