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How Do You Keep The Faith?

Faith is the battle between what you believe in against what you don’t believe in. It’s a challenge between what’s going on with your mind and what’s happening right in front of you. It’s a struggle between what you see with your eyes and what you want to see with your heart. Faith is what you believe in despite everything else inside of you telling otherwise.

A friend recently asked me if I had doubts with my faith. You see, the thing about faith is that since it’s something intangible, it can disappear too. There is truth that faith can be tough like a rock – strong and sturdy – but things can happen to you that will allow it to crumble and fall.

Faith can be whatever you want to believe in. Faith in God, in people, or in yourself are all different factions of faith. Since it’s subjective, nobody can tell you what you should believe in or not. People can however guide you and help you find what you’re looking for.

The friend who asked me about faith told me not to give up. We haven’t seen each other for more than a year and have probably spoken only a handful of times the past year. Still, she urged me that in whatever I’m going through that I shouldn’t give up.

How do you keep it? How do you believe in the unknown when the things known to you are the exact opposite? How do you persevere through difficult situations in your life?

Honestly, I still don’t know how to keep it. What’s even more difficult is trying to keep it when the situation you’re in doesn’t change. Faith can’t be circumstantial in a sense that you can’t waver in your beliefs or morals just because things don’t go your way. That wouldn’t be faith right?

What you can do is continue to try. Believing to believe is a step. Believing that there has got to be more to life than this, is still something. To try to have faith is not as good as having a strong foundation in your faith, but it’s still worth trying.

Faith is still worth trying to save.

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Are You Sure Where You’re Going?

As human beings, I believe we all have this inner voice within us who’s always asking whether or not we’re supposed to be where we are right now. You can call it conscience or spiritual-self, I just think there’s always something within us humans that make us wonder if what we’re doing is what we’re supposed to be doing. Most people are looking for a goal, a dream, or a purpose.

Finding your own purpose in this world is difficult enough, but even if you do find it, are you even sure that it’s really the one? Don’t you want that sense of assurance that what you’ve been looking and working for all your life actually makes sense? What if you thought you’re supposed to be a businessman but by the time you’re 40 you realize that you were actually supposed to go to med school and be a doctor?

Coming out of college, I always had these questions in mind. What helped me with these questions and even now as I am moving on with this new phase in my life, is a story.

This story is a classic Mother Teresa story. There’s not much to say about her, you all probably know who she was and what she stood for. The story goes that there was this American man who was sure that God was calling him to do something great. This was it: a calling, a purpose, and a goal. The only problem was that he didn’t know what that something was. Ironic isn’t it?

So she goes to Mother Teresa and asks for prayer.

He asks, “Mother Teresa, would you pray for me?”

And Mother Teresa replies, “Yeah sure. What would you like me to pray you for?”

“Mother Teresa, I want clarity. I want to know without a shadow of a doubt what my calling is from God.”

Mother Teresa then looks at him and she simply says, “No, I won’t pray that for you.”

The American man was confused and embarrassed then he blurts out, “But why? I only want to have what you have in your life. You always seemed sure of what God is calling you to do.”

She replies, “I sir, have never had clarity. What I have had was trust. So I pray that you may have trust as well.”

I don’t know what you learned from this story or how will it affect you in the future. I believe that this simple story has a powerful message designed specifically for each and every one of us. The story is pretty self-explanatory and can talk about itself without me dwelling into it.

Are you sure where you’re going in life? Well, me neither. But what I’ll pray for you is trust dear friend.

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