These viewpoints relegate the empowering attributes of hope and faith to nothing more than dumb luck. But faith isn’t something external or future-based. Faith is internal and fully grounded in the present. It’s the belief that you have the power to control your actions within the current circumstances and that what you do or create today ultimately impacts your destiny.
In order to better help you distinguish the inherent differences between internal and external-based faith, let’s take a look at two real-life examples:
1. America’s first commercial jet service began with a Boeing 707 flight in 1958. The next month, according to
National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” a passenger on a nearly obsolete propeller-driven DC-6 airliner struck up a conversation with another passenger who happened to be a Boeing engineer.
The curious traveler asked the engineer about the new jet aircraft. The engineer spoke convincingly about the rigorous testing Boeing had co