Oola Challenge Day 5: Faith

Here’s an excerpt from the Oola Guys:

Challenge 5: Faith

Oola does not shy away from faith. Who and what you believe in is up to you, but we know that faith is rooted in gratitude, humility, and an understanding of your greater purpose in the world.

It’s easy to get caught up in our thoughts. We overanalyze, overthink, and overgeneralize. The patterns in our lives make it easy to get lost in our own minds. We wake up thinking, and we have a hard time falling asleep because our minds are running. Our thoughts can turn to worry, but guess what? It takes the same amount of energy to pray or meditate as it does to think.

Today’s #OolaYLChallenge is to meditate or pray about something as often as you think about it. To enhance your challenge today, end the day in gratitude. Think about the good and the bad of your day and what makes you grateful for both.

Boy. Both times I’ve done this…this one has kicked my rear.

In some respects, I find it easy to take a leap of faith. For example, when I met my husband…it was so easy to jump. Or…maybe it was the fear of missing out on a great love that drove me?

Now that I’m a mom, I realize fear might have motivated my leap into love…but faith kept me here and as a Mother, it will have to sustain me for the rest of my life. Cause there’s just no way to control or fully protect those parts of our hearts that walk freely outside the body, am I right?

But what about everything else? All the stuff and the other relationships, hopes and dream? Letting go and letting God? I struggle and fail so often. I will likely have to meditate and pray on this one everyday for the rest of my life. Every time I think I’m doing it…He sends me a wake up and I realize I’ve been backseat driving again.

I am so unbelievably grateful for the blessings in my life from my family and my health to my friends and my careers. I’ve been truly touched and shaped by so many other lives all because of the path I’ve walked and more importantly because of the times I let Him carry me. It all adds up to being uniquely and wonderfully made.

As I enter a new period in my military career full of challenges and as my oily organization grows and my legs and their legs become organizations of their own…I’m gonna have to learn to accept life in terms of faith.

So, I’m gonna let go. Close my eyes. And leap.

I have no doubt that, come what may, it will be Inspired if I let Him lead.

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