Lessons from the Past are the signposts and defining moments that point to the Future. Just as each defining moment brought David into a deeper walk with God and added a deeper dimension to his faith, it will do the same for us. It is from faith to faith that we are led into the destiny that God has prepared for each one of us.
When we step out in faith and forcibly lay hold of what God has already apprehended for us, we are not only solidifying our faith, but we are adding to and capturing the measure of faith and vision that is already at work in our lives.
When Solomon lost sight of God's purpose, the things in his life became worthless and futile. As a result he became very dissatisfied and discontent with his life. We must look to God's purpose in all that we do. We must see the things that we do as God given tasks understanding that God wants us to work out His purpose in our lives no matter what it is we are involved in. This will keep you from chasing empty rainbows.
We are told in 2 Corinthians 13:5 to examine ourselves and see whether we are in the faith. What the apostle Paul is talking about is; are we walking the walk of faith of which we have been called to. In order for the faith of God to take root in our hearts in the right way it must be founded upon the path that God has established for our lives. If we are walking in a direction that is contrary to the will and purpose of God for our lives, our faith is useless. It will not produce the kind of results that God has intended for us.