“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.” (Ecclesiastes 11:5)
It takes courage to be Christian. It certainly did in the first century when one could be put to death because of new beliefs that challenged the then status quo, but even today, to really live a Christian life is not easy. It takes faith and trust in God at those times when one can be so easily discouraged. Looking at our current circumstances, our personal challenges, or the state of the world, calls upon us to remain steadfast in our belief that through the ever-present Spirit, Light, Divine Energy of God, we forever remain loved, cared for, and lifted up with new vision to seeing a different reality from the one the world would tell us must be our experience.
The biggest enemy of courage is fear, worry and anxiety. It is hard to have courage and to trust in the presence of God working in our lives when our thoughts are consumed with events in our lives that are contrary to the way we would like for them to be. It takes courage to continue in the face of disappointment. I love what author Steve Covey has said, that all things are created twice. First in our minds as we think them, conceive them as thoughts, visions and ideas, and secondly when we put those thoughts into action.
Stop for a moment and look at the direction your thinking is going. Has been going. Do you immediately go to the negative, the “this will never change, get better” place, or do your thoughts see clearly what is before you and yet you can affirm a new possibility through the presence of God working in and through your life? Seeing with an affirmative attitude is powerful, and it can get discouraging when things don’t change for us overnight. This is where we must remain committed to moving toward what we truly desire to experience. Affirmations of the positive power of Spirit/God working for good in your life are powerful in creating the first steps toward a new goal. Thoughts are important, but then we must also take action and move forward confidently that Spirit will provide all that we need when, and as, we need it. From thoughts of darkness we can move to visions of light. Turning on the Light will always start again with your very next thought.
Having courage is facing our fear, worry and anxiety. Our spiritual disciplines that we practice (prayer, affirmations, journaling, meditation) are the surest way to affirm the presence of God and to move us through any dark times. We don’t have to know how God will get us through, we just need a to affirm that God will. The how will show up just when and as we need to know it.
Let Spirit/God create miracles in your life today. You don’t need to know the HOW (let God handle that) you just need to accept the WOW.
Affirmation: “I step out in faith today knowing that Spirit/God blesses me with courage to see all things with spiritual eyes.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.
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