Live And Learn!

The way we know we are getting smarter as we get older is realizing that we don’t know near as much as we thought we did and there is only a small handful of things that we are absolutly sure about and the things that really matter are mostly based on faith.

“Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance…”. -Proverbs 1:5

As I get older, I am realizing that most of what I think I know is almost the exact opposite of what I thought I knew. We get a lot of it backwards and if we are honest, then we begin to understand that a lot of what we thought we had finally put right side up, is the wrong side down.

This world we are living in is trying to convince us that we live in a wasted time and a scary place, but the truth is we live in the most amazing of times and this world is an incredible place filled with miricles.

We need to learn to empty out all of the negative, so that we can open ourselves to all of the positve that is all around us. So the way to begin emptying the negative is by realizing there is so much we don’t know and the real fun in life is learning something new. And the really good news is that this Universe is so infinite that there is always something new to learn.

You Are Special!

We are all special! You are not more special than anyone else and no one else is more special than you. We are all one and a part of our Creator, which makes us special, powerful and in peace.

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:22-23

God is love and God loves you! There are times that you feel undeserving of God’s love. It is during these times that we have to work extra hard to accept God’s love. When we accept God’s love, it does a work in us and through us that word cannot describe or explain.

You know you are receiving God’s love when you are experiencing rest, refreshment, power and peace. These by products of love are gifts for us to share with one another and when we share, God’s gets glory.

Receiving and sharing creates a flow and flow is powerful to produce the results you were created for.

Forgive Yourself!

We all make mistakes and sin. Everyone knows the feeling and frustration of failure. But our missing the mark is not the end of us and it is not the end of our lives. The God who created us, loves us and understands us better than we understand ourselves. He has made a way where there wasn’t away. God made a way for us to receive forgiveness and restoration as we learn from our mistakes, sins and failures.

Don’t allow the giant of guilt to beat up on you. Admit your failure, learn from it and receive God’s gift of restoration. If God forgives you, then who do you think you are to not forgive yourself? Forgiveness is making the choice to focus on love and let go of the guilt. It is not always easy, but it is always possible and life changing when we get it right.

The big battle is with our ego, because the ego tells me that I am what I have, what I do or what I think others think of me, so the continual temptation is to look down on or belittle others, at least in our mind, so we can feel better about ourselves, but when we do this, we can’t help but to bring the same conviction into our own lives. This game of judgment backfires and catches us in it’s flames.

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” -Matthew 7:1-3

Fight against the temptation to judge yourself or others. Stop finding fault and start looking for what you and others are doing right. Focus on the good and the good will grow. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in self defeating trap of criticism and condemnation.

When I look for the light in others, I cannot help but to be reminded of the light in myself, which helps me to realize that it is through forgiveness that we receive peace and in peace we find true freedom…