The Faith Process
When I read the following statement in a letter I was given to look over and comment on, I realized that its author was somewhat confused as to how the faith process works: “By realizing Christ’s perfection and changing my believing about myself, I could begin to step out by faith and do things a shy person could not do.”
It is not our believing that enables us to be and do what God wants us to be and do. What we believe/what we attach ourselves to by faith is a supernatural spirit: Christ or Satan. When I trust Christ to be the Lord of my life He is free to be just that–the Spirit that expresses His Spirit self through my human, vessel self.
(According to your faith be it unto you.) To put it in a nutshell: I am never independently living my own life so I don’t have the power to be shy or not shy.
We now know that all independent stuff is Satan stuff. Therefore when I trust or believe in a “just me” to live my life I am giving in to Satan’s lie that I am independently operated. When I live from this independent viewpoint or belief, I give Satan the power and freedom to boss and direct my life. He can’t re-enter my spirit center after he has been ousted and replaced by the Holy Spirit at my new birth but he is within ear-shot and controls me from his now outer place.