As previously mentioned, Myleik Teele is one of my imaginary mentors. And while catching up on her awesome podcasts, she shared a huge nugget of gold with her listeners that shook me way up. Loosely quoted, here’s part of what she said:
“The universe and/or your God, whatever you believe, makes good on all promises but you must be faithful…you’ve got Bible verses and the Qur’an and you quote this and that…but how faithful are you really? What is faith? Faith is honoring the call. What is the call? It’s that thing that’s in your gut; it’s in your heart. It’s the thing that won’t let you sleep. And you’ve gotta be faithful even when you don’t get it.”
Whew, I absolutely love that! Mainly because I talk with so many people who know what they want and should be doing with their lives but they are too afraid to take that first step toward answering their calling. Right now, there’s probably something knocking at the door to your heart. I get it, the details are fuzzy so you’re afraid to answer because it’s hard to see what’s on the other side. But that’s where you let your true faith kick it. Let your faith answer the door and let opportunity inside.