“You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.”
How do you Faith it until you make it?
We have all heard about Faking it until you make it. Well, that wasn’t something that I could get behind.
Spending money that you don’t have, wasting time that you could be using for something better. Making everyone think that you’ve already made it when actually you are just falling deeper and deeper.
I’ve always struggled with faking something. If you don’t like it, don’t do it.
Have you ever heard the phrase that if you’re not loving what you’re doing then you must be doing something wrong?
So how is Faithing it until you make it any different than Faking it until you make it?
When you faith it, you are placing your faith in God that he is going to give you what you need to make it happen. You aren’t placing all that pressure on yourself to make it happen. You are letting God take that pressure.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that you just sit back and say, “if it’s God’s will, then it will just happen”
My grandma used to have a saying on her fridge that read, “all things come to he who waitith, as long as he worketh like hecketh while he waiteth.”
When I was young I never really understood the saying. Then as I got older and started watching others, in the world who wanted to make it big, it hit me. If you don’t work for it God won’t be able to bless you.
No one ever won the race by sitting on the sidelines. And no one ever hit a home run from the dugout.
You see you have to play the game to even have a chance of winning. Or losing for that point.
All too often we don’t jump because we are scared.
When you Faith it Until you Make it, you have the faith to know that win or lose, at least you are in the game and trying.
Here’s what I want to encourage you to do today. Heck, do it right now. Take a look at where you are in life. Is this where you expected to be? Do you have what you expected you would have? If the answer is no I don’t have near much, or I really thought I’d be much further than I am right now.
Take a step back and see where you didn’t have the faith that it would happen. Look and the times you gave up when you could have kept going.
Thomas Edison made over 9000 attempts before actually creating the lightbulb. 9000! What would have happened if he gave up after attempt 1 or 100, or 1000, or even 9000. What if he would have just stopped, threw his arms up in the air, and said, “I give up”?
At first, he probably didn’t know where to start. Then he probably chased a few rabbits in directions that didn’t pan out. After that he most likely thought at some point I just can’t do this.
But he never lost faith in his project, his mission. He knew that he was supposed to figure this out and he didn’t stop trying.
Now that we’ve looked back on our past roadblocks, I want us all to look forward. What projects are you working on right now?
Any BIG, Scary, Hairy, Audacious, intimidating projects coming up?
If the answer is yes, like mine, then let’s Faith it until we make it, together.
Before we start the project let’s shoot up a quick prayer to make sure we have the right support team on our side.
Then we are going to have faith that we are the right person for the job. We were chosen because we CAN accomplish it.
Next, we stay strong when things don’t work outright. When the first video FLOPS hard, we get back in front of the camera and shoot it again. Never give up!
Last, after we do succeed we pause for a moment to give thanks where it’s due. Thank our support system, thank those who picked up some of the slack where we dropped the ball. Thank those who helped by giving us ideas. And last but definitely not least, thank the good Lord for giving us the faith to finish the project successfully.
Let’s get out there and Faith it until we make it!