5 Powerful Ways To Develop An Unshakable Strong Faith

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‘A weak faith is weakened by predicaments and catastrophes, whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them.’ Victor Frankl

When it comes to faith there are two sides to it – weak or strong. But first, before we discuss these components, let’s have a closer look at the word faith on its own.

I have faith in the chair as I sit on it. Not once do I consider that the chair will fail me, and that I will crash to the floor. Though once or twice some chairs have failed me, but that hasn’t kept me from sitting.

I have faith in my vehicle that when I turn the key that the engine will start, and that when I apply the brakes that the car will stop.

I have faith in the pilots who have flown me throughout my country and around the world.

Daily we demonstrate faith.

But faith untested is really just a word.

Faith is:

•    the confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of a person.
•    the confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of a concept.
•    the confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of a thing.

What happens when predicaments and catastrophes come along? How do we respond?

•    Do we demonstrate weak faith or strong faith?
•    Do we fall apart, or do we roll up our sleeves to fight another day?
•    And how are you going to know whether when the time comes that you are going to flee the scene or stand and shine?

Well it really comes down to the habits that you develop when the sun is still shining, and the rain clouds are nowhere to be seen.

So to help you, here are 5 ways to build an unshakable strong faith.

1. Develop a confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of the ‘General of the Universe’.

I don’t know what your background is – whether you’re religious, an atheist or non-religious. But the fact remains – if you take a closer look at nature – and I mean a deep heartfelt look into nature – you’re going to bump into the ‘General of the Universe’ or in the words of Napoleon Hill – ‘Infinite Intelligence’.

Intellectuals try to discount it. Brilliant minds try to ignore it. But in your quietest of moments of solitude as you sit beside the crashing ocean, the bubbling brook, the valley deep and the mountain top – listen for a moment to the beat of your own heart and ask yourself the question, ‘What if?’ You’ll be amazed at what you discover. Open your mind and heart to the possibilities.

2. Develop a confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of others.

As an employer I have had to learn to trust others. People let you down. That’s true. But forgiveness is an amazing thing. It frees you and it frees others.

The more I trust others, the more they amaze me. I don’t bind them up. I allow them to make mistakes, and I give them time to grow.

All of us are on a journey, and when you see someone stumble, remind yourself of the times you have stumbled just the same. And remember the people who still kept faith in you. That will breed within you compassion that will last you a life time.

3. Develop a confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of you.

Once and for all you’re going to have to start trusting yourself. Stop ignoring those promptings you get on a regular basis to do things and to be things, to go places and to see things.

Listen more intently to your heart’s desire, and don’t be afraid to explore them in greater depth.

You already know most of the answers, long before you even get to ask the questions.

I remember when I hired my first business coach – and after a number of weeks of meeting with him I realized that I was the one coming up with all the great answers and that I was in fact the person growing the business. He was simply the facilitator creating an environment where I could learn to trust myself more intentionally.

4. Develop a confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of a concept.

A concept is generally an abstract or general idea. One idea can change your life. Ideas come into our minds on a daily basis. But will we capture them?

Get into the habit of recording your ideas in a journal. Some of my greatest ideas have taken years to germinate, but they simply began as a seed in the form of a note that I jotted down in one of my treasured journal.

5. Develop a confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of a thing.

Of a thing? You may ask what thing? Anything.

With each day you are going to come across new things. Technology is constantly thrusting new things in our direction, and so we must boldly, yet wisely, with a discerning mind, be open to new things. Who knows? It might just be the next best thing.

So by living each day in a state of strong faith – exercising it and growing it – when we’re suddenly facing predicaments and catastrophes – our strong faith will be strengthened through adversity. Unshakable.

How else have you found ways to develop strong faith?

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