We cannot contrast living in faith with being realistic because faith is being real. It is just that it is not the reality you see with your eyes, but the reality of the Spirit. The reality revealed in the Word of God.
We are faced daily with events and situations that make us forget the truth of the Word of God. I agree with the saying that “what we see can make us blind” so I like to start my day with a good dose of reality so I do not get blinded by what will happen during the day — a reality of whom I am in Christ.
I declare them over my life; I see them as my reality and I thank God that these are my reality.
Here are just a few:
I am delivered from the power of darkness and transformed into the kingdom of God — Colossians 1:13
I am strong in the Lord — Ephesians 1:4
I am accepted in Christ — Ephesians 1:6
I am blessed — Deuteronomy 28:1-14
I qualify to share in his inheritance — Colossians 1:12
I am victorious — Revelation 21:7
I know God’s voice — John 10:14
Add to the list and practice declaring, seeing and thanking God until you are so established in the truth of the Spirit and not shaken by what happens in the physical reality.