The importance of Faith in our well-being is the key to a balanced life. Discover how to bring a just balance to your day with the following article.
"Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends." Proverbs 17:9
Life presents us with different situations and, at times, makes us feel out of place or as if we don't fit in certain social circles. It may be that we stand out for some skill or personality, or that we feel different for reasons we don't fully understand.
However, it is important to keep in mind that each of us has a unique and special role to play in this world, and that we are valuable to God.
On many occasions, going against what the majority thinks or feels can make us feel isolated or misunderstood. But this does not mean that we are alone, for God is always present in our lives.
In fact, it is possible that the reason we feel different is precisely because we are following the path that God has laid out for us.
"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken" Ecclesiastes 4:12
It is important to learn to respect our own thoughts and feelings, and to allow ourselves to be true to ourselves, even when it means going against the grain.
While it is important to practice compassion and empathy for others, it is also essential to be compassionate with ourselves and to recognize our own worth as sons and daughters of God.
One of the most important aspects of our faith is the ability to grow with God and to accept that the process may be unpredictable and not always follow the plan we had laid out for ourselves.
Instead of blaming or punishing ourselves for not meeting our expectations, it is important to trust that God has a plan for us and is guiding us toward our purpose in life.
"The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore." Psalm 121:7-8
The key to growing with God is to allow ourselves to be flexible and respect our own timing. Often, we try to force ourselves to fit into a mold that doesn't fit us, which can prevent us from enjoying the blessings God has for us.
Instead, it is critical to learn to respect the rhythm of our own life and allow the doors of our mind and heart to open at the right time.
It is important to remember that each of us is special and valuable to God. Although at times we may feel different or misunderstood, we can trust that we are following the path that God has laid out for us and that we are fulfilling an important purpose in life.
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:13
Through faith and trust in God, we can find the inner peace and emotional well-being we need to face whatever challenges come our way in life.
The practice of prayer as a form of meditation is fundamental for those who seek to draw closer to God and find the love they need in their lives. As human beings, we always seek perfection and although we know that God is the best teacher, it is important to stay close to Him through meditation and prayer.
Surrendering to God involves relinquishing control and giving up ownership of what we consider ours. It is an act of acknowledging that everything we possess actually belongs to Him. As brothers and sisters in the Faith, we are responsible for taking care of what God has given us, but in surrendering to Him, we admit that He is ultimately in control of everything, including our present circumstances.