Values by nature delineate boundaries of the sphere within which one chooses to live their life. They become a perimeter fence that marks out the sphere of play for your life.
Be clear about your values. It helps in making decisions because your values will tell what you will tolerate and what you will not accept. They become a grid through which your critical decisions are filtered.
One of my anchor values is:
Sola Fide– I live by faith in God and run my life on faith and trust.Tweet
More than 38 years ago I had an encounter that completely changed my life spiritually, socially and professionally. Very much everything I have done and become has been marked by that encounter. In a lecture room at St Augustine’s Mission, Penhalonga in Zimbabwe, I heard the Gospel clearly presented by Mr Miti. Grace called my name and by faith I was saved. Ever since that day my life has been marked by faith in God.
I remember one of my favorite teachers saying to me that this was just a fleeting childish zeal that would pass. But after these many years, that faith in God has kept me, led me and sustained me. I am a man of faith. The best way I can explain it is simply this:
Galatians 2:20 TPT
“My old identity has been co-crucified with Christ and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Christ lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!”
The life that I now live from that day onwards is by faith in Christ. Or I can put it another way- the faith of Christ lives in me and gives me life. I live by faith alone. Sola Fide! I do not walk in fear. I am daring to explore new opportunities. I am not afraid of failure.
I refuse to negotiate life on the basis of fear. I engage life on the basis of hope and faith.Tweet
Faith is the anchor of my soul.
Because my life is so marked by faith, I have chosen to live my life and run my life on faith and trust. I have faith for the future. I have faith for the present. I am an eternal optimist because I know that all things will eventually worked together for my good.
While some see the world as conspiring against them, I see life as being wired and framed by God to conspire for my good.Tweet
I choose to have faith in people! When you have faith in the Unchangeable as the anchor of your soul, you can afford to have faith in people.
I am convinced that not only do I have faith in God – but in a strange way God does have faith in me as well. he has entrusted me with the unsearchable riches of His grace!
Sola Fide– I live by faith in God and run my life on faith and trust.