Is Your Lack of Faith Disturbing?
"Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes or given you clairvoyance enough to find the Rebels' hidden fortress….” “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”
That is a line from the Star Wars franchise, episode IV, A New Hope. In this scene, one of the Commanders of the Galactic Empire questions Darth Vader’s faith and abilities. He tries to make him look bad in front of the rest of the Generals and Commanders, and even goes as far as to try to attack his beliefs. From there we get that iconic line. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”
How have you experienced a disturbing lack of faith? Has it been from your parents? Siblings? Spouse? Or maybe even from yourself? You and I both know entrepreneurship is no walk through the galaxy. It gets a lot harder when those around us laugh, ridicule and even mock our plans and our beliefs.
So how do YOU keep the faith and stay true to your goals and dreams?
1. Have a clear vision for yourself –
It does not matter where others see you or how others see you. What matters is how you see yourself. Where do YOU want to go? Who do YOU want to be? Figure that out and go after it with all your heart and all your strength. This will help you ignore and block out those who do not see what you see.
2. Surround Yourself with Like-Minded People –
We all need support sometimes. Find a support group of people in your same field or industry, these like-minded people will have faith in you when the pressure is on, and you are feeling your own faith slipping and can offer valuable assistance and advice in times of need.
3. Trust in Yourself –
Before anyone else can see it you must see it first! When you walk by faith and not by sight, you will not care about the initial setbacks or the initial failures because you already know and see the outcome!
Now that you have these three steps, does your lack of faith still disturb you? Will you walk by faith and not by sight no matter how difficult the road gets?
You were made for something great! We believe in you! I believe in you! Believe in yourself and have faith!
James Adalberto Nelson is a Marine Veteran and known as the Chain Breaker Speaker. After joining a mastermind with no business, no business idea and no vision for himself, he was finally able to break the chains that held him back and define his life and purpose. Now he helps others break their chains so that they can live the life they are meant to live as the person they are meant to become.