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Having faith…perspective is the key!

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The whole having faith ‘thing’ is easier said than done. Amid turmoil, one can lose perspective and clarity of thought. From the inside looking out, if one has no faith, then the need to rise above the immediate setback and prosper in the face of adversity may not exist. A feeling of doom or loss usually overrides every rational thought. Life as it were may seem meaningless. However, with faith, hope of a better tomorrow encourages perseverance in the face of hardship – surviving against the odds!

The onlooker witnessing one’s hardship may be a source of encouragement or be a source of criticism. The key to recovery is to align oneself with positive sources of reinforcement. The objectivity of outsiders must be used wisely. Stay away from the ones who simply say what they think wants to be heard for building a foundation based on lies or half truths is pointless. Instead, utilize the thoughts of ones who are willing to state the truth as they see it even if it hurts. These are the allies who will facilitate growth of character. These are the ones who truly care.

Ultimately, even though the road ahead may seem long and arduous things will be okay. Just remember to be a source of encouragement for someone else in turmoil since faith, like a seedling, needs to be nurtured to ensure growth. Have faith, be of good courage, thank the ones who provided motivation, then be a blessing to others by sharing your faith and your story of triumph.


Contents written: October 24 2010  |  Edited June 7 2016  | Copyright ©  2014 – 2016 Moylom Enterprises


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20 thoughts on “Having faith…perspective is the key!”

  1. Love this. So important and full of truth. It sure has been a long and arduous road but He has brought me through so much! Thanks for being such a source of encouragement to me! Blessings!

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    1. You’re welcome. I can’t help but think our paths have crossed for a reason and being able to discuss God’s word and share how much He’s changed our lives is indeed the best gift of all. Blessings to you as well — have a great weekend.

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  2. Faith. That is truly a challenging aspect of living. We all have faith, we were all born intrinsically to have faith which is a fascinating concept. Here is what I mean… The one driving an injured person to the hospital has faith the hospital can help. The one breaking into a house has faith he won’t get caught. The one driving on the expressway has faith (despite the high number of accidents) that he or she will make it home. And yes, it is the object of faith (God, person, goal etc,.) that matters. But also, what do we have faith specifically for that is sometimes… disappointing? How many have faith question because what they had hoped for or thought that through faith, could accomplish or would have purposed a specific thing? Faith, truly a deep subject and I appreciate your post. 🙂

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    1. Oh wow! Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment.

      I wrote this back in 2010 on the heels of a very traumatic event. It took great strength to thrive in spite of adversity. But I’ve learned that doing so is the best revenge. And though my faith was weak I rediscovered my personal connection with God and I’ve stay close ever since. It is only in Him that I am strong.

      Some days of the “faith-walk” are better than others but I see His blessings everyday and I’m eternally grateful.

      Have a wonderful week. Hugs ☺ 🌷

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    1. Glad you think so.
      I wrote this a few years ago. But it’s message is very relevant today. I thought of you when I reposted it today. Hope the suffering you write of so frequently will soon fade away and that you will one day write of joy.

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      1. I understand, so keep writing. Healing takes time. God knows, I’ve been there. The past few years have been rough and this blog helped me heal. There were many times I felt stuck but a few amazing people came into my life to help me trust again. And now I’m slowly moving forward. I’d like to extend an arm of friendship to you just as others have done to me. You are not alone. Feel free to reach out if you ever need an ear. Hugs.

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