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The Jouney!

I’ve been thinking about the idea that there are no mistakes! There is no such thing as coincidence. Things that happen in our life are not random, no matter how much they may seem so. There is purpose to everything, which is a hard pill for us to swallow, because it’s just easier for us to believe that things happen for no reason at all, which we accept, because most of us are too lazy to invest the time to think things through from the perspective of our spirit.

We are travelling along a path, on a spiritual journey, where we get to live moment by moment, seeking to grow to the highest version of ourself. When we learn to loosen up, just live and enjoy ourselves, we begin to live in the ebb and flow of the spirit, which allows us to experience the perfection we were created for.

Robert Frost said: ”Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

We have a choice and our every choice has a consequence. Often we live our lives without giving any thought to our choices and the consequences tied to them. Our ego encourages us to ignore the obvious if it doesn’t fit our preconceived notions and ideas. But our choices do have consequences and sometimes the consequences are more than we are willing to live with, but the truth is: living with the hard, difficult and challenging does a work in us and through us that nothing else can accomplish.

”Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.” -James 1:2-4

What we discover on the path of life is that Heaven comes to earth through the challenges, frustrations and disappointments of life. There are no accidents, everything has a purpose and every step we take along the journey is our master teacher, offering us wisdom to grow so that we may be pure, complete and lacking nothing…

Learning Something New!

It is hard to learn something new, when you think you already know everything.  We hear and learn exactly what we want based on our very own values, beliefs, prejudices and personal history.  We wonder why we never grow and why we seem to be our own worst enemy?  A teachable spirit is an open invitation to a changed life.  A changed life is a growing life and and growing life gives glory to the Creator as it shares blessings with all around.  You Creator wants you to be happy and healthy, but allows you to make choices for yourself.  Life is about learning to make the right choices.

Do you really want to walk closer to your Creator?  Do you long to walk close, so that you may hear His chuckles and sighs.  Do you want to learn to see and experience the newness of life that only He can bring.  Do you know that you must let go of your old tired ways?   Do you know this is so hard to do, but not impossible?  To know His will, you must know Him, to know Him, you must let go of some things, so that you can grab hold of others.

We must learn to seek His face with an open heart and clear mind, knowing and trusting that as we journey forward with Him that He will bring about the transformation of our lives by the renewing of our minds.  The work that we need to have done in our lives, is not a work that we do, it is a work that we invite Him to do, by doing the work of faith that invites Him to come in and do His thing.

I challenge you to step away from the distractions and become totally focused on your Creator and the stuff of His creation.  He wants you to understand Him and as you seek to  understand Him and His ways, you will live according to the path that He has marked out for you.

Embrace Him and His will and be satisfied with nothing else and you will live blessed!

A New Journey?

I am on a bit of a new journey.  I started doing some meditation exercises a few months ago and this opened my mind and spirit to trying to learn new things.  In fact, I have developed a hunger for learning new things and trying to take the best of some of the old things that I had learned and put them into better practice.

I had set my hand written journal aside for a while, but have picked it back up and intend on it being a continual companion on my journey.  I plan to share via this blog, some of the things that I am re-learning and learning, so I hope you will join me here everyday as I share just a little of what is going on in my world.  I hope that it might be an encouragement in your world.

Today, I want to take just a moment to focus on an older book and throw out a few of the principles that it teaches for us to think about and maybe try to put into practice.

The Seven Habits By Stephen Covey

The book is “The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey  I actually read this book many years ago and have re-read it a couple of times.  I have decided to work my way back through it again, because I do believe that it has some good direction for our spiritual, mental and physical lives.

Habits can be good or bad and this is why we need to make sure that if we have a habit that it is a productive one.  Covey gives us seven habits of people who are effective in life.  Here are the seven:

1. Be Proactive Rather Than Reactive!

2. Begin With The End In Mind!

3. Put First Things First!

4. Think Win/Win!

5. Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood!

6. Synergy!

7. Sharpen The Saw!

Below is a video of my talking about the seven habits – enjoy and live blessed!