I’ve been thinking a lot about faith recently. Faith to be healed, faith to know that things will get better, faith in myself, faith in perseverance, faith in family, faith in love. And I’ve realized that faith is a strong force for good. Often times, we get down on ourselves. WE think that things will never get better or we get frustrated that we can’t do everything we want and/or need to do. We feel inadequate.
But I’m here to tell you that you should NEVER feel this way! I just had my first baby and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so inadequate in my life. I’ve been sick and exhausted and emotional and stressed. And one day, when I was feeling particularly down, my mom said, ‘You just need to stay positive!’
She was SO right!!! But how could I when I was so sick? And that’s when it hit me! I just needed to have faith. I needed to remember that these feelings and sickness weren’t going to last forever. I needed to have faith that my body would get better instead of thinking it never would. I needed to cherish my little girl and this special time i have with her instead of wishing that my life could get back to ‘normal’. And most of all, I needed to have faith in myself. Faith that I could do all these things and have the strength I needed at this time.
I think a lot of times we forget to give ourselves a pat on the back for fear that we will look prideful or arrogant. But telling yourself that you can do hard things in not in ANY way prideful!Having faith in yourself and in your abilities helps you succeed and grow!
So, I hope that you and I will remember, every time we start to feel inadequate, that we’re doing better than we thing. That we can do hard things and that having faith gives us power and strength beyond what we know.