31-Day Spiritual Guide: Day 7 – Faith

Faith is today’s spiritual principal. My favorite acronym for faith is Fully Anticipating It To Happen. At the end of my rope, when I had forsaken faith in anything but myself and the breath in my body, I could not have imagined how faith would transform my life so dramatically. I felt at that point that everything I had ever put faith in had failed me, but that was such a self-centered viewpoint. Lost, without hope, and clinging to life by a thread I started to notice that the people around me who were clean and sober were happy about being clean and sober. I couldn’t even imagine what that would be like. So I started questioning why they were able to live this sober life with joy and peace while I was feeling like I would implode at any second. The answer was simple: they had found something that was working for them, they had faith in the process, and they were getting the results that were promised to them. Little by little my faith in this process/program started to grow, my faith in something other than myself started to grow, and I bought in. I finally had found something I could put my faith in and that in itself was an incredible experience. But, having faith in something is only a part of the equation. For example, I have faith that a microwave can heat up a frozen burrito. However, if I do not take the action to get the burrito out of the freezer, open it up, put it in the microwave, and turn the microwave on, the chances of me getting that burrito are not very good. So, faith alone gives me nothing, but faith with the corresponding action gets results. I hope everyone has a great weekend, God bless!

“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.” – Corrie ten Boom