When in doubt have F.A.I.T.H.

June 10, 2017 Rev Ahmondra

When in doubt have F.A.I.T.H.     (Find Answers in the Heart)


Sometimes in life things happen and we just don’t have any answers. We struggle and struggle to make sense out of something that seems totally senseless to us. It is during these times that we have to be very mindful about where we go for answers.


Many times we go to others and find that they are no help at all. They either tell us just to be strong with really no answers for our situations. Or sometimes they even blame us for the condition that we are struggling with causing us to feel guilty. We walk away feeling worst than when we went to them.


Now, that is not to say that we should not go to others for help and support. But sometimes we need to find our own answers by exercising F.A.I.T.H. This word is usually used in a religious context but I am using it in a different context. I am using the word to mean, Find Answers In The Heart, F.A.I.T.H.


I believe that everyone has an inner guidance that will guide them in the right direction if they only learned to listen. How many times did you listen to the advice of someone else because you thought they knew better than you, only to discover that you should have followed your own heart, in the first place?


When we follow our heart by finding the answers we are looking for within we pull on our own individual knowingness. That special understanding we can only find in the deepest part of us, our heart.


As small children we have to depend on the knowledge and advice of others because we are still growing and developing our individual characters. But after we reach adult hood many times we still listen to others because we don’t trust that we have what it takes to make the hard decisions or get the answers that we need to difficult situations. We lack Faith in ourselves.


If we start to cultivate a connection to our heart wisdom on small things, when the big things come along we will be better equipped to address them. We have more wisdom than we realize. And for us to really live a life that is beneficial to our true self, we need to begin to trust and listen to our inner most promptings.


I invite you to engage in a little experiment with your self to see how capable you are of finding your own answers. For the next month when you don’t know the answer to something before you ask someone else, first look within (into your heart) and see what answer you have. Then go ahead and ask someone for advice.


After you have your own answer and the advice of someone else make a decision about which answer you will go with. Pay close attention to the outcomes to see if your answers were just as good or better than the ones you received from others.


After a while you will develop a stronger F.A.I.T.H. in your ability to find answers to your challenges. You will always allow others to support and help you but you won’t depend entirely on others because you will have Faith in yourself.


The great thing with developing F.A.I.T.H. in yourself is that others will begin to come to you for advice and answers because they will see how successful you have become in moving through life. You will then be able to share with them how to find answers in their hearts and have F.A.I.T.H. in themselves. The best world is one in which everyone believes in themselves first and in others second.