Sometimes it is not enough to know, based on faith. Sometimes you have to test your faith and see to believe… to march forth with yet stronger resolve.
What you see is seldom what you get. But your faith always tells you otherwise, that what you see may just be a glimpse of what maybe, of what can be possible… and you must hold onto this possibility and hope that what you see is not an illusion, but only a prevue of greater potential ahead. Maybe not immediately ahead, maybe not for years into the future. You may never even be around to see your dream come true.
All great movements begin by one step in faith. In hope. In anticipation. In optimism. In resilience. These small, faltering steps never snowball into revolutions. They are followed by more small, faltering steps… staggering, hesitant, sidetracking from time to time, but moving on all the same. When you’re not moving forward or backwards or in any direction, you are standing still.
Most of those who become a part of a revolution do not share the same intent or focus or drive or motive as the one who conceived the revolution. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that it happens. What matters is you are not standing still.
Taking that first step in faith is what’s important. The rest will follow. Or so you continue to hope on faith alone.