Have Faith

by Justin Holiday

GIVE. HAVE. LIVE.

FAITH.

In all that happens, have FAITH.

The definitions of HOPE and FAITH may be similar but there is one thing about FAITH that takes it much further; FAITH relates to those things that are unproven, intangible, and in some cases have never been experienced.

What happens when you were hopeful, yet things still did not go as you may have planned, or hoped?

Well at this point, you should have FAITH.

Have FAITH, in what?

Well, here’s a short fictional story of a man’s FAITH and the situation that he staked his life on:

A terrible storm came into a town and local officials sent out an emergency warning that the riverbanks would soon overflow and flood the nearby homes. They ordered everyone in the town to evacuate immediately.

A faithful man heard the warning and decided to stay, saying to himself, “I will trust God and if I am in danger, then God will send a divine miracle to save me.”

The neighbors came by his house and said to him, “We’re leaving and there is room for you in our car, please come with us!” But the man declined. “I have faith that God will save me.”

People place their FAITH in many things and other people, because FAITH in its most natural form is a deposit; you choose the bank.

As the man stood on his porch watching the water rise up the steps, a man in a canoe paddled by and called to him, “Hurry and come into my canoe, the waters are rising quickly!” But the man again said, “No thanks, God will save me.”

The flood waters rose higher and higher and the man had to climb up to his rooftop.

A helicopter spotted him and dropped a rope ladder. A rescue officer came down the ladder and pleaded with the man, “Grab my hand and I will pull you up!” But the man STILL refused, folding his arms tightly to his body. “No thank you! God will save me!”

Shortly after, the house broke up and the floodwaters swept the man away and he drowned.
When in Heaven, the man stood before God and asked, “I put all of my faith in You. Why didn’t You come and save me?”

And God said, “Son, I sent you a warning. I sent you a car. I sent you a canoe. I sent you a helicopter. What more were you looking for?”

In all that happens, have FAITH.

This man staked his life on what God was able to provide. In the absence of wisdom, he died full of FAITH.

Now you may be thinking, “This man died, the lesson here must be to have FAITH in yourself before anything or anyone else.”―While this is a sound argument, you would be wrong to think so.

Once the setting of the story was made, the first and most important description of this main character was that he was faithful or full of FAITH. It was God’s Love and the man’s FAITH that worked together to provide the warning, car, canoe, and helicopter. It was in the midst of a storm that outmatched the man at every turn that drove him to do as Psalms 121:1-2 says and lift his eyes to the hills, as his help would come from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

In all that happens, have FAITH.

This man had a conviction so strong that he could belief in something that could not be seen or proven, he made a choice, staked his life on it, and God rewarded his FAITH.

Now you may be asking yourself, “How can this help me? I’m a professional that may encounter tension on the job but never a flood!”―And you would be right to look at it this way, but look at the story of this faithful man;, he had unbreakable FAITH in truly adverse conditions and never wavered, imagine what he would be like on a project team. He would be the person that never showed doubt in team abilities, was a beacon of the positivity that the project was based on, and in adverse conditions, locked so tightly to FAITH that the problem would have to surrender to his grip.

GSC was founded on this very idea, that there is something bigger, unproven, and amazing light that is at the helm. In this case, it all starts with God, and as the previous post described, it is the mindset cycle that goes from FAITH to beliefs to thoughts to actions to results. If you’re a potential or current client, that last point of the cycle perked your ears. GSC gets results, and it is how we get them that make us as special and innovative in the industry we operate. This is because of our FAITH; it allows us to be blind to excuses and hurdles; resistant to setbacks and surprises. We are full of FAITH and so we are able to offer efficient and profitable solutions because we are blessed with skills and intellect, but above all we know that our help comes from the Lord.

In all that happens, have FAITH.

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