Thursday, July 15, 2010


A new friend sent me an email this morning about faith. And it was very reassuring. I’m sure he knew it was something I needed to hear from someone other than who I normally listen to in my life.

You see, so many times I second guess things that I shouldn’t. It’s a habit that I am trying to free myself of, but it’s difficult. I know it’s something that most people grapple with on a daily basis, but it often takes a conscious effort on my part to be aware of and take action of these moments in my life. Too often I ignore my call to have faith and that is usually when I become down and get in my “funk” as I like to call it.

I have to continually ask myself, if I knew everything about tomorrow would it change how I lived today?

No, I don’t think it would.

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

I love this! Somehow I need to keep that stored in my brain and bring it out whenever I start to second guess things, which, if I were being honest with you, would pretty much be 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I’ve learned the hard way that I block my dreams when I allow my fear to get bigger than my faith.

As I grow older, it seems to become more and more difficult to have faith because so much has happened and I have seen too many things and been hurt too many times. But, even though I struggle with faith, I need to remember that I may not go where I want to go but that I will always end up where I should be.

I know the old saying “God will only give me what I can handle” is true, but dang it…why does He trust me so much?

So here is to me…taking the first step to faith even though I don’t see the whole road in front of me. No more sitting back and hoping. No more wishing. No more trying to believe regardless of the evidence. From now on, I can promise you, my faith will be a daring faith that is not afraid of the future, and most importantly, not afraid of the consequences!


  1. Good for you!! Not an easy thing to do, and it's so much easier to slide into the "funk". So for today, every time you climb stairs, think about whether you would still climb those stairs if you couldn't see the top; if you didn't know with undying certainty where you'd end up. Of course you would, because you've been told that's the best path to get there.
    Have a strong day, Julie!

  2. That's great. You have to take it one day at a time. Having faith is less about what you can do and more about what you believe God can do.



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