Having positive thoughts is one thing. Being consistently positive is another. Sometimes when we set out with a bright and chirpy attitude and something comes along to irk us, well, how do we deal with it? You can't cave in and go, "see, I told you so. It never stays."
Well all the more when it gets harder and things look realistically impossible, that's when we can best use our faith. Most people think it is playing safe to not dream, to not have hopes. They think it is pointless, random and hippie behaviour. Faith isn't called faith when you already know things are going well. It is most evident when you don't know if things will always be well, or if things were not well and you know they will be well.
I came across a story of a couple who lived in a small home. They had a strange setup in their house. They had bought a strange looking couch.The couch was oversized and too large for the tiny space in the living room so that it lay awkwardly in the middle and anyone who saw the house would look puzzled. But this couple was one that had such amazing positivity. Their explanation was, they were only temporarily living in that small house, once they moved to a bigger place they would be able to fit the couch in.
Interestingly time passed and still the couple lived in that same house and their visitors always asked and they always replied cheerfully back. After a while it became apparent to people that these two were just "strange" or dreamers.
Not long later, the same man from the above mentioned couple received a promotion from securing a big business deal for the company he worked for. And true enough he did so well to the point that he prospered abundantly. Guess what, the couple decided to go house hunting and true enough they moved to a bigger house that was twice as large the initial one they were living in and after they moved to their new abode, they gave their old couch away and bought a brand new set!
Sometimes when the reality of the situation does not provide for visual comfort, fret not. We can always do the obvious and submit to situations of despair, unfairness and problems. Or we can equip ourselves with determination and hope. It is difficult to have faith and more difficult to keep having faith. But why believe the negative thoughts in your head or people who tell you it is "too tough" or "unrealisitc"? Since when was having faith a realistic quality?
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