When you’re a kid, everything is easier to believe. Then comes the day when you wipe childhood from your eyes and begin to see the world for what it really is. Somewhere along the way, you lose the ability to just believe the best about people or situations. While part of that is just growing up, when it comes to walking with God, seeing things “realistically” doesn’t always help.
First Corinthians 13:7 says that love “beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things” (emphasis mine).
First of all, we need to believe God. When He says that we are “the righteousness of God” in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5:21) and that we’re already healed by His stripes (Is. 53:5), He wants us to just believe it and release that righteousness and healing. No questions. No doubts. No wavering. Like children, we must trust that He means what He says. We’ll never attribute the loss of a loved one, a failed business pursuit, or physical sickness to Him when we know that His intentions toward us are always good. We can believe Him when He says that He’s already given us everything we need for “life and godliness” (2 Pet. 1:3).
Andrew explains what this everything for life and godliness is in his You’ve Already Got It! teaching. “Everything that you will ever need in the spiritual realm, the physical realm, the emotional realm, the financial realm, has already been done, and He placed this supernatural, raising-from-the-dead [power] on the inside of everyone.” He goes on to explain, “It’s a matter of releasing whatever it is that you need instead of trying to get God to do what you need done.”
When it comes to believing all things in regard to other people, it does not mean being a dupe and accepting everything people say without discernment. It means to assume the best. It is hope.
Do you believe the best of others, of yourself, of God? Galatians 5:6 says, “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.” Doubt and faith don’t mix. When we doubt, when we don’t assume the best of others, we’re not walking in love, and this messes with our faith.
Andrew describes our stance of faith as “our receiver”: “Whatever it is that you need, God has already done it. His supply is already there. God has already done everything through Jesus, and if you don’t see it, . . . the first thing you ought to do is check your receiver.”
Contrary to what the world tells us, believing all things, or assuming the best, is not childish. After detailing what the love of God is, Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:11, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
This verse implies that walking in the kind of love that believes all things is a mark of maturity. It’s essential to manifesting what’s already in your spirit. Start believing the best and develop a faith that works by love! This is the faith that releases what God has already put inside of you.
First John 4:19 says, “We love him, because he first loved us.” Get consumed with His love for you, and you’ll find that it’s difficult to see bad in others. Become captivated by His goodness, and you will never doubt His plans for you. When all you can see is the best in people, in situations, and in God, you cannot help but release what’s in your spirit. With Andrew’s teaching You’ve Already Got It!, you’ll learn more about God’s goodness and build your faith to what is already in you. It’s available as a CD, DVD, book, and study guide. Check it out today!