You don’t have to be chased by a lion to run, you can run on a tread mill. You don’t have to be in a financial crises to exercise good money management habits. You don’t have to be obese to lose weight and eat healthy and exercise.
Most people wait until their life is in a crises before they do what they know they should. Most people get comfortable or live in their comfort zone. I say get comfortable with being uncomfortable. I heard a saying ‘no pressure, no diamonds.”
My Christmas message
We have all heard the wonderful Christmas story. I would like to share with you “my Christmas message.
First of all and most of all I would like to speak to all mankind and I would like to say the name “Emanuel.” Emanuel means; God with us. Or God and man united or even God and man sitting at a table together. For some reason, whether true or not, man feels he has been separated from God. I say not so, if he was separated he no longer is. My Christmas message is; “you and God are united.”
It is written “with God all things are possible.” Most people think that that means God can do anything. I don’t think that it means that. I think it means “when you are with God, all things are possible for you.” As it is also written “all things are possible to them that believe.”
Because the brain is fallible and because it operates on a limited amount of information we cannot fully rely on it to help us with our present situations or our future. As awesome as our brain is, it can only solve problems based on past experiences and sometimes those outcomes do not serve our higher self or our best interests.
We must depend on our higher self and our faith to help us determine what serves us best. Our brain was created to be a neutral natural vessel to manifest our faith and our inner man in this world. Our brain will not tell us what is really real, it will only tell us what it thinks is real based on the data it has received from past experiences, or new data we send it.
It is good to be a Beginner
It is also good to start over. Starting over is hard. Mainly it is hard because of our tendency to have a negative attitude. What do I mean by negative? Fearful, shame, embarrassment, fear of pain, fear of failure, fear of rejection and fear of mistakes. We should not be ashamed or afraid to begin or to begin again which is starting over.
It has been said that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert or master a skill. If you take out weekends and 2 weeks a year for vacation and work on a skill for 4 hours a day that would be 10 years! Wow ten years to become an expert! This is the main reason so many businesses fail within their first 5 years.
Self-talk, faith or fear… you choose
I’m sorry to say, I imagine most people’s self-talk is negative most of the time, we need to change that.
I think we can be positive all the time. The reason for my optimism is that The Apostle Paul said “to the pure all things are pure” and what I think he meant by that is the fact that everything that is created is created for good. The earth is full of His Glory and every good and perfect gift cometh down from The Father of Lights! I think our thoughts are seeds and whatever seeds we water grow. “As a man thinks so shall he become.” The apostle Paul also said that “God created the world with his words and with that same Spirit of faith we speak our world into existence.” It is written ‘whosoever shall say… and believe in his heart… he shall have whatever he says”. We can have what we say and we can have what we think. People ask me when I talk like this “if everything is so good why is everything so bad?” Easy, we believe and think and say the wrong things. Fear is really faith in the wrong thing. Fear is a counterfeit, fear was not created, faith was. Faith is; believing in a positive thing we cannot yet see and has not yet happened. Fear; is believing in a negative thing we cannot yet see and has not yet happened. Fear is faith, but in the wrong thing.