You know in the years that I have been a believer one of the saddest things I have ever seen is the lack of faith among Christians themselves. They profess to believe and claim faith, but when God says to do something, they need proof that He is going to do what He says He will do before they step out in faith.
36 So Gideon said to God, “If You will save Israel by my hand as You have said— 37 look, I shall put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that You will save Israel by my hand, as You have said.” 38 And it was so. When he rose early the next morning and squeezed the fleece together, he wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowlful of water. 39 Then Gideon said to God, “Do not be angry with me, but let me speak just once more: Let me test, I pray, just once more with the fleece; let it now be dry only on the fleece, but on all the ground let there be dew.” 40 And God did so that night. It was dry on the fleece only, but there was dew on all the ground.
We return to Gideon, the runt of the litter from the runt tribe of Israel. The one whom God chose to use to get Israel out of oppression. And yet here he is, testing God, wanting proof this is what God wanted him to do.
Faith in God means faith in what He wants us to do. It’s not faith based upon anyone’s interpretation or based upon anyone else’s life. Yes, God will show His faithfulness through the work He has done in the lives of others, but this should be a testimony as to what He’s done. Each Christian has a different walk and we are all in a different place with God. He’s not going to ask me to do the same thing He asks you to do, or step out in faith the same way. But what He is going to do is tell you to have faith in Him.
I personally am an analytical person, sometimes over-analytical. It takes a great deal of strength for me to do anything just based on faith. But when God is telling me to have faith in Him, He’s working, He’s fighting or to go do something, I simply do, without question and without needing proof that He is going to be faithful. Jesus is the example we have to follow with regard to stepping out in faith. He did everything in faith, knowing the Father would handle things. That is the type of person that I wish to be, faithful in Him, faithful He will handle things and faithful He knows what He’s doing.