Faith vs Fear
Faith is an integral part of a successful creative life. I’m not talking about religious faith, though for some, that may be the Source. The faith I’m talking about is a choice. A choice you have to make when you can’t see clearly, or when you hit a reversal in what you thought was your path, or when you face rejection and uncertainty. Again.
How you respond in those moments is very critical to how you shape your future.
We’re always presented with a choice: fear or faith.
I learned very early on in my career as a writer that I operate very differently when I’m driven by fear versus faith.
Fear: drives desperate, don’t-have-a-choice, take-anything-you-can-get decisions that gnaw at you because your Spirit knows you’ve made a decision that’s not aligned with Who You Are. You get a quick payoff of safety (sometimes) but in the long term you suffer.
Faith: drives calm, bold, risky choices that may not make logical sense, but they inspire such internal peace that you know it’s the right choice. You can’t see the payoff right off the bat (usually) but you have a steady sense that everything’s going to be okay, you’re being Guided and you trust that it will work out even better than you imagine.
Life presents these crossroads often in creative lives – projects, finances, clients, deals – they’re fluid. The Universe uses change in these areas as ways to motivate us to make different decisions, inspire us to think new thoughts, connect us to different people, realign us with what matters most to us and ultimately, deliver us into the life we’ve chosen.
So the next time you are faced with uncertainty, recognize that you have the power to choose between fear and faith.
And that what happens next depends on your decision.