Faith is defined as confidence or trust in a person or thing. When we each hear the word faith most of our brains instantly jump to religion before any other words are spoken. Yet, even in its definition faith is not strictly speaking of religion. I believe everyone needs a little faith, not a religion, a god, or a higher power necessarily, but the confidence or trust in a person or thing.
Faith In One's Self
Our lives are spent trying to be the best that we can be. We continually strive for different goals and for the best life that we can each imaginably achieve. In order to keep going and reaching for our best life, it is ultimately the faith, we have within ourselves that makes the difference. If we keep trying to move forward but allow the fear of the journey to interfere with that faith we have within ourselves then the chances of us getting to where we want to go become thinner and thinner. Faith in one's self is the thing that turns and pushes things into our favor. Faith that we can get back up when we fall. Faith that we can dust ourselves off. It's this that takes us closer and closer to the goals we have.
Faith In Others
When my special guy says he loves me how do I know this to be true? When I meet a friend for lunch and she says have a fantastic day how do I know this to be true? Do they really mean it or are they just parroting the safe social accepted phrases that they think I want to hear? It's faith. I have faith that my guy is telling me the truth, so its true, I have faith that my friend truly wants me to have a good day, so there it is TRUTH. Supporting those around you is an easy thing to say in social situations, probably even private conversations between two people yet its faith that keeps these relationships going. It is faith that allows you to believe the other person and its faith that allows your relationships to grow. Even with children, remember I have 5. They all have different personalities and they have all grown into 5 distinct individuals. These individuals are not necessarily people I would connect with on a personal level if I was out looking for new connections within the community. Yet, I have faith that we will be able to continue our ever growing relationship because of love. Its a faith, once again that helps us move forward.
Faith In The Everyday
Moments both large and small happen billions of times throughout the day. Some we recognize as amazing and some we just see as routine. Yet there is faith in the everyday. We have faith that these moments will happen, whether we realize it or not. We have faith that the day will bring what it always brings and we have faith that we will be able to work through the struggles the day brings us.
Faith In The Future
Every time we make plans we are putting faith into our futures. We have faith that the day will come, we have faith that the road we are on will lead it to that destination we are hoping for. Our faith in ourselves is a faith we share in the future.
Faith means many things to all of us. The truth is only you can determine how you're going to utilize your faith. Only you can decide to have faith in those around you as well as yourself. I know that it may sound easy to do, yet it is something we all struggle with. It's hard to know if you're making the right decisions now or if you made the right decisions several years ago. Yet if the faith in yourself is strong, you are also opening the door to allowing yourself to forgive yourself for the failings you may have experience in the past, present, and in the future.
Did anyone else hear the song "Faith" by George Micheal
playing in your mind while reading this?
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