Remember the time when you had ideas to do something different; something that complimented your creativity; something that could have separated you from the crowd, something that defined you the way you wanted to be defined.
But you fell short of the effort only because you feared you would fail. You feared there was too much hard work; you feared you were not qualified enough to make an attempt, and you feared that society would laugh at your failed venture.
Only if you had let your faith be bigger than your fear, only if you had believed that you were born with the power to make things happen, you could have put in the necessary efforts; you could have persisted in the face of odds, and you could have manifested your dreams into tangible waking reality.
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What Is Faith?
Faith is an essential part of your existence that conditions your core beliefs in a way that you can always dare to attempt more than what you think is possible. For centuries, faith has been linked with religion, God, prayers, and more.
While these are potent ways to exercise faith, they are certainly not the synonyms for it. Faith means trust. It means confidence, belief, and reliance.
When this trust, confidence, reliance, and belief is in ‘Self’ and not in an ‘external source,’ your faith becomes power.
This intrinsic power can overcome all fears that stand in the way of you and Your goals.
That’s why, when you believe in yourself; when you let your faith be bigger than your fear, you can actually move mountains.
Every time you use expressions like ‘I will, ‘I Can,’ ‘I Trust,’ and ‘I Believe,’ you are exercising faith, even without realizing it!
Why Should You Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear?
Nurturing fear in your psycho-spiritual system can produce deep-seated mental and even physical impacts, including permanent negative behavioral changes. Whether you believe it or you don’t, ‘Joy’ is supposed to be our natural mental state of existence.
Layers and layers of fear, especially those arising out of imaginary outcomes of a problematic situation, can erode your natural state of Joy, making you stressed, anxious, angry, depressed, and exhausted almost all the time.
This is when you should understand that your energy needs to be aligned with your inner consciousness. This can only be achieved when you let your faith be bigger than your fears.
What happens when your faith is bigger than your Fears?
To let your faith be bigger than your fears is liberating in so many ways. Imagine a sudden rush of superhuman power flowing from your mind to your body, making you incredibly strong, optimistic, and passionate about your goals.
Here’s a list of direct advantages of flexing your faith and letting it tower over your fears.
- Bang-on decision-making that focuses on real solutions.
- Improved problem-solving ability.
- Easy manifestation of positive outcomes to any situation in life.
- Unwavering focus on the ‘present’ than on the future.
- Improved self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Reenergized motivation to start something new and constructive.
- Enhanced productivity.
- Freedom from physical ailments that arise out of living in constant fear like eating disorders, immune system dysfunction, endocrine system dysfunction, mood swings, chronic anxiety, anger issues, self-harm, addictions, etc.
In short, when you let your faith be bigger than your fears, you actually start living a peaceful, content, and happy life even if you are going through difficult circumstances.
Exercise Your Faith. Trust me; it’s easy!
Just like you exercise your body and mind to strengthen it, faith needs to be exercised. And here are a few simple ways to get you started.
Point out Real V/s Imaginary Causes That Spark Fear in Your Heart
Note down with bullet points the reasons behind your fears. See if they are ‘Real’ or only ‘imaginary outcomes’ of the situation at hand.
99% of the time, it’s the latter. Start saying to yourself, ‘I have faith in my potential, and I can achieve the best outcome,’ and watch your fears eventually slide away into nonexistence.
Practice Positive Affirmations
This is one of the best ways to strengthen your faith in yourself and the universe, besides letting go of restricting fears in your subconscious. Try these affirmations to start with.
- I trust my abilities.
- I do my best fearlessly because the universe has my back.
- I am strong. I am capable. I am untouched by fear.
- My faith is greater than my fear.
- All situations in life are temporary; this too shall pass.
- I let go of my fears.
- Whatever I go through in life, I always emerge successful.
Surround Yourself With Positive Assistance
Connect with people you believe can understand you and your predicaments. Motivational guides are great for the purpose.
If you believe in God or superior power, you can connect with prayer groups and other associations.
Help Others Whenever You Can
Helping others who need your help is a great way to break the cycle of overthinking your problems.
Helping others is also a genius way to keep the problem-solving side of your brain activated, which further helps you find solutions to your issues at hand than give in to hopelessness.
FAQs: Some Common Questions Answered
Will faith solve my issues instantly?
Problems take their own time to solve. However, if you let your faith be bigger than your fear, then you are more likely to find solutions to the issues faster.
With faith in its place, you will always find the strength, courage, and motivation to go through any ordeal in life without giving up.
I don’t believe in God. Does faith still apply to me?
Faith is not as much about believing in God as it is about believing in yourself. Have faith in yourself; have faith in your inner potential; have faith in the fact that no situation in life is permanent.
If there is some serious turbulence in your life right now, have faith that this situation has an expiry date.
So, pull yourself up, believe that everything will be alright, and do what you need to do to solve your problems, knowing in your heart that happy days are waiting at the next corner.
Is there any science behind faith?
Yes. RAS or Reticular Activation System. Going by the simplest definition, it is a very tiny part of your brain that is responsible for filtering information gathered from your surroundings to support and fuel your urgencies projected by your conscious and subconscious thinking.
If you keep harping on negative outcomes, your RAS will prioritize this piece of information and will function by filtering out possible solutions to your problems because it would feel that the solutions are of no use to you.
With the solutions out of sight and the RAS activated against your advantage, your problems will persist.
When you let your faith be bigger than your fear, you nudge your RAS to pinpoint solutions by continually feeding a picture of positive outcomes to your issues. Your problems, therefore, get solved faster.
Are there any quick ways to practice ‘faith’ daily?
I have covered the topic in the article, but I’ll sum it up for you
- Practice daily positive affirmations. It hardly takes a few minutes a day, but the positive changes it brings to your inner wiring are remarkable.
- Try and help others as much as you can. There’s science behind it, and I’ll discuss the topic elaborately in my upcoming articles.
- Speak to yourself as if you are your guide. What would your advice be to yourself, given the situations you’re facing?
- Connect with motivational guides. No, they are not condescending; they are not judgmental, and they can give you the boost you need to sail through hardships.
How do I know if my faith is working?
When you start developing faith, your positive, optimistic, rational self will get activated. You will see yourself emerging from grief and hopelessness, working tangibly towards possible solutions to your problems.
You will start growing out of the ‘why did this happen to me’ phase and comfortably walk into the ‘I will find a solution to this problem’ phase. You will be more at peace and will see your thought patterns attracting positive outcomes over negative consequences.
How often should I pray for my faith to activate?
Prayers are optional. To have faith either in the almighty or in yourself, only 3 words ‘I TRSUT YOU’ or ‘I TRUST MYSELF’ are enough. Say it out loud or in the silence of your mind, and believe in what you say.
Basically, it’s about relieving your brain from the anxiety of outcomes that you may not have any control over.
When you feed the information of ‘faith’ to your brain, it starts functioning with the input that supreme power is working in your favor already, which in turn makes you less susceptible to ‘fear.’
Share Your Faith Stories
Have you experienced a situation in life where your faith defeated your fears? Do share with us. You never know who you will inspire today. 😊
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