We are good at talking the talk. We can even walk the walk. But can we really walk the talk? Do we walk by faith, or do we talk about walking by faith when we are really walking by our circumstances? Are we really doing what we say? James 2:14 says “what doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works?” I can talk about my faith. I can pray about it. I can declare it till I’m blue in the face, but do I truly believe it? Do I have faith for my faith?
Ask yourself these important questions: Is the Word truly settled in your mind? Do you agree with what you are saying? Are your actions corresponding to your faith? James 2:20 says “faith without works is dead?” More literally translated it is “Faith without corresponding action is dead.” So, are your actions lining up with your mouth? Or are you claiming peace of mind and prosperity but burying yourself under the cares of this world? Do you say you walk in love but show no patience or kindness?
Your actions will be an indicator of your faith. So what do you do when you feel like you can’t act on your faith? You know, when you’re praying about something or believing for something that you can’t actually put your hand to. What then? How do you give yourself over to God to allow Him to “Do things only HE has the Faith for”? How can your corresponding actions reflect that level of faith?
You have to start at the beginning. One step at a time, line your words up with His words. Back them up with your actions. He will meet you at your place of faith and provide the grace for you to continue on your path. As you do the things you declare, your circumstances will change. Your faith will increase as you begin to see changes in your life. We must learn to walk our talk!