Urantia, June 25, 2014 (date of transcription).
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “Belief Solidifies into Faith.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “This is a lesson on direction; the way you live and go about in life. For so many, life at times makes no sense and seems goalless and purposeless, so they live without direction day by day, not really unhappy but not totally happy either. They just ‘float on the surface of life’ by not thinking too deeply, and therefore not creative or too much upset. On the other hand are the ‘dreamers’ always questioning everything, seemingly at war with themselves while at times having a hard time coping with the demands of life.

“I am using your experiences of early childhood as examples, since there were and always are too many children still growing up in dysfunctional families. And depending on the severity of the dysfunction, this can leave a lasting impression on the psyche of the little one. However, much can be remedied by and through the direction that little one takes in the decision making process – the goals it sets for itself in early life. Despite all influences and circumstances in life, it holds onto a dream, a dream of hope to accomplish something worthwhile.

“In this manner, it grows the so-very-necessary tenacious roots of hope and trust, that it shall be able to follow this dream despite all obstacles, yet this may take a long time because of the handicaps of early childhood. Over time, potentials are turned into reality and success is achieved step by tiny step until it overcomes the obstacles through much struggle and effort. That which it has longed for, and the desired goal to be reached, may be an education, vocation, craft, business or travel. Early in life it may have set the direction for the goals to be obtained, yet it yearns for more, because ‘something’ is still missing.

“The main purpose of life is happiness, and all the wealth in the world cannot satisfy the longing in the human soul, although many start looking outside themselves for inner peace in the pursuit of happiness, which will elude them until they start looking within. The ‘dreamers’ who deep within yearn to find this elusive happiness have grown the strong roots of hope and trust, so they ‘gather up their belief system’ and start examining it only to find it wanting; so questions begin to form in the mind and the course is set in the direction of faith, and the mortal finds him- or herself being tested so these roots can grow stronger.

“Acceptance enters the human mind when they find that there is a Power greater than their selves. Belief now solidifies into faith by these personal experiences as their souls find and start listening more clearly to their Inner Compasses and follow directions more clearly according to their level of soul development. They finally realize that this has all along been the purpose of life and that they have ‘mysteriously been led’ throughout life and they, too, are accepted and beloved children of the eternal God.”

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