AWRIGHT DEN! Blind man walking
THE LIFE OF A HUMAN is an outward manifestation of an inward experience, motivated by something. My life is an outward manifestation of an inward walk of faith and righteousness, motivated by a love for God and His purpose for me.
My life is so exciting and one of these days I hope to share many of my experiences with you. What makes it exciting is that I have a relationship with Jesus Christ and once He speaks to me, I obey.
Walking in faith and trusting God is ‘scary exciting’ because 100 per cent of the time you aren’t in control, you don’t know things will unfold and you are completely dependable on Him (the way He loves it).
Those who know me have heard my many exciting and sometimes crazy experiences and testimonies and every time I tell them, I still get excited. But guess what? You can have some crazy exciting experiences also; just obey when He speaks.
Fear is a natural response to the unknown but perfect love cancels out fear. Your love for God has to be stronger than your fear of messing up or it not working out. Look at it this way: if you are unhappy and unfulfilled and you stay where you are, your situation won’t change. If you get up, take the risk and do something, you have two possible outcomes – it doesn’t work out or you have an amazing experience.
Take a read of 2 Kings 7:3-9 – the story of the four leprous men. They were unable to enter the city and sat outside the gate. They said to themselves, if they stayed there or go in the city, they would die, so they decided to do something. They went to their enemies, which meant they would either be saved or die, but doing something presented another possibility.
Well, it was even better than they expected. Their enemies fled and when they arrived, they found an abundance of food and riches. Sometimes you just have to do something. If it fails, God would be pleased that you stepped out by faith and tried.
Proverbs 24:15 says a righteous man will get up seven times. We often only associate this verse with falling to sin, but I also believe it refers to “when things don’t work out”. Think about it: it’s only those who fall or fail who need to get up.
Most times, intellect and reason are at conflict with faith and God’s will, but being in God’s will is one of the safest and most rewarding places you could be. Let me share some of a recent experience.
On May 1, I started a 21-day fast and God spoke to me clearly and told me I needed to be at a Christian business conference in Minnesota in June. My flight was booked to leave Barbados on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 a.m. and on Monday, June 22, I had no money for accommodation at the hotel or conference fees, which totalled $2 073.50. I packed my bags on Monday and made final preparations to go to the airport for 5 a.m. despite not having the money. All I knew was that God told me to go and I was going, money or no money.
Would you believe that at 6:18 p.m., the day before I was to travel, a colleague messaged me to tell me a cheque for $2 000 for work done in February was deposited into my account? Isn’t God amazing?
This coming Tuesday, I leave for Africa despite not having purchased a $6 000-plus ticket, but since God said I needed to be there, I went ahead in June and applied for my visa, which I got and three days ago, received all my vaccinations for the trip. I couldn’t wait until the ticket money came to step out by faith. If God has spoken, I must do my part and believe Him to provide. I assure you that next week, I will greet you from Africa. Again I say, if your life isn’t supernatural, it’s just superficial.
People think my life for the past 15 years has been exciting and crazy but they haven’t seen anything yet. Actually, I ain’t see nothing yet either. Well, that makes sense, because I am walking by faith not by sight. All glory to God.
• Corey Worrell, a former Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, is director of C2J Foundation Inc., a project-based NGO focusing on social development. Email email@example.com.