Think about someone you know who has “epic faith”. When tough times come their way they keep focused on God; they don’t let hard circumstances shake them so that they respond in anger. We can Have an epic faith too! How do we know this?
Look at people in the Bible who had epic faith—people such as Paul, Moses, David. Paul (Saul) was totally opposed to Christianity. Moses killed a man and complained to God that he could not speak in front of people. David committed adultery. So, obviously, you don’t need to be perfect to have epic faith!
In order to have epic faith we need to grow in trusting God in (1) the unknown and (2) in hard times.
(1) There is a difference between trusting and knowing. To trust is to put your full weight on something. To have epic faith, you will need to begin to grow in your trust in God when you don’t know what the future holds.
(2) Paul teaches us about hard times in 2 Corinthians 11:24-28. Most people, if asked, “Would you want to have epic faith like these people in the Bible?”, would say “yes”. But in order to have a faith like them you have to learn to trust God in hard times like they went through!
Approach God and others with humility (Romans 12:3). Fear God more than you fear man (Proverbs 29:25; Matthew 10:28). We need to begin caring more about pleasing God and less about pleasing people (Hebrews 11:6; Romans 4:19-21).
You will face moments when you must choose integrity over the pressure of culture. You will face moments when you must choose pleasing God rather than pleasing people. You will face moments when you must decide to go through something hard rather than taking the easy way out. You will face moments when you must work through marriage issues rather than running away from them. You will face moments when you must choose what God has for you over what the world offers.
Have you had moments like these? Have you had an epic faith moment with your spouse—where you chose to love them even when they are angry at you? Where you chose to get down in your kids’ world and really begin to see what their life is like, instead of just patting them on the back and keeping busy in your own world? Take some time to think about both the unknown things in your life you are facing and the hard moments you are going through.