At some point in your journey you are going to find yourself at a precipice, Â where your only choices are to turn back or continue forward armed only with a level of faith that is so blind it makes you uncomfortable and worrisome.
Running on faith alone can feel like running on fumes, even to those with highly developed confidence in God. It’s different when you don’t know. When you can’t see the other side. When so many worries and doubts tell you to turn back.
Let me help you understand what you are doing.
First off, your faith is not blind. Look back at your life and see all the little miracles. See all the coincidences and weird events that led you to where you are now. See all the little ways that something beyond your comprehension seemed to help you become better; to lead you to where you needed to be, to help you do what you thought was impossible.
This is the same force you invoke now as you hurdle towards your dreams.
You are having faith that there is magic left in the world; that this magic is available to those who have choosen to pull themselves together and charge ahead to the greatest desires of their heart.
You are having faith in the notion that redemption and reinvention is not only possible, but one of the most sacred activities a man or women can undertake. You are having faith that some mechanism in the universe rewards (does not punish) such acts.
You are having faith that your dream was given to you for a reason; that you were not meant to see it only after you had failed it. That God wants you to pass this test, to achieve this dream of yours.
You may feel that you have already failed your dream. That it’s too late. That you have no chance. No choice but to spend the rest of your life watching what you could have had and dying every time you see it. A life of misery, regret, and irony.
This is not how dreams work. Dreams work like true love. They are forever waiting on you to embrace them. Show me a man and a woman that have denied their love for 40 years and finally embrace it and I will show you a man that has finnally acted on a dream only to find that it was waiting on him all along.
These are the things you bet on when you take a gamble of faith.
You will hear so many people — the voices of the wold — tell you that you are being foolish; that you have no chance; that it’s too late.
Tell me, dear conflicted reader, what does that voice in your head say? Does it say to stop? Does it say to give up? Does it say that you’ve already lost? Does it say you’re bieng foolish? Â That is not the voice of the spirit. That is the voice of the world and convention. That is the voice you’ve invented yourself.
The voice of the spirit, the voice of your heart says “Keep going. Keep going because you have no idea what’s in store. Keep going and I will make your wildest dreams come true. Do not be afraid. You have already won this battle. You cannot see it yet, but you will.”
That is the gamble of faith: to keep going, even when every logical bone in your body sees nothing but failure and pain ahead. You keep going, because the heart sees something else.