Faith is a word that is easily thrown around. Sometimes I wonder if we know what it means to have faith. What I have learned is that it is easy to have faith when things are working out. At the beginning of last year, I had so much faith because everything fell into place without me even meddling with the pieces. By the time August arrived, I could have sworn the earth and all its elements were conspiring against me. It was hard to have faith in the midst of a sudden turn of events, and in the face of hopelessness. I got to understand that it was easy to preach faith when things were working out, but the truth is you don’t really need faith when everything is perfect. Your faith is tested when you are at rock bottom, and that is when it will be difficult for you to tap into it.
I went full circle with faith; I somehow found myself back at the point of faith, not because anything changed, but because I realized nothing stays the same. When you hit rock bottom, you’re at a good place to rebuild yourself. You are at a good point for a fresh start, and faith is the only thing that can open your eyes to that fact. Have faith even when it feels like Mars is a better option. Have faith when people turn their backs on you; Have faith when people pull the rug from beneath your feet; Have faith when all is lost. You might be stuck in the tunnel now, but believe me, you won’t be in it forever.