The future is as bright as your faith. – Thomas S. Monson
This is literally the same sunset (in Monterey) I was watching when putting together these thoughts.
I think sunsets are absolutely gorgeous.
There’s something about a sunset that sparks my imagination, childlike curiosity and joy for life. There’s something special, almost magnetic, about the sun. Almost like you’re receiving endless possibilities and paths to follow in life.
Naturally, while sitting below a sunset – I felt refreshed and my thoughts flowed.
Our Times of Darkness
Life is a battle of light versus dark. We face trials on a daily (maybe hourly) basis – and work to get past each calamity thrown our way.
Much like the sun dissappearing for a night, we fight that same darkness.
There are times in our life that feel as bright as midday, and others where we’re in the black of night. What’s important is that we hold on. That we fight for what we believe – and make faith our #1 priority.
Faith vanquishes darkness like the piercing ray of a flashlight, sunrise or beam of light.
Why Should We Develop Faith?
Faith: Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
There’s a great need for more faith in this world. There’s a great need for more faith within each of us. I know, for one, that I need more of it.
- Have faith in yourself. Believe that you have special talents and gifts that are unique to you. Understand that you have the opportunity each day to remove them from hiding and “gift” them to the world.
- Have faith in your blog. I understand that most of you who read here have blogs of your own. In short, without faith, you will not be successful. Believe in your blog enough to to work hard, show dedication and strive to improve each day.
- Have faith in others. Life is going to be a lonely journey without believing in others. Show your faith in others by displaying simple acts of gratitude. Tell another blogger you care about the things they’ve done for you. In your times of difficulty, because of your created relationship, they’ll help carry you through the thick.
Faith is a principle of action.
We watch the sun go down each day, understanding that there’s always the possibility it won’t rise in the morrow, but we hold to our faith. We believe it will rise once more; while warming us with its powerful rays of energy.
“It’s up to you to strut your stuff. As long as you’re bashful about showcasing your innate gifts, it will be difficult to find meaning in your life. Take your talents more seriously. You could easily profit from them, provided you look deep inside to discover how.” - Horoscope.com
Where do you place your faith? Would you be more successful if you increased your faith?
*Work on increasing your dedication to faith this week and track your progress. One area that’s helped me to more faith in myself is journaling. Maybe that could be a possibility for you this week.