Monday, October 19, 2015

Don’t Stop Believing

Don’t Stop Believing

A community began to worry deeply about the prolonged drought which was affecting their wheat and corn crops in very obvious ways. The wheat kernels were not developing out as needed for even a minimum yield and the corn leaves were already drooping severely. The town depended heavily upon the farming potential of the area and had always been able to count on enough rain that irrigation was something they had never invested in extensively. The religious leaders of the town met and agreed to call for a combined day of prayer about rain. They asked their congregations to gather together in the one large meeting house the following day. As the anxious town people settled in their seats, the religious leaders took turns pleading the cause for rain on behalf of all present. It was a solemn setting indeed as these farmers and businessmen joined in with their own prayers and silent pleas. Imagine the joy when they suddenly heard a deep rumble of thunder, an appearance of dark clouds in the distance , and then the sound of rain on the roof. They were all overjoyed. But they were just as surprised to see that as they walked out through the rain to their cars only one person out of the entire group had brought an umbrella—a young girl whose faith had been so sure she had taken appropriate action!

My Reflection

We all hope and pray for things in our lives but do we absolutely without a shadow of doubt believe in what we are ‘hoping’ for? How much ‘doubt’ do you add to your prayers and hopes in life? A lot of things are truly possible in life and it’s the people who whole heartedly believe in themselves and their aspirations that succeed. This means that the second you bring in 'doubt', it is the first step in the wrong direction. When you truly believe in something, stick to it with full faith and with an attitude of confidence that you will succeed. It’s time to liberate yourself from the doubts in your faith and prayers. All things are possible for those who truly believe!

May you have an awesome week!
Darren Zwiers

““Every mental act is composed of doubt and belief,
but it is belief that is the positive, it is belief
that sustains thought and holds the world together.” 
― Søren Kierkegaard