For as long as we have existed there has been some form of Faith.
~Referring to a religion that you practice.
~The belief in something bigger than us.
~Or faith in others.
In the end, it all refers to Belief.
When life is going good, it is easy to believe the universe works with you, though you may not acknowledge the assistance as much as you normally would when times are tough.
However, at some point in everyone’s life, no matter who you are, your world will go through such drastic changes where it is stripped and you feel like you have nothing left. These are the times when you feel alone, when you feel lost, or when you are trying to figure out why something is happening. During this time you will reach a point where no one else can help you and you truly don’t know what else to do but release the control of the situation. By surrendering all control you are declaring to the universe, god, karma, anything- that you have faith in the changes to come -that are causing you to give up your control.
Many people, including myself, have had their faith tested this year. So many loved ones passing, losses of jobs, wondering how to feed your family, how you will get through an illness, and more tragic events like terrorism, riots, random acts of violence and natural disasters. Though these are normal parts of life, this particular year seems strangely riffled with such occurrences.
Throughout life, it is important to remember who you are without all the material things and your ego. And just as we have to remind our own children of how to behave properly, sometimes God must remind us- his children- too.
God’s desire is to assist us to reach our goals and for us to shine our light to help the next person. Realizing that our ego and negativity cloud our world and prevent us from reaching our goals, our world sometimes needs to be rocked in order to remind us of where we came from and how wonderful we are.
When your world is cleared of the clouds and you truly see what matters, is who you are and how you conduct yourself, then you will start to see the light - the right path - and the world will seem to make sense all of a sudden. Then you will have a renewed sense of faith.
Recently, a friend was looking for a job for many months and just could not get one. After shifting his faith and giving up control of the situation he suddenly had 3 interviews within 2 weeks, all for jobs he enjoyed.
On Friday, he was offered one of the positions that would start the following Monday but he had to decide whether he would accept it by 5pm that day. The problem was that his true desire was for one of the other positions he had also interviewed for and was waiting to hear back from.
So he put it out there what his desire was by saying a prayer, then he and his family gave it to god to finish, knowing that he had just 40 minutes to call back and accept the “second choice” position. They had faith that before 5pm they would know what to do. At 4:52 they received a call saying he got the job that he really wanted, his “first choice” position! Therefore, he could let the other one know he was not taking it before the 5pm deadline.
As a bonus for his faith, at 4:53 he received a call from the 3rd interview and got that job too, which he accepted because, schedules worked out perfectly. So he and his family can now get ahead financially and they have a renewed faith that god is working with them.
Faith is the one thing you have to acknowledge - then just trust it is happening.
Trust the outcome is as it should be.
Trust that whatever you are going through is happening for a reason.
Trust that God only wants the highest good for you. He will never fail you.
Trust that even a challenge or setback has a purpose.
Trust that if you can reach a place in your life where you are open enough to see the signs and you just keep moving forward mentally, spiritually, physically, morally, god will be right there with you providing the path and lighting the way.
Your heart will know the signs leading the way because everything about it will feel right. There will be no confusion or questions. You will just know.
Surrendering all outcomes is a show of faith and God will ALWAYS acknowledge it and provide you a response.
Faith is more than a religious connotation.
Faith is believing You and the Universe are working together
with the highest morals, goals, and unconditional love
for the betterment of humanity.
Much Love and Faith.