Infinite possibilities are born of faith…Faith…its very definition from the Merriam Dictionary speaks of a belief and loyalty as well as a trust in God-
There is a love-hate relationship with that word in our lives, or at least in mine. Let’s face it; when life is going well, having faith is effortless and painless like summer breezes. On the flip side, when times are tumultuous and tiresome we or shall I say, I find it problematic to dig deep and find faith that my existence will ever be effortless again.
I spent a great deal of my younger years wanting to believe that the troubled times in my childhood held a purpose. I begged God to permit life be simpler for me as I’d bargain with God to convey harmony rather than manage barriers with every turn. I must admit, these similar views plague me in adulthood as well, in fact in this very moment.
As life would have it, new opportunities present themselves that have life altering possibilities; hopes are at the height of the Heavens, then come plummeting down like a crystal vase into a thousand minuscule shards scattering over lands of self-esteem, doubt and questions of purpose in life.
As coincidences often transpire, this sign was posted on a friend’s facebook page: God’s 3 answers to your prayers: 1.) Yes! 2.) Not Yet! …and 3.) I have something better in mind.
My first thought is: what can God have better in mind then what I’ve already planned out and organized neatly into my life? Far be it for me to dispute God, but I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t, so I do~
But at this time of an abundance of doubt and uncertainty I’ll refer back to faith- and try to remember…
"As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit."
By Emmanuel Teney