Did you know that there are two sides to faith? Are you struggling with faith right now? Most of us are. With so much negativity happening around us, it may be difficult to believe or have faith in good things happening in our lives. Due to the perceived evil, corruption, mass illnesses, and death being broadcasted every day, our faith may have drifted into a space of disbelief. When that happens, our faith tends to lean more towards evil than towards good. Yes, we may have faith in evil.  I know that sounds strange, but how many times have you believed more in a negative outcome than a positive one? How many times have you gone to a doctor’s appointment expecting to hear a bad result? How many times have you placed negative expectations on your spouse, your children, your friends, your co-workers, your boss, your local politicians, etc.? Most of the time we expect a negative outcome. Sadly, we have been conditioned to believe this way. In most cases we have more faith in evil than in good.

The universal law of polarity states that everything has an opposite. There is up and there is down. There is left and there is right. There is good and there is bad. There is negative and there is positive. Because of this universal law, we are able to appreciate the good because we have experienced or seen its opposite.  If there was no darkness, we would never understand sunlight. So, I go back to my original question. Did you know that there are two sides to faith? 

In my own experience, I have had difficulty expecting a good outcome in certain situations.  I lacked the self-confidence to believe that I can have or do anything that I put my mind to. For some reason, I didn’t believe that I was worthy of good things. I really can’t pinpoint exactly what happened to me to cause this negative frame of thinking and I don’t believe that it is important for me to spend a lot of time determining the cause. What I do understand is that in order to correct this behavior, I had to place most of my energy into just that. First, I had to be aware of my faith in evil. Then I had to learn to exercise my faith in good. I had to learn to shut out the negative voice circling throughout my mind waiting for the opportunity to pounce on any positive thought that entered. I had to challenge that negative thought with positive action. When that voice told me that I was fat and could never lose weight, instead of agreeing and having more faith in evil, I took action and hired a personal trainer. The result of that act of positive faith was me losing 20 pounds in four months. That negative voice telling me that I could never lose weight has been forever silenced. That act of faith in good caused me to go after even bigger goals and to silence the voice that told me that I couldn’t. My faith in good was increasing to a magnitude that I never could have imagined. The next thing I did was to decrease the negativity surrounding me every day. I stopped watching the news (even the local news). People often have a hard time with that and often use the excuse that they need to be informed. Honestly, you don’t.  I haven’t watched the news in several months and I haven’t missed out on any information that would personally impact my life. I haven’t skipped a beat and I wake up happy every morning in expectation of great things happening to me and for me. The simple decision to stop watching the news decreased my fear and increased my faith in the good all around me.  

There are several ways to increase your faith in good. You just have to make the conscious decision to choose. Do you want to experience the miraculous results of positive faith? Then take action.  Eliminate those negative voices causing your fear (faith in evil). Take action. It is not enough to say that you have faith, remember, faith without works is dead.  You must take the necessary action to empower your thoughts and manifest your heart’s desire. IT IS POSSIBLE! Begin with the faith of a mustard seed and watch that seedling grow into a ginormous plant. You can do it! I have faith in you.