Faith isn’t something we can fake. We have heard teaching that says we should only ever speak positively. That if we have flu, we shouldn’t say we have the flu; we should say that we have the symptoms of flu/( apparently admitting you take Lemsip is admitting you aren’t living in Christ’s power). The same teaching suggests that if we start proclaiming we have health, wealth and happiness before we have them, we will receive them. This isn’t Biblical faith; it’s just playing word games. If Lazarus had told himself he wasn’t dead, he just had the symptoms of death, we aren’t sure it would have made much difference.
The trouble with such teaching is that it elevates faith in the wrong way. When we spend all our time and energy on our own faith level, we’ve totally missed it. We have put our faith in faith. Our eyes should be on Jesus instead.
Faith is really about two things: trusting God’s character and stepping out because of this trust