Just before my college graduation, my favorite professor challenged our class with one thought:
“Live what you believe,” he said, “or you will end up believing what you live.”
It’s a subtle shift in word order, but it’s a life changing distinction.
Believing what I live:
…erodes my faith
…breeds discontent and restlessness
…feeds my inner critic
…limits my horizons
…tells me dreams are impossible.
Living what I believe:
…gives me roots
…frees me from expectations
…laughs without fear of the future
…dares to dream
When I live what I believe, what I believe speaks truth over my circumstances, strengthening my faith.
Living what I believe means that I know what I’m grounded in and that defines my life. Living what I believe empowers me to acknowledge my emotions without being ruled by them. Living what I believe gives me vision for what can be, unhindered by what is. Living what I believe inspires me to chase my dreams with confidence.
I want to live what I believe. Don’t you?