Working at a job you hate, toxic relationships, illness, financial burdens, and stress can rule your life. It seems like there's always a long list of never ending problems that we don’t like, but still they have to be addressed. More than likely, your first response when something fails is to worry and be afraid. You think your difficulties aren't going to work out. You don't have faith so you freak out.
Here are seven practical steps to help you learn how to trust and have faith you can overcome any obstacle; particularly, when you don't understand what’s happening, why it’s happening or how to solve your problem.
1. Know that “this too shall pass.”
Yes I know you’ve heard this before, but sometimes you need a reminder to help you stay centered on your faith. Every situation good or bad is just temporary. Knowing this will help you to stay grounded, have a healthy perspective and not worry about all the difficulties you may be experiencing. Having the right attitude can make a hard situation a breeze.
2. Consider you have the ability to change and overcome your situation.
Remember a difficult time in the past that you were able to beat. If you really believe in yourself, you will not be afraid or worried that something won't work out. Your faith and belief help you to realize that your problems can make you even stronger and more powerful. Within every problem lies an opportunity to learn, grow and change for the better. If this is difficult, this may be a sign that it’s time to get the help you need to believe in yourself and your abilities.
3. Believe in God, your Creator, your Higher Power who never fails to help you!
Everything is under God’s control. If you are experiencing hardship, there is a reason or a lesson to be learned. Pray for the lesson and the assistance to navigate it successfully. Remember God uses people and situations to assist us. Take divine-inspired action and utilize the help of those you are led to. You are not alone.
4. Have confidence that things will work out for your highest good.
It’s always hard when you can't see beyond your worries and fears. However this is an opportunity for your faith to be strengthened when all you can see are the hardships in front of you. You are being called to believe in what seems inconceivable and impossible.
5. Establish a daily gratitude practice.
It’s proven that gratitude helps you to be happier and more successful. And the great thing is; it’s easy to do and works almost immediately. There are many ways you can practice being more grateful. Start a daily gratitude journal where you write down all the things you are grateful for during your day. Write a letter, text or email to a loved one telling them how much you appreciate them. This helps you feel good and your loved one as well. Try it, it’s awesome!
6. Change your thoughts.
If you're tempted to worry, or find yourself focusing on your fears; quickly change your thoughts. Focus on something you love or something that makes you happy. Visualize a time in your life when you were happy, healthy and feeling good. Keep doing this each time the concern returns. This is one way to stop worry and fear. You have to replace the distressing thoughts with a new, beneficial thought.
7. Positive Visualization.
Visualize your situation with the outcome you desire. See it in great detail. Focus on how you look, how you feel, how you found out your problem was solved etc. Do this often, a few minutes every day until your difficulties are over. This allows your brain to feel like your problem is already solved.
Trusting things will work out and you can overcome even the greatest adversities in your life shouldn’t be hard, yet it's a tough thing to do. Khalil Gibran stated “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.” The key is not to try to control the result and be invested in a specific outcome. Do what you can to improve your situation, then let go and allow things to happen naturally. If you overcome your own fears and concerns and exercise your faith; in the end, everything will work out. It always does!
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