Finding Spirituality | The Special Place of Faith
Finding spirituality in Faith merged with purpose constitutes the motive-power of life; there is nothing that a strong faith and an unflinching purpose may not accomplish. By the daily exercise of silent faith, the thought-forces are gathered together, and by the daily strengthening of silent purpose, those forces are directed towards the object of accomplishment.
It is only by the power of faith that every enduring work is accomplished; faith is the supreme virtue. Faith in your work, and in your power to accomplish that work is the rock upon which you must build, if you would achieve. By the power of such faith, the dark waters of uncertainty is divided, every mountain of difficultly crumbles away, and the believing soul passes on unharmed. Whether you are hurled into the depth of sorrow, or lifted upon the heights of joy, ever retain your hold upon this faith. If you will become possessed of this faith, you will not need to trouble about your success or failure, and success will come to you. You will not need to become anxious about results but will work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results. And they will say about you “oh how fortunate you are, you only have to wish for a thing, and it comes to you!” Finding spirituality
No matter how much selflessness one exhibits in the things of God, without faith God is not pleased. And faith without work is incomplete. In other words, without work we cannot lay any claims to faith. If we believe God for a business of our own for instance, that is good; if we are hoping to start that business shortly, that is great; but these do not constitute faith. Faith is when we take the bold step of actually bringing the business from the dream world to the material world; that is starting the business in the belief that we will attain the business objective. Finding spirituality
Another thing to note about faith is that it relates to a purpose. Around what purpose if your faith built? You cannot have faith in God just for the sake of having faith. Your faith must be connected with the attainment of some definite purpose, or a promise of God. Your Definite Chief Aim, as read by you at least once daily, is saying to God, ‘this is what I desire to accomplish in life. I am believing You will help me attain it’. Now, if you did not have this personal vision, a promise or word from God, a business, or some spiritual aspirations that you are believing God to help you attain, then around what is your faith anchored?
Finally, the fact that you have expressed faith in God’s ability to help you through to your vision should not translate to expecting God to carry you ‘on His back’ to that destination. That would be depriving you of the real essence (the virtues that you pick along the way to reaching your goal) of the ‘journey’. Having already made available all that you need to be whatever you desire to be, and having planted a sound mind inside of you to connect you with the unlimited universal resources, it is the position that you manage to stretch yourself to that God will help you sustain.
One might be able to come into success by accident, without consciously going through the steps to success. But it is practically impossible for anyone to succeed in anything without exhibiting faith to back up that ‘creative-thought’. The force of faith is so powerful that it can literarily melt obstacles off its way to attain its objective. Even those things that are exclusive to Divinity may be accessed also by faith. Put differently, faith demonstrated deep enough could be counted onto one as righteousness.