My younger daughter has this interesting habit. Any time she has a cut or wound on any part of her body, she would come to me for prayers. After prayers, she would then say, “my mummy will put Ori (Shea butter).” She has learnt to release her faith for healing while not denying the fact on her body.

A man of Faith does not deny the facts. He only ensures that he is not ruled by the facts. Facts are connected to our physical senses; what we see, hear, feel etc., Faith is connected to God’s word, a higher dimension of sense beyond the physical. While our physical senses are a form of evidence, we must learn to superimpose a superior evidence on life’s circumstances; the truth of God’s word (Hebrews 11:1).

If you would live a victorious life on this side of eternity, you must train yourself to never be ruled by the circumstances surrounding you. This is what it means to walk by Faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). You must understand that what you see around you that negates God’s promises, plans and purposes as provided by the scriptures is not true. The word of God is what defines what is truth for us (John 17:17).

It is possible to have a condition in your life that runs contrary to what God has said. What you need to do then is to check what God has said about such situation and superimpose it on it. For example, you may have financial challenges at the moment, but the truth is that all your needs are supplied according to the riches of His glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). You need to receive this as your reality.

One way to live a healthy life is to learn to look away from the condition in your body to the healing and health made available for you via the finished work of Christ (Isaiah 53:1-5). You would look like what you look at. Rather than constantly looking at that condition of ill heath, you can choose to look at the sacrifice of Jesus for your health. You need to look and live. This was Abraham’s secret (Numbers 21:9, Romans 4:19-20).

You need to guard your heart against contamination from wrong relationships (Proverbs 4:23). Do away with mockers; those who make jest of your faith walk. Sensual people must be avoided too. These are people who always look at stuff from the realm of the physical senses; they are not seeing what you are seeing (2 Corinthians 4:18, Jude 1:17-20). Build relationships with people who sharpen your Faith and help you achieve supernatural results (Mark 2:3-5, 2 Corinthians 1:24). You will succeed!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria