Step 6 in becoming self-aware: Exercise faith.
The next question in Alma 5:
“Do ye exercise faith in the redemption of him who created you?”
Faith is defined by dictionary.com as:
- Confidence or trust in a person or thing
- Belief that is not based on proof
Once we’ve chosen to believe in something (step 4) and we’ve decided who we want to become (step 5) it’s time to take action on it. We must have confidence in ourselves and exercise that confidence to the point where we are moving forward – progressing towards that person we want to become.
We don’t have to have proof that we can become the person we’ve pictured, we only need to believe it and be willing to work towards it.
Are you willing to work? If you’re willing to work, that person you saw in step 5 is only a little ways away.
Step 1: Learn where you came from and why you think the way you do.
Step 2: Be grateful for the things, tangible or not, that you already have.
Step 3: Be grateful for your challenges – they make you who you are.
Step 4: Choose to believe.
Step 5: Decide what kind of person you’re going to become. Envision it.
Step 6: Exercise faith.