A Challenge of Faith
Faith is not about giving up; it’s about letting go. To me, there’s a difference. Giving up means accepting defeat, feeling all is lost. Letting go means acknowledging that there is a power out there more capable of handling whatever is afflicting your spirit. Faith is about refusing to succumb to the pressures of life; instead, you release those pressures, moving forward with an assuredness of success, knowing that even when you seem to fail, an ultimate good or opportunity shall be achieved. I’ve come to understand that faith is not something static, impenetrable to development. On the contrary, unless you are actively seeking to strengthen your faith, you are stagnant in your spiritual walk. And being stagnant is dangerous, deadly even.
The fearful heart is a faithless one. Faith is about courage, even when courage seems foolish. When a baby first learns to walk, his steps are wobbly and unsure. He even falls, sometimes over and over again, yet he still rises to step out again. He doesn’t concern himself with whether or not the floor will be able to sustain his weight, nor does he wonder about what the steps taken today will guarantee for him tomorrow. If he did, maybe he never would learn to walk. He merely steps out there courageously, for there is liberation in faith. Being unable to walk necessarily keeps a child totally dependent upon an adult. Being able to walk, though, garners him a certain degree of freedom, and with each metaphorical step he takes through life, that child becomes more and more free.
I challenge you all to change your outlook about something you’ve given up on this week. I challenge you to have courage when all you’ve felt is fear. I challenge you to free yourself faithfully.
- Today I Will Have The Courage… (shareyourlovestory.com)