Then I discovered something very important…and oh so simple. It wasn’t complicated at all. It was what I was actually believing….more than what I confessed was my “stand of faith.”
I made a simple discovery.
The Simple Discovery
Here it is: The words or sentences that follow the word “but” are more revealing as to what a person actually believes than the words they use prior to the “but.”
“I believe the abundant life of Christ is His will, BUT…my circumstances are against me at the moment.”
“I know God loves me, and I’m completely forgiven, BUT…I’ve made too many mistakes”
Faith works. Every time. Sometimes seemingly quickly. Sometimes slow. But, it always works,..in the positive or the negative.
So the question…is your but too big? Without realizing it, mine was. Once discovering the truth, I put my mouth on a diet. I began consciously weighing my words. And you know what? My hefty hieny started getting into shape.
Almost like magic, my attitude started getting in shape and my experience began to improve. Now, the God kind of faith began working wonders.
Just like physical weight gain, you don’t notice it right away. Until one day you try to wear one of the old promises of God, and it no longer fits.
Start paying attention to what you are saying (or thinking) after the word “but” in your vocabulary. It’s a more accurate measure than what you say before it.