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Have Faith - Simple but Not Really.

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

2021 was a rollercoaster ride of a lot of highs and a lot of lows but I enjoyed the ride. I was raised Catholic and I went to a Catholic grammar school (K-8). I have always believed in God (my Higher Power) but we haven't always seen eye to eye. I'm learning that He has always been by my side and never left me. I met this guy named Cole in Summer 2020 and little did I know, our relationship would be life-changing for me. He lit a fire inside me which is something I hadn't felt since high school. It was his work ethic, dedication, determination, attitude, resilience and perseverance for me!! I honestly wouldn't have made it through 2021 without him. He helped push me past all my limitations, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. His favorite phrase to say was: Have faith. I would roll my eyes and think to myself, "You have got to be kidding me. That's all he's going to say?!" He was very consistent with that one response too but he was right, faith was all I needed. So what is faith? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as a (1) strong belief or trust in someone or something; (2) belief in the existence of God : strong religious feelings or beliefs. The Bible defines faith in Hebrews 11:1 - Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see (NLT). My definition of faith is: trusting God to handle any and everything in my life and believing that everything will work out on His time because God's timing is always right.

That is exactly what I did. Below are some 2021 highlights that required faith:

  • Working out for 200 consecutive days (how I managed to get up everyday and workout is still beyond me)

  • Running 200 miles in 2 weeks (still lowkey mad at Cole for this one LOL)

  • Running 40 miles in 1 day (Look at God!...still mind blowing)

  • Getting waitlisted for a doctoral program (I was so sad and upset but believing that something better was in the works and now wasn't the time to go back to school)

  • Reaching out to my ex-boyfriend that I hadn't spoken to in 4 years to apologize for my actions while we were together (it had been on my heart to do this for some time; I didn't think he was going to respond but he did and our encounter was a positive one)

  • Moving to Los Angeles within 2 weeks to start a new job (leaving my family and friends for a fresh start)

Faith is what helped and what is helping me get through life situations and circumstances. Now of course along with faith you have to put in some work. Faith without works is dead. Faith is also scary because it requires you to trust and believe in the unknown. God continues to blow my mind on how I can achieve anything I put my mind to and I'm so grateful that he put Cole in my life to help me see that again. I have been growing my faith muscle for quite some time now and I know that God is real. So I'm going to continue to: have faith!

With love,

Scribbles Pooh <3

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