Today, this moment is what I have and what I do with it determines what’s next. Most all of us want out lives to count for something. We don’t want to get to the end of our huan experience and it all have been for nothing. It would be an amazing gift if our life could positively influence the lives of others.
To live a life of influence, we must deal with our thoughts before they deal with us. Thoughts are powerful and they have the ability to build up or tear down. Our thoughts inspire our words, and our words develop our actions, and our actions affect the universe which influences and impacts our life and living.
“Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this—not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way.” -Romans 14:13
This is why surrender is so important. We must choose who or what we are going to surrender to, because we all surrender to someone or something. Our surrender to our Creator is actually a very high form of taking responsibility, because we are not giving into powers outside of us, but instead yielding the to power within us, which allows the miraculous power of God and His love to do a work in and through us and this is the greatest influence that could ever take place on any level.
This love serves as a light to illuminate the darkness and guide us in the way eternal to the blessings we were created for. It allows God to use us physically, mentally and spiritually. We use our hands and feet to touch and serve others. We use our mind and thoughts to life others up. And we use our spirit and love to manifest joy, peace and blessings.
The media would have us think everyone is freaking out over the coronavirus, which I simply don’t believe is true. I believe a handful of people have bought into the hysteria, but for the most part, the people I know, just continue to live their everyday lives and maybe wash their hands a little bit more. All this media negativity and the knee jerk reaction of professional organizations has got me to thinking…
There used to be a popular phrase plastered on buildings, stickers and used in quotes by motivational speakers. It said: ”Today is the first day of the rest of your life!” This is a pretty good thought to think and be challenged and encouraged by, but maybe a better way to think about it is: ”Today may be the last day of your life.” Everyday is a precious gift, which most of us tend to take for granted.
The scriptures are full of reminders that we have a limited amount of time in this human experience. James 4:14 says: ”Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”
I don’t have any idea how serious this coronavirus deal is, but I do know that we are not guaranteed tomorrow and we never have been, so really nothing has changed. My advice is to live today as of it may be your last day. If you love someone tell them, pull close and hug and kiss those who are dear to you. Forgive and let go of negativity. Do the things that matter, while there is still time to do those things. LIVE your life, that’s why you are here and that is what you were given this day to do.
The past is over, learn from it, let it go and move on. The future here on earth is not promised to any of us, so accept today as the present, open it up and enjoy it for all its worth and you will have nothing to fear.
You are responsible for you! If you do not take responsibility and make effort for your own blessing and growth, then who will? You are a magnificent creation of the most high God and if you truly believe that, then you are going to take the ”stuff” of God that you are and work with it to become all that you have been created to be.
Look in the mirror and what do you see? You should see an amazing, beautiful, creative force for blessing staring back at you. You are love created by love, in love and for love. You are made in the Trinity image of God as a whole being of body, mind and spirit. You are worthy of blessing, favor and honor. In the mind of your Creator, you always have been and always will be worthy, which makes you a supernatural vessel for blessing. Embrace and celebrate your whole self each time you see your reflection, because this is who you are and so much more.
”Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone,without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.” -Galatians 6:4-5
The biggest part of taking responsibility for yourself, begins in acknowledging who you are in all your created magnificence of becoming. This enables you to let go of and give up the destructive patterns of behavior that ego has manifested in your flesh, so that you can reconnect with the universe and open yourself to the miraculous.
What do you need to work on? What do you need to let go of, so you can grab hold of the blessings you were created for. Ask and answer this question and you are on your way to experiencing a fulfillment that most people only dream of. Your life is a book written and how it is to be read is up to you. Take responsibility for your choices, decisions, actions and reactions. Watch your destiny take shape and love, miracles and blessings become a part of your everyday reality… Love & Light!