Have You Won the Faith Versus Fate Battle
As Christians, we are raised in the Church to believe in Faith Versus Fate. This belief in a Higher power can sometimes be a battle.
Many of us go through life believing in coincidences and destiny. They call their life plan, their spouse, even their dream job..FATE. This creates a constant internal battle of faith versus fate.
FATE defined as “the development of events beyond a person’s control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power.”
Hmm that really sounds familiar to what we Christians believe…
FAITH … “makes us certain of realities we do not see” ~ Heb 11:1
Seems to me very similar in definition. And yet we are quick to declare something was of fate rather than giving God the glory in our faith.
I spent many years blindly going through life thinking “everything happens for a reason.” I would be so focused on my own fated plan that I ignored His plan. Allowing others’ opinions of me interfere with my own believing. Fate beat out faith every time in my reasoning for quite some time.
“There is an appointed time for everything,
and a time for every affair under the heavens.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
Raised in the shadows of an older brother. It was common to be compared to him (not the best example). I grew up believing that it was my fate or destiny to fail. Hearing words of discouragement and comparison spoken into you at a young age can change the way you see yourself. This self-doubt caused me to depend on fate versus faith. The only thing I really believed was that I would not amount to much and that was my destiny.
With the fated stigma of not amounting to much, I accepted that plan for my life. It was not until many years later that I discovered the power of Faith Versus Fate.
After living many years in fate blinded fear my eyes are open. Returning to my faith after being away and astray for many years. I began to see the value that I had and only if I could take a leap of faith versus fate could alter the so-called ‘destiny’.
Spending time alone in conversation with my father, my Heavenly Adoptive Father that is. He has shown that my fateful present and future were not His plan. I had spent so many years self-loathing that rediscovering faith was a challenge.
Since then my world has been turned on its head. Everything I thought was true was a lie. I climbed out of my cocoon of insecurity and grew wings. Giving into a Holy Spirit led faith driven life wrecked my world. I will thankfully never be the same.
In turning my life over to faith versus fate my art has changed. God has placed people in my path that have altered my future. I live each day with goals and dreams rather than dread. I wake up each day with the faith in believing that “this is the day my Lord has made”.
No longer do I live for myself in the shadows of lies and deceit. When I decided to change to living by Faith Versus Fate and living a life of spirit filled service. I continue to be blessed in ways I cannot explain. By giving God the glory and living by faith not fate my life has been changed forever…
How about you, do you have the same struggles in declaring faith over fate in your life? Share your thoughts below and join the conversation.
About Charles Johnston
Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.