Friday, September 17, 2010

The Number One Dream Killer....

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." --Albert Einstein

This quote really spoke to me today for some reason.  It got me to thinking..... What is reality?  Is Einstein right?  The Bible says that we are to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Cor 5:7).  I believe that reality is comprised of all the things that we can understand with our five senses - All the things we can touch, smell, see, taste, and hear.  So what, then, is faith? I believe faith is comprised of all the things that we hope for in our hearts, but cannot yet experience through our five senses.  For instance, when I began this business, my reality was that I had just been laid off and had only $500 in my bank account.  But faith was when I felt lead to use that $500 to make my first batch of soap.

Sometimes we have to stop and refocus ourselves.  We have to turn away from our realities and see what God has in store for us.  Sometimes I feel that God has a mansion in our plans, but we settle for worrying about paying the rent on our studio apartment.  In fact, worry is the exact opposite of faith.  I would go so far as to say that they are mutually exclusive.  Faith and worry cannot coincide.  But ironically, when we are focused on our reality, worry automatically kicks in and extinguishes our faith completely.

What if I had not obeyed God and spent my last $500 on something else because I was worried about my reality?  It would have been a big mistake.  When I made that first purchase order, what I didn't know was that I would make $500 more dollars within days and complete hundreds of orders within a few months. 

Of course, we shouldn't do anything foolishly, but if you honestly feel lead in your heart to do something, and don't because of fear, you need to let if go and operate in a spirit of faith.  Think about it for a second..... What are you afraid of?  What are you supposed to be doing, but don't have the guts to?  Stop worrying about your reality and start focusing on  your faith!

Aarin Elizabeth is the founder of iVi Scents | Nontoxic Bath and Body
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  1. I'm so glad you stepped out on Faith! Look at where your faith has bought you, and not only did you have faith but you worked with your faith as well. The word says faith without works is dead. First you stepped out on faith then you made your faith work for you and because you had faith and you have committed your works to the Lord, your plans have been established. Keep moving on faith. The best is yet to come!

  2. thank you for sharing this. its very inspiring!

  3. Awwww! Thank you! You actually just inspired me to keep blogging!

  4. Amen sister!! putting God first and he got your back