When it comes to life, growth is not an option.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ok God, Where Are You?

Right here. Within and Without. In your problems. In your solutions. In your mind. In your heart. In your disappointments. In your decisions. In your indecisiveness. In your fears. In your peace. Where ever you are, that's where I AM. Because I AM in you. I AM a part of you. But I will only have as much say in your life as you would allow. Your wish is always my command. Want me in the backseat? Your wish is my command. Want Me in the front seat? Your wish is my command. Want Me in the driver's seat. Your wish is my command; but just know that with you driving or me driving, the destination will not change, but the journey will....

...if then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven;how much more will He clothe you, O ye of little faith? Seek not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of a doubtful mind. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God...happiness, peace and joy :)

Fear not little flock; for it is the Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom
-Luke 12:32
(Live Well -Go Within)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

simply "Trust"

Ever find yourself "Out There" (mind racing, worrying, anxiety)? How do you bring yourself back in? I'll tell you what works for me. Its not a V8 or a Calgon bath; but its a simple word that I say to my 'self'.....TRUST. Its amazing how a simple word can bring about immediate peace for me.

Its a reminder to me that the same way that I automatically trust the creator to awaken me in the morning, provide me with continuous air to breathe, enable my organs to work properly, allow my heart to continue to pump blood, (must I go on?)etc., that I can also extend that "trust" to any area of my life that doesn't seem to be working. Its an awareness that transcends the temporal. I will trust that all my needs will be met.

All you ever need do is ask and trust -Iyanla Vanzant
(Live Well -Trust)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Get in the Boat

"You can be anything you want to be", "You can do anything you want to do". Its the message we've always heard and the message that we continue instill in our young. So why is it so many people are still struggling to be and do?

I heard a well known radio announcer say something that registered at a deeper part of my being. It was predestined that I was in my car at that particular time just so I could hear that statement before he left the airways. He said " ..Become Passionate About Your Gift". Now stop and think about it for a minute. Even though I've always encouraged people (mostly youth) to discover what their natural gifts and talents are, this was also a reminder that even adults are still trying to decide what they want to be when they grow up. We often go after dreams that look appealing to us or we see another excelling in their gift and we adopt it as our own.

Jill and Jane both aspire to become runway models. Both invest time, energy and money into their efforts. Jill becomes a success while Jane works just as hard but can't seem to make the cut. The difference? It comes natural to Jill. Everyone can see that this is what she was born to do. Every one was born with some gift or talent to share with the world. Something you can do a little bit better and easier than the average person. Don't neglect it. Develop a passion for that and success will naturally follow. And that's success according to your own definition.

I'm becoming passionate about my gift, which has become my dream and my life's work. I'm taking small steps every day. And as fearful as it may be sometimes, a friend constantly tells me that "I have to get in the boat, before I can get out of the boat". I'm looking forward to walking on water one day :)

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it. -Bill Cosby
(Live Well -Rediscover Your Natural Gifts)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Its Complicated

Only until you get to know me intimately will you ever know what I "really" think.

I wrote that thought after hearing yet another "SHE THINK SHES...." statements. I may think "this" about myself or "that" about myself, but you will never really know until you've made an effort to understand me. Its a lot easier to judge a book by its cover, but it takes effort to open and read the pages on the inside.

I was asked by an individual if I was "complicated". Wow, I never really thought about it. It would have been nice to immediately say no, but I couldn't. I am a result of old beliefs, new beliefs, past experiences and new experiences. The opposite of complicated is simple. Who in this world is simple? I've decided that it's OK to be 'simply complicated'.

To understand another human being you must gain some insight into the conditions which made him what he is. -Margaret Bourke-White
(Live Well -Seek Understanding)