Your Outcome in Life Is Determined By What You Believe in: Faith or Fact
In the Christian Bible, 2nd Corinthians 5:7 says: “For we walk by faith: not by sight”. The literal meaning of the above scripture is that we are meant to live our lives, have high hopes, and carry out actions on the basis of faith, which can be referred to as ultimate and unseen reality. Having a heart to achieve things in life shouldn’t be governed only by the things we see with our physical eyes; it should go beyond that and be governed more by the unseen. “Faith”, which can be referred to as “ultimate truth”, belongs to the spiritual world, while “facts” are only limited to the physical world which we see with our eyes. Faith is superior to, and stronger than fact! Fact is temporal and changeable but faith (truth) is eternal and unchangeable. Even history has shown that fact can become untrue, even without divine or supernatural intervention. For example, it was a fact some time ago that malaria had no cure, and many people died because of it; but that is no longer the case today.
In the past, it was considered a fact that iron could neither fly nor float: but today, heavy tons of iron (in steel form) are floating and flying from one part of the world to the other in the form of ships and aircraft, carrying both people and cargo wherever they wish to go to. In the past, there were no drugs for the cure of several diseases, but today there are so many types of drugs. If time can alter fact, how much more will your faith instantly destroy some things that are considered as fact today! Despise all facts, and rather believe in the truth. Your physical experiences or that of other people should not guide your life’s journey. Believe in the ultimate truth about the supernatural ability that God gave man to turn unfavorable circumstances into favorable ones. Allow your faith and belief to guide you towards your God-given destiny.
The scripture in Romans 10: 17, the Christian Bible says: “The just shall live by faith”. This faith is based on how God sees ease and solutions to every situation and difficulty in this physical world. The scripture didn’t say that the just shall live by experience, night dreams, personal wisdom, skill, or expertise! It said that the just shall live by faith! Many people elevate their experience, personal wisdom, and skills above faith, ultimate truth, and belief in the power of God—to an extent that they constantly live in the realm of frustration and dissatisfaction. We have stated that ultimate truth is superior to fact, and a lot of people know that the real battle of a man lies between fact and ultimate truth (faith). What is the difference between them? Well, fact is a natural reality which has evidence only to the physical senses; i.e. you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch it. On the other hand, faith (or ultimate truth) is supernatural or spiritual reality; and this reality is not always obvious to the body’s senses, i.e. you might not be able to sense faith physically, but it’s real. The fact might be that based on experience and expertise, there would be no hope, but the truth (faith) says: “launch out your heart with hope” and in many instances where faith was strong, the truth prevailed. Allow the truth to prevail in your life!