I’ve had God in my life as long as I can remember but having faith is something each of us grapples with over a lifetime.
It’s easy to say you have faith. And… much more challenging to actually ‘Have Faith.”
So how would real faith look?
What is the truth of its gift to us?
If we had complete faith almost everything in our personal worlds would look different.
I would know that no matter what it may look like at any given moment, everything is going to be ok.
Ponder that for a minute. Isn’t that the ultimate faith?
Some of the best advice I ever got came from a mountain man. At the time, I was trying to terribly hard to control the things that were happening in my life and the lives of those close to me. Talk about stressing out, I WAS!
After listening to me patiently for quite some time, he stopped me in my tracks with his gently spoken statement. “ Dina….. do you realize that the sun rises and sets every day without your help? Grass grows, seasons turn… Why do you feel so responsible for everything?”
The mountain man really drove home the idea that it is not our job to try to control things. The Universe really is doing very well without our help.
God has shown us thru the way he handles all the basics that we are in very good hands but still we question.
Billions of cells in our bodies work in concert to have us walk, talk and breathe. Our hearts beat in rhythm. Babies are born.
When you look at the big picture there is no logic to indicate that we and not God should be in charge. And yet, our trust has limits.
So, our growth in faith is like the peeling of an onion.
As we notice a fear and give it up to spirit. We peel a layer.
We release a little control and there goes another layer.
There are tears when dealing with onions, but in the end they are happy tears.
As time goes on, we remember who we are and how well we have been taken care of.
The closer we get to the center, the lighter we feel.