I’m not a religious person, but I do have a strong spiritual foundation that has shaped my view of how I believe life should be. The keyword in that sentence is ‘should’ because life rarely goes as planned. The ups and downs of life can leave even beings of enormous faith feeling overwhelmed, confused and unsure. Certain things can happen that shake the very foundation your faith is built upon, and its in those times that we must go inward, remind ourselves of what we know to be true, and then act upon those tenets. I firmly believe that you will never receive more than you can handle. One of my favorite quotes on this very topic is from Mother Teresa (of all people) and it goes,
“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”
Don’t we all feel like we’re carrying too large of a load at times? I know I’ve looked around a time or two and just knew Ashton Kutcher would come running out to tell me that I was being punked. But, then I remember… faith has brought me this far, why would it fail me now? This perspective lets me view trials and tribulations as mere stepping stones on my journey. So, when I find myself in situations that want to send me on an emotional rollercoaster of self-doubt, sadness or hopelessness, I dig deep, release those thoughts, and step out on faith. Because what I know for sure is that I will never be given more than I can handle.