Walking By Faith
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Walking By Faith

One night I was walking alone in the alley, dark. It was a long, straight path and all I could clearly see is the end. No obstruction. Made me think how is it walking by faith? Oh yeah, I challenged myself, since nobody was there. I took a deep breath and closed my eyes, then continue walking.

Walking with eyes closed

My imagination started to work. I was certain that there were no obstacles in front of me. All the more I am certain that I could reach the end of the alley even with my eyes closed. At first I was walking fast. Suddenly my normal pacing becomes slower. Then slower and putting hands forward to ward off the things that might hit my head. This really made me feel uncertain. I could not continue walking fast. My vision shows that I am going straight. But my feeling was telling me differently. Wanted me to walk normal but each time I step forward, there was something that is holding me back. I thought I reached certain point along but that feeling of uncertainty cast doubt if I really reached that point. The worst thing is that I felt I could bump into something or even thought of walking sidewards. I could not go on. Then I just opened my eyes, to see how far I have reached, it was a failure!

What is it really to walk by faith?

Halfway, I gave another try. Looked towards the end of the road. Closed my eyes and walked. I thought I could walk fast and certain, but the same kind of feeling occurs every time I do that. Overcomes by feeling of uncertainty, I failed the second time. This was my exercise every time I walk home, I wanted to test if I can overcome that feeling. Though certain about what is ahead of me. I could not walk straight and fast.

I did on purpose to really understand what it means to walk by faith and not by sight. We can dig deeper by asking what is walking by faith, in whom, and by what destination?

Walking by Faith

Faith is belief that is not based on proof. This is something that is not tangible but you strongly believe. We place our trust and confidence in that belief.

In Whom?

Another definition to look at is obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise or engagement. We can establish that faith to a person who made a promise. It's a two-way relationship and it will start on someone who made that assurance. Then we respond.

By what Destination?

What I mean is the outcome or a reward once we have reached that point. Like my experience, I want to reach the end of the road because I believe that it is a straight path clear of any obstruction. My faith is established therefore I want to reach that place with my eyes closed. If I reached the end I have tested my faith, and I have learned the best Lesson about Life, a life walking by Faith and not by Sight! Walking by Faith is not an easy exercise, many people will say they have faith, but when tested, more often they fail, because they fall short of what lies ahead and missed the very promise of the person we ought to believe so that our faith shall be established. No matter how you look for an answer, still there is someone ultimate and Almighty who has promised our eternal destination, if only you can trust what He promised, you can walk by Faith in Him, and we will have a sure hope of our eternal destination.

Conclusion

How to overcome Our fear and loose sight? it is a constant exercise of what we believe in, it is not faith if we don't take that step...with eyes close. Even though I know that I am walking fast and straight, having my eyes close Prevented me from walking the same pace. I kept on doing that until I can walk even farther. It is a constant exercise that you will learn how to walk with eyes closed.

The same way we establish our faith. The faith we exercise daily will establish our hearts and believe in the one who gave a clear promise of eternal destiny. This will go hand in hand in what and in whom we believe. This will always give us that assurance, no matter what, we will be able to walk by Faith in Him who will direct us to the right destiny!

To whom do you put your confidence and trust?


Street Talk

Leonardo, very good article, faith is the starting point of success. Thanks for the insight. Cheers!

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  about 6 years ago
  

Thanks Andrew! I do appreciate your comment. The right kind of Faith is the key to having a successful living. It will strengthen your inner being and build your character so that every aspect of life that you encounter will be guided with Godly principle written in His word. He demonstrated his love towards us and in turn we respond so that we can establish that faith. That love is in his Son Jesus Christ. God bless and Cheers Andrew!

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  about 6 years ago
  

Thanks a lot Atif! I do agree with what you said, though some may think differently about how success is measured and how we view success in the light of God's Word. Success in what sense?...maybe I should write an article about that too!

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  about 6 years ago

Great article Leonardo, when you have faith you will have trust and when you have trust you will surely live a successful life.

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  about 6 years ago
  

Indeed Kanvinah! This is a series of article I intend to write, making it more thought-provoking. A question instead of an answer will make them think deeply. Bottom line, it will lead us to conclude are we trusting the one who can give life and to whom we depend our trust...that's faith in the one who died on the cross to give us life...upon trusting Him, we are going in a journey of life...called "the life of faith" in the Lord Jesus Christ! Thanks for the comment

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  about 6 years ago
Kavinah  

Walk of faith is what our life in Christ is all about. We need constant reminder of what is it is. Faith does indeed come by by hearing. Thanks for the article.

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  about 6 years ago
Betcha  

Well-written reminder of what our life is all about ~a walk of faith. We can never see what lies ahead. But by faith in God, we will go through each day with confidence that God has the best for us. Thanks for sharing, Leonardo

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  about 6 years ago
  

Thanks a lot Betcha, indeed we have that confidence in God! I do hope this article would encourage many. God bless

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  about 6 years ago
  

Thanks for the comment too! It's really thought provoking, I oftentimes feel I have so little faith.

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  about 6 years ago
Betcha  

So little faith as small as the mustard seed can move the mountains of life.

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  about 6 years ago
  

I agree!

  
  about 6 years ago

Thought-provoking and inspiring article Bernardo... thanks for sharing...

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  about 6 years ago
  

I really appreciate people who have proven to have that faith, ultimately to God, through the Lord Jesus Christ. It's applicable to our marriage and friendship as well. Really, Thought provoking, thanks for your comment Juan!

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  about 6 years ago
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