Short answer… you don’t.
How do you know when the idea you have is a spark of genius, a spark of the divine within you, or just desperate grasping at straws?
How do you know if the person you just met is going to be something special in your life?
How do you know if the medical test is going to come back okay or not?
How do you know if you’ll find a job, or make this month’s rent?
How do you know everything will be “okay”?
But what we’re really looking for in the “knowing” is peace of mind and if we hone our ability to connect with the deeper peace of god, we can have that regardless of the situation around us.
Don’t get me wrong, it is not an easy task, but it is achievable.
It is the old saying, Sometimes God calms the storm and sometimes he lets the storm rage and he calms His child.
What we hope to come to in life is a depth of faith that sustains us in these storms of life so that even if we are socailly all alone, we can still find comfort in the faith we’ve cultivated in that which we recognize as God. Life is very uncertain and that’s just the truth of it. Sometimes bad things befall us, but what I’ve learned with absolute certainty is that when we hone our faith and we learn to draw on that essence we know as God, things work out, sometimes in miraculous ways.
We are rarely as alone as we often feel. If you know you have good people in your life, try not to isolate. There is no shame in being afraid. Own your journey and your choices and if they turn out wrong, trust God has an answer for that as well.
God is bigger than any screw up any of us could ever make.
None of this is easy. I’ve been doing this five years now and tonight, I’ll be honest, I have fear of something in my future riding me hard tonight, but I know my choices and my relationship with god. I have tested it, learned from it, and I have the ability to declare faith over my future. I don’t know what will happen this month, but I believe God has a plan for me that is working out even as I type.
Keeping my mind onboard with that knowing, however, is hard work, but faith is my choice.
Faith is always a choice.
We can choose the fear and what we see with our physical eyes, and so often that’s what we do, warping that fear into something even greater and quite possibly manifesting the very thing we fear into our lives.
Or we can choose to go deeper like a submarine when it encounters a storm and anchor ourselves in that faith we’ve been cultivating. Keep our minds on what is good, remember when god came through for you in other moments, remember your journey and your truth and let that embolden your faith.
I’m not talking blind faith or magical thinking. You have to do the work. You have to build that relationship with spirit so you know the voice of god when it speaks to you, but when you do that, you can trust that.
If you’re someone who doesn’t have people in their lives that they can count on, if you’re someone who hasn’t honed and tested your faith, the process can be very daunting, but if you walk the path with intention, truth, and integrity, God DOES meet you and he guides, provides and protects in ways I never imagined possible.
I have an incredible life, but it’s not because I’m special, it’s simply that I’ve learned how to hear god and how to follow that leading.
God, whatever you feel comfortable labeling that thing within that calls you, is good, is loving, and is wise.
I wish you peace and love tonight and may whatever your fears be, may they be calmed, even for a little while, because even choosing faith for a moment has worth. It’s like a muscle and you have to use it however you’re able to build it up to something powerful in your life. Namaste, peace and love to you all tonight and always.