Are they the same thing?
When I pull up to an intersection, I believe that when my light turns green, the other lights will stay red.
I believe it. That’s how it’s supposed to work. That’s what I’ve been told. What I’ve learned.
But that belief only becomes faith when I drive through that intersection.
When my belief turns to action.
When my foot hits the gas, that’s faith.
Right now, you’re at a stop light. A crossroads.
You have a choice.
You can simply believe. Keep your foot on the brake and sit there with knowledge of who God is and what Christ has done for you. Not let it impact your life at all.
Or you can hit the gas. You can make a move. Allow yourself to have faith.
Tell God, “God, I know you’re there, so I don’t want to stay here. Show me where you want me to go.”
And then go. Do what he wants you to do. Be who he wants you to be.
Without second-guessing. Without questioning him.
It’s a choice. It’s an action.
You can believe and not have faith.
You can sit at this intersection forever.
Or you can step out in faith and allow your life to change. Forever.
Do you have faith, or do you simply have belief?