Ran across this article at wikiHow. How to be bold.
The first step, according to the article; “pretend that you are already bold.”
I find that a bit interesting. If you are not bold, then would you even know how to start pretending? Shouldn’t you first learn what it means to be bold before you begin “acting bold”?
Then I thought about faith. Is is ridiculous for me to ask someone to just have faith, especially if they don’t know what faith is? Ninjawords defines faith as:
Obviously, at some point in the journey of faith one is faced with the descision do I accept this as truth or fiction and live my life accordingly. So can one pretend their way to faith? Maybe in some instances for a while. I’m reminded of Matthew 13:1-23. So if you struggle with being bold, learn what it means to be bold AND then start acting bold. If you struggle with faith, learn what faith is and then live in the knowledge that you have.
P.S. As a Christian I would never assume or suggest that as humans we can obtain all the answers to all the questions. I know plenty of very intelligent and moral people who do not have faith that there is a God let alone a way to know God personally.