Category Archives: Enlightenment

The Fine Line Between Arrogance And Humility!

Arrogance is such an ugly word and it is an even uglier attitude. I am ashamed to say that I have allowed this word to become my reality far too many times in my life and living. It is one of those things that can creep up on you before you even realize it’s there. Arrogance puts you in a place of looking down on others even when you are beneath them. It is a very unrealistic view of self and others that causes us to elevate self and lower others.

Most would say that the opposite of arrogance is humility, but we have to be careful with that one, because it is way too easy to have a humility that is fake, counterfeit and not real, which is an even greater form of arrogance.

Philippians 2:3-4 “3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”

The reality is that we are all the creation of God and God has given each of us our own unique gifts, talents and blessings. God’s love, grace and power flow into each of our lives and as we learn to live in humility, it flows through our lives to others and brings us a fulfillment like nothing else can.

We have to be very careful not to become arrogant and think of ourselves, better, smarter or more valuable than others. We also have to be careful not to get caught up in a fake humility that does not take into account the value that God in us, places on each one of us. Either extreme is dangerous and keeps us from experiencing the miraculous power we were created in and for.

Take some time today to think about who you are in God as you think about God in you. Also take time to recognize who others are in God and honor God in them. There is a fine line between humility and arrogance and on that line we discover purpose, power and peace…

Control Is An Illusion!

Who says you have to be in control? Who says you have to have all the answers? Who says everything has to be lined up perfect for you to be happy? Who says any of the things that you keep telling yourself? The stuff that makes you crazy and threatens to drive you insane. Who says? You do, but you can change what you say, if you really want to???

I’ve got some good news! You don’t have to run the universe! In fact, you can’t, because that job is already taken by the Creator of the universe. Stop thinking you have to control everyone and everything, because the truth is: Control is an illusion! No one ever really has control of anything and it’s not your job anyway!

The only responsibility that you need to concern yourself with is making sure that you show up to every moment with the best of yourself! So stop trying to fit into the mold of everybody else’s creation and enjoy just being you and doing what you were created and gifted to do.

I have often heard people say: “Well, I feel better, because I have finally given it all to God!”, only to be right back at a place of chaos by the afternoon. We cannot focus on our part and do it the way we were created to, until we let go of and stop trying to do God’s part. It is very good advice to give it all to God, especially the part that is already His.

1 Peter 5:6-7 says “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Release, surrender, let go, give up everything to God, who lives in you and let God give back to you what you need to be. God will guide you, direct you and bless you in ways that you cannot even begin to imagine, if you will just get out of His way. He will help you to cultivate the right thoughts and commit to meaningful actions that produce results and bring about outcomes of blessing.

You don’t have to run the universe, the universe is quiet capable of running itself, because that is what it was created to do and you get to be in a meaningful relationship with the ONE who created it all. Focus on that, sit back, relax and enjoy living in the protective arms of your Creator and you will soon discover that life is good!

Double Vision!

The eye has always been a very amazing part of the body to me. Sometimes I will just stare into the reflection of my eyes in the mirror and be totally amazed at how they function to allow me to see things, distinguish shades and experience colors. With my physical eyes, I am able to take so much of the world around me into myself and my life is so much richer for the experience.

“Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.” -I Corinthians 2:6-9

I have lived life long enough to realize that I do not just see with my physical eyes, but I am also equipped with spiritual eyes that let me see deeper within, to an even greater truth than the mind can imagine. a truth which points me to the real purpose of existence as a spiritual being getting to have a human experience.

Our eyes give us vision and our vision gives us perception and our perception opens up the option to dance with wisdom and gain understanding. As we learn to look beyond what we can see with our physical eyes, our spiritual eyes reveal a truth that is truer than true. That incredible truth is that we were created by love, in love and for love.

This love allows us to see things, know things, feel things and experience things that cannot be explained. And this experience becomes one of our greatest teachers. Showing us the real way of life everlasting and abundant that can not necessarily be explained, but most certainly can be experienced.