My heart that is. Fear and Faith simply can’t coexist. I woke today to a text from a friend and client who offered gentle encouragement and she reminded me of this. It got me to think a little bit deeper about what fear really is and how it BLOCKS faith! When you block faith (and hope) you block every chance at living a happy life. Think of it… can you imagine a life with no hope or faith in anything?
As I pondered these thoughts I could not help but smile. Somewhere deep in my heart I have held the key to this knowledge of self belief and faith for almost my whole life. It is what pulled me through the messy times and helped me to persevere. I mention “self belief” because having faith to me means believing in myself and having faith in my human ability but even more importantly, in Gods plan for my life.
Precisely why I am posting this blog for you tonight. Our world is so conditioned to think fear, sadness and stress are a necessary part of life. Work more, play less, and at the end of the day… have no faith. The typical “it is what it is” mentality. In fact, most people live in certain places and work certain jobs because this is “just where they ended up”.
Fear of failure and fear of the unknown block so many amazing people from living carefree, happy and abundant lives! Living a life of fulfillment and joy is much more attainable than most think. I am here to tell you that it IS totally possible to live a joy filled life! No matter where you are in your journey you can change your circumstance. Only if you grasp this simple yet profound concept : Fear and Faith simply cannot coexist. You must have faith in the unknown. You must have faith in yourself. You see, this really is the foundation to it all. Faith means believing in yourself and the divinely beautiful plan laid out for your life… yes, before you were even born.
I remember a time in my life where I was so down and depressed. I was not happy with myself and I had gone through back to back trials that most would never imagine (knowing me now). I was quickly becoming a product of my environment and dealing with issues that most my age were not. Things that caused me to sink deeper and deeper into this “hole” if you will. I began to lose hope and faith in life and in myself. Yet, in my heart there was this little ember burning. It was like “fear” and “faith” were at war in my heart. I knew that I could get out of this rut but it meant facing fear. You see, it is NOT easy to avoid fear. In fact, at any given point in our lives we will come into contact with it numerous times. How do you succeed? You face fear head on! How?? By having faith!
I was able to overcome and achieve the life of my dreams by fueling up on faith and believing in the amazing abilities that I was born with! You have these same amazing qualities but if you continue to allow fear to stop you.. well, you will always turn locked doors. If you want the door to open, you have to let faith in.
Friends.. have faith in Gods plan for your life and all of the amazing abilities he has instilled in you! Stop going by societies norm and create your own norm. Is there something that you want to do but have been holding off? Start! Right now, do not wait! Is there a place you want to live or a business you want to start? Have faith in yourself and start it… do it… BE IT!
Have you ever wondered if God exists? He does. He knew you before you were even born and he so divinely created you to be something wonderful! Faith, hope, courage and love… those are all from him. The other junk just isn’t. So today, right now, start to search your soul and light that little ember that is burning. Start believing in yourself and all of your worth and stop letting life get in the way.
I encourage you to find some time alone. Time spent driving in the car or a quite place to break for lunch and think about this post. Think about what you want out of your life and think about those things you love about yourself. Think of your life and the lessons you have learned and how you can use these things to help others (if even in a small way). Write down a list of all that you thought of and reflect on it daily.
Likewise, write a list of your fears. Those things that scare you and are blocking you from living a fulfilling life. Write it ALL down and when you feel ready to let faith take over…. burn it. Open your heart to Gods plan for your life (and if you don’t know him) open your heart to God himself… you want to live a joyful life? There is your answer.
Fear and faith cannot coexist.