Meet my friend, Faith.
You cross paths with so many on a daily basis. Some are not aware you are there. You start slowly as a doubtful voice when others are trying to make decisions. You prey on vulnerability and seep in when others least expect it causing doubts on their choices. You begin by making others question one decision here and one decision there. Then you easily stay for a while taking advantage of any and every situation that you can.
It has been awhile since we crossed paths. We had a friendship once. You knew my weak spots and how to bring tears because I was so lost and afraid. You knew how to bring questions to my faith and bring doubt on my relationships. You talked me out of opportunities and became too comfortable in my daily lifestyle.
You stayed to long in my life.
I didn’t know at the time that you could do that. And I never quite understood how I let you have that much power and control over me and my life and my decisions. It wasn’t until I started putting words down that I realized you existed. Once I understood you, I knew it was time for the friendship to end.
And that is when I met Faith.
I heard about her and her strong, comforting words and her long-lasting approach. I knew how she helped others and brought peace. And I wanted a tiny part of that. We instantly clicked. Talking with her became so natural. Our friendship easily led me to places that I never thought I would see and challenges I never thought I could conquer.
Like any friendship it takes hard work and dedication and just showing up for it to continue and grow. And some days it takes everything in me to complete those actions. But, I do it because she is loyal and honest and unwavering. Without her I wouldn’t have the strength to be where I am at today.
Better luck next time,