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Do You Have Faith to Accomplish Your Goals?

Updated on March 21, 2018
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What Is Faith?

Faith is often discussed as Belief. What do you believe in? Is there something you need to have faith in or for? Faith is something that causes things to change, and if you do not have it, you will remain the same. Change is necessary for growth, and faith kicks change into action. So I ask you, do you have faith? Here I will discuss the proof of faith -- the components that drive faith.

Definitions of Faith. Hebrews 11 vs. 1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. Thefreeonlinedictionary.

Why Must You Have Faith?

  1. It is lasting.
  2. It stabilizes you.
  3. It moves mountains.
  4. It conquers your fears.
  5. It gives you an assurance.
  6. It helps you finish your course.
  7. It steers you in the right direction.
  8. It cannot be taken away from you.
  9. It is an essential ingredient in your life to keep you going.
  10. It is a compass that shows you which direction you should take.

Faith as a grain of mustard seed can move mountains

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Example of Faith In Action

I know, first-hand, many people who have reinvented their lives; changed careers and started new careers. The common denominator for all of them was: F-A-I-T-H. As I observed these individuals from start to finish, they were driven and had a determination to reach their goals.

They all started out with a vision of where they saw themselves. Then they acted upon it. They got more education. They took classes. They trained to be skilled in their chosen field. They did not only talk about the vision, they acted upon their vision.

People Who Had Great Faith In The Bible

  1. Daniel in the Lions Den.
  2. Joseph, the dream interpreter.
  3. Hannah, who wanted a son.
  4. Abraham, who left his home of dwelling.
  5. Noah, who built an ark.

Proof of Faith – 1 thru 7

  1. Joy – people with faith are joyful, cheerful and happy. They leave their worries behind.
  2. Peace – people with faith are peaceful. They can be calm and relaxed. They are not anxious.
  3. Persistence – people with faith continue to thrive and keep going and going. The do not let life get them down.
  4. Consistency – people with faith are consistent. They continue to do the same thing again and again to get expected results.
  5. Not doubting – people with faith do not doubt.
  6. Not Wavering – people with faith are not wishy washy. They stay focused and are steadfast.
  7. Doing the right thing – people with faith Do the right thing. They know that doing the right thing will bring great results.

How Do You Get Faith?

Romans 10 vs. 17: So then faith cometh by hearing (reading), and hearing by the word of God. You have to listen and hear words that ignite your goals. You have to listen and hear stories of people who have demonstrated faith in their life.

Read the Word of God (Bible) for Faith. Read scripture about the promises of God. Read the Psalms and Proverbs. These two books of the Bible offer a lot of hope and reassurance. Psalm 91 vs. 1: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 92 vs. 12: The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Psalm 23 vs. 1: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. kvj

Proverbs 3 vs. 9 & 10: Honour the Lord with they substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. Proverbs 18 vs. 10: the name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18 vs. 16: A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. kjv

Mustard Seed Faith. This is really important. Even though we can not see faith, we can understand the impact of faith. Jesus gives a parable in St. Matthew and he speaks of having faith as a grain of mustard seed. I believe Jesus gave this parable to allow us to visualize what he was talking about when he spoke of faith. The mustard seed grows into the greatest of herbs and becomes a tree.

In summary, it takes faith to accomplish your goals. When you want to do something great, there will be obstacles in your way, but keep on fighting and keep on believing, and one day you will reach the finish line declaring the victory. Keep on running so you can have a strong finish.

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  • Brinafr3sh profile image

    Brinafr3sh 

    6 years ago from West Coast, United States

    Hi, this is an amazing article, I agree faith is part of being consistent. It's a great idea to continue doing what is good, for all good and great things come from the Heavenly Father.

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    Dianna Mendez 

    7 years ago

    Thanks for the encouragement. My husband and I are both searching for jobs. Faith is top of list. Your reference to Hebrews 11 is the foundation or anchor in going forward. My theme is Jer 29:11. My God is already there and I am just walking it through.

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    Sima Ballinger 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    FaithDream, you are welcome. Glad you are inspired. We all need to be inspired from time to time.

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    FaithDream 

    8 years ago from (Midwest) USA

    This is an inspiring hub on faith and something I needed to be reminded of..

    Thanks for sharing this great inspiring piece.

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    Sima Ballinger 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    Good for you crysolite. Glad you have confidence on this subject. Thanks for embracing my hubs today!!

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    Emma 

    8 years ago from Houston TX

    Useful hub which i strongly believe and have confidence on.

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    Sima Ballinger 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    heavenbound5511, Amen, Amen! My heart says Yes and Amen to your comments. Wonderful summation of Faith.

    Thank you for being a blessing here!

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    heavenbound5511 

    8 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

    Nice hub I like how you describe faith and Why we must Have Faith. You word it in a way that should cause almost anyone to want to have and act in real faith, faith in God The good plan God has for us and will cause to happen in our lives if we will just believe and act in faith!

    We are to be sure, confident and act and actually believe that God can take care of us. If we are obedient and live a life of wisdom, honor, the life of faith is constant, stable with freedom to really live.

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    Sima Ballinger 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    Computer Guy, the good thing about faith is - it always works. Glad you found this hub and made comments.

    Keep your head up!

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    Computer Guy 

    8 years ago from Indianapolis IN

    great hub: Faith has lead me through many tough times, and I hope it gets me through this one. Thanks for the up lift. I read somewhere that in order to build faith you must read stories and list to people who have succeeded. ummmm were did I read that? Thanks

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    Sima Ballinger 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    Hi mikeq107, yes, I agree - be a walking example of what is learned in seminary is the ultimate.

    Thanks for the drop by, appreciate your comment.

    We have the Faith!

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    mikeq107 

    8 years ago

    Great hub..great faith...without it we really can not move forward...

    whats intresting is many preach about but never truly understand it..its so easy to get a semminary degree and then preach what you learned in the pulpit..but another to be a walking example..

    Have a great one !!

    Mike :0)

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    Sima Ballinger 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    Hello godpreacher, thanks for mentioning Hebrews scripture on Faith. Belief is the key that's starts the wheel to turning. Wow! You bring good thoughts.

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    godpreacher 

    8 years ago

    Great Hub,

    Hebrews also makes us to know that"without Faith, it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must FIRST believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him."

    Faith: Forsaking All I Trust Him.

    God Bless

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    Sima Ballinger 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    wba108@yahoo.com, thank you for sharing Smith Wiggleworth's statement. Well-taken......"only moved by what he believes." That is good.

    Dian, you make an excellent point -- people are watching us to see if we are following through on our faith. Thanks you so much for your enlightening comment.

    Tamarajo, yes, I think vision is a factor in having faith. We have to target our faith. I am glad you enjoyed.

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    Tamarajo 

    8 years ago

    Good article on faith.

    The key point I took from it was this:

    "They all started out with a vision of where they saw themselves. Then they acted upon it."

    and with that doing the right thing no matter what.

    I also enjoyed your biblical examples of faith

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    Dian'swords4u 

    8 years ago from North Carolina

    When you have faith you show it in what you do and how you react to everyday events. People watch you especially if they know that you have faith. They want to see if it really works. It makes us have to be more on our toes and watch how we live our lives and make sure that we are producing the fruits that we should. Good hub

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    wba108@yahoo.com 

    8 years ago from upstate, NY

    Treasuresofheaven-- Amen, faith without works is dead! Taking action based on what we believe and not what we see is faith! Smith Wiggleworth said "I'm not moved by what I feel or see but I'm only moved by what I believe!" Faith and risk are closely related, we must seize the initiative and step out of the boat!

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