Like I previously stated: Faith without works is dead! You HAVE to put some action behind that faith too. I got up everyday with the intention of working out and carved out a specific time for when I would work out each day. I also made sure I had enough workout clothes for at least a week along with any equipment I needed to workout. Preparation is key! I wanted to set myself up for success so I had to make sure I had everything I needed in order be to successful. Benjamin Franklin said, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." And it's true that preparation is an important component to be successful.
Another important component for me was discipline. Discipline is doing something when it doesn't feel good or when you don't want to do it but you know it's necessary. I wanted to move out of my parents house since I graduated college but not until last year did I actually start looking at apartments. Sis, what?!?!? How you are trying to move out but not looking at apartments? The math is not mathing! (LOL) Clearly I didn't want to move out or I was too lazy to look at apartments. Honestly, it was a combination of laziness and thinking moving was unattainable at that moment in time. HOWEVER what I'm learning is sometimes that first step (action) is required to set the plan in motion. I didn't take that initial action (such a simple one too) of looking at apartments so I remained at my parent's house for the next 7 years. And my mom will tell you at the end of every year, I would say to her, "Next year is the year I'm moving out." We actually joked about this a few days ago and she said, "I'm so happy that you finally moved out because you were ready and it was time." (inserts crying emoji) Thanks Mom!
Which brings me to my next point: time. There are certain things that I want to happen in my life like paying off my student loans or meeting my God-ordained soulmate. If it were up to me, my student loans would've been paid off and I would be married to the love of my life by now. That is certainly not the case but it will happen in due time. Some of the things that I'm believing will happen require time. I wanted to reach out to my ex-boyfriend to make an amends over a year ago however the timing wasn't right back then. I wasn't in the best mental state to make that amends so I had to wait and remain faithful that when the time was right, I would know and reach out to him. That is exactly what happened, it was a gut feeling (my intuition) that it was time to reach out to him. I was so scared because I just knew he hated me and wasn't going to respond (which wasn't the case at all). We met up in-person and it went really well.
So for me, my faith consists of action, discipline, and time. The plan is to continue being a student of life, forever learning and always having faith!
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