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New Day Faith is Key

With the changing season of my life, wow is life opening up. As you know from reading my blog, I have made a very clear choice to try something new in my life. To stand in spiritual faith walk with my soul and not my head that will direct my life. Keep my “will” out and trusting in faith. Of course, I do work to move my life.

Trusting in faith is not laying on your backside eating a pizza waiting for the pilot of your Jet to call and say “hey where are we going boss today?” We still have to get up, work, do things to fill our minds and body with good energy. Focus daily on walking our path with God. So far that has worked out in ways I never imagined.

Sure it hurts the reasons that got me here are painful. I mourn the loss of what I had hoped would be a lifetime. It most days makes no sense to me as to why we can’t make the wrong in our life right. Working from the premise that all things happen for a reason. Then letting go to allow destiny to unfold has been a challenge. This time I am resolute in not losing. God has a purpose for my life, so let’s see what that is.

I wish I could say that God sits at the end of my couch with me and says “Bob this will be your destiny” as he explains it all to me. Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way.

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The challenge for me has been not to make things happen but allow things to happen. As a salesperson all my life it’s hard not to jump in and sell God this is what is needed right now. Having the ability to discern between my will and God’s will sometimes take a bit of time. Asking myself is this really what God wants me to do? Where patience comes in, and an open heart must be available to receive. The big challenge for me!

What I have done to step up to that challenge is be resolved this time I am not going to lose. That my way got me here, so maybe trying God’s way will change my life forever. That all the promises in the Bible I choose to receive. I’m not a big organized religion person, but I do believe in God. Over the last few years I got away from my spiritual journey, go WAY off the path. Today my feet are firmly planted on the trail.

Decide that it’s a new day. Life will begin to relax for you. Months ago I had a mountain of debt, tax troubles, and seemingly no real way out. Since my decision that I need help, spiritual help, which God needs to pretty much pull the wagon. To his glory, all the financial problems that seemed insurmountable are in fact manageable. Through God’s grace, my credit is fine, all bills paid on time deals made to lighten the burden done.

All I did was work as I should every day. Releasing all of it to God. Told God that this was too big for me to do on my own and asked for help. Help arrived at God’s timing teaching me that the world was not blowing up, that my problems are not the most pressing issues on the planet. When it was time, everything was paid or delayed enough to allow me time to overcome obstacles to my advantage.

Stress over all the problems I just let go to God. Surrender is the hardest part. Our heads tell us to get in the game fix the problems. Our head is what got us here in the first place. Do the work, tell God what you need so you can feel better. Never beg! “Please, please God help me pay my rent.” No, be grateful that he already has. Call it in as though it were already don’t. Grateful!!!

It would be nice to tell you it’s not a struggle to change. It is, and you will go through some real pain, doubt, and frustration. Well before you find real peace. Don’t despair we all did and got through. Many days I have self-doubt and struggle. The times I do feel at peace or do receive a blessing it’s far more than I imagined it would be. Sometimes, God truly shows out in your life! Those are the times when you feel connected spiritually.

Whatever you do never quit, pursue faith with all your soul can muster. The pain is the enemy trying to keep you down. It is not God testing you, it’s the enemy wanting you to be miserable. Do not let anyone sway your journey of faith it’s worth every moment of your time.

Breaking through the tough moments in faith, God finds ways to open up possibilities that you never dream possible. I am living proof!

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Be Nice Today

Seems like we always see someone driving crazy on our commute to work. Some person drives all the way up to the front of a long line of cars waiting to exit, twenty cars ahead of you and boom the blinker goes on. Forcing themselves in front of everyone.

We also experience rude people, short-tempered bosses, the list could go on. The real question is are you really going to let these people steal your joy?

Stamping your feet, hitting the steering wheel, cursing the guy that just cut you off. Is that all worth your peace? NO, it’s not!

Slow down and simply let the world unfold in front of you. If someone wants to be a jerk let them. Don’t fall into the enemies trap and lose your peace. If you let someone at the grocery go before you what did it hurt, NOTHING.

If someone cuts you off on the road, let them drive on and smile.

Nothing that happens out of your control is worth losing your joy. Smile and thank God that you have the grace to be okay. Ask yourself if God moves something in front of you, what if it’s to protect you from harm. You get slowed down to prevent you being in an accident. You don’t know so smile.

Being nice will pay much greater dividends to you than anger. Don’t get angry or lose your joy when life throws up a speed bump. Slow down go over the bump and move on with your life.

Smile and wave at the dude that just cut you off (use your whole hand when waving). Let someone who is stressing in line get in front of you. Perhaps your charity will give them pause to find their peace.

Simple kindness.  It doesn’t hurt to be friendly to someone you don’t know. Be a blessing to someone today that seemingly does not deserve it. Your blessing will be returned!

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Trusting

Right now I am going through a situation where trusting whether or not I’m making the right decision is incredibly hard. Throwing it to God is of course what I’m doing. Like everyone, I try to help God.

When you help God no matter how well-intentioned you are that is not trusting. For me, this is a huge learning curve. My entire life has been about worry, controlling and stress. When I can leave it to God to show me the way. He is not really talking to me too much about this issue right now. Could be I have my hand too far in it.

The sad part about this issue is the difficulty it brings to my entire family. It’s a feud that may never be resolved. It’s embedded deep in everyone’s heart and sadly not in a good way. So my balancing act tries to continue. When I need to let go and let God guide this for everyone.

So if you’re going through an incredible hardship, personal, family or work. If the answer is not coming. Check yourself to make sure you have fully surrendered the issue to God. When you do that the answers will come! Keep faith!!!

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