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3 ways that having faith can help you live your dream life

Updated: Apr 26, 2022

What comes to your mind when you think of faith? I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately and the impact it has had on my life. I’ve always experienced faith as a deep inner knowing and trust that things will work out no matter what. Looking back faith has helped me to be brave and courageous despite all the doubts, worries, fears, and challenging times. A recent experience I had was leaving my full-time job to begin my new path as a life coach. If I had listened to all the logical reasons not to resign, I would still be unhappy and frustrated with a job I didn't enjoy. We trust so much in what we can see, what we have learned, and what we think. But faith is about seeing beyond what you can see, hear and touch - it’s going beyond our five senses. For me, it’s listening to my gut feeling and trusting myself.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith can take shape in many different ways and is a very personal experience. For one person it might be believing in something bigger than themselves - the universe, a God, or higher intelligence, for someone else it might be faith to find love again after a heartbreak or the faith to get to a better place after years of depression. The forms and shapes faith takes place in our lives is infinite, but there is something we all have in common and that is a sense of trust and belief in someone or something without proof or logical reasoning - believing and knowing in your heart because you just know it’s true or the right thing to do.

I looked up several definitions of faith and the below resonated with me the most:

1. strong or unshakeable belief in something, especially without proof or evidence.

2. complete trust and confidence in someone or something.

With Christmas just around the corner, the belief in someone and something is a hot topic all around the world now. As someone who loves this time of the year, I’ve been watching Christmas

movies almost every night. The common theme is usually around Santa and the belief in him and all the magic that surrounds him. It’s pretty mind-blowing that those kids believe in Santa, and his

ability to make it around all the families of the world in one night. They don’t need proof and a logical explanation. It gives them hope, makes them happy and excited and that’s all that matters. Why destroy something that doesn’t hurt anyone only to be right and prove a point?

However, this is not about Santa and if you believe in him or not. It’s about seeing beyond what you can see, hear, or touch and why having faith is so important. My faith that everything will work out at the end has been a huge part of my life and I would like to share with you the impact it has had on me and my journey so far.

It supports you through challenging times. It is the light at the end of the tunnel.

When everything seemed to fall apart, faith in better days ahead was all I had. There were moments in my life, which were incredibly challenging and frightening. One of them was 14 years ago. Just before Christmas my mum, my siblings, and I had to leave our home to save our lives. We escaped our home that was too dangerous to stay in and sought refuge in a women's shelter. In one night, everything I knew was gon