I hope today’s message finds you having a great day. I was thinking about you today, and I really wanted to share something with you that is very near and dear to my heart.
When I tell you what it is, depending on your background and your beliefs, you may have a different kind of reaction. You may get defensive and decide not to read the rest of this post. But I want to assure you that it’s not at all what you think it is…
There is a lot of confusion and skepticism about the topic of faith. Generally, faith is seen as some kind of religious thing, but the truth is that it is as simple as having confidence or trust in something. And we were all born with the gift of faith. Yes, you were born with the gift of faith!
Don’t believe me?
Faith is what caused you to put cookies and milk underneath the Christmas tree on December 24th. You believed wholeheartedly in this man from the North Pole who knew whether you were naughty or nice and knew that you wanted a skateboard or a doll or a bike or a puppy. It even caused you to change your behavior for the entire month of December – you didn’t pull your sister’s pigtails or trip your brother when he came running around the corner.
You believed that Santa Claus was riding in a sleigh with a red-nosed reindeer leading the way. You believed this giant man with his giant bag of toys was going to come down your chimney and leave gifts for you. You never even stopped to consider the fact that you didn’t have a chimney. And even if you did, there’s no way a 300 pound man could fit through that little chimney! That was faith!
It’s what caused you to believe you could do anything, be anyone, and go anywhere. It’s what made you believe that your wildest dreams could and would come true.
Unleash your full potential and watch your dreams come true!
Inside of you, there is potential for success that is greater than anything you’ve ever imagined. But there are some things in life that may cause you to overlook that potential and settle for mediocrity. But you were designed for success! It is time to realize your full potential and make your dreams happen. Here’s how.
Faith is not based on proof, and it needs no evidence. Faith actually changes your behavior and it sets you up for success. And believe it or not, it is impossible to succeed without faith.
Unfortunately, most people trade in that gift of faith for security. Instead of believing they can do anything, and working towards their goals in faith, they settle for what is small and easily attainable. Instead of pushing the limits and going further than they ever thought possible, they play it safe, choosing not to get their hopes up in order to somehow diminish their chances of disappointment.
So whether you have lost your gift of faith, or you are one of the few who has held onto it and strengthened it throughout your life, there are two things you need to understand about faith in order to get it working in your favor:
- Faith is a choice. You must choose belief over doubt. Choose action over procrastination. You have to say no to excuses, no to fear, and no to procrastination. You must weigh your fear with your future – which one weighs more? Which one is more important to you?
- Faith requires action. When you made a decision and follow it with action, you will succeed. When you truly have faith, you carry yourself in a way that shows that you have faith. You don’t sit and wait for proof, because faith needs no evidence. You work your warm market, call your leads, do presentations, work hard at your job, and give 100% in everything you do, knowing that you will see results. You have faith that when you consistently follow directions, you will succeed.
In order for your faith to grow, you must nourish it. You may have heard before that what you feed will flourish, and what you neglect will die. It is so true!
So today, I want you to focus on things that build your faith. In fact, it is a good idea to work that into your daily routine.
Celebrate your accomplishments and your victories. Whether they are big or small, they will build your faith! Write them down and keep track of them. In the times when you are down or when you just need that extra push, this will serve as a reminder that you are making improvements and what you’re doing is working.
Also feed yourself testimonials. That’s what I do on a daily basis, and I encourage all of my clients to do the same. Other people’s success will spur you on and encourage you. It will remind you that if they can do it, so can you. This not only builds faith in yourself, but also your faith in what you’re doing, whether it’s a building a business, working towards a promotion in your career, or raising a family.
I am obviously a big believer in building my faith and yours. I look for ways that I can feed my faith, because I know that what I focus on is what I will get more of. I’ve seen this one simple strategy work in amazing ways in my own life, and I know it will work the same for you.
I can’t wait to hear your stories of how you like to feed your faith. What encourages and inspires you? What deepens your belief in yourself, your business, your career, or your family? Please share your thoughts at the bottom of this page. As you share your comments, you will be helping to build your own faith and those who read what you write there.
And the reality is, every person you and I know could use a faith booster. There are so many hopeless people in this world today, and we can make a huge difference in their lives by simply forwarding this message to them. So won’t you join me in impacting a few lives today?
Other than that, I really hope you have an amazing day today. I believe in you, and I am so thankful for you. You inspire me and you build my faith every day. Thank you for joining me here every day! And until next time, God bless!
In great faith,