How to Be Faithful to God (2023)

“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house” (Hebrews 3:1-2).

The author of Hebrews offers a strong word to all who are “partakers of the heavenly calling.” What is this heavenly calling? It is that you hear heaven calling you.

Even now heaven is calling for a people who are free from the materialism of this world. Some believers sigh daily, “Jesus, my heart is not here. Nothing in this world satisfies me. You alone are my life.” They could have their house taken away, their job, everything but the clothes on their back, and they would still love God with all their heart.

But faithfulness to God doesn’t just mean a willingness to lose everything for his sake. Scripture says we can give our body to be burned at the stake as a testimony, but without love in our heart it would all be in vain.

Some think of faithfulness as simply obtaining victory over sinful habits. Others think of it as doing good deeds. Still others think of it as being deeply spiritual, constantly in prayer or reading the scriptures. But none of these things can ever make us faithful to God. You may ask, “What about all my efforts to remain pure? My sanctified service to the Lord? My crying out to him in prayer? Aren’t those considered faithfulness?”

All of these wonderful things are commanded by God’s Word, and we will do them if we are faithful. But in themselves they do not constitute faithfulness.

Faithfulness to God is impossible unless it springs from a trusting, believing heart. You may say, “But I do all these things with that kind of heart.”

This is true when life is moving along smoothly. But as our trials increase and our battles grow more intense, our flesh can grow weary. That’s when true faithfulness is put to the test. Fears or doubts may begin to creep in. It is then that some Christians lose their childlike abandonment to the Lord, the very thing that sustained them before. Soon their hearts are filled with caution and questioning.

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I want to share with you how you can be faithful to God and hold fast to your confidence, especially in these troubling days.

Recognize Satan’s lies and refuse to listen to them.

Every Christian has to remind himself daily, “I have an enemy who is out to destroy me. Satan is a liar, a deceiver and a seducer.” Jesus warned of our enemy, “The devil…was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44).

Christ has exposed to us the instigator of every deceptive falsehood. And he warns that in the last days Satan will increase his efforts to accuse us. “The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world…for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night” (Revelation 12:9-10).

The devil’s lies are meant to cast doubt in our minds, disrupting our confidence in God’s saving power. He spews forth lies as a flood, “cast out of (Satan’s) mouth water as a flood after the woman [the church], that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood” (12:15). And he reserves these lies for those whose hearts are set firmly on Christ.

In fact, Satan’s main targets can be narrowed even further. The enemy uses his most convincing lies against those who are determined to enter God’s rest. Hebrews tells us, “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief ” (Hebrews 4:9-11).

“Rest in God” signifies a place of complete trust in God’s Word and promises. It is a place of being settled, a continual confidence that God is with us, that he cannot fail, that he who has called us will see us through every trial and battle. Yet, just when you think you’re about to enter a new life of rest and trust in God, along comes the old serpent with a pack of newly concocted accusations. Why is Satan so determined to bring lies against us? He wants to cripple our faith. He knows if our faith is allowed to grow he’ll no longer be effective against us.

Therefore, if you have said, “I want nothing of this world, only Jesus,” then beware: You have been made a target. He will come to you in your prayer closet, follow you to church, hover over you on your job. And he commands his demonic powers, “Send this lie to him. Now give him that one.” I have read many biographies of great servants of God, and all acknowledge that at some crucial point Satan came against them with devastating lies to try to destroy their faith.

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Here are some of the devil’s biggest lies:

Lie Number 1: “You are making no spiritual progress.” One day a voice whispers to you, “You haven’t grown in your walk with Jesus. In spite of all your efforts in prayer, service and ministry, you’re still hardhearted, self-centered, prone to sin. You’ll never grow up spiritually, even if you live to be one hundred. Something is wrong with you. Others are growing and passing you by. You’re leading the life of a hypocrite.”

First, we are never to compare our growth by that of others. And second, the devil isn’t the one to tell us whether we’re growing. He wouldn’t accuse you unless you were growing!

Lie Number 2: “You’re too weak to do battle against the devil.” The enemy tells you, “This spiritual walk is too much for you. You don’t have the strength to go on fighting. Slow down and go easy on yourself. Maybe you should reconsider this faith walk. Is it worth it?”

Scripture warns that in the last days Satan will succeed in wearing down some: “He shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High” (Daniel 7:25). Maybe you’ve heard this voice in your mind recently: “You’re wiped out, mentally drained. You can’t possibly go on.” It’s true at times we’re worn down by the battle we’re in. In just such times the enemy moves in to try to rob us of our joy in the Holy Spirit.

In truth, much of our spiritual weariness is caused by one of the enemy’s implanted lies. “You’re too intense about the things of God. You absorb all the pain of the lost and hurting, the poor and needy. You’re just going to burn out if you keep going.”

If you resist that lie, Satan will come back with another: “If you’re wearing down, something is wrong. You’re supposed to be at rest. You must have unresolved sin. What is hidden in you that you haven’t dealt with?”

Satan has used all of these lies against me over the years. He has accused me, “You’re not at rest in your soul. How can you possibly preach to others of entering God’s rest? You’re a hypocrite.” It all comes straight from the pit of hell, concocted by the father of lies.

(Video) Resting in the Faithfulness of God – Dr. Charles Stanley

Lie Number 3: “God is no longer with you. You have grieved him away.” The enemy will whisper, “God still loves you, but he is not with you right now. You are displeasing him somehow. It’s obvious his blessing and favor aren’t with you.” He’ll then use God’s Word out of context to pound at you: “God left Israel when they kept committing the same sins over and over. That has happened to you now. Otherwise, why the long dry spell? Why do all the daily struggles continue?”

The Lord never forsook his beloved people Israel. Every trial he allowed was meant to chastise them, not to destroy them. God has never given up on his people at any time. He allows us to be chastened by the enemy, but when that work is over he says, “Hands off, devil. These are my people.”

I believe Satan tried to convince Moses the Lord had forsaken Israel. After all, Moses had been so disgusted with the Israelites’ sin that he smashed the tablets containing the Ten Commandments — tablets that God had made by his own hand!

But Moses was able to refute the devil’s lie. Instead of condemning Israel, he warned the people they would backslide and turn to idols in the latter days, provoking God to anger. Sin would threaten their very existence and scatter them throughout the earth, but the Lord would never forsake them:

“But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them” (Deuteronomy 4:29-31).

Today we have an even surer word from God: “He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Hebrews 13:5-6). “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20).

Right now, no matter what you’re going through, Jesus has stated, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” God is with you always. If you continue to seek him, his presence is with you no matter what lies you hear, no matter what your circumstance. He enables you to stand face to face with all of hell’s demons and declare, “I don’t care what you say or how you try to make me feel. The Lord is with me!” “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).

Be fully persuaded that your high priest is touched by all your hurts — and that you have full access to his throne at all times.

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“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:14-16).

We have been invited into the throne room of the Potentate of the universe: “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do” (4:13). He knows everything you have been through, everything you’re going through now, and everything you face ahead. And he is waiting for you to come boldly to him.

You see, our Lord has experienced all we are going through, at all points. And he is empathetic, loving, full of mercy, desiring to help us in our time of need. You don’t have to explain anything to him. You can simply say, “Lord, you’ve been right where I am. You know exactly what I’m going through. I can’t put any of this into words. Please, help me.”

Is this your time of need? If so, do you know he is available to you at all times? You don’t have to go home to your secret closet to enter his throne room. No, God invites you to come into his presence anytime, anywhere, boldly and without reservation. And you can go in confidence that he will answer — and that he will always keep his Word.

But we are not to bring unbelief into his presence. As we come to the Lord, we are to “convince ourselves” and be “fully persuaded.” “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost” (Jude 20).

We live by promises — God’s promised Word to us — and not by what we see. If we are to be faithful to him, we cannot spend our time nursing doubts, listening to Satan or entertaining his deceptions. We are to recognize our enemy clearly. And we are to encourage ourselves daily in the Lord, especially in our difficult times. We are to deal with our unbelief, especially when we are weak and hurting. Even in our darkest moments we can whisper, “Devil, I will not put up with this. God’s Word is true. And he loves me. He will never forsake me, no matter what you tell me.”

Then we can say in the midst of every trial, “I will rejoice because I have a place to go in my time of need. I have a Source. And he is everything to me.” Amen!


How to Be Faithful to God? ›

We can grow in our faithfulness by having a personal relationship with Christ. If we are truly faithful to Him and obey His commands, this will be evident in our lives. My challenge to you is this: Think about the ways you show your faithfulness to God. Are there things that are getting in the way of your faithfulness?

How will I be faithful to God? ›

We can grow in our faithfulness by having a personal relationship with Christ. If we are truly faithful to Him and obey His commands, this will be evident in our lives. My challenge to you is this: Think about the ways you show your faithfulness to God. Are there things that are getting in the way of your faithfulness?

What does it mean to be faithful to God? ›

The faithfulness of God is demonstrated by sacrificing His one and only Son, Jesus, for those who come to Him. Even we don't value ourselves — He still values each and every living soul as worthy of being redeemed and set free from the power of sin.

How can I remain faithful to God and my calling? ›

How to Be Faithful to Your Calling
  1. 1) Remember what God called you to do. ...
  2. 2) Walk alongside others. ...
  3. 3) Take one step at a time. ...
  4. Reminder for the heart: Build for a time you cannot see by focusing on your eternal purpose.
Apr 16, 2020

How do you serve God with faithfulness? ›

7 ways to serve God
  1. Teaching. Every church needs teachers in every age group. ...
  2. Leading. Pastors and music leaders take the lead every Sunday, but those aren't the only ways to provide godly leadership. ...
  3. Outreach. You don't have to go overseas to reach others. ...
  4. Skills. ...
  5. Hospitality. ...
  6. Giving. ...
  7. Prayer.
Jan 27, 2023

How do you show faithfulness in everyday life? ›

Healthy and Safe Ways to Live Out Your Faith Each Day
  1. Participate in Virtual Mass Every Sunday. ...
  2. Begin Each Day with Morning Prayer or Meditation. ...
  3. Read Bible Verses During Regular Nature Walks. ...
  4. Participate in Small Group Bible Study Sessions. ...
  5. Participate in Socially Distant Volunteer Opportunities.
Jul 30, 2020

How can I be faithful in prayer? ›

Faithfulness in prayer means praying regularly and often. Our prayers should be saturated with praise and thanksgiving to the Father. It is a time to commune with Him by both talking and listening. There is no quicker way to experience a heart change than through prayer.

What are the characteristics of God's faithfulness? ›

His truthfulness, holiness, love, righteousness, and other attributes ensure His faithfulness. He is incapable of being otherwise. Paul wrote, “…God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand.

What is the difference between faith and faithful? ›

Faith is belief, assurance of God's word and all that he has done. Faithfulness is living in accord with that truth. In other words, faith leads to faithfulness. This is an important distinction to maintain in Christianity.

What is a faithful believer? ›

adjective. Someone who is faithful to a person, organization, idea, or activity remains firm in their belief in them or support for them.

How do I accept my calling from God? ›

  1. As you look at the steps, determine your starting point in the journey of discovering and living your calling. ...
  2. Allow yourself to envision a God-sized calling. ...
  3. Learn how to make good decisions within God's will for your life and gifts. ...
  4. Take prayerful action!

How do I walk in my calling from God? ›

How to Walk Worthy of Your Calling
  1. 1 – Be Humble. ...
  2. 2 – Be Gentle. ...
  3. 3 – Be Patient with Others. ...
  4. 4 – Live in Unity with Believers. ...
  5. 5 – Use Your God-Given Gifts Well. ...
  6. 6 – Work as For the Lord. ...
  7. 7 – Be Grateful at Every Point in Your Journey. ...
  8. 8 – Commit Everything You do to God.

What are acts of faithfulness? ›

Faithfulness often means putting others first and staying loyal and true to family, friends, and other loved ones. It means trusting that when we are faithful, we honor God and allow him to work in our lives. When we are faithful, our faithful God will take care of all our needs.

What is a biblical example of faithfulness? ›

Moses was faithful in God's entire house (Numbers 12:7 and Hebrews 3:2, 5). David was a faithful priest to God and a faithful son-in-law to King Saul, not that Saul appreciated it (1 Samuel 2:35 and 1 Samuel 22:14).

What can I do to please God? ›

Studying the Bible, meditating on it and praying about it are keys to gaining deeper understanding of His will. God's will for us goes beyond just knowing what He wants. It involves doing “every good work”—working at maturing spiritually and becoming more like God (Matthew 5:48).

What are examples of having faith in God? ›

For example, paying tithing, serving in the Church, or saving enough money to go to the temple all require faith. As we nourish our faith in Jesus Christ by obeying Him, studying His gospel, praying, fasting, attending our meetings, and serving in the Church, we will receive many wonderful blessings.

What does faithfulness feel like? ›

true to one's word, promises, vows, etc.; steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant.” On its own, faith means: “noun. Confidence or trust in a person or thing.” Basically, someone who feels faithful towards someone or something is gonna remain loyal and consistent, no matter what.

Where do the faithful face when praying? ›

The qibla is the direction Muslims face when praying toward the Ka'ba in Mecca. The qibla wall is the wall in a mosque that faces Mecca.

What is the goal of faithfulness? ›

The goal of faithfulness is not that we will do work for God, but that He will be free to do His work through us. God calls us to His service and places tremendous responsibilities on us. He expects no complaining on our part and offers no explanation on His part. God wants to use us as He used His own Son.

What are the different types of faithfulness? ›

Here are five characteristics of faithfulness that reflect who God is; loyal, trustworthy, steadfast in love, patient, and committed. When we begin to embrace these characteristics of faithfulness, we learn to be faithful to God, ourselves, and others because Jesus is consistently faithful to us.

What are the benefits of being faithful? ›

Here are five blessings that come through faithfulness:
  • Faithfulness Develops Faith. ...
  • Faithfulness Proves the Reality of God. ...
  • Faithfulness Builds Families and Relationships. ...
  • Faithfulness Gives a Clear Conscience. ...
  • Faithfulness Produces Fruit.

What is a faithful person? ›

: steadfast in affection or allegiance : loyal. a faithful friend. : firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty : conscientious. a faithful employee.

What does faithful mean in Scripture? ›

the fact or quality of being true to one's word or commitments, as to what one has pledged to do, professes to believe, etc.:In the Bible, the psalmist David reports God's faithfulness in keeping promises.

What is the root word of faithfulness? ›

Fidelity comes from the Latin root fides, which means faith, so fidelity is the state of being faithful. Marital fidelity is faithfulness to your spouse.

How does God reward faithfulness? ›

The response from God offered complete package of material blessing, fruits of the womb, protection, and even long life. These are the result of faithfulness.

Who is a faithful person in the Bible? ›

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Their Story: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, along with Daniel, were brave young men who stayed faithful to God no matter what the consequences while they were in exile in Babylon.

How do I know when God is answering me? ›

Through the scriptures, we are taught that God will always hear our prayers and will answer them if we address Him with faith and real intent. In our hearts we will feel the confirmation that He does hear us, a feeling of peace and calm. We can also feel that everything will be fine when we follow the Father's will.

How do you let God talk to you? ›

6 Tips on How to Hear from God
  1. Position yourself close to God. Samuel set his bed up in the temple, “where the ark of God was” (v. ...
  2. Find a place of regular service to God. In v. ...
  3. Listen for God's voice. ...
  4. When God calls, respond eagerly. ...
  5. When God speaks, obey Him. ...
  6. Read and study the Word of God.
Feb 15, 2016

How do I identify my calling? ›

How to find your calling
  1. Listen to your internal compass.
  2. Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone.
  3. Pay attention to your body and how you feel when trying new things.
  4. Try learning new things on your own.
  5. Take note of your dreams and things that seem like coincidences.
  6. Express yourself however feels right.
Jun 15, 2022

What would keep you faithful to God? ›

Endure the hardship that comes with sticking up for the truth of God's Word. Continue to preach the gospel and minister to others. You do your thing for the Lord - no matter what! Stick to the truth of the gospel, live out your faith, and remain loyal to God even in times of persecution.

How do I know my calling in the Lord? ›

God's most important call is simple: have faith in Jesus. God's call to follow Christ is at the root of every other calling. If you've said Yes to a life in Christ, then you've already done the important work. Answering God's primary call makes all other callings in God possible.

How do you walk with God truly? ›

5 Ways to Enrich Your Daily Walk With the Lord
  1. Start and End Every Day With God in Prayer. ...
  2. Know What Is and Isn't Important. ...
  3. Place Spiritual Boundaries in Your Life. ...
  4. Read and Meditate on Scripture. ...
  5. Remember You Are an Ambassador for Christ.
Feb 3, 2022

How does God contact you? ›

He also speaks to us through the glory of His creation. Additionally, He speaks to us through His Holy Spirit and through dreams, visions and our thoughts. Further, God will use events and circumstances to speak with us. More often than not, God uses the people He has placed in our lives to speak to us.

What is true faithfulness? ›

Faithfulness is the concept of unfailingly remaining loyal to someone or something, and putting that loyalty into consistent practice regardless of extenuating circumstances. It may be exhibited by a husband or wife who does not engage in sexual relationships outside of the marriage.

What does the Bible say about being faithful to God? ›

2 Timothy 2:13

If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.

What is God's faithfulness to us? ›

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. God's faithfulness means he will always forgive my sins. There is nothing I can do that will ever separate me from his love and grace for me.

Who is a faithful woman in the Bible? ›

Ruth became the mother of Obed, and the great-grandmother of King David. So like Rahab, the foreigner Ruth became part of the line of Jesus Christ Himself, because of her great loyalty, faithfulness, and love. Her Strengths: Ruth showed herself to be loyal to Naomi and trusting of God.

What is faithfulness to God and his word? ›

God is faithful to His promises.

He always does what He says and He always keeps the promises He has made in His Word. Not only will He not deny Himself, He cannot deny Himself. “If we are faithless He remains faithful. He cannot deny Himself” (2 Tim 2:13) – that's a promise.

What are the three things God wants us to do? ›

Instead, Micah listed out the three principles of what God asks of His people: to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with Him.

What kind of life pleases God? ›

But living a life that pleases God is not happenstance. It can come about only through a daily commitment. “No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.” (2 Tim. 2:4) This verse shares valuable insight on how to please God.

What are the elements of faithfulness? ›

Faithfulness has two elements to it: COMMITMENT and AVAILABILITY.

How will you show that you are a faithful member of the church? ›

Being a Steward of Creation: In addition to helping other people, taking care of God's creation at large is also part of being a faithful Christian. Cleaning up a local park or volunteering at an animal shelter are great ways to be a steward of God's creation.

How do you keep your faith strong? ›

Find prayers in the scripture and pray those on your own behalf. Praying will build your faith and help you to keep your eyes focused on the Lord, even in times of crisis. Meditation is powerful, especially for the Christian. Meditation is not some whimsical clearing of your mind.

What is the difference between faith and faithfulness? ›

What is the difference between faith and faithfulness? Faith is belief, assurance of God's word and all that he has done. Faithfulness is living in accord with that truth. In other words, faith leads to faithfulness.

How can we trust God and remain faithful to him during difficult times? ›

Because God loves you, you can show your trust in Him by talking about all your feelings and circumstances with Him — the good and hard — through prayer. Don't let your emotions rule your life; bring them to God so He can help you address them. He is not disappointed or frustrated by your struggles, doubts or pain.

What are examples of faithfulness? ›

Faithfulness often means putting others first and staying loyal and true to family, friends, and other loved ones. It means trusting that when we are faithful, we honor God and allow him to work in our lives. When we are faithful, our faithful God will take care of all our needs.

What is God's faithfulness like? ›

The faithfulness of God means God is unchanging in his nature, true to his Word, has promised salvation to his people, and will keep his promises forever. He is worthy of eternal trust no matter how unlikely his promises seem.


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2. How To Be Faithful To God - David Wilkerson
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4. What It Means to Say God is "Faithful" • Character of God Series (Episode 6)
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