This is a great quote from a very awesome friend of mine, Dr. Jeff Lip. He sent me it as a text last week and I thought it was so powerful that I wanted to share it here on my blog page and with my students as their first blog posting assignment.
It struck me as total truth - as I do have both fear and faith going on in my life and yes, both are connected to an unknown. In other words - it's both things we can't see and or something hasn't happened yet. When I thought about this I connected negativity, doubt, worry, headaches, etc., with the worry and fear thoughts. When I thought about having faith in life, in God, in my friends & family, my students, my co-workers, my basketball players, etc., the feelings were totally on the opposite side of the spectrum.
When I have a choice to put my emotions and energy into things, I want to choose those that help me and others, not bring negativity to everyone. Remember, we spend our time, energy, emotions, etc., on both of these things. Which one sounds better to you? With the fear ones, I need to look at how real they are. I need to ask myself if I can do anything about them - if so, then I do it so that the fear doesn't become true. I heard this idea from another podcast I was listening to this morning on my way into work - "Fear & worry is just a down payment on a problem that most likely will never happen."
Right on target for sure! Which one is for you - Fear or Faith?