Today we’re wrapping up this month’s look at faith. Have you lived this month on faith? We live on faith so much more often than we really think. We have faith every time we get into our cars and drive that someone else won’t hit us. We have faith every time we get into a building or skyscraper that it was constructed to code and with strong materials. We have faith every time we go to a restaurant or the food store that the food we get will be safe to eat. We have faith in our technologies that they will protect us when we go online and that the technologies will connect us to the people we want to connect with. We have faith in the people who live around us that they’re not going to do something crazy and dangerous that could potentially harm us or our friends and families. And ultimately we have faith that we will wake up again tomorrow.
Faith is something we have in today and in tomorrow and the days beyond tomorrow. Faith is something we have in ourselves and the people we live in this world with. When we don’t have faith in today, tomorrow, ourselves and others life becomes more challenging than it should be. Sometimes we’re given reasons to doubt or have crisis of faith, but when we make that our life habit or practice we’re not only miserable but also missing out on many parts of life.
Faith isn’t a drive-thru meal, it’s something that may take time to create and it’s something that endures. If you have faith as part of your life you must be patient and willing to work on developing the relationships and putting in the effort that it takes to really build a great life, because you believe there is a great life out there for you (and for others). You aren’t blind to the challenges of today, but neither do you discount the miracles that tomorrow may have.
Do you need to strengthen your faith? You don’t have to do it all at once, choose that you will have more faith and take it a step, place, person and/or day at a time.
“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.” Ralph Marston