With the world in a seemingly endless amount of turmoil. The landscape ever changing and the battlefield constantly evolving.
It is hard to know where one day ends and another begins sometimes.
The news is constantly shifting and the world always moving.
Time stops for no one.
And with this constant influx of change and the ebb and flow of time itself, its not hard to get lost in it all.
Putting your faith into one thing whole heartedly can for some be like putting all of their eggs in one basket.
A risk many aren’t willing to take.
With how the world moves now, it can be hard to plan for the days ahead.
It can be difficult to even see the light at the end of the tunnel.
With a pandemic constantly overshadowing our every move, crisis upon crisis seeping through the cracks.
Its been almost two years now of shortages.
Starting with toilet paper, quickly moving into a shortage of time with family, friends, work, life.
It has now lead to a shortage of Christmas gifts, time, and staff.
Crisis upon crisis we have endured and continue to go through.
What are we left with if we don’t have faith?
Whatever we believe in – even if its nothing at all.
We all need something to hang onto when it feels like there is nothing left – including hope.
The days lately are long and feel like they are getting darker – even aside from the fact that daylight is getting shorter.
With the holidays near, and for the first time in almost two years we have a chance to more safely hold our family close.
Spend time with those that we love and really and truly hold them close.
What else could it be but blind hope that moves us through.
Hope and Faith in a higher power.
Hope and Faith that even things in which we may not be able to physically see, have the ability to move and pull us through darker times.
Some of us have the church to lean and rely on.
Old books and verses that give us reason to believe and the faith to pull us into the next day.
For others we rely on our friends, family, or even ourselves.
As a civilization and society, whether we like to believe it or not, we tend to put some faith and some reliance on those that we choose or by default are surrounded by.
When it comes to family, we rely on those that we love to applaud our greatest achievements and provide a soft landing pad for when we falter.
With friends its much of the same.
When it comes to work, we rely on our teammates and coworkers to aid us through each day. Even if by no other means than by showing up.
Who are we to let those that depend and rely on us, be constantly disappointed and abandoned by our complete lack of care or disregard?
Would you abandon a family member over a slight inconvenience?
Would you tell a friend that you have a better offer when they need you the most?
We put our faith so blindly and whole heartedly in others, yet forget that sometimes, we are the faith that someone else sees.
Sometimes it takes stopping and looking at ourselves in the mirror to remind ourselves that there are others that put their faith in us.
There are others that depend and rely on us to assist in any means possible – even if its just physically showing up.
Being somewhere in person is half the battle. Sometimes we all need a little push to make that first step.
Odds are that once we are physically where we need to be, majority of the rest tends to fall in place anyway.
We just need to show up.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Prot
ection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration.
Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.