Living by Fate?

05/06/15 at 01:00 AM | Published Under Charis Staff

Living by FATE?This post is by Charis Dean and Instructor Barry Bennett. 

Living by faith is a daily dependence on God’s goodness, the continual application of His spiritual truths, and perseverance in the grace of God.

“The just shall live by faith” (Heb. 10:38).

Many begin by faith but eventually succumb to the pressures of life and conform once again to the world. They slowly return to living by fate.

How do you know when you are living by fate?

1. Your language changes: “God moves in mysterious ways.” “Nobody knows what God is going to do.” “The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.” “It is finished, and so am I.” 

2. Your prayer life disappears. There is no confidence that God will involve Himself in your life.

3. Your heart for the lost is lost. The Gospel begins to revolve around “me.”

4. You make excuses for sin.

5. You stop faithful giving.

6. Believing the promises of God is now considered a “work.”

7. You no longer have a passion for God’s Word.

These are all signs of imminent disaster in your walk with God. 

But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul. Hebrews 10:39, New American Standard Bible 



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