It has been a long time.. But here is my new post. Hopefully this is something that I will continue to follow up with. You'll have to excuse my writing. I have a lot to say, and I am passionate about the words I want to express, but sometimes a million thoughts can crash together and my words can be a little jumbled. So we will see where this goes. :)
Faith means believing in things that can't be seen, right? I mean when
you really think about it, it is a scary thing. When you put your faith
in something, you are sticking up for something that cannot stand by
logic alone. You're trusting in something deeper than merely what the
eye can see. When you have faith in something, you are ultimately
promising that 'thing' that you will stand by it, even when it seems
like there is no way of success.
So what about faith in
God? What can we say about that? We'll first and foremost, we can say
that faith in the world we live in now is a really powerful thing. There
are so many dark and scary things present, and there are so many people
that will tell you that having faith in God is a waste of time. That it
is something that will leave you hoping, and constantly blinded from
the world around you.
The way that I see it is this:
You can wake up and see the dark world around you, and you can be
consumed by it. You can give it your heart, and you can let the world
control it. It will constantly remind you of your failures, and the
mistakes you have made. You will have to earn the 'love' that every
human wants. And every day you will wake up wishing for something more.
In a world without faith and grace, there is not a lot of joy. But what
if that was not the choice we made? What if we woke up and searched for
our purpose in that day? It's another day that someone out there needs
to be reminded that they are loved, that they are beautiful and that
they are valuable. We could spend our lives looking at all the bad
things that are happening or have happened, or we could choose joy. We
could choose to live for a greater purpose than ourselves. I think that
the moment we choose to live for something bigger than ourselves, we
find a different sense of joy. A joy that gives us hope that there's a
little more to life than waking up to a sorrow-filled world everyday.
You have a purpose, and if you're willing, you better believe God is going to use you.
Seek him, and He will lead you.