Living with the stresses and burdens that we visualise in day to day life can be a struggle. We can constantly run through cycles related to fear of the past and can become asphyxiated by our thoughts towards our fears.
This asphyxiated feeling is often a creation of our own. The mistakes of our past may be painful, but they are compounded by the way we visualise them – we make them seem worse than they actually are. We drift away from reality and our thoughts can become irrational – this is when we need to make changes.
We need to be able to let go of what’s holding us back or causing us stress – this is far easier said than done. Letting go means accepting the past for what it truly is – unchangeable. If we want to grow spiritually we have to risk the loss of what we have now for the potential that what we can gain will be far greater. We need faith to let go because faith is essentially trust in something without knowing, driven by an internal belief that the direction we are travelling is the best one for us, to the best of our knowledge anyway.
If we want to grow spiritually we have to risk the loss of what we have now for the potential that what we can gain will be far greater.
That is what gives us the strength – the belief that there truly is something better for us in life, even though we might not see it right now. Once we’ve let go, our faith is enough to let God begin his work. The special thing about God’s work is this:
- God can work on time scales of his own (things that we believe to take a year or more can change in just days – God has the power). Seems a bit far fetched (I know) but try a little faith, and if you have already, try a little more. Faith does not just stop when we want it to – it’s a lifelong thing.
- God will give us blessings, but it’s up to us to see them.
There’s a story of a man who was stuck in a flood. He had a boat, but the water was rising and he would soon be unable to float. Another man passed by with a bigger boat to rescue him. As he approached the small boat the stranded man said, “Don’t worry, God will save me!”. So the man with the large boat passed by on his way, leaving the stranded man. Another two large boats passed by to rescue the man, but he shouted the same, “Don’t worry, God will save me.” The man was never rescued. When he finally met God, he asked, “Why did you not save me?” God replied, “I sent 3 boats to save you, but you just let them pass by.” He continued, “I will provide the blessings, and your faith was impressive, however if you do not open your perspective up to see that I can work through creation to do my works, you will never receive them. Accepting help when you need it from others is important. They are my messengers”.
Let go and let God take charge of your life. Open your eyes to see the love that truly surrounds you and be greatful for it. Commend and compliment those who do good works. This will encourage them to continue being as they are – stewards of creation.
God has your best intentions at heart. Our power is limitless when we team up with God, he is all-powerful and ever-present.
Trust God with all your heart. He will deliver when you least expect it.
~ The Mind Connectory, 2019
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