My Life Weapon of Choice…Faith

The older I get the more I like the word “Faith” – Faith in myself, faith in my family, my friends, faith in something higher.

Faith is sometimes the only tool I have when the world makes no sense, and when life throws me the biggest obstacles and heartaches, or when life just doesn’t seem fair in general.

Just by living life it is guaranteed that all of us had, or will have, something difficult happen.  Sometimes, to overcome these, you just need to believe…to believe in something bigger than yourself, and to believe that there is something good just around the corner, to believe that after you close your eyes and wake up in the morning it just might be alright.

What makes life so exciting is that I never know what is waiting for me. When I think back, there have been so many times when I felt so claustrophobic, exasperated, stressed, depressed about a situation, or by certain negative accumulative dynamics filling my life during a certain period, that are surrounding or swamping me, all with the potential of pushing me down the emotional abyss.

However, something always happens that instantly gets me out of the funk of self pity…all it takes is something small, whether it is one conversation, one phone call, one text, one e-mail, one chance meeting, or a sunny day.

Getting an injection of joy, positivity, support, whatever it is, has the potential to feel like someone has switched on a warm inviting light within a previously dark depressing room…and it is THIS that makes life interesting and fun!  One minute I am living in darkness and the next, my heart is beating with excitement.

People can always give up – that’s the easy path!  I have come through some tough periods in my life, particularly recently, and they have certainly helped me to grow as a person.  I have mentally moved on up by incorporating faith in the way I view and handle many of life’s toughest challenges. There is always something to look forward to.  It is true that in our greatest adversity we can sometimes find our greatest joy.

Faith tells me that the next day will come and there will be a reason to go on with my life, always providing me with a reason to live life to its fullest.

Faith goes up the stairs that love has built, and looks out the window which hope has opened” — Charles Spurgeon

~ by Jens Wallrabe on March 12, 2012.

5 Responses to “My Life Weapon of Choice…Faith”

  1. Welcome back from retirement. You have too much ground to explore to sit still.
    Recently and as a corollary to your observations I was asked if I was happy. I thought about and said I was, even as I mourned a loss, faced serious issues and needed to restore order in my extended family.
    How do you know? came a further challenge. I answered off the top of my head, because I realize it. Sometimes, often actually, that’s all it takes.

    • Hello Phil! – It so nice hearing from you. I always enjoy your spin on stuff as well as your life philosophy! To comment on your dialog above…it is so amazing to me, how the simplest of things can put us quickly on an even keel again. In today’s society I think there is a tendency to over complicate and over think stuff. Usually the answers, to even the most complex questions regarding life, are right in front of us…slapping our face! Anyway, I hope you are well and regained control over your challenges!

  2. I can’t believe you just posted these words! I need to hear this right now…Thank you

  3. Such a beautiful and inspiring post, Jens! 🙂

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