The writing journey is a faith journey. It is a journey fraught with setbacks and trials. A journey that requires our keeping our eyes on what is unseen rather than on what is seen. If we kept looking at what is seen (rejections, failures, delays, etc.), most of us would give up.
What keeps us moving forward on this writing faith journey? The answer is hope.
Hope is the undergirding of faith. Scripture tells us that “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). In other words, we must first have hope before we can have faith because faith needs hope to turn that hope into reality. Without hope, faith has nothing to work with.
Hope is the blueprint of our faith, the inner picture of what we desire. Without this inner picture, faith has nothing to bring into reality. Apostle Guillermo Maldonado puts it like this: “Faith is the material your miracle is made of.”
In what condition is your hope? Have you given it up? Or are you holding on to it, even for dear life?
You may not yet have developed enough faith to bring your hope into reality, but don’t give up your hope. Keep hoping and keep building your faith at the same time. One day soon, your faith will turn your hope into reality.
Copyright 2013 by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD. All Rights Reserved.