25 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began 26 but now has been made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures has been made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith--27 to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen (Romans 16:25-27).
God happens to love faith projects. Some people are so practical, all they want to do is build and design, produce and develop. Others are so creative, all they want to do is explore and imagine, test and try. And God created us with those temperaments, yet He holds in His hands all the things we want to do. He kept a secret back from those with whom He had a covenant in the Olden Times. He kept that secret for us. That secret causes us to lay aside all our temperaments, all our desires, all our plans. That secret is that Christ is in us. He moved in the day we were born again, and through Him we know all things; we can do all things; we can be all things. The Bible is right in saying our righteousness is like filthy rags. Our thoughts, our dreams are shabby in comparison to the Son of the Living God who fills us with absolutely impossible desires and dreams, and yet because He is in us, WE CAN DO THEM!
22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. 23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin (Romans 14:22, 23).
Have you ever wanted something, and your conscience just gives you fits? You want it, and yet you condemn yourself for wanting it. It is the gift of faith that God gives us that accomplishes what we believe and say. Doubting our own faith projects causes them to fail, as well they should. From the beginning we should talk with the Lord about our faith projects and find out what He wants. He, after all, designed a certain specific destiny for each of us, and we must use our gifts for that destiny and make our faith grow to fulfill that destiny. If we refuse to grow in faith, then we will be weak in our trust in God.
The righteousness of faith uses words. It is words of faith that brings a thing into reality. We believe in our hearts, we trust, and with our mouths we speak words of faith. But first, we find out what God wants, and we put our faith in that!