My dad gave me a huge gift, he believed in me! That belief didn't revolve around my ability alone, it revolved around the gift of helping me believe beyond my ability. I've tried to do the same for my own children and I can tell you it works. Everyone needs someone to believe in them, that's why the gospel is so powerful.
Belief in a God who believes in his children is central to abundant living. God left his kids (flawed kids) in charge of sharing the life saving message of salvation so that everyone could have a shot at life. This exchange of belief moves ordinary people to live extraordinary lives. Belief has caused millions to live powerfully in the face of persecution, pursue spiritual adventure, bust through fears, and shake off those nagging habits that enslaved us for years.
Never forget why John wrote his gospel account "...that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name". John 20:31
Belief is power! Look at the simple progression of belief that is grounded in truth...
I believe that God loves all people and offers everyone salvation,
that anyone can experience the joy of radical transformation,
and that together we join God in a spiritual revolution.
That's what I believe, how about you? Dip into the truth of God's word until your belief begins to build. Chew on the truth of God's words and his promises until it's fully digested and becomes a part of your spiritual DNA – it's our greatest hope.
Unbelief stalls the most seasoned Jesus follower but renewed belief pops us out of the deepest ditches and even valleys of despair. Don't stop believing, belief is power.