When life is handing you every punch it can muster, faith is one of the hardest things to keep ahold of; and when it’s gone, it’s the toughest thing to try and regain control of. It’s been the toughest thing for me to navigate and keep a handle on throughout a lot of things that I have been through, specifically in this last year or so. Things have been pretty rough, but reconnecting with my faith and my purpose in this life has helped me to try and stay focused on the positivity things that I have going on in my life.
When life gets tough
Now more than ever, people have lost more and questioned more aspects of their lives than ever. 2020 has shown no mercy and spared no expense in handing us some of the craziest and most bizarre circumstances. It looks like 2021 is giving us a run for our money as well. Also, people have experienced traumatic and unexpected tragedies this past year. People’s trust and faith have taken a big hit, and trying to find a way to refocus has been hard.
I lost faith for a while. I felt more alone than I ever imagined because I didn’t know who or how to turn to anyone; but I’m not refocusing my practice into leaning more into God and my faith to be more patient and understanding with my self-awareness process and hopefully will be on a better track towards finding answers I seek about myself.
But now I’m found..
I’m learning to find myself day by day. It is not an easy task. There are days where I am confident that I have found a secure footing in my faith and purpose and other days where I am more lost than ever before. It is a balancing act, and it takes a long and dedicated practice to perfect. So don’t think that it is a quick fix if you have been “out of it” for a long time. Reconnecting with your faith is going to take much longer than you think. I am still trying to find my way.
Finding my faith and purpose
I had to come to the realization that faith and purpose go hand in hand. For me, I cannot realign my purpose without faith that I am on the right track. I have to be faithful in knowing that what I’m doing for myself will yield a fruitful and positive result; one I’ve been seeking for a long time but couldn’t really articulate. I am proud to say that I’ve been doing the work and in time, I know that eventually everything will fall into place. Once I can continue to keep my focus, I can understand and ignite my purpose.