Some people are born with God-given musical talent. But without practice and intentional development of that talent, it won’t come to anything great. The same is true of faith. God has already given you a measure of faith on the inside, but you have to develop it, practice it and train to use it.
If you want to develop the kind of faith that never shrinks back, never settles for defeat, and always receives the answer, begin using this foolproof strategy for developing fearless faith.
1. Develop Fearless Faith by Agreeing With God’s Word
The first step to develop fearless faith is to agree with God’s Word. Why? Faith in God begins with faith in His Word. If you don’t believe what He says, or believe it’s His will for you personally, you’ve already lost the victory. But if you can come into agreement with His Word and refuse to let anything talk you out of it, there’s no way you won’t win.
That’s how Hebrews 10:35 describes fearless faith: “Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward”(AMPC).
To receive a great and glorious reward—Isn’t that worth the fight? It most certainly is!
Faith in God’s Word always produces results!
2. Develop Fearless Faith by Keeping Company With Strong Believers
Another part of the way to develop fearless faith is by keeping company with strong believers. You have to make sure you don’t surround yourself with people who think and speak negatively. (The world will preach the law of sin and death to you all the time.) This may take a bit of uncomfortable pruning.
What qualities should you look for in the company you keep?
- Spend time with the kind of people who will help you develop your faith. Find people who are more in tune with God than you are—those who are living the kind of life you want to live.
- Choose friends who take God at His Word and know how to stand fast—even in the hardest of times.
- Stick with people who are led by the Spirit.
- Once you have developed strong faith, you’ll be able to help others grow, but always stay connected to someone who has stronger faith than you.
You can grow by yourself if you have to, but when the Lord brings people into your life to help you grow, be sure to learn all you can about the fearless faith you see in them.
3. Develop Fearless Faith by Never Letting Go
The last step of our foolproof strategy to develop fearless faith is to never let go! This is a must. You must refuse to be moved from your stand on God’s Word. This means you won’t go by what you can see, feel or hear—you will go by what you know to be true. You won’t wobble to and fro in doubt and unbelief because you know wavering equals receiving nothing (James 1:8).
That’s why Paul encourages us in Hebrews 10:23, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised)” (KJV).
Fearless faith will never let go; it never gives up until it sees the promise manifest. It’s going to take patience—a lot of patience—but this is a foolproof way to get to your victory. “How long do I have to never let go?” you ask. As long as it takes.
Just keep walking on the road of faith. Keep speaking the Word. Keep receiving and responding to God’s correction. Keep sowing. Keep believing. Whatever you do: Don’t. Let. Go.
When you follow this foolproof strategy for developing fearless faith, you will receive the reward because God, who promised, is faithful. It may not happen overnight, but if you believe the Word of God, keep company with strong believers, and refuse to let go, you’ll see victories come that seemed to have been on hold for years. You’ll find yourself on the fast track to places you’ve wanted to go as long as you can remember. This is the victory that belongs to you! So, stop hesitating, and be fearless!
Watch Kenneth Copeland teach you how to build your faith muscle.