A Ray of Light

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.

Shining a Light

I haven’t written on the blog for many months because I haven’t got the heart, to be honest.

The last year has been challenging, as I’m sure anyone that reads this can relate to. I found myself saying the same statement over and over, ‘Please, Lord shine a little light into the world.”

An idea for a book is what surfaced, and maybe that is my contribution to that light.

All any of us can do at this time is to pray and make sure we connect with nature each day. Our physical health is just as important as our spiritual health.

I wish yourself, friends and family health and happiness.

God bless you all.

For Many Happiness Is a Mystery, But Not For Me

For many happiness is a mystery, but not for me.

Giving to others is where happiness originates. And giving does not mean money, it means time, energy, a listening ear.

It is my belief that each and every one of us, religious or not has a ministry to live out. Each of us has a mission that we must fulfil.

Ministry is best known for the spreading of faith, but for me ministry goes much deeper than that. Any way that you help others live better lives could be called a ministry.

You will find that if you are not working a job where you directly change peoples lives for the better, you will be unhappy and unfulfilled. You will not enjoy going to work and will find yourself living for the weekend.

I’m sure you know people like this?

This year has been tough, and it’s so easy to get lost within our problems, trying to make sense of it all. The problem is everyone is just as fearful and afraid so any search for answers will only leave you worse off.

If you are feeling depressed or unhappy at this time, the best thing that you can do is to help others. You will find that your world will seem so much brighter if you offer others a helping hand.

Whether that be in the form of visiting an elderly neighbour or letting a relation on the other side of the world know that you care. Even a text message to someone can make their day.

It’s important to remember that everyone is going through the same as you. Each with their own fears. So let now be a time when we join together and help each other out in any way that we can.

Where we show our communities that even though there is a lot of fear and hostility in the world. There is still an ocean of love.