“Some things have to be believed to be seen.” Madeleine L’Engle
This is what I needed to remind myself today but more to a friend who was struggling through a cloudy moment. We all start out with dreams, believing that there is something special about us, that we can make a difference in the world we live in.
So, every day when we wake up, we look up our vision board, we go through our list of goals for the day. And off we go to start another day, excited to bring the dreams to life. Day in day out we toil, we carefully follow the plan step by step. And at the end of the day, we have achieved some goals, maybe all the goals on our list and it’s a good day; we have the sense of accomplishment we so need.
But then one day the sun doesn’t shine as bright. The road ahead gets bumpy, there are diversions that we didn’t anticipate .There are stop signs; and sometimes it takes longer than we expect at the stop sign. The facts and data we have relied on over time don’t have the answers for us. And as a normal human reaction, some of us fight harder because we don’t trust that we have done enough.
For others doubt sets in and we start to question everything. Our fire starts to flicker, we are not as enthusiastic anymore to go after that dream. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” Suzy Kassem
Faith, I believe Is not only what gets us started but it’s also what keeps us going. It’s the space in between sowing your seeds and waiting for them to sprout. Its driving out in the night trusting even though your headlights do not light up your whole way.
It’s not just a Christian thing, it’s not religion, it’s a decision we make every day. And when you have a dream and what keeps you going is the vision of how it all turns out. When you have put the seeds in the ground, watered them and done all the work you need to. Faith, is what you and I need. Sometimes to get to where we are going, trusting in our dreams more than our fears is what we need.
“Faith is taking the first step, even when you can’t see the whole staircase” Martin Luther King Jr. Faith is at the core of who we are. Faith gives meaning to life. Faith is what keeps you investing even when you can’t see the returns yet. So, whenever you find yourself doubting remember how far you have come.
Remember everything you have faced, everything you have overcome. You might not be where you want to be, but neither are you where you use to be. And each of the times you have had some success in your life you did not have to manipulate everything to your favor. There is more at work in the universe than just our efforts. So, its ok to let go sometimes and just have faith that things will work out.
“On the long journey of human life…Faith is the best of companions.” Buddha
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