Believing for Something

  • Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence of what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
  • Romans 10:17 faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
  • Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
  • Mark 11:22-24 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

You need to know what God’s will is before you can take your faith position. Once you know His will from Scripture, put your request before Him. As His child you have direct access to Him. Trust Him and believe you will receive what you’ve asked for. Don’t entertain doubt or unbelief. As you are called to fight the good fight of the faith (1 Timothy 6:12), you may need to contend for something you want/need or a situation and stand in faith (Ephesians 6:13) until you get it. The enemy (Satan) will usually send flaming arrows your way but use your shield of faith to extinguish them all.

How to believe for something:
  1. When you encounter a situation or challenge (big or small) or need something, find scriptures related to your circumstance and see what the Word says. It is good to write them down and keep them in front of your eyes. Meditate on them so they can take root in your heart. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the meaning and truth of those verses to you.
  2. Declare the Word and put it to work for you, as the Word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12).
  3. Pray about your situation in the Name of Jesus, as Jesus is our access to the Father and His Name is the power behind the prayer. Ask God to meet your need, if that’s the case. If you’re living or experiencing a difficult or unpleasant situation, ask Him for direction on how to deal with it. He may direct you to leave it totally in His hands. The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth (John 16:13). He may guide you to take authority over your mountain and command it to leave in the Name of Jesus.
  4. Believe as per Mark 11:24: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Know in Whom you believe (2 Timothy 1:12). Thank God for it.
  5. Stand firm in faith (2 Corinthians 1:24). Keep confessing the Word over what you’ve prayed for until it is yours. Hold firmly to the faith you profess (Hebrews 4:14). Use the Word as a weapon; it is alive and active and sharper than any double-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12).
  6. Don’t give in to negative thoughts but take them captive and make them obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). Renew your mind to the Word (Romans 12:2). Don’t entertain doubt and unbelief; command them to leave in the Name of Jesus.
  7. Spend time praising and worshiping God by bowing your heart to Him. The intimacy you’ll enjoy will allow you to trust Him more.

Call to action:
If there is something you need or want and have not received it yet, look up scriptures that pertain to your situation (if you haven’t already done so). Pray about it in Jesus’ Name. Stand and contend for your need. Fight the good fight of the faith.