Well, that is a loaded question. The 4 F's in our lives should be Faith, Family, Fun and Fortune, to have a balanced life they should integrate and automate in that order. We will be covering the 4 F's in the WTF's n your life (dose of freedom to your soul articles of the 4 F's) and why they are important.
The 1st WTF's in life - Faith
My younger sister and I are very close and communicate almost every day. Most would think sisters would gossip and waste their time on the latest small town Hollywood story, family drama, day to day business happenings, etc. We do discuss but have a policy I learned a long time ago from a Mary Kay Director friend of mine, LuAnne Stewart, talk about the issue the first 10 minutes and spend the rest of the time on a solution. So, we took those issues, found solutions and want to share our experiences to help others. The dream of "WTF's n your life?" (WTF) and "The Life Analyst" (TLA) were becoming more apparent as my intuition intelligence directed me to move my dream into reality.
The conversations my sister and I enjoy the most are finding something positive about the little things in life as well as the obvious. Like, I found a penny today and read the headlines "In God we Trust". For those of you who haven't heard of the penny story, here it is.
A husband and wife were invited to spend the weekend at the husband’s employer’s home. The wife was very nervous about the weekend. The boss was very wealthy, with a fine home on the waterway, and cars costing more than her house.
The first day and evening went well and the wife was delighted to have the rare glimpse into how the very wealthy live. The husband’s employer was quite generous as a host, and took them to the finest restaurants. The wife knew she would never have the opportunity to indulge in this kind of extravagance again, she was enjoying herself immensely.
As the three of them were about to enter an exclusive restaurant that evening, the boss was walking slightly ahead of her and her husband. He stopped suddenly; look down on the pavement for a long, silent moment.
The wife wondered if she was supposed to pass him. There was nothing on the ground except a single darkened penny that someone had dropped, and a few cigarette butts. Still silent, the man reached down and picked up the penny.
He held it up and smiled, then put it in his pocket as if he had found a great treasure. How absurd! What need did this man have for a single penny? Why would he even take the time to stop and pick it up?
Throughout dinner, the entire scene nagged at her. Finally, she could stand it no longer. She casually mentioned that her daughter once had a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been of some value.
A smile crept across the man’s face as he reached into his pocket for the penny and held it out for her to see. She had seen many pennies before! What was the point of this?
“Look at it.” He said. “Read what it says.”
She read the words “United States of America”
“No, not that; read further.”
“Once cent?” No, keep reading.”
“In God we Trust?” “Yes!” “And?”
“And if I trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin. Whenever I find a coin I see that inscription. It is written on every single United States coin, but we never seem to notice it! God drops a message right in front of me telling me to trust him? Who am I to pass it by? When I see a coin, I pray, I stop to see if my trust Is in God at that moment. I pick the coin up as a response to God; that I do trust in Him. For a short time, at least, I cherish it as if it were gold. I think it is God’s way of starting a conversation with me. Lucky for me, God is patient and pennies are plentiful!”
So look for your penny of Faith as it gives confirmation in our lives as long as we have our eyes wide open. TLA/WTF was my dream but I was apprehensive just like you, about dreams and making them happen. I was reassured one more time to take the leap of faith to implement my dream when I was at the Walgreen’s drive up pharmacy window, and found a penny in the drive up window drawer. I said to the pharmacist – “Someone left a penny in the drawer and she said “You can have it, I don’t want it” and I read the headlines on the penny “In God we Trust”. I felt confirmation and the apprehension started to wane and my Faith was yet renewed one more time. There are times that one Faith instance will cure my ailment and other times I need additional reassurance of Faith. Just like you finding this article, there is a reason for it and I have faith that you will find confirmation for your dreams. TLA is here to help you discover, educate and empower you to make your dreams a reality.
So, get a jar, set it out where you can see it every day and start collecting the pennies of faith.
So what is Faith? – Faith is things hoped for and not seen by the naked eye. I believe in Faith and the power that comes along with it.
Why is Faith important in your life? Faith gives you freedom from the bondage of fear. Since your two choices are to live in fear or to have faith. Wouldn’t it be easier mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually to choose the latter? FAITH
Here are 7 reasons why Faith should be important in your life
Faith affects everything we think, say and do
Faith gives victory that overcomes your circumstances
Faith gives you a reason to believe in your dreams and make them a reality
Faith gives love – You can’t see inside someone’s heart, faith gives you feelings
Faith sustains us in trials and tribulations
Faith gives wealth – Do you believe you deserve poverty or the best your mind
Faith gives strength – and weakness is fear
We will discuss in upcoming articles on how Faith grows, how to get it, understanding, possessing and walking in complete Faith as well as the other F’s in your life.
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article by - Paula J. Foulk - penny story is by an author unknown
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