posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 03:40 PM
reply to post by Anundeniabletruth
I used to get bullied allot in grade school. In fact all through out it. It wasnt until I had faith in myself that I stood up to the bullies. I got my
ass kicked allot. BUT I kept coming back. Eventually my faith in myself proved to be the determining factor. It cost them a bloody nose, or a bruise
every time they messed with me. They ended up not thinking it worth it to bully me. In the end my faith paid off. If I didnt have it, I would have
waited for an eternity until something changed. My faith made me MAKE the change. It wasnt perfect, but It kept me going.
Often times people commit the error of having faith in hope. You WISH for things to change and think that you are empowering yourself by just your
will for change. That is not it really. Faith is the acceptance of loss and failure as being part of the journey and the unacceptance of them as the
destination. Hope is seeing failure and thinking you didnt hope enough.
Like those ultra Christians that think you need MORE or a high amount of "faith" to handle snakes so they wont bite you. They are in fact just hoping
the snakes dont bite. They may have confidence in their wishful thinking, but it is still wishful thinking.
Faith is not random. It is not chance. If you at any point are waiting for an outcome, you are still HOPING for that outcome. No matter how convinced
and confident you are that it will come.
If you are willing to try no matter what failures may come, you are then acting in faith. Faith can make you have the courage to learn to handle
snakes by having faith in yourself to learn it properly ("I can do this"). Hope would make you think some magical power is making you so
good.....("god is allowing me to do this")
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