Having Faith in Your Future

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Article by Wendy McCance

Last night I was watching a show about the universe and its plan for you.  I love these type of subjects because it opens your mind to a different way of looking at your situation.  During the show, there was a lot of emphasis on living in the moment and not stressing so much about your current situation.

Obviously, depending on your personal situation, this advice can be helpful, or downright upsetting.  Some situations feel so out of control and devastating, that this information might not feel appropriate at this time for you.  Let’s say that you aren’t in a desperate situation though.

I am not going through a devastating experience.  I am simply in the midst of the typical ups and downs of life.  For me, the program was a positive experience.  It was comforting to know that there could be a plan and that you are going through a situation to learn something or to get you to the next stage in your life.

I began to examine different difficulties I had experienced in my own life and how the experience made me stronger, propelling me towards the next stage of my life.  I felt a sense of gratitude towards some of my experiences although while they had been going on, I didn’t feel that way at all.

I thought about all of the wasted energy spent worrying about what would happen next.  I was sure that things would get worse a lot of times and not better.  Being able to look back on past experiences and examining them was so much easier because my emotions had become detached from what had happened.

It’s the combination of difficult events combined with emotions that create the out of control feeling.  If you can wrestle with the emotions and look at a situation with a sense of calm and the knowledge that things will work out, solutions do pop up with more ease.

The take away is that although it would be great as well as reassuring to peek into the future, you can only trust that the future will be better.

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Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance is a Michigan based freelance writer and social media consultant. Wendy has gained attention as the founder of the popular blog Searching for the Happiness which can be viewed in 9 local papers online, including the Oakland Press. The combination of writing skills and social media knowledge is what makes Wendy such a powerhouse to work with. Stay tuned for opportunities to advertise, guest post and as always, have your questions answered.

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13 thoughts on “Having Faith in Your Future

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  2. Thanks, Wendy, important ideas here we can all benefit from reading and remembering.

    I believe there’s a path for me and while I might not always know exactly what that path is, I’m willing to keep moving forward to find it, and I believe I’m capable of seeing it if I look in the right places. Sometimes it feels like I’m just spinning in circles, but not so much anymore, and I’m grateful for the chance to trust and believe in that path’s existence.

    • So funny you mentioned things not staying the same. I had just heard a great statement about that. The happiest people are those who accept that change is inevitable. It’s impossible for things to stay the same.

  3. I love this, Wendy! All this summer I have been having this lesson right in my face. Faith and trust. Believing that I’m on the right path even when I don’t know where I’m going. In the past week or so, I’ve really become aware of the truth in trusting what my heart and soul tells me is my direction, without always understanding why I’m supposed to do it. My new radio show is an example. I have felt called to do this for the past year, and this particular opportunity fell in my lap. I know I’m supposed to do it. But I don’t know why. And I trust that there is divine order and there is a reason that will benefit me and others. Perhaps I’ll eventually know what that is. Or not.

    Having this perspective helps me a lot with that out of control feeling. I still get it, but I’m doing a much better job of checking in with myself, affirming I’m still on the right path, and just continuing on.

    • I’m so happy for you. Adversity sucks, but it sounds like you are handling it beautifully. I have the same feeling as you about the radio show. I know someday I will be able to say that I knew you back when we chatted back and forth on a blog. I just know you are headed for some great success. 🙂

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