When I sat in front of my computer to write this blog, the topic I had in mind was very different. I write about lifestyle and life’s challenges, however I find that the topics can be quite superficial. Its what people want to read, however is it what we truly desire?
Over the past few weeks, I have been approached by people, some of which I know and others, I don’t. And the burning question that they had for me was so simple to answer. The question, which of course was asked in many different ways, was how is it possible to have so much faith in God?
This post is not about religion, not by a long shot. This blog is about the reason why so many people give up.
My story is simple…. And this is my belief. God knew me before the world knew me, he created me with the purpose which he whispered to me before he sent me through a vessel, my mom. Whatever the purpose is, I am yet to find out. Growing up, I did not understand life, like all young people. When life knocked me down, I questioned why? When life disappointed me, I questioned why? When I lost loved people, I questioned why?
However, over the past few years, I have had a spiritual awakening, for the first time in my life, I felt my body, spirit and soul, all yearning for one thing. And that was GOD’s presence. When this happened, I saw the magnificence of the world for the first time. I did not have any super natural occurance; there was no miraculous appearance of GOD giving me a message. The miracle was merely me suddenly taking notice that I am a miracle.
If GOD exists, then why does he allow bad things to happen? Let me explain, it does not matter what faith you come from, or whether you do or don’t believe in a higher power, we all agree that there is Good and Bad that exists in this world. This world was created Good, you were created good, however somewhere along the journey, we have become tarnished by evil. Greed, jealousy, lust, status, all consume our lives everyday. We want more, never ever been satisfied with what we have. Evil exists in the world to move our focus. Instead of focusing on God, and the blessing we have, we focus on worldly things. Now you ask why are there wars? God does not want war, we fight our brothers and sisters because we are greedy. Why is there poverty and children starving? It is because you are not taking care of your brothers and sisters. If we lived in a world were people loved each other, this will not exist. Diseases, illness fighting, these are not of God. These exist so you can question the existence of God.
Let me just answer this question for you, Yes he does exist, he is in the air we breath, in the food we eat, he is at your side in your deepest darkest moment, and he is with you in your moments of happiness. You do not realize how truly loved you are.
As human beings, we yearn for love, respect and acceptance from other people, and when its not given, we feel rejected and unloved. If you open your mind and your heart to God, you will see that you possess a love that no human could ever give you. Once you come to this realization, you will find peace.
The only way to start remedying the problems in your life is for you to shift your focus. Be grateful for what you have, instead of wanting what you don’t. Immerse yourself in the things that bring happiness and joy into your life.
I want you to understand that you have been blessed, and it is your duty to share your blessing.
Coming back to the question as to reason for my faith, it is simple,I have found unconditional love and acceptance in my creator, how can I not have faith.