“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed”
Nowadays, with the influx of self-help gurus and motivational speakers, it is quite difficult to distinguish an unyielding positive attitude from deep and genuine faith.
Don’t get me wrong. I believe in the importance of both. But it is essential that we don’t mix up the two. Otherwise, the devil can make us believe that we have faith when all we’ve got really is just optimism. And when this happens, we might end up frustrated, hurt or even disappointed with God.
Allow me to try to distinguish the two…
Optimism is believing in what you can do while Faith is believing in what God can do for and through you;
Optimism is maintaining a positive attitude to attain success for yourself while Faith is maintaining a trusting attitude to attain success for God’s plans;
Optimism is boxing God according to your will while Faith is giving God the freedom to…
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