If we’re not working on any particular one of these three areas of faith, then we’re trying to sit on a stool with 1 or 2 of it’s 3 legs missing.
Faith in God, we know. We’ve been taught this, and we try to practice it. We’re familiar with what it calls for. This has been with us for a long time growing up and as adults. It is what is most pointed to when people talk of faith at all.
Faith in ourselves, is a little harder, because it’s easy to forget this. When we’re struggling with life’s slings and arrows, it’s easy to get lost on our own woes and sorrows. When we’re overwhelmed with the serious and bulldozing experiences which can come forth in life, we may call upon God and have faith in Him/Her, but it’s easy to forget to have faith also in ourselves to make it through even these desperate challenges.
But, faith in others???
Here is where we stumble and fall over and over, again. So, many of us think of others and think the worst. We see the worst in some people and think the worst in all, sometimes. It is so easy, and it seems automatic, like a recorded response that plays over and over in our minds and hearts triggered by … whatever triggers the response.
Faith in others is one of the more challenging “faiths” to have. We can easily become cynical, bitter, resentful and angry when we choose to not even try to have faith in others.
Yet, we may have faith in everyone who thinks and feels exactly like we do – everyone who believes exactly like we believe. However, we may give up the struggle to have faith in any of the many human beings who feel, think and believe differently.
It is so easy to have faith in someone who believes exactly like we do – even though there is no one in existence who believes actually EXACTLY like we do. It is so easy to have faith in anyone who speaks the same words, espousing the same views, demonstrating the same feelings and thoughts, as we ourselves – even though there is no one in existence who PERFECTLY matches our own views, words, beliefs, feelings and thoughts.
It takes a decision within ourselves to have faith in others, and what can help is to have faith in their higher self – that part of ourselves that is still connected to the Infinite Universal Divine Consciousness, and sees with the eyes of this Divine Perspective.
We have a hard time living our human lives from this Divine Perspective place in our consciousness. But, the choice still exists for us to make. In addition, many people seem far, far, away from this place in our consciousness what with the horrors people bring forth in our world.
All things are possible with God, and it is possible to have faith in others when we remember that, like God, who has given them eternity, we, too, can give them eternity to work things out within themselves – working out the cynicism, bitterness, resentment. hatred and more. 1 million, 2 million, 5 million years is not that long for working out inner issues – to change our hearts and minds. Yet, eternity (which is even more than 5 million years) is what God gives us, and at no time does God abandon us to work on ourselves without Him/Her in all this eternity. Infinite Love is like that.
We can look at this one life and think we’re doomed, or they’re doomed or he’s bad or she’s wrong or this or that or the like. But, God looks at us through the eyes of Eternity and in that Eternity, God can do all things – including bring us back into an awareness and Oneness with Infinite Love – the Love that permeates Infinity and connects us to the Love that exists inside Eternity.
With Faith in God, we can better practice faith in ourselves, and with both of these, we can learn how to have faith in others – knowing there is something within each soul that is connected to God and will never be disconnected – remaining connected for Eternity.
“Nothing has manifested in the world that wasn’t first imagined.
This includes harmony, cooperation, kindness and peace. That which we imagine in our minds, will be what we manifest in the world – even if we imagine harm and violence upon others. ” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2017, Jodie Senkyrik)
“We accept that computers work even though we don’t understand how. We know someone somewhere knows how they work. We have faith in that. Can we have faith in Christ even though we don’t understand or know how it’s all possible? The fact is Jesus Christ understands completely how it’s all possible.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2017, Jodie Senkyrik)
“Suffering is not a failure. This experience is what the soul has sought, in order to walk the journey out of suffering, and in doing so, leading other souls out of the suffering which they have indeed been experiencing and been lost in for more millenniums than we could even count. Jesus is the first.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2013, Jodie Senkyrik)
I love being reminded that Jesus knows how it all works, and I don’t need to. Thanks.
And yet, there are many truths that you do know within yourself – the value of kindness, appreciation for compassion, how mercy can help, the joy inside showing someone love…