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"The beautiful thing about living your truth is that there is no right or wrong. It's your truth. How you express it is where the choice comes in to play."

 

 

GRATITUDE MONDAY WITH LESLIE BRISCOE

Faith vs. Hope
“Many Thanx” 

 

I’ve been thinking a lot of about hope and faith – both are wonderful qualities to possess and you hear them used hand in hand, but the more I live this life, I am realizing that having hope without faith = NOTHING. We don’t seem to have an issue “hoping” but we do seem to struggle with the “faith part. To clarify the differences read the definitions of each:

HOPE = a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen, an aspiration, wish, ambition, aim, goal or plan; a want for something or someone to happen

FAITH = when you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, FAITH is knowing one of two things will happen-there will be something to stand on or you will be taught how to fly

Let’s look at it another way – hope, while admirable, can be anxiety producing – you are waiting for “it” to come, to happen, to materialize. This often leaves us approaching life from a position of lack; scraping, pining and striving towards our goal. Waiting without control and living in our past or future. But then there is faith – faith is calm and comforting. It’s peaceful and safe and empowering. Faith allows us to “be” instead of “do”. Faith is knowing all is well – the confidence and assurance that God will bring all to pass, AND for our good!
It is both empowering and freeing to feel unattached to the outcome of our issues, our worries and concerns because we have the safety of faith. This doesn’t mean we don’t still create and work towards our collectives goals, work hard, pray and focus; but it does mean that we can release the need for control, lack of sleep, worry and anxiety because we have our faith – a deep sense of knowing that no matter what – He’s got us and everything in our lives is exactly as it is supposed to be. 

4 things to remember about our faith:
• Our faith must be tested
• Faith develops perseverance and patience
• You will use your gifts to the measure of your faith
• Your level of faith will determine the next assignment God gives you

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see”, Hebrews 11:1

Words of wisdom

–Leslie

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