100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Six

I saw this quote just yesterday and was reminded that both faith and fear share a lot in common. The basic premise for both is that we’ve chosen to believe in something that we cannot see. Sometimes that’s a bit hard to wrap your mind around until you consider that all that we can see in the physical world is made up of tiny particles we cannot see.

I can find myself in situations that call me to choose faith or fear. I’ve realized that my choice, in this case, can often be based on past events. Do I let the outcomes of previously lived moments determine my take on what’s occurring today or do I live in the present moment and take life circumstance as it is occurring? How much control do I have over letting things in my subconscious mind dictate what I’m looking at today?

For me, awareness is always key. I live in the present moment as fully as I’m able to, without referencing the past. I know past events in my life can serve as learning tools, so I don’t think it’s always wise to completely dismiss them as useless occurrences.

For today, I’ll choose to trust the process and have faith that things are moving along exactly as they should, with or without my liking or permission. There is so much in this world that I absolutely have no control over and it’s not beneficial to waste my time attempting to manipulate people, places, or things to my personal preferences.

I have a Higher Power, whom I choose to call God, that I will look to this day for guidance, wisdom, and strength to face whatever situations I might find myself in. I realize that faith in Him is a big part of what’s brought me through so many difficult times in my life and it behooves me to recall those times. I also realize that fear will crop up from time to time and although I need to notice what those fears are trying to tell me, I don’t need to needlessly obsess over them.

“Keep the faith and trust the journey” has become my mantra and today I’ll choose to live this way.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty-three year old semi-retired elementary and middle school science teacher.

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