Friday, August 8, 2008

FAITH FORWARD FRIDAY: FEAR AND RESISTANCE

"Fear and resistance arise when you don't trust that where you are going is better off than where you've been" Debbie Ford

I love this quote and I often refer to it when I feel my self stuck on stupid. When I am afraid to take another step forward or backwards...just stuck. I am not often stuck, and when I am, it is overwhelming to me. I feel trapped and all the self doubt and self-loathing talk begins and it gets louder. It is those moments I go to my knees in prayer and discernment. Not asking for strength but asking for guidance. Dear God what do I need to learn from this? What am I supposed to get? Sometimes the answer is very clear and sometimes I have to wade a bit further into the deepest part of the sea of my life. I wait and I do. The wait is staying on my knees, the doing is being still.

It is the same when folks come and go in my life. I ask the same question: Dear God what am I to learn from this relationship, this meeting, this phone conversation. And again sometimes it is clear and sometimes it is not and I have to go a bit further. I have learned that whatever I am lacking in my life whether I want it or not shows up. But it is always what is needed to give me the lesson I need to move forward toward my grandest right now.

I am moving into a phase of discernment about some key issues in front of me. I am trying to listen with a open heart and clear head. I feel pretty confident that what I want I shall have. Surrendering to the divinity is my best course of action in letting go of fear and resistance. There is nothing to do but walk out on faith. I have done it a zillion times before and I remain standing with humanity in check.

I can feel the shift in the universe on my behalf.

7 comments:

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

"I can feel the shift in the universe on my behalf." Must feel nice huh?

Lovebabz said...

Hey Second Sixty-Eight,
Indeed it does!

The Bear Maiden said...

Girl, your words are speaking to me today...

Lovebabz said...

Hey Sister Bear Maiden,

I hope in a very positive way. Yes they are speaking to me too!

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Good stuff Sistah....Prospersity on all levels can come to a wise person who seeks God for knowledge...wisdom...and discernment...

LadyLee said...

You know what I got from this? Pray, sit, and wait on the answer.. Three simple words, but so hard to do. Patience is definitely a virtue here, and this reminds me of my need of development in that area...

Lovebabz said...

Hey Keisha,
Thank you!

Hey Ladylee,

Yes I am one for discernment. God is still speaking and when I sit quietly his grace washes over me and the path is illuminated.