When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Faith in yourself is the prerequisite for true joy and success.
Focus your attention inward and explore. What would it feel like if you had faith in you? How would your life be different right this minute? Confidence doesn’t drop out of the sky. It comes from doing difficult things. Faith is knowing that you can do those things, even if, at first, they seem daunting.
There are no short-cuts. Day after day, as you face your challenges (whether born from divorce or other causes), with an ever-increasing sense of possibility and enthusiasm, your self-confidence grows. The fact is you may not enjoy everything life deposits at your door, but you can handle it. You have coped with it all, so far, even when you thought you couldn’t. No one finds a crisis a cinch. The great benefits of getting to the other side are recognizing and appreciating your competence and inner strength.
Faith is your assumption and belief that goodness will reign in your personal kingdom. Where is the empirical evidence to support that concept? It’s just like the radio station that’s always there, but you hadn’t heard it because you didn’t tune in. Realize that whenever you decide you can access this infinitely wonderful, optimistic feeling. It’s always available. By choosing to feel positive, and dwelling on your desires, you will change your life.
Trusting yourself goes hand in glove with faith. You have made it this far; granted, it wasn’t always easy, but you survived. From now on you decide to thrive.
Copyright Nicole S. Urdang