“Whatever I believe, I can pray for greater faith today.” – Courage to Change
I have a dictionary app on my phone that tells me one definition of faith is: Complete confidence in a person or plan. That’s how I interpret faith. Confidence that a plan for the greatest, most wonderful life I could ever imagine is unfolding. However, I can get in the way of that plan’s ability to manifest itself when I try to control it too much. When something doesn’t go the way I want it to, instead of assuming that it’s a bad thing, getting into fear, resentment, or self-pity, I’m much better off having faith that it’s just part of the great plan for my ultimate happiness. Today, if life isn’t seeming to exactly align with my expectations, instead of being disappointed or upset, I’ll simply say “Than You!” In this way I’ll remind myself that I’m not running the show, I can’t see the entire great plan, but I can have faith that things are really working out for the best in the long run. When acceptance is my motto, ILML!