One of my favorite shows is “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.” Yes, I am fully aware that some of you all are rolling your eyes at me right now. But let me explain.
I love seeing people achieve their dreams. I love when someone gets a clear vision of what they want, and they go after it.
Unlike the football team, these women are not recruited. For DCC, there is no draft. They have to make a choice and hold to the belief that they are qualified. And then they walk it out. What do I mean by that? They walk out the steps it takes to make the team. They practice. They buy the outfit. They apply. They show up. They audition. They do their hair and makeup. They put their best foot forward. They take action.
Many times, faith doesn’t produce in a person’s life because they don’t act on it. The Bible says in James 2:17, “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
Let’s use the women trying out for DCC for example. There may be some women that totally believe that they have the talent and are qualified to make the team. But if they never show up for auditions, they won’t make it. Or even if they do show up, but come unprepared, they still won’t make it.
It’s the same with God. You may say you believe him, but if your actions speak otherwise, it won’t work for you. You won’t make the team. Faith won’t produce for you.
The first step in getting faith to produce something in your life is to know what the word of God says about your situation. As I said a few days ago, the first step is opening your Bible and reading it. If I had relied on someone else to do the work for me when I got sick, I would be dead. I know it.
Fortunately for me, I had some understanding of who God was when I was diagnosed with cancer. The first words out of my mouth were, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I may not have had full understanding for healing in that moment, but I at least had the knowledge of who to turn to.
One of the first things I decided to do was read every account of Jesus in the Bible. I wanted to know what qualified people for healing. And if you’re in a similar situation, I would encourage you to do the same. I can speak all day about what God has done, and yes, it is powerful. But when you read it for yourself, it does something for your faith.
God sent his son Jesus to give you victory in this life. God had a plan from the very beginning of time for your redemption. For your victory. Read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Find out that God is a God who heals. He’s a God who delivers. He’s not just showing it to us in his word for Heaven. He tells us to pray for his will to be done on earth, as it is in heaven. He wants you to have victory, now, in this life.
It’s time to know you are qualified. It’s time for you to make a choice.
It’s time for you to get a clear vision of what you want and go after it.
It’s time for your victory.