The last 12 months have probably been the hardest of my life. I have heard it said that peoples greatest fear is the fear of the unknown…
Well, the future is unknown.
For most of last year, I found myself looking for answers, looking for information to help me understand what was going on as the whole world shutting down has never happened in history.
What I found was the more I looked, the more fearful and anxious I became as stories varied. As good as the Internet is, it does have a lot of negatives. Stories can be written and shared without any factual evidence to back them up.
Which, in my opinion, is very dangerous.
For me, that’s what has been the hardest part of the last twelve months; there are too many opinions and not enough facts. When we need strong, confident leaders, there doesn’t seem to be any around.
With fear all around me, coming from the news, social media, friends, and family, it sadly got the better of me.
My prayers seem to be going unanswered. Instead of things getting better, when I would turn on the television, I was met with riots on the streets in America and unrest all over the planet.
Then one day, I sat down and took some notes. Asking myself a question;
What was I spending most of my days doing?
- Watching the news.
- Talking about the pandemic.
- Reading stories about the virus and the many conspiracy type stories that came up on social media.
At that moment, I decided to stop the negative sources of information and purposely fill my mind with faith. Almost instantly, I noticed that my anxiety faded, and my sleep and eating improved.
Fear Has A Powerful Effect on Us, But So Too Has Faith— But Faith Must Be Present
With so much fear on media networks at this time and all-over social media, we must actively feed our minds with faith. We must seek out positive information to lift us up and make us feel better.
When in the midst of fear, it can be difficult, but it is necessary.
It can be so tempting to check the news each day in the hope that there has been a sudden change but more often than not, we are met with even more negative news.
Its only when you make God the centre of your day will you see real change, as a light starts to shine into your life. A light of hope, a light of faith, a light of expectancy that all will get better soon.
To share a little bit of my light with you, I have written a book containing the wisdom and knowledge that has given me strength and renewed by faith once again.