Do you Love?
What do you Love?
Who do you Love?
What is your definition of Love?What grows in the garden that is your heart?
What are you watering with your Love?
Weeds or Fruit?
What are you withholding your Love from?
Who are you withholding your Love from?
Are you one of the people, that you are withholding your Love from? What you call Love, your def of Love, what you have to give.... would you want that from another?
Seriously, think about it.
And He asked the man, do you Really Want to be Healed, to Get Well?
Or are you going to keep groaning, mumbling, and complaining about your situation?
Your intellect cannot help you with this...only your heart can.
It is vital to examine what you deem important.How do you measure success?It's really quite important for you to know how you measure success. Some changes may need to be made concerning how you measure success. You may be holding yourself back from growing and maturing by Not knowing.
We have to revisit our beliefs, understandings, motives, our definitions of Love, fear, lack, misunderstandings, achievements, mistakes, as Often as Possible in order to learn the next part of each of them.
What we know Now about everything is Not the end of it's giving us knowledge and wisdom.
You can't stay on the surface of anything and expect to move higher, deeper and become better concerning Any part of your life.
For Right Now in your Life, What are the objects of your desires? What are your priorities, what are your motives?
Some people have something to prove. Everything they do or say has a root in ego, pride, revenge = trying to prove some things to some people.
I used to be that way, but I grew up and matured. I became Very comfortable in my own skin. I realized God's greater purpose for my life was so much Better than the purposes I gave myself...than I gave my life over to.
I began the journey into Loving myself, with all my challenges, lack and limitations. Gleaning all I could from my mistakes, gifts, talents, beauty, and careful revealing and accepting all the places in me that needed to change.
I began on purpose to have a healthy love relationship with myself, with God, and then every one else. This can only begin by facing and accepting the truth about what you believe, where you are wrong, forgiving yourself, forgiving others, seeking the Love of God, And allowing yourself to be healed, changed and stretched by His Love. I look at His beauty, Love and vastness, and not at my lack, limitations and mistakes.
If we place value on the wrong things, or consider success to be one thing that we go after, but it brings nothing good to us, then we must think about and examine how we measure success for our life. I mean, to give it serious thought and come to truthful conclusions that feed the necessary changes.
I have learned to number my days, to find successes in each day. Key word here is Learned. I don't have to get to the end of a thing to recognize and enjoy the successes along the way that happen each day.
It helps us know ourselves and allow correction to be made so that we are not spending time, energy and sometimes $ trying to obtain success that is empty and won't float when the waters get rough.
Many put their worth, value into and measure success by things, stuff, people praise and other peoples opinion. Some people measure success by comparing themselves to others.
For me, if I measure success in my life by the worlds ways, then I am not in God's Will.
If I measure success comparing my life to the lives of others, then I am not enjoying and appreciating the Blessings God has given to me. Which means that I am probably not living in the peace, joy and abundance that the Lord has given to me. Which means, I am probably not living in God's purpose for me and not Shining my own light.
If I measure success by any way other than by revealing God's Will and Love to those around me, to those who can see His Will worked out in my life.... then I am probably running in place, lying to myself, and being concerned with what others think and attempting to please them and not God.
I had to learn to measure success by His Love and Will, and not by what I see others doing, saying, or not doing and saying.
Titles, jobs, education, $, cars, houses, electronics, popularity, clothes, nails, hair and stuff is how many people measure success.
Whether they are "with God" or not, none of that will fulfill them, because it is Not how God measures our success.
For me, I look at the life of Jesus and how when He was here for those last 3 yrs. knowing He was going to leave and come back, what ever He needed, God provided. He didn't buy any property, houses, clothes, jewelry, camels, donkeys, sheep, etc.... He measured His success by the Will and Love of our Father God. He tells us all about it in John 17.
Now mind you, I am quite aware that we Need housing, clothes, transportation, food, etc. I like nice, well made things also, but not to measure my achievements by them, not to brag about all we have.
We have what we have because we chose to spend our money, time and energy on what we have. We choose to buy quality instead of bling, copies and quantity.
To live a comfortable life, and Share all that we have with those who are in need.
Yes, the definition of a comfortable life is different from person to person.
Again, it is based on what one thinks success is, and what they place their value and worth on.
I am more concerned with gaining all the spiritual treasures that I can while here. I measure myself to those, to keep me grounded and balanced.
To stay as open and willing to being used by Lord, how ever He sees fit.
It's a daily work, remembering on purpose to think about these things. Not allowing the noise and distractions of the world to have too much of my time.
It does get easier the more I do it. We all are given much, because Much is expected from us. We have been given a complete measure of faith, trust, and the fruits and gifts of the God's Spirit.
Many do not understand the amount of wealth they already have and many measure success by the worlds standards. You can have a stroke tying to live that way, always trying to be on point with the fickleness of the world. Always trying to reach it's shallow and empty heights that change from this to that on a whim.
It's a much smoother, more balanced road following Jesus.
It is Time to put your priorities in their proper order, so that the Kingdom of the Lord is your First priority and your Love for God Is above All else! Not out of tradition, obligation and shallow vainglory, but honestly and through the freedom of aligning your will with God's Will, shall you be moved forward and gain in all that God desires to bless you with.
"Give, and gifts will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you."
On feet of Faith & Peace Resting In His Peace & Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Radical Faith.
Isaiah 50:4 / Isaiah 52 / Jer 20:9-13 /Joshua 1:9 / Luke 6:38
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