24 Feb 2011

"I Believe!"

Submitted by Stephen Winters

Over my 60 years of life I have heard many people say, "I believe..." in Jesus, in God, etc. Some say this with such a conviction or with such emotion or force in their voice.

One hard FACT for many of us to accept is, "Just because I believe something doesn't make it true." Belief is not the same thing as truth. Belief is not the same thing as reality. Spoken words of belief is a mental construct. Just because I say, or I yell, that I believe, that doesn't mean that I truly believe.

In reality, when it comes to belief, words have very little meaning UNLESS they are accompanied by a living out of one's beliefs. For example, someone can say, "I believe in God." but, by themselves, those words don't really mean anything. Truly believing in God encompases a whole lifestyle.

Honesty in all of one's interactions with people


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