If your faith is moving you to get a car, then please do. Especially if you’re putting your trust in God for even the funds to buy the car.
Believe me, the advice that person gave you is a good advice. But just because it’s good doesn’t mean it’s faith. Many Christians have taken good advices that eventually hindered their faith. Imagine that Jesus had listened to the good advice of his disciples when he asked them to feed the five thousand people, that record of faith would have never been captured in the Bible.
Logic and faith don’t mix together. Logically speaking, it’s more sensible to consider options that secures your future first. But as Christians, we live by faith, and faith is all the security we need. People who live by logic consider facts and statistics, we who live by faith considers God’s might.
It is said that lands would always be assets, while cars are liabilities – yet I sold my first car for a much higher price after two years of use. Asides that, I’ve seen several occasions where faith outshined facts.
The people of the world prepare for rainy days, that’s why a natural man would advice you to build a house before you buy a car. You didn’t have the money to buy neither the car or the house, yet he’s advicing you to buy a land first. That mindset has caused unexpected stagnation in the lives of many Christians. They kept trusting God for a land in fear, when they could have easily flowed with the initial faith to buy a car.
When it comes to faith, be sensitive enough to flow with where your heart is leading. The moment you consider facts or logic, fear would be introduced without knowing. And while you’d think it’s still faith you’re having, it’s only a matter of years before you realize that your faith for a land has been out of fear of not having your own house.
If you come from a family like mine where certain possibilities are scarce, not necessarily because a demon is oppressing the family, but because we were trained to make moves based on our means. That’s really not bad, except that they never taught us that faith is also a means. I remember when I was ready to get married, the list my in-laws gave us was equivalent to the money I had in my account. I remember how my dad reacted when I told him about it, “So you’re not financially ready, yet you went for introduction”. Anybody would get discouraged at that point, but not me, I had a currency my dad wasn’t aware of, I had faith. I simply told them to let their hearts not be troubled, and that they should call me whenever anything was needed.
Although I didn’t have the money, but I had faith, and God is too faithful to fail. Weeks later, I got gloriously married with faith. It was as though the king’s son got married. What am I even talking about, the king’s son actually got married. Afterall, my heavenly Father is the King of kings. But imagine if I had to wait till I had enough money.
Another instance would be how people keep relocating to another country, only because they fear that the economy of this nation would become worse. It’s simple logic to relocate to another country when yours is failing you. Secure your future, right?
Don’t get me wrong, even in the bible, Abraham applied logic when there was famine in his land, he simply relocated to Egypt. But think about it, Isaac was going to do the same thing when the famine came, but God specifically told him not to go down to Egypt. We’re told that Isaac sowed in that land and reaped an hundredfold the same year, despite the famine. That simply means I can prosper in my nation, despite the difficult economy. I just have to live by faith, not by facts
So I ask, what should we really secure, our faith in God, or our future? In the kingdom, we don’t prepare for rainy days, we live by faith, and faith controls the rain.
Ofcourse these logical reasonings work, but I’ve also heard stories of people who got neither the car nor the land after many years. They suddenly had faith to own a car, but a logical man gave an advice that hindered their faith. A logical advice would always be a hindrance to faith.
They gave Jesus a logical advice to let the five thousand people go when he told them to feed them. But thank God Jesus didn’t allow their logic to hinder his faith. Jesus didn’t even have a house before he acquired a donkey.
As I conclude, in the economy of the kingdom, faith is a currency for exchange. So follow where your faith leads without considering logic. If your faith is telling you to turn water into wine, don’t bother going through the process of fermentation. It may take you years to finally get wine. If your faith is moving you to buy a car, don’t bother trying to buy a land first, it may cost you years before you eventually get one, or you may never even get it. Personally, my heart enlarged to buy a house after I bought a car. The moment I bought a car, I knew I could by a house. And believe me, this had nothing to do with what I had or have in my account. That’s just how faith works. Faith is daring, the more you dare and conquer things, the more you’d want to dare even greater things. That’s why David could dare Goliath, he had dared and conquered wild beasts before.
Here’s a word of caution though, Christians are disciplined spenders. Just because we live by faith doesn’t mean we shouldn’t place priority on how we use our resources. If God has blessed you financially, seek advise on the appropriate way to invest it. God hates waste, and He won’t hesitate to withdraw resources from wasters. The focus of this teaching is for those who want to trade faith as a currency, not those who already have funds to build a life.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!