There are some times when your reality won’t fit inside of your faith. Times when what you hope for doesn’t fit inside your experiences.
This my friend, is why faith and reality are often incompatible. They are both true. Idly co-existing. Waiting for a decision to be made.
They are both real. They just exist under different conditions.
Neither is evil. They just are.
I have personally struggled with both.
I am personally struggling with both
Here’s the gem that most people forget to teach you; believing is exhausting.
That’s not a bad thing. It’s a reality of faith. Reality accepts circumstances as they are. Therefore, it is passive. It requires absolutely no cognitive power to create. Hope, however, requires energy. It requires effort on your part to include your mind, reasoning,
Makes sense why “without faith, it’s impossible to please God.”
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)
What human, let alone God, is inspired by immobility? Whose favorite football team is one that doesn’t hustle? Who’s
A Template To Believe
I get it. Faith is expensive. It costs time. It costs disappointments. It costs pride. It’s even sometimes embarrassing. But when I consider the options, reality rarely pays anything and faith gives profits.
If you want to give faith a try, but don’t know how to articulate it, here’s a template. Try saying this out loud.
“The reality is [insert problem, difficulty, etc.], but I’d rather believe that [insert positive outcome]”A Template to Believe by Marcus Battle
What are your challenges with choosing faith over reality?