We are living in unprecedented times, where fear abounds as people all over the world face challenges that have literally transformed their lives rather quickly. This presents, in my eyes, an opportunity to explore one approach to fear. That approach is to work to have more faith that we do fear. And in this case, let's say that faith encompasses faith, hope, and love simultaneously.
Having faith, hope, and love in the midst of fear doesn’t mean that you don’t have a right to fear. It means that in spite of that fear, you have made a decision to operate more in faith, hope, and love. It means that you decide to persevere through fear to find something that feeds your soul. It means you decide to live your life even when things around you might seem as if they are falling apart.
And I know that this is easier said than done. And for some, being able to live in faith over fear has been a deep struggle. I hear you. I just want to remind you how important it is to *strive* to live in the space of faith, hope, and love even when you fall short.
Faith is where the magic happens. Faith is where you can have dreams others say are crazy come true in the midst of the most challenging situations. Faith is where you can have hope in spite of what data or circumstances might tell you. Faith is where you invest in yourself — you believe in yourself, even when others have discounted you.
And what can come from you operating in faith is your vision. It can look like more self-love, healthy relationships, financial blessings, or even a new career opportunity.
I’m praying that you can live more in faith than you do in fear even when times in our society or in your life are hardest. Persevere, bounce back, pray, and take positive action forward, even when everything around you encourages you to do the opposite.
I believe in you, and I’m cheering you on.
You can do this. We can do this. #ItTakesAVillage
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