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I’m a big fan of “fake it ’til you make it.” In fact, I’m such a fan that I can say with 96% confidence it’ll be a future Mantra around these rosy parts in coming months. But until then, sometimes faking it until you make it doesn’t quite cut it. Sometimes, you need something more – something bigger.
I shared a collection of words that lent themselves to a more spiritual perspective over the weekend, and I’ve just really been feeling compelled to share more and more faith-related tidbits with you, because it’s such a huge part of who I am (and I like sharing who I am with you!).
But whether or not you consider yourself to be a particularly spiritual or religious person, this Mantra has two sides to the story.
Enter, Faith it ’til you Make it.
Sure, there’s something to be said for playing the part of your dream self until that dream self manifests itself to be your everyday reality. “Faking” it until it isn’t really faking anymore. Many people swear by it – it gets you in the game, ready to step up to center stage like an understudy taking on the lead role on show night.
But sometimes, faking it just isn’t gonna cut it.
You need something to believe in so strongly that you just know that you’re going to get through the other side – a side of “I made it!” that feels oh so good. You need something to call your rock, so that in times of stress, hardship, or doubt, you can remain grounded in your truth.
For me (and for many of you!), my truth and my rock is Christ. So “faith it ’til you make it” resonates so strongly with me, because I wholeheartedly
believe know that I can rely on divine help to inspire my thoughts and direction – to help point me to where I need to go to achieve not only what I want, but what He wants. We’re taught through Scripture that God is not going to lead us astray – He has a uniquely intricate plan set out for each of us, and it’s ours to discern through prayer and practice. It’s our choice to tune into that plan and live by it, but it’s also our calling. And when we have that faith and act on it, I truly think God gives us a little booster. He looks down on us with favor, in all of our human flaws and human error, and He just wraps us in Love and guidance and direction to help us get to where we want and need to go.
Besides making things happen and manifesting schtuff, “Faith it ’til you Make it” is that Mantra to repeat to yourself 5x in the mirror when you’re thiiiiiiiis close to giving up. When times are hard – really hard – and all you want to do is throw in the towel – sometimes the *only* thing that helps me get by is faith that I’m here for a reason, and that things are going to be okay. And you know what?
…things are going to be okay for you, too.
Have FAITH that your purpose is strong and you are here for a reason. Keep the faith,even when it’s hard. Because it’s freakin’ hard to not know all the answers. It’s hard to lose that sense of control over our lives, especially when we think we’re just in #bosslady mode on our own account. It’s hard to surrender that and just have it be in God’s hands. Because sometimes, I just want to hop up to heaven and say, “God, I need this, like, yesterday. Can you make this happen? At this time? With these people?” Etc. That would be *hella* nice. But that control isn’t the purpose of faith.
Faith it ’til you make it.
Because sometimes, you have no clue what’s ahead. You can’t see the path (and you know allllllll about Paths if you come to my Sunday inspiration party), you aren’t sure of next steps, you’re nervous about choosing the wrong option or making the wrong call. But you have faith that God will guide you towards where you’re meant to be, because He’s lookin’ out. He always does. Keep the faith.
And I get that not everyone agrees with me – that not everyone is a Christian or believes in this divine plan in life.
And for you, this Mantra still applies.
Because faith doesn’t have to be in a higher power all the time – faith can also be in yourself.
Have faith that you’ll get there.
Have faith that you’ve got the smarts, the drive, the resources, the connections, the talent, and the capabilities to make it happen – to make it to where you so desperately want to go, and where you know you CAN go.
Have faith that you’re doing what you can at this very moment to advance, and if you’re not, have faith that you’ll soon recognize that and be equipped with what you need to readjust course at that point and move forward again toward your goals.
Have faith that you are prepared to perform.
How does “Faith it ’til you make it” resonate with you?
I’d love to hear your own story of faithing it ’til you make it, so pleasepleaseplease leave a comment below, and let’s talk about it.