Am I the only person that has a difficult time having faith? Rather it be in a person, or a situation, or a thing, or God, or in myself for that matter. I am pretty sure it is because I use to be a terrible control freak. Like TERRIBLE! So, I have decided that this week I want to focus on faith, especially because I struggle so much with having faith in myself.
My pastor said once “God can’t fix it, renew it, reconcile it, whatever needs to be done to it, if you keep putting your hands on it.” Let’s just say I am very hands on! If there is a problem, I try to fix it. If I am lacking, I try to fulfill that area. I have found out that most of the time I can’t. And in those times I have no faith that things will just work out or that God will do what needs to be done. That sounds awful doesn’t it? I had no faith that God could work out things that were so dramatic.
Whenever we hear the term “dramatic” we think negative, right? “She is so dramatic,” “You are being dramatic,” “Why do you make everything so dramatic?” I have decided to rework how I perceive the term “dramatic”.
I really like the second definition and the synonyms that go with it. We, as humans, have a tendency to make things very negative or unappealing. I know I do sometimes. And that was largely in part to my amazing ability to over-analyze EVERYTHING! Lately, I have made attempts to change my perspective on almost everything. And I have watched areas of my life flourish. I have decided to have dramatic faith in myself, my work, my family, my friends, my decisions, everything. Because God has given us free will to do these things, to make our own decisions, and has put resources in place to help us thrive in all areas of our lives. But He will gladly step in if we start to act foolishly. That is the beauty of free will! It is the ability to act at our own discretion, knowing that our Father is not far away in case we misstep.
My challenge to you is to have dramatic faith! That job you want, claim it as yours and do whatever it takes to get it! That decision you have been wavering on, take a leap of faith and trust in yourself and your ability to do what needs to be done! That individual that you have been eyeing, ask them out! The worse they can do is say no. That vacation you think you can’t afford, have faith in God to put things in place for you to afford more amenities than you thought possible! Let us stop second-guessing ourselves and living fearfully and not making decisions because we think too pessimistically. Life is not very long, so don’t watch someone else go after what you want, because you will only have yourself to blame. Activate your free will, but keep God at your right hand.
As always, my email is here for contact. Enjoy life, enjoy others, and allow them to enjoy you.
“I have the discretion to make my own decisions, keeping at the forefront the laws and commands given to me by God. I have realized that He created me to enjoy life not to simply endure it.” -STW