What Does Faith Mean To You?

By Nico Lagan
June 29, 2023
By Nico Lagan
June 29, 2023
I don’t come from a religious family, far from it; until the last year, I could count on my fingers the times I’ve been in a church. It wasn’t that the subject was taboo or anything like that; it simply wasn’t ever discussed. My parents grew up during the Canadian Quiet Revolution. At a time when the government put in place more and more public institutions, they became involved in everything from economic, social, and cultural life. They took power away from the church. So instead of looking to God to fix their problems, the people started to look at the government. This eventually led to the separation of church from state. Faith, spirituality, and religion were not part of my childhood, but as I grew older, my views have dramatically changed.

The Woods Changed Me

In March 2020, at the height of the pandemic, I decided to move from the city to my house in the middle of nowhere. That house is as Canadian as they come. Imagine a log house on the top of a mountain overlooking a valley and lakes. The type of place where you can walk your dogs on the main road, off leash, and not meet anyone.
A lot of people say that this is their dream life, living away from society but spending this much time alone is not easy. I went from never being home to spending all my time there. From being busy from dusk till dawn, to having all the free time in the world. When you remove all life’s distractions, it forces you to take a good look at who you are. We get so tied up in the daily grind that we become completely oblivious to who we are. Going through the motion day after day is the best way to lose touch with ourselves. All this time in solitude made me realize that like a lot of you, I had become my job. I was a sales engineer and very proud of it. About 1 year in, I took a sabbatical from work. I wasn’t happy with who I was becoming. I didn’t like the fact that I was my work. Over 20 years, the most time off work I had taken was 3 weeks. So I decided to take 3 months off. I finally did something I’ve always wanted to do: get my motorcycle license. Within, the day after I completed the course, I was buying my first bike, a 2010 KLR 650. A week after that, I was leaving for my first road trip: 3 weeks by myself with nothing more than camping gear, some clothes and a bit of food. I ended up traveling thousands of miles and let me tell you something: this was one of the best time of my life. There is nothing like losing yourself in order to find yourself!
This trip was the moment when I realize I wasn’t meant for this corporate 9 to 5 life anymore: I was meant for more. I eventually went back to work and started planing my escape. 6 months later, my girlfriend moved in with me. Then, a year later, after spending 2 and a half years  in the woods, we left Canada, on this crazy RV adventure. We’ve been exploring the US for more than 8 months now, and it’s been a transformative experience. I’ve written my first book, recorded so many podcasts that I can’t keep track, started my video production/marketing company and met some extraordinary people! So for almost 4 years now, I haven’t lived a normal life. A life that 99% of people can only dream off, all of this because of my faith. I’m convinced that faith is the reason why I am where I am today. Obviously, I’m a very hard worker, I have the courage to go after what I want, and I have the discipline to make it happen, but without faith, I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be the man I am today.

What does FAITH mean to me?

“Faith moves mountains, doubts create them” Unknown There are 5 virtues to a good man, and FAITH is #5. Not because it is the least important but because it ties everything together. This is where the magic happens. My faith gives me purpose. Knowing the reason I was put on this earth allows me to go after my personal legend. To me, there are 3 types of faith:
  1. Faith in yourself
  2. Faith in others
  3. Faith in something bigger
Let’s try something for a second; let’s replace the word faith with believe and let’s see if it makes sense to you. Faith in yourself becomes believe in yourself. How can you ever build self-confidence if you don’t first believe in yourself? Faith in others becomes believe in others. How can you ever build trust in someone unless you first believe that they are who they say they are? Faith in something bigger becomes believe in something bigger. How can you ever find purpose if you don’t first believe that there is a reason for you to be here?

Why most people have lost faith

Most things related to religion have a stigma attached to it and FAITH is the perfect example… Awful things were done in the name of GOD, but does that undo all the good that religion can bring into someone’s life? Guidance for the lost, comfort for the unloved, and a sense of community for the lonely. Shared FAITH is what binds people together. It is the reason I am where I am and I am who I am. Faith is the building block of everything. It can move mountains! Matthew 17:20 says, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. GOD Bless You! Tired of censorship? Are you sick of tip-toeing around other people’s feelings? Do you believe that men should be manly and women feminine? Do you think that toxic masculinity is bullshit, that the lack of masculinity is what’s really toxic? Does the fact that society is trying to feminize men worry you? Well, brother, I got good news! Introducing The Legion of Men – an exclusive brotherhood where masculinity isn’t just welcomed, it’s required. Join us on Facebook and connect with like-minded individuals who aren’t afraid to speak their minds. No subject is taboo in our group. Take the next step towards true masculinity and join The Legion of Men today!  

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