During a conversation with a friend, I was reminded just how strong my faith is. This conversation really got me thinking about what my “FaithWalk” means to me.
My faith is a personal relationship with my higher power - and that higher power for me is Jesus. He is whom I call upon when things are good, when things are tough, when I am having difficulty in knowing how to handle difficult conversations, and when I am just happy being in the moment. I invite Him into all areas of my daily life. He is also whom I call upon to keep me in integrity. My FaithWalk is striving to live a life that keeps me in kindness, compassion, understanding, and love.
Being a person of Faith didn’t always come easily to me. In fact, I would venture to say it doesn’t come easy for many. I still see so much behavior where judgment is passed. I, myself have been guilty of judgment in the past and I realized that isn’t who I am - and definitely not whom I want to be if I want to live my truth in Faith.
I’ve heard from others how hard it has been for them to even acknowledge they have any kind of faith - whatever that may be for them. They say they can’t talk about their beliefs with their friends or colleagues and much of the time faith and beliefs are not tolerated in the workplace, schools or even when just socializing.
Many are uncomfortable mentioning they have some sort of faith because of possible unwanted reactions, while others don’t want to engage in conversation about faith for the anticipation of another forcing their beliefs upon them.
Have we become too righteous in our own beliefs and behaviors that we have forgotten “the golden rule” to treat people how we would like to be treated?
Just because I say I believe in Jesus, doesn’t make me a better person than the person who believes in something else. In my opinion, if what you believe helps you to be kinder, more compassionate and understanding of others, then you are walking your talk.
After all, isn’t THAT what a FaithWalk is really all about - walking in love for ALL? It is for me.