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  • What is the reason why we lose faith?

  • Disappointment

  • Because at some point along the way, we felt disappointed.

  • And it's mostly not about the big things that matter a whole lot.

  • Instead, it's usually about an upsetting, minor thing or two.

  • Just like taking out the right brick from a wall.

  • And eventually, it just might tumble and fall.

  • There was a loyal general who has served his king and protected the realm for a lifetime.

  • There was no one more respected than he was in the land.

  • And for that, the king praised his loyalty and service.

  • One day, the king summoned all his ministers to the castle to reward his faithful men.

  • And because there were so many of them, it would take days for the king to meet them all.

  • Day after day, the king kept honoring his courtiers.

  • However, without mentioning the general, and the general grew bitter by the day.

  • Finally, on the last day of the gathering, the king rose from his throne and announced, "I have been honoring all my loyal servants to this day."

  • "But still, there is one that deserves more than anybody else."

  • "And I believe you would all agree with me."

  • "For this person, I have saved the best for the last."

  • "Bring on the banquet!"

  • "Let us celebrate seven days in a row for the general!"

  • But the general was nowhere to be found.

  • He felt disappointed with the king for not mentioning his name in the past few days, and he had left a day before.

  • And that is how faith is lost.

  • It starts out with a small grudge, a small sense of feeling left out.

  • And just like a trap, it tugs you in deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper... until you completely let go.

  • This is a message that brought home to me how easily it is to quit.

  • And this is a message to you, too.

  • You start out doubting your dreams, your visions, that motivation inside of you that's been propelling you to go forward.

  • And you start asking yourself, "Is it worth the fight?"

  • "Is this real?"

  • You then feel disappointed with yourself.

  • Then your life.

  • Then other people in your life.

  • "Am I good?"

  • "How did I get into this mess?"

  • "Why is he being such a jerk?"

  • And you let that altogether bring you down.

  • The thing is, we can recover from others' wrongdoings on us.

  • We can pull ourselves back on our feet when life is off track.

  • But when you lose faith in your purpose, there is nothing that can stop you from going down.

  • So keep the faith.

  • Life can be shitty.

  • People can too.

  • So can ourselves.

  • But as long as you keep the faith - that faith in your purpose, that faith in your meaning of life - then there is nothing that you cannot recover from.

  • It is just a matter of time.

  • Just like the general in the story, don't forget about grace in the past.

  • Don't forget about how much you've accomplished and done to get here today.

  • We don't see the whole picture, so a little patience is required.

  • And above all, don't let the minor and irrelevant things become the reason you lose faith.

  • Keep the faith.

  • Peace

  • Don't let disappointment in life, yourself, and others be the reason you lose faith.

What is the reason why we lose faith?

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    彭康翔 posted on 2019/11/28
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