How will your story be told? Will it be a tale of persistence through the darkest of times, or a tragedy that warns of what happens when a person loses hope? For this Motivation Monday, I would like to talk about faith, and why it is imperative that you hold it close during the most difficult points of your life.
Faith can be simply defined as a strong belief. It is not necessarily a religious word, though it can be. Faith comes in different forms to different people, but the outcome remains the same - a rejuvenated sense of self through adverse times. When things are going well, it is easy to hold faith close. You have no reason to doubt that there is a better future ahead when there is nothing to strip you of your hope and strength. However, keeping faith becomes far more challenging in the periods of our lives when it seems there is nothing to keep us going. It is then that faith becomes our greatest power, a shining light in the darkness.
We can have faith in different things that keep us going. I, for instance, have faith that there is a brighter future in front of me, and I just have to get there. Keeping this sentiment in mind helps me keep pushing forward in times when my life seems bleak and hopeless. It’s not easy to hold faith, but it is unquestionably worth it. As long as your faith is with you, you can never be alone.
This week, I challenge each of you to reexamine the role of faith in your life. If you choose not to engage in religion and dismissed faith as a religious quality, redefine it within the context of your life. I’m sure many of you have kept faith without even knowing it! If life throws you for a loop this week, a rekindled sense of faith will help guide you through the sorrow. You are strong, you are brave, and you are going to be okay. Have a great week!
by: Jessica Hutt