Sunday, July 07, 2013

We walk by faith, not by sight

We walk by faith, not by sight (said in Bible). Jesus said that all we need is the faith of a mustard seed to move the mountains. Faith can be equated to belief. Belief in a vision. For that we need to see the picture clearly. Visualization is about that. Faith cannot be actualized without a clear cut vision. Blind faith won’t do. Faith of a clear cut future is also about persistence. No matter what the hurdles are, we must stick to our faith. In the belief that one day it will become true. And work towards the dream step by step. There may be times when we feel like giving up. These are the bad days. Gather all the courage that we have to face these days and aspire for the brighter ones.

Have you read that book ‘Illusions’ by Richard Bach. In it he mentions that we can walk over water or fly only if we decide to with all faith that we have. Maybe this is extremes, but still it cannot be ruled out. At least, metaphorically. When no one else believes in you and your vision, you have to struggle hard as these pressures also take their toll. Hold onto it, just a little while longer. And you will see sunlight breaking out of the rainy clouds. Just when you thought it was about to rain again, out comes the light. And your light will come. Just need to persist in the midst of difficulties. There’s nothing to be explained or proven to people. It is just the high of the vision coming true.

But mind you, the hunt is more important than the kill. So enjoy your journey while your faith gets wings. If you look at history, people have been working very hard to make their vision come true. They have persisted through bouts of challenges which can really drain one. Faith is not for the faint-hearted. From the beginning to the end, it requires non-faltered courage and determination. And you will come out with rosy colors for sure if you are to keep on to it. Thomas Edison blew some 2000 incandescent bulbs before stepping into a real bulb that gives light. And see how it has changed the world. Today we have electricity and all modern gizmos working because of these innovators persistence.

A lot of people will try to dissuade you in this process. Or if you stick by it, they may think that you are a little heady. Your response to them should be ‘Do not mistake my self confidence for cockiness’. So what are you waiting for? Dream big. Visualize it perfectly and then go for the kill. Stick on as much as it requires you to. And one day I’m sure you will realize your vision. The work that you put in will greatly determine the nature of the outcome. If you have any doubts, remember that Cause is greater than Effect. i.e. The cause (vision) is more important. Your effect may not be exactly as you have dreamed off. But one thing is for sure, your effect will one day come true. And that day will be the D-Day of your life. So work towards it.

All the Best,


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