I waited in line at the local Cracker Barrel to pay my bill for breakfast the other day, on my way to my daughter's birthday celebration in Orlando. The person behind me said that he needed to go to his car to get his wallet in order to pay and the cashier said okay. Those seeds of skepticism and doubt crept into my mind, as may often happen to anyone who's been told of others walking off without paying a bill. Admittedly, the server that attended to us both was distracted and I could understand perhaps why he'd consider doing that. Having recently experienced many unexpected emotional situations from others recently, I started to doubt my faith in people.
I walked out the door and headed to the car when I saw that man leaving the parking spot in his truck. In that moment, my heart sunk. It couldn't be so! I reached out to Source and sought validation that people are good and do good. I waited just a little bit longer before leaving and witnessed the redemption I was seeking. The man stopped in front of the restaurant and went inside, his wallet in his hand.
The lesson I learned from this is to continue to see the good in every person and situation. Have faith and trust in the bigger picture working out for the best for everyone. Sometimes, when in the moment, people or situations can seem one way when in reality, there is always more than meets the eye.
Trust in Source to know what it is doing. Have faith that all situations will work out to your greatest advantage. Trust that all people that come into your life have a gift to share with you and that they also are there for your greatest good.
James Allen said it best in his book 'As a Man Thinketh', " find the good in all- such unselfish thoughts are the very portals of heaven; to dwell day by day in thoughts of peace to every creature will bring abounding peace to their possessor."
Success in any endeavor occurs when doubt is replaced by faith and trust. My success in this moment allowed me the opportunity to embrace situations with a sense of love and acceptance. The rest of my day seemed magical after that as I saw each person I met with a new set of eye and a new appreciation.
Where has doubt cast a shadow on opportunity for you? Can you turn it around by choosing to look for the good in that person or situation and replacing that doubt with faith and trust? What success could this bring in for you?