When I tell people I have faith, they usually give me the, "C'mon, you don't really believe in that, do you?" look.
Well, yeah, I do - or I wouldn't have said so.
But I understand the question mark. For a long, long, long time, I had zero faith. I thought things had to be forced into shape. If it didn't fit, I pushed harder. I thought faith was an excuse to be lazy, and not work for what you want.
Over the last couple of years, I have learned that faith is a lot of trust mixed with a lot of work. Faith means you keep moving towards your goal - while trusting that whatever happens is part of the plan.
You still have dreams and wishes. You still set goals. You still make plans. You still do all you can to get where you want to be. Keep up your end of the deal.
At some point, you accept that you've done what you can. What remains is out of your control.
Then you keep moving forward, as if you know how things will turn out. That's faith.
What's meant to be will always find its way - but you need to participate.