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FAITH HOPE AND LOVE

When we hear the words; faith, hope and love, we tend to immediately
think about the Bible or Jesus, (religious thoughts).

But are these three words religious only, or do they have another much
more important meaning, were they spoken by Jesus for a reason
perhaps totally overlooked? I know it is written in the book of
Corinthians, and that book are stated to have been written by Paul, but
Paul were according to the Bible given special insight by Jesus, and
these three words and the manner they are explained could have been
part of the special insight Paul received, thus becoming the words of
Jesus!

Maybe the meaning was lost due to the fact that most of the scriptures
were written between sixty to two hundred years after the fact, we might
never know!

Business experts and motivational speakers have over the past century
come up with some of the most extraordinary methods and ideas to
inspire people to perform and excel in that which they do, faith, hope,
and love being written so unobtrusively into those methods and ideas
that few if any, ever notice it.

What do these three words mean? In Corinthians chapter fourteen it is


stated that love is the one thing we should strive for, and in a spiritual
sense in order to spread religion. Almost all great motivational speakers
and expert trainers today promote passion/love for the subject as the
most important factor for individual success.

How does love or passion for the subject ensure success? Love or
passion alone cannot do the ‘trick’. Faith and hope is the two other
ingredients which are as important as love or passion.

Many experts have the tendency to say that hope should not be part of
the planning process, this emotion, yes “emotion” is a very important

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factor in the process, to be successful all three need to be there. When
we look at the subject we have to in order for us to even start doing
something with the subject feel something, or have faith in the subject,
whether it is a job, a business venture or becoming friends with another
person, the other person can also be the one we want to share the rest of
our lives with. You might ask; but how do we determine faith here? The
subject usually have a history, that history might not be good, but then
potential comes into play. We tend to look at both these things when we
want to use the subject and make it/her/him part of our lives.

The history either awakens the interest or it does not, if it does, we look
at the potential, and if the potential is present we commit with the faith
we have in both. The second phase in this commitment is hope. Hope is
not something we can discard at all, without hope we become lost and
stumble aimlessly, not noticing the ‘good’ (potential) things surrounding
our subject. Without hope no project will survive, simply because we do
see the potential and do not wish to be associated with that project or
subject any longer.

This ‘thing’ we call hope is present when we realise that we have faith
in something, and as much a part of it as your breath is part of living.
Hope and faith is two emotions working together in order for us to
commit to our subject, and only once we have committed ourselves is
passion born.

Doing something or working on our subject creates respect simply


because we want to make the commitment work. Should we start a
project and manufacture a component for this project we determine
where the component must go, we then calculate the amount of times
this component is going to work in a minute, after that we decide what
material this component must be made of in order to work x amount of
times in a minute. After we have eventually completed the component
we run a test with it, and in that way determine if there are any flaws, if
there are flaws we rectify it, and our component is ready for a
production run. This is not the end of our interest in that component,
maintenance is the other highly important factor we have looked at, and
maintenance must be carried out regularly, unless we want our
component to come to a speedy end.

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The moment we realise that our efforts were not in vain, we attach
respect to our creation because our creation is valuable to us, we sell the
end product! In exactly the same manner do we work on a relationship,
once it is created we start maintaining it and maintenance creates respect
in relationships, and eventually love, be it love for a friend, a life partner
or a factory you have built, this love is what drives us to keep that
creation alive.

Many people tell us every day that we must think in a certain manner, or
work in such a manner or communicate in a certain fashion, because
those methods have been proved, and because it was proved that liberty
life is a very successful business we must go work there, etc. But will it
work for you, or me? Unless we feel faith and hope from within for
those things everybody tells you are the right thing it would be best to
go and find your own passion and work in that field, hopelessness even
exist in heaven, simply because the ‘evil’ spirits do not like it there. In
exactly the same manner can no man/woman live the passions of
another!

FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE is the inheritance of all, find yours and
give it your best.

Walter.