He (Abraham) staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; (Romans 4:20 KJV)
When you hear bad news or when a challenge arises, what do you do? What do you think? What do you say? Many people, because of the material they have been feeding their spirits, have developed reflexes that are contrary to the word of God. Even the most minor of issues become a source of fear, worry, confusion, frustration, doubt, and helplessness for those who do not meditate on the word consistently. God doesn’t want us to live our lives that way. In the opening scripture, it says that Abraham was strong in faith. The man was 99 years old when God came to him and told him that he was going to have a child. Imagine yourself in Abraham’s place; would you have been strong in faith to receive that blessing?
Even the great disciples had to learn to train their reflexes to match the word of God. When out at sea, a mighty storm began to sink the ship that Jesus and His disciples were in. Their reflex was to panic and start speaking death. Jesus simply woke up from sleeping and said “Peace, be still”, and instantly the storm was calmed (Mark 4:37-39 KJV). Immediately afterwards, Jesus asked them, “Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” (Mark 4:40 KJV).
It is so important that you pay attention to what your reflex response is to troublesome situations or situations that have the potential to make you act out of character. A reflex is an unconscious thought or action that stems from the innermost workings of your spirit. It is something that is developed over a period of time. Chances are if you haven’t made a conscious decision to train your reflexes based on the word of God, you have developed the wrong reflexes.
Many pride themselves on how they’ve trained their bodies to the point where they have lightning speed reflexes, but Paul tells us “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8 KJV). There is nothing wrong with having a fit body, but if you’re going to be properly equipped for the challenges of life, it’s going to be through the word of God and by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Today, make up your mind to train your faith reflex. Instead of panicking , rejoice because you are comforted (John 14:16 AMP). Instead of being fearful, boldly declare that the situation is working out for your good (Romans 8:28). Instead of thinking that the world is against you, remember that Jesus has already overcome the world on your behalf (John 16:33). When you respond by faith, you will always be a victor.
God bless you and keep winning!