(“Thoughts I Want To Leave Behind” is a collection of thoughts and impressions I want to leave behind as I begin to make my final pastoral transition.)
#3 Choose To Believe The Best
Choose to believe the best even when it seems a worst-case scenario is developing. Believing the best is not putting your head in the sand or living a life of naivety. Believing the best is a way of living that continues to hope - all the way to the end - that something better is coming.
Some people have given up too soon and moved on believing that no good thing was possible. When a miracle eventually happened their judgment and unbelief had put them in a place where they could not see the miracle that emerged from within the brokenness.
Choose to be the last person standing with broken people and broken situations. When you take this position, and God does an eleventh hour miracle, you can look into the eyes of the restored ones and say, “I always knew God was up to something good in your life.” This is why faith is described as the substance of things not yet seen. Faith chooses to see the best when others only see the worst.