Such a time as today when around every corner appears fear and worry, what can someone do? The question coming through loudly is; how can I overcome this issue of fear and worry? Then you hear the self-blame of what did I do wrong? In a country so rich in resources it is shocking to see where we stand today, the feeling of being totally lost and abandoned as we watch the “Big Guys” get all the help they can yell or whine for. I am sharing today ways to approach these very real feelings and emotions so that you can live a healthy life.

These feelings and emotions are very real and sometimes can even paralyze it’s victim. The incredible news is we can move through all this and step into an empowered place in our own life, if we so choose to do so. It is time we step up and grasp a hold of truth and move forward. The first step to moving forward is to realize you do not own the crisis, you did not create this crisis and this crisis will not control you unless you allow it to. I know these are pretty bold statements to make today, however I ask you one valid question; Can YOU change what is happening in the economy? The answer is NO! So therefore it is time to stand up, dust off the dirt and move forward. This is not an easy task to achieve as many of you have lost homes, jobs, family and more.

The second step to moving forward is to monitor what you are taking into your mind. What do you watch every day? What do you read every day? If all you do is read the news, watch the news then all you have is the news. As we all know the news can not find anything good to report on, which is amazing because I know there are great things happening in our communities as people step up to help each other out. What type of music do you listen to…what are the lyrics? What movies do you watch…what is their content? What are you reading? I challenge you today to write all this down and evaluate how this is affecting what happens in your mind and your feelings/emotions. Is it a positive energy or is the life being sucked out of you? Get real with yourself and explore how you might change what is being created in your environment.

The third and most important step to moving forward is finding peace and spirituality for yourself. Let me define what I mean by spirituality since there are many meanings it seems today. By spirituality I am speaking of a relationship with God the Father, the God of the Bible. Many ask why some of us Christians are so calm as so much happens to us, around us how can you be at peace? Let me tell you once you experience the peace of God you can go through anything that He allows to build your character and help others because of your experience and compassion. The scripture I would love to leave you today is from the gospel of Matthew, a promise of God’s provision for His children.

"So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life--whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing? Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not.
And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you? You have so little faith! "So don't worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Matthew 6:25-34 NLT

Let me leave this thought with you today, we have a God that loves us more than we can imagine who sent His only Son to take our place so that we may have eternal life with Him. A God that proclaims He will provide for us and all He asks is that we believe and have faith in Him, believe His words and accept Him in our hearts. We do not have to work to have the relationship and there are not many roads to God. Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” John 14:6. He may not answer when we expect it however; I am here to say He answers in His perfect time which is amazing. I am a living proof of this today!

Author's Bio: 

Robin Hardy is well known for her expertise in guiding men & women into creating tangible actionable results through Media Training, PR Consulting, Creative Development, Marketing and Business Plans. Through the application of her 6 Empowered Keys Program Robin ensures that her clients create a solid sense of direction leading to greater profitability. Her methods empower people to stretch beyond their limitations, re-invent through a solid sense of self-esteem and deepen their levels of confidence for unstoppable success. Robin speaks nationally, teaches on college campuses and coaches individuals, small business owners and entrepreneurs. As Development Director & Feminine Leader for The Amazing Woman’s Day Movement she contributes her insights to empowering women entrepreneurs and business owners. Whether it be as an Empowered Options Coach, An Inspirational Speaker, An Author or host of Empowering you Radio, there’s one thing for certain; Robin is dedicated to helping others achieve their wildest dreams