“For we walk by faith, not by sight” — 2nd Corinthians 5:7
“Faith” is the second principle — read on to understand more clearly how the principle of faith works!
Though you’ve read my reflections on the subject of faith often in this column, please understand what I’ve learned. It helped me in my thinking process, and it will help you too. During the 20 years of research compiled by author Napoleon Hill, who traveled across America interviewing successful leaders and couldn’t emphasize enough the need for faith, he was able to define this principle in a way no one ever has!
In his book, “Think and Grow Rich,” Hill reminds us how he had absolute faith that his own son, born without ears, would indeed hear someday, and though it was many years later, it worked. Mr. Hill’s son did hear, even though he was born without any ears.
Scripture says, “My peace I give you.” Peace is mentioned 429 times in the Holy Bible. When you worry about tomorrow, you’re not operating in faith, and you won’t have peace.
Faith begins in our mind, and can grow when we repeat instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of speaking what you see yourself already having, until your mind believes it. Then you will see it, through the help of God!
Faith, followed by definite plans for procuring that which you desire, is what it takes to make things happen!
Those without faith are very much like the mice in the story “Who Moved My Cheese.” (Pick up a copy.) When one mouse realized all of his cheese was gone, he went into shock and was determined to find out why. Do you hem and haw, feel paralyzed, spend much too much time trying to understand what happened to you (ex. losing a job)? Do you say, “Why me?” Or might you say, “But I was doing so well, now this!”
The other mouse in “Who Moved My Cheese” began to run really quickly when he made the discovery that all of his cheese was gone. He did not waste one moment. Very quickly, he got busy and made attempts to find his way again, going in new, uncharted territory. He looked in the dark, went up and down alley ways unfamiliar! It worked.
First, he found a small amount of cheese, just enough to keep himself alive and working. He continued to work, and more cheese was found, until one day, the busy and active mouse had doubled his supply.
In the book of Job, the 46th chapter, the scripture tells us how Brother Job’s story of patience and faith doubled his wealth. A very wealthy man already, Job lost everything he had, thousands of cattle, thousands of acres of land; his health, even until most of the flesh had fallen from his bones. In fact, his wife said, “why don’t you curse God and die?”
Brother Job said “Naked I come into the world and naked shall I return. All the days of my appointed time, will I wait until my change come.”
In the end, God rewarded Brother Job for keeping his faith no matter what happened. He got his health back, and his wealth doubled. What a mighty God we serve.
Hebrews 11:1 states “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and it is the evidence of things not seen.” Believing, even when you see absolutely no signs!
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