We sometimes surrender to the ever so real, ever so active, and conflicting messages of doubt and hopelessness. We allow these messages to bombard our every choice and thoughts we have daily. We may think we have faith until something huge happens in our life that is unexpected and devastating. Then that faith we once had is out the door and we begin to wallow in pessimism and confusion. Although we may be facing difficult circumstances currently, situations that we all know we had no control over - regardless we can still choose how we react to it.
We have the power to make a single choice—a choice of peace, protection and a choice that is appropriate to for our life path. That choice is faith. Regardless of what you believe in, faith in yourself or your God can pull you through the darkest of times. Making the choice not to lose hope, choosing not to allow the doubts to become a reality, choosing to see that everything that is happening is currently, is happening for you and not against you. Faith is a choice, and it must be sought after and developed. It takes practice upon practice. It is a habit, a muscle that needs to be developed and worked out daily in order for it to strengthen and continue to be strengthened. Thus, we are responsible for our own faith. We are responsible for our own lives. We are also responsible for our lack of faith. The choice is always ours. ~Will "Story" Rivera
There is nothing wrong with you or me or anyone. God does not create mistakes. So when you find it your heart to live a specific way - go for it. Life is too short to spend your entire life trying to live up to the expectations of those we love. We have all been given a soul of our own and I suggest we start making decisions that alight with our life purpose. Decisions that create joy for ourselves and extend outward to others. I highly encourage you to seek the kind of love that requires no conditions at all. You will be asked to change and be told you need to look a certain way, feel a certain, love a certain way - all this in order to be accepted by the masses, by your family, by your religion and maybe even your job or friends. God does not create mistakes and you are perfect. You are different, your type of love is so rare. Do not get caught up in a world that is trying to change you and convince you to be something you are not. The love you give is pure, the respect is worthy, the faith is unshakable. The work done in this world by you for others is irreplaceable. Do not doubt for one second that God will not welcome you with open arms. There are far worse things in this world you could be doing to cause harm to others than you living a life of love and expressing yourself in the most natural way possible. Live On. ~Will "Story" Rivera