Mindset Mastery 86 – Proving Faith

Mindset Mastery eBookMany will argue that faith cannot be proven, because in and of itself it requires no proof. Nevertheless, the power of faith—the effect of the cause—is something worth looking at.

Faithful Evidence

If you need evidence of the power of faith, study the achievements of men and women who have employed it. At the head of the list comes the Nazarene. Historically, Christianity is the greatest single force which has influenced the minds of men. The basis of Christianity is faith, regardless of how many people may have perverted, or misinterpreted, the meaning of this great force, and regardless of how many dogmas and creeds have been created in its name which do not reflect its tenets.

The sum and substance of the teachings and the achievements of Christ, which have been interpreted as “miracles,” were nothing more or less than faith. If there are any such phenomena as “miracles” they are produced only through the state of mind known as faith! Some religious teachers, and many who call themselves Christians, neither understand nor practice faith.

A Shared Example

Let’s consider the power of faith, as demonstrated by a man who is well known across all civilization–Mahatma Gandhi, of India. In this man the world has one of the most astounding examples known to civilization of the possibilities of faith. Gandhi wielded more potential power than any man living in his time, and this, despite the fact that he possessed none of the conventional tools of power, such as money, battle ships, soldiers, or weaponry. Gandhi had no money and no home; he did not own a suit of clothes, but he did have power. How did he come by that power?

He created it out of his understanding of the principle of faith, and through his ability to transplant that faith into the minds of two hundred million people.

Faith Trumps Might

Gandhi accomplished, through the influence of faith, what the strongest military power on earth could not, and never will accomplish with soldiers and weaponry. He accomplished the astounding feat of influencing two hundred million minds to unite and move in unison as a single mind.

What other force on earth, other than faith could do as much?

Sustainable Success

Indeed, nothing else ever has or could in a sustainable way. Military force may be one to be reckoned with, but its effects are never truly lasting. Look back at the examples of greats like Gandhi, and you find a far more lasting result—and one built on a foundation that you can just as easily utilize for sustainable, lasting wealth and success.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.

Comments

  1. Excellent copy from Think and Grow Rich.

  2. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    Faith has been one of the things I have been lacking. Anytime I set out to achieve my goals in the past, I felt reasonably confident that I would achieve them. Reasonably confident only. I didn’t have complete faith that success would be mine.

    A few little things like fear, doubt and worry would crowd out what little confidence and belief I had. I didn’t know then how to harness the power of faith to ensure my success.

    I am learning and growing a little more each and every day. Success will be mine.

  3. We humans are full of faith. But often we have faith in something someone else said about us or about a goal of ours. But we have less faith in our own opinion. Which brings us back to the self confidence issue.

    I know I have a lack of self confidence, and every time something happens that creates a bit of a challenge I get easily pushed back. But with the tools I have learned I am fighting back now 🙂
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

  4. Gandhi – Now that’s a man to look up to. 200,000,000 people! And that’s without social media! I bet there were plenty of people who doubted the power of civil obedience and were proven wrong. Talk about definiteness of purpose and vision…
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  5. Faith in oneself and that which we stand for, and denying any outside force any right to impede on that, is personal power. Translate the essence into fulfilling a goal, our dream, and how can it possibly be stopped? Gandhi was a remarkable man. He was clear and true to his beliefs. We can do well to emulate his self-respect.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mastering Self =-.

  6. I really enjoyed that read it is gratifying to read about very successful people like Gandhi. A very simple person but a man with heart as big as the world, a person that could take control and convince the people of power and his own people of his country that peace was the winner of wars and conflict.
    .-= Richard Colum´s last blog ..Property: An Excellent Financial Investment =-.

  7. Ghandi’s influence was so great that no matter how good or otherwise you are as a polititian in India, if you can somehow be called ‘Ghandi’ you will be elected. Faith was not his only strong point, of course. He was also a man of enormous self discipline, amongst other outstanding qualities.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

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