Do you know of a Super Christian? You know, someone who never seems to make any mistakes (or if they had any, the gravity of it would be that of accidentally killing an ant). The one who is always “on fire” for Jesus? The one who has raised the most student leaders? Well let me tell you something about these Super Christians…
One of the Bible characters who a lot of people would qualify under this group was Abraham. He was so close to God that he was described in James as a “friend of God” (James 2:23). He engaged in deep conversations and even debates with God, and from him did a thousand generations come from. Here’s a verse people usually look to when describing him:
He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb.
Romans 4: 19
And what comes across are interpretations like, “Abraham didn’t weaken in his faith, and neither should I. I should never doubt or question God!”
But before we delve deeper into this trail of thought, let me tell you something about these so-called Super Christians…
They don’t exist. It’s a myth. There’s not one person who has walked this earth and never doubted God (if they believed in God) at one point in his or her life. Even Abraham had his own share of days when he would question God.
In fact, the next verse says,
No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.
Romans 4: 20-21
Let me ask you… When babies are born into this world, do they have legs that are ready to stand, walk, and run? No? It’s the same with Abraham. He was not born strong; he grew strong in his faith by worshipping God through both good and bad times.
Jesus doesn’t look at how much faith we have or how deep the level of faith we can muster, but who or what the object of our faith is. This is great news for us, as it tells us that it’s okay when we don’t feel so “strong” sometimes in our faith.
It is not our character, abilities, or merits , but rather the object of our faith that determines the level of faith we can have. So if the One we have faith in is Jesus, then we can look to Him and cry out to Him when we need Him to increase our faith. In return, He promises us that faith, even as small as a mustard seed, has the power to move mountains (Luke 17: 5-6).
As our Every Nation Campus director Pastor Joseph Bonifacio once wrote, “The story of Abraham isn’t the story of a Herculean man who impressed God and fathered a nation. Not even close. It’s the story of an ordinary man with a marvelous God who did wonderful things for him. And that’s our story as well.”
*Author’s note: this article was originally published on www.docampusministry.com