Faith Chronicles, Day 17

In case I haven’t mentioned it, a life fulfilled is not solely based on faith. Faith makes it less stressful, more enjoyable, more peaceful. But only partnered with action and perseverance can faith carry you through life. Otherwise, faith is blind, faith is juvenile, faith is entitled.

One of the qualities I admire most about people is perseverance. And I’m not talking about the kind of perseverance where you gradually improve. I’m talking about the kind of perseverance found when life and challenges knock you down and you get right back up again. And back up again. And once more. I’ve always wondered what it was that gave people the drive to persevere, especially in difficult times. It could be an array of reasons but hidden within each of those reasons is faith.

Wanting something in your life, whatever it may be, takes vision. It takes work. It takes faith. It takes perseverance. The more you want it, the harder you should go for it. But we often knock ourselves down. We come up with a thousand different reasons why we can’t go for it. There’s no time, it’s a dumb dream, I can’t do it, people will judge me. We give up before we even try. Faith is trying even if you may fail. Because you might not. Faith is trying again. And again. Faith is having your eye on the prize and your heart in the vision. Faith is knowing that you may go for it only to realize that it’s not actually what you wanted. And that’s okay too. Faith is knowing that you won’t know unless you go forward.

What is it that you want? What is stopping you? Can you perhaps hold onto faith for a bit and begin the journey?

*Btw, what you want does not have to be grand.

We’ve been given some time and space. Use it.

Love you all!

Rabbi Gabi