When the Bible says, "the just shall live by faith", that sure includes having faith in our relationships. It takes faith to let a person into our life. Don't you think so?
Love With Faith
There is a good bit of faith that has to go with love. Faith in the other person to do right and love you, faith in yourself to trust them with your heart.
Faith is about taking the leap of faith. (That's how I like to define it now). It's about allowing that person into your heart, it's about letting everything go. And most times, you aren't even completely sure of what you're doing or why you're doing it.
Most times, you don't know all the details, so you're left with no choice than to hope, believe, and pray that everything will turn out fine.
And the beautiful thing is, it does turn out just fine.
But sometimes, things happen, people mess up, circumstances come up, and we are left to pick up the pieces. Sometimes these things are not our fault, and sometimes yes, those people that have hurt us do need to work to regain our trust.
Sometimes those people could be doing everything in their power to change the situation, but maybe we are the ones that need to also do our part and actually do the trusting.
. . . and no, don't feel obligated to. Many times, especially if you've been hurt by multiple people multiple times, no one can really blame you for the way you feel. It is very valid to feel hurt and saddened and scared.
But we can either live in fear, or we can live in faith.
I'm trying to choose faith above everything. Every day is a constant battle between my mind and my spirit, with one telling me to be angry and bitter, and the other one telling me to get out of my head. But no matter what, we all have to keep fighting on.
I've been hurt, and I've definitely gone through the pain. It's been getting better, but there will always be things that trigger me. It is then that I have to choose my faith and and trust that God will come through for me. I know, that's not always the most comforting advice to hear because it's so vague, but that's where faith comes in, right?
Unfortunately, for something like this, there are no 5 steps or rules to follow to ensure having faith and trust in a person or humans in general. That journey looks different for each of us. I will say, however, that you are not alone.
You are never alone.
So take the leap. You aren't completely sure of what you're doing, but most of the time, the faith and trust come after you jump.
That's why it's called the leap of faith. Do it. Chances are, you'll land safely.
Let me know where you land. Or if you haven't jumped yet, let's talk about it, right where you are right now. I'm always here to listen.
And if you have anything encouraging that has helped you or any encouraging stories, please share them with me. I'd love to hear about them.
We are striving to live life filled with positivity, inspiration and love.
Written by Nwamaka Ajaegbu