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Why You Need To Believe

Why You Need To Believe

Kevin Cahill shares how finding the strength to forgive through belief can transform your life.

My father, disabled and unable to work, always told me, “Anger will get you nothing. What you have to do is turn around the person who is doing an injustice. You do this by being forgiving and loving. That will win them, more so than if you physically hit them because then they will hit you back. Then you get nothing back but a fight.”

You have to believe in yourself and never stop trying. Although the world had robbed my father of his ability to work, he never lost his ability to make a difference to those who needed it more than himself.

You need to have a faith in a higher power, someone or something that is greater than yourself. Once you believe, it is so easy to love and forgive. When you give up anger, hatred, and prejudice, it frees you. A strong faith will comfort you and provide encouragement and hope, a tremendous source of strength.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “What lies before us and what lies behind us are very little compared to what lies within us.” There is a natural equilibrium and harmony in all things. What seems like a massive loss today will help us succeed tomorrow.

Regardless of the challenge you may be experiencing or the tragedy you are trying to overcome, you do not have to face it alone. You are going to get hit in this game of life, but you do not need to stay down….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Kevin is the founder of Canadian Legacy Builder.

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9:15AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

Some people are very difficult to love and forgive. There is a fine line between taking the high road and being a door mat. Sometimes you have to walk away.

12:17PM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

I can forgive most things except cruelty.

7:25AM PDT on Aug 14, 2013

Thank you everyone for your feedback. I was honoured and humbled to find out on returning from holidays that my piece had been included in this amazing resource.

8:29AM PDT on Aug 9, 2013

Yesterday is over, and tomorrow's far away, and I remain committed to the good I do today.

Belief (conviction) that you can ... and will ... keep at it fuels the soul. As we're all "works in progress" each new day allows reevaluation, adjustment, do-over. How lucky we are to be afforded such a gift (so often squandered).

3:36AM PDT on Aug 9, 2013

Thank you :)

4:54PM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Not all faiths teach love and forgiveness. The biggest problem is that many who call themselves Christians do not actually practice what JESUS taught. The Greek word that is translated love or charity in the Bible is Agape.

Definition: Agape is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love, the highest of the four types of love in the Bible.

This Greek word and variations of it are found throughout the New Testament. Agape perfectly describes the kind of love Jesus Christ has for his Father and for his followers:

2:54PM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

Great article, I enjoyed reading. To have faith is an everlasting strength...

12:53PM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

thank you

5:03AM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

thanks

2:39AM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

It certainly frees one from carrying around the burden of anger by forgiving someone.

It's recommended and it makes a lot of sense.

However, it doesn't require one to 'believe' - it's just common sense...

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