What is faith, faith is having absolute confidence - anytime we demonstrate faith, we’re relying on something. When you sit in a chair, you’re relying on the chair to hold you up - you never question its integrity or ability to keep you from falling on the floor. When you pour a liquid into a cup I bet you don’t think twice about whether or not it will leak, or when you walk up stairs you never for once think you will fall through. Faith in God means we rely on the unseen and depend on this reliability without hesitation, with full confidence. We seem to give our absolute faith so freely to other things of less importance yet we hesitate when it comes to believing in ourselves, we hesitate and panic at the first sign of tribulations. Having faith means realizing that God has a greater plan and if we just allow that plan to unfold without our manipulation and constant battle to control, we will experience the greatness of the path that lies before us.
Genuine faith is relying on the unseen direction, God's direction. Most often we think we know better. We think we have a better plan or we want to always be in control - we want to use our logic and get to the answer in a way that satisfied our immediate needs and impatience, our confusion and discomfort, we want that which doesn't require risk. But God wants us to grow, so he takes us a different way. Often times the struggle seems impossible, the task may look terrifying, the situation heartbreaking, but with faith we know deep down that no matter what the experience – we are blessed and favored and there is no situation that we will not grow from.
The more we learn to nurture our faith the more we begin to allow God to do the good work for us, we let go of worry and replace that energy with trust. This gives us more time to focus on the things that really matter because we know deep in our hearts that we are always taken care of. ~Will “Story”
Will "Story" Rivera
May the words shared from my soul forever serve to Inspire yours.