“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires FAITH and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”
Thatâ’s a quote that fits my outlook on FAITH perfectly and I am thankful for having the FAITH to write this blog post about being thankful for FAITH.
When I say the word FAITH, I’m not talking about churches, synagogues or chapels — as those are pretty much just places where like minded people gather to learn, share and discuss those stories, lessons and examples.
When I say, I have FAITH, I’m talking about being dedicated to a goal and believing that any thought, decision or action towards that goal will eventually get me there regardless of failure, skepticism, success or distractions.
When I turned in my ‘two weeks noticeâ€ at my former place of employment in an attempt to start a career doing the things I have always loved to do (Web, Music, Web) it wasn’t because I had job offers piled up or tons of professional experience. It was because I had FAITH in myself and my Lord that I was making the best decision at the time to help me achieve my long term career goals. I believed in my skills and knowledge and was determined to do whatever it took to make it there.
Of course in doing that I had to hustle up whatever I could to keep a roof over my head , sleep with one eye open just in case I had to run and save my car from the repo man as well as keep myself from crying after my ‘dream companyâ€ didn’t call me back after my second interview.
Through all that I have to be extremely thankful for FAITH as it kept me focused and landed me here at Schipul where I have been able to learn, grow and start a successful career in Web Marketing and do something for a living that I truly love and enjoy doing.
A few more reasons why I am thankful for FAITH
- If it wasn’t for other people having FAITH in me (like my Mom and Dad) I wouldn’t have found FAITH in myself
- Abolitionists like William Lloyd Garrison, Fredrick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe had FAITH that what they were doing would lead to the end of slavery in America.
- It was FAITH that led Rosa Parks to the front of the bus and kept her anchored in her seat that day in downtown Montgomery, Alabama