Officially one week of starting writing. I’ve realized that I get my best work done and best thinking when I get my blood flowing — the main reason why the gym has been so therapeutic for me. So without it has been tough but like everything else, I found my workaround.
I was told no strenuous exercise for three weeks, so leg exercises or hard cardio was out of the question. But I was cleared to sit on a stationary bike and pedal my little ass like seven years old who just learned how to ride. Lame yes? But better than nothing?? Fuck yes! It’s become the highlight of my day now.
So I write to you from my comfy little stationary seated bike looking over a bright Miami morning. Being in this bright part of my day, I think it’s good to discuss faith finally.
“True faith is believing in what you can’t see or touch, no matter the circumstance.”
This isn’t just about religion and faith in that sense. But faith in the future, yourself, others, and a great being if that’s what you choose to believe.
Faith in your dream and yourself
You created your vivid vision, but you can’t see it or touch it correct? Same with your standards right? No matter how detailed you got and descriptive your words are, it’s still an abstract noun. But what makes it real? Your hard work, yes. But your faith must come first.
You have to believe it to be true and have faith in yourself and that your standards and vision can be achieved. You have to have faith in your vision enough to make it through the bad days and fuel you farther on your good days.
Again I’m not forcing you to believe a particular religion but leaning and having faith that Jesus Christ came down to save us, and that God is an almighty being has changed my life and fueled me to achieve great things in my early life.
Making it through a trial with faith
The Bible has a substantial amount of advice, philosophical and religious on how you can make it through struggle and life. One parable being the disciples on the boat in the dead sea.
A massive storm approached nearly sinking the ship of the disciples. Jesus lay asleep in the cabin after a hard Day’s work (we’ve all been there!). Frightened of death the disciples woke Jesus asking if he cared about them enough to save them. In a moment Jesus proclaimed silence and ceased the winds and waves. Afterword he asked begged the question, do you not have faith?
Reminding the disciples and us during tough times, there is no need to be afraid if you have faith. Through every challenge, if you trust that the destination will be better than the starting line and that there is something amazing on the other end of this road, you will make it through. Whether that’s faith in the Lord, in your plan, or yourself, it’s a necessary component to powering through your struggle.
Nothing trumps faith
Motivation is great, but nothing trump’s faith. Start believing in something higher than your circumstance, than yourself, and your vision will start to unfold before you.