Choosing to believe and trust in a higher being is empowering. Doing so strengthens and frees you to recognize all of the new possibilities that life makes available. Acceptance of that higher love removes burdens and affirms that you needn’t handle life alone. It changes your outlook on life and gives you a better understanding of true peace.
I write these words with such conviction because I have experienced the fulfillment about which I write. Having faith in my life showed me how to love, how to maintain peace, and how to hold on to hope. When I went through my own personal trials, I held on to scriptures and proverbs that promised me a better future. I held firm in my beliefs, and I persevered. I didn’t need to turn to superficial things that didn’t benefit me. I kept my faith.
The belief that you can deal with life on your own is a deception. In a society where priorities have become skewed and counting on your neighbor is not an easy feat, we’ve become accustomed to disappointment. We fall into the trap of self-sufficiency and try to tackle everything alone. But what happens when it all becomes too much and we just cannot do it all? In such an instance, it’s easy to become consumed by a variety of emotions from hate to jealousy to fear and defeat. We seek temporary fixes that could range from drugs and alcohol to hobbies such as knitting or roller-skating.
We all need something in our lives that will act as a guiding light and bring inner peace and stability–something that will offer us more than that temporary fix. Belief in a higher power can give us that. It offers us something to trust in, a standard to which we can aspire. When we have a higher power in whom we can trust and rely, we become less reliant on ourselves. We begin to know true peace and see the lesson in everything, even if to outsiders it appears that we are struggling. We accept more readily our imperfections because we know that we are still loved by a higher being. What could be more empowering than that?!
Are you tired of living a life that is too much for you to handle alone? One part of loving yourself is taking good care of yourself-whether that is through the relationship you maintain with a higher being or by seeking the help of another resource. Let The Stone Foundation be here for you to guide you on your journey to becoming the most empowered version of you. We are just a phone call away and are always here to help.
This article is intended for general education purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional counseling or medical care. If you are interested in seeking professional counseling, please contact The Stone Foundation by clicking here, or by phone at 410-296-2004.
Victoria Johnson is a Communications major who maintains honors status at the Anne Arundel Community College. She currently writes for The Baltimore Times and has written for the AACC school newspaper, The Campus Current. Victoria’s talent stems beyond her writing and schooling. She is also the co-founder of God’s Jewels, a charitable organization designed to benefit individuals in Africa who seek spiritual enlightenment.