Faith can take you a very long way in life. Faith is the essence of our human life; it is what helps us to hope for a better tomorrow. Faith goes beyond the human understanding. Having faith is a critical component that is used to help you, no matter what your situation may be. When you have faith it gives you the assurance that you can be confident and feel at ease, no matter what may befall you. When you have faith it means that you can turn to God when the storms of life get rough. Faith can have an impact on all aspects of your life, and in the end it will make you a better person.
But what then is faith? Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith is that indefinable power, a gift from God, through which we can believe in a reality that yet remains unseen. When we have faith we act in faithful ways. Acts of faithfulness are a demonstration of our faith, and such acts are the threads holding our belief and behavior system together.
To build our faith at some point in our lives we must start to develop it. When we have received this gift of faith we can demonstrate it in our lives. To build our faith, we must demonstrate faithfulness.
Here are some ways you can demonstrate:
Dependability – this means that people can count on you. If you show people that they can’t depend on you, how then can they have faith in you? Depending on someone means they can trust you. It also goes vice versa; if someone let you down then you won’t have faith in them.
Honesty – to be honest is to be truthful. It means that you are not going to steal, lie, or cheat. Honesty is a cardinal building block in the role of building your faith. Being honest with people will allow them to trust you more, and it will also help to build your confidence.
Integrity – having this trait is like having the code of honor. If you possess integrity, then you have certain values and beliefs that you live by daily. Having integrity also means that you will value the beliefs of others.
Loyalty – this means that you will stand by someone even when things get rough. Having loyalty means that you can have faith in a friend. Just be sure to know your limit, because this trait can also be abused.