Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Without Faith it’s impossible to please God.
Taking your thoughts to the highest level of Faith is an ongoing process that results in self-acceptance, self- understanding, and self-actualization. When we find that our mind-talk consists of a lot of fear-filled negativity—be it self-criticism or self-aggrandizement—we know it’s time to stop and re-orient our inner notions.
Whenever you find yourself trying to think your way through a particular situation, ask yourself these simple questions—
Is this Faith talking?
Is this fear talking, or true reason?
What fear can I identify here . . . and lay to rest with my Faith?
Is there a way to pull Faith into this situation?
What could I do, right now today, that requires Faith?
Excerpt from From Trouble to High Places: Meditations for Women Who Are So Ready to Cross the Bridges that Lead to Joy! Copyright 2009 Esther Davis-Thompson