The Real Test of Faith
How much faith to you really have in you and your ability to achieve your dream?
You may say “lots”, because you feel excited when you think about it.
Next question, “What actions have you taken today in the direction of your dream?”
That answer is your real test of faith. The real test of faith is in the action steps that you take toward your dream. You can have the feeling, but if you don’t match that feeling with concrete actions steps, then your faith does not really take you anywhere.
So often, people confuse faith for a feeling. Faith is a feeling but then that feeling gets grounded in the actions we take and in the way in which we take those actions.
When we have faith in our dreams, ourselves and in the Infinite power that is breathing us, we find ourselves thinking bold ideas and taking bold actions with a level of confidence that exudes success.
Napoleon Hill, the author of the classic work, “Think and Grow Rich” says it this way, “From the great storehouse of the ether, the human mind is constantly attracting vibrations that harmonize with that which dominates the mind. Any thought, idea, plan or purpose which one holds in one’s mind attracts, from the vibrations of the ether, a host of its relatives. It adds these ‘relatives’ to its own forces, and grows until it becomes the dominating motivating master of the individual in whose mind it has been housed.”
He also tells us, “Conduct yourself just as you would if you were ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MATERIAL THING WHICH YOU ARE DEMANDING when you call upon your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind will transmute into its physical equivalent, by the most direct and practical media available, any order given to it in a state of belief or faith that the order will be carried out.”
Spend time building your faith in you and your dream by mentally seeing yourself living the life that you love. Ask yourself, “How would the person living this dream conduct themselves?” Create an affirmation that you repeat to yourself no matter what the outside conditions may be saying to build your faith in you and your dream. Then pay attention to the ideas, opportunities and resources that come to you and act on them.
Have faith in you. Have faith in the Infinite. As you do, you will see your faith rewarded with the reality of a life you love living!
Here’s to living your dream!