5 Lies About Your Faith

5 Lies About Your Faith

Happy Faith Building First! Let the 1st of the month remind you to put your faith first.

Lie:

Faith is static.

Truth:

You can’t sit still. When you reach a point in your faith where you can say, “I believe” you didn’t reach an endpoint. You reached the beginning of a life-long journey of continuously developing your faith. Faith is not stationary; every day it is constantly changing. It is either growing or shrinking based on how much effort you are putting in. If you think you have “made it” and can relax now, you are wrong. You have to get on your feet and keep moving your faith forward.

 

Lie:

You can’t ask questions.

Truth:

Questions are how you learn and grow in your faith. Focus on the intention behind your questions. Your faith can grow when you ask questions with the intention of truly learning and improving your understanding and then study hard to find the answers. God is waiting for you to ask questions. He is also waiting for you to listen to the answers He guides you to find.

 

Lie:

You don’t understand one aspect of your faith, so your entire faith is shot.

Truth:

Faith is a process. The whole point of faith is to believe in something you hope and feel to be true. This poem from Another Storm demonstrates that it is okay if we don’t understand every part of our faith perfectly:

 

On The Subject Of Faith

Just because

An unsolvable

Math problem exists

Doesn’t mean

The entire subject

Of mathematics

Is Invalid

 

So just because there is something that we don’t understand, doesn’t mean that we should abandon what we believe in altogether. There will be things about our faith that don’t make sense, despite our best efforts to understand. Sometimes the biggest leap of faith we take is when we choose to keep believing even though we don’t fully understand every aspect.

 

Lie:

Your faith is better than someone else’s.

Truth:

There are unneeded comparisons from one religion to another. Unnecessary comparing also exists between members of the same religion. Your religion doesn’t give you entitlement. Your church is not better than the church down the street. People of the same religion often demonstrate their faith in different ways. You might study your bible more often than Person A. But Person A might perform more service for others than you do. You are not better than Person A. Person A is not better than you. Each person’s journey with faith is so individualized, there is no possible way to compare it to another’s unique journey.

 

Lie:

Faith can grow on its own.

Truth:

If you left your faith to grow on its own, it would shrivel up and die. Faith takes hard work. It is not easy. It takes conscious effort to keep doing the things you know will strengthen your faith. Where you put your best efforts, you will reap your greatest rewards. Do something today to strengthen your faith.

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