Humans are insane.
I say that with the utmost amount of respect and love. But when you really think about us - the human condition - based on our actions, we're crazy.
We do the same things over and over again wanting different results. We have expectations for impossible things. We put faith in ourselves.
Have you ever gone to sit on a chair you thought would support your weight and it fell?
Or maybe you're a careful driver who got into a freak accident.
It leaves you with a sinking, almost betrayed feeling. The events might've even left you hurt, or worse.
It's the same feeling you have when you confide your deepest, darkest secrets to a friend that you trust, only to find they've told someone else. Though you've explicitly said not to, they betrayed your trust.
Think about how that made you feel.
Now think about how that affected you. Did these events stop you from sitting on chairs? Did that accident prevent you from driving your car again? Did you stop having friends?
If you're like most people, the answer is probably no.
You still go back with the belief that those things will never let you down again. You trust they'll do their job.
When it comes to people hurting us, it's always wise to do a quick faith check.
I believe there are two kinds of faith. There’s human faith that we’re born with that is childlike. You believe everything people say. You think they're always right and it's reassuring. This reassurance allows you to move in peace and joy. Even though you’ve been let down, you continue to move on in faith that next time it will be better. That’s natural faith.
Then there's supernatural faith.
Supernatural faith means having a faith in something that is bigger and stronger than ourselves and is able to handle our burdens.
There have been a few times in my life when I'd been let down. I'm not talking about the type of let down you feel when you sit on a broken chair. I'm talking about feeling crushed. Disheartened. Left alone in the cold and rain.
I know you’ve experienced something similar.
Things may not have gone the way you wanted them to go. When this happens I ask myself where I've been putting my faith.
Natural faith only goes so far before we find its flaws.
But supernatural faith is a faith in something you can't experience through your senses.
It's God - the One who can handle it all.
I really believe that sometimes we worry about things that we'll never be able to control. We spend time on possibilities and get overwhelmed when we realize we can’t do it on our own.
When you put your faith in people, you open yourself up to disappointment. When you put your faith in things, sometimes they break.
When you put your faith in God, you're giving up stress for peace, comfort and satisfaction. It's easier to go through life with less weight on your back.
It's easier to give up the things that you just can't carry. I want to live a life of fullness every single day.
I don’t know what you believe in or what you need to get you through your day, but have some faith. Supernatural faith outside of material or tangible things. Having faith is the first step.
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