Life can be hard. I like to be in control and a big part of my past two years has been about learning patience. I like to think there’s always something that I can do to move a process along. I never say I’m bored because there is always something I can do. But some things are out of my control. Sometimes, I have to just have faith and trust the process. I got a reminder of that today.
I’ve been in a funk lately but I’ve done my best to push through. Just last night, I was feeling overwhelmed, stagnant and wanting to make something happen. I had a million thoughts running through my head and couldn’t focus on anything. So, I went to bed early and told myself to have faith and trust the process through prayer. This morning, not only did something happen but I received three pieces of good news and opportunity related to what I’ve been dealing with. I won’t go into a spiel about how good God is, everyone has their own beliefs. But I do want to say to anyone who is needing to hear it that if you’re going through a rough patch, have faith and trust the process. My counseling and all the work I’ve done on myself the past two years has instilled that in me but not everyone has that advantage. So I want to pass along the message. Even if you feel like no one is paying attention, just do what is in your control, do the next right thing, and trust yourself. Things have a way of working out if you don’t sabotage yourself.
When you’re in the moment, it can feel daunting and go against your instincts to stay put. But sometimes, it is the best thing you can do for a situation. If you’ve put in the work on yourself and your recovery and have some time under your belt, there eventually becomes a point when you need to trust yourself. Self-doubt is the enemy of progress. I’m nearly two years into recovery and still have to be reminded of this. It doesn’t come naturally but if I don’t get to that conclusion, my therapist will remind me. As I see my therapist less often, it’s up to me to remember to have faith and trust the process on my own. I say it a lot on here, but practice makes perfect. I may never get it down perfect and still need a reminder from time to time but I’m getting better. I make it part of my routine to take a step back from the buzz of life and to consider my actions from a different view. For me, that comes through journaling and prayer. I do these things on a regular basis and they allow me to separate myself from the situation a bit. Get another point of view so to speak. I know that the work I’ve been doing has been paying off so far, so I need to keep that faith and trust the process.
What does keep the faith and trust the process mean to you? As always, let me know in the comments below and be sure to like and share this post if it resonates with you.