Sometimes we find something that helps us at the times in our lives when we most need it.
It may be something that someone says, something we have read or something that has happened.
Whatever it is, it makes an impact upon us and provides us with that ‘aha’ moment that Oprah talks about.Today, I was listening to a webinar as part of my studies and something that the presenter said resonated with me so much that I had to write it down.
I can’t remember the exact words but basically paraphrased it boils down to this:
“When fear is at its most loudest and recognisable, it is then that the most is to be gained from faith”
When things in life get so tough that we are having anxiety attacks, doubting our abilities and ourselves and the black cloud is beginning to envelop us we have the choice; we can either go with the flow and allow these things to occur or we can step out in faith and attempt to solve the issues.
I often say that we have no control over many of the events in our life however we can control our reaction to these events and I believe that that what was said by the presenter ties in with this notion.
We can choose to drown in the bucket of milk or we can swim around and around until we make butter.
We can allow fear to envelop us or step out in faith that we are going to come through what is causing issues for us as better, stronger people.
Before the athiests reading this switch off when I mention faith, I want to clarify what faith is. The Oxford Dictionary defines faith as “complete trust or confidence in someone or something” whilst the Bible (Hebrews 11:1) defines it as “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen”.
My definition of faith is an amalgamation of the two and I believe that faith is to have complete trust or confidence in what I hope and dream for myself. When I believe in faith that I am able to overcome things, then it gives me the ability to do this.
All great achievers had times of self doubt but they never allowed their fear of failure to cloud their dream. Did you know that Colonel Sanders was knocked back 1001 times by restaurants and food stores across the country before someone took a chance on trying his recipe?
I know that when I am fearful, I lose sight of my faith in myself and my abilities to get through things.
So many events of the past 6 months or so have seen me sink into uncertainty. I have feared the worst. I still fear for the future in many ways. I feel lost and unsure of what the coming year may hold.
Hearing the words spoken by the presenter today has reminded me that no matter how dark it seems, my faith in myself and my dreams for the future will get me through.
I know that one day I will be able to look back upon this time and be grateful that on a hot, steamy day in December someone spoke the words that reminded me of what can be achieved by overcoming fear.