I have been thinking about something that I would like to share with you. I have been thinking about faith. I have heard a definition of faith, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11 verse 1. What I do with my faith is up to me. In my experience, I have found that I don’t have the big picture.
I have been thinking about another application of faith, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8 verse 28. Thinking about this thought, I realize that I have several choices. I can either believe that ALL things are being worked together for my good or ALL things are not being worked together for my good, regardless of how they may look to me now.
Also, what I think needs to occur, for me to realize what I am hoping for; may not be ready to take place. The timing may be wrong, or something else may first need to take place for me to “grasp” the things that I hope for in my life. Through accepting these premises, that I do not have the big picture and that I do not know when things need to fall in place; I am able to step back and ask myself several questions.
By asking myself these questions, I renew my faith. By asking these questions, I renew my hope.
- What is the lesson?
- How can I benefit from what is occurring?
- How can I use what I am learning, from what is occurring; to be of service to others?
By asking these questions, I grow in faith. By asking these questions, I grow in hope. By asking these questions, I realize that more will be revealed to me in time.
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