The message of Faith has been out there more than ever to get us through this difficult time.
We need Faith to let go of the past, let go of the unknown of the future and live in the present.
We can do so much during the next week and most likely a few more weeks to come at home to continue to help our bodies, minds, souls and work flourish-But you have to cherish the present!
I read “The Precious Present” and it helped me accept today with Faith and understanding to make my life the best it can be- today!
. “The present is what it is. It is valuable. Even I do not know why. It is already just the way it is supposed to be. When I see the present, accept the present, and experience the present, I am well, and I am happy. Pain is simply the difference between what is and what I want it to be.
If only ______ would happen, I would be super happy. Many people attempting to answer that ______with money, changing someone, changing the world, if only my boss, my family, my job, government, finances and the way I want it – I would be super happy. It becomes crystal clear that many of us have put our happiness on things beyond our control. Surrender your “if onlys” to your God and higher power. Stop acting like a victim waiting for things to change. Take a new active role in seeking happiness – because it’s here and it’s now. There are many areas of my life that I cannot change. What I can change is my attitude. Today I can accept my life as it is. I can be grateful and happy, here and now, with what I have. “Life holds so much – so much to be happy about always. Most people ask for happiness and conditions. Happiness can be felt only if you don’t set conditions” –Arthur Rubenstein
When something isn’t working the way I think it should, I can think about the slogan, “Easy does it”. Instead of re-doubling my effort, I can slow down and reassess the situation. The answer I seek may be staring me in the face, but sometimes I have to let go of what I’m doing before I can see it. I was trying to zip a removable lining back into my coat, but it wasn’t working. I pushed as hard as I could, trying to force it to slide, but it wouldn’t budge. Finally I saw that I had been trying to fit the lining zipper into the coat’s front zipper. No wonder I couldn’t make it work! How many times in my life have I done the same thing: forced A solution? I’ve tried to zip myself to people and situations that didn’t fit me, becoming frustrating and disheartening in the process. But I’ve learned that easy does it. I can take that time to see if I match what I think I want before I jump in and start zipping. My life is more serene because I’m not pushing to make myself fit somewhere I don’t belong. Today’s reminder… if my plans hit a snag today, I will step back for a moment and take a come look at the situation before moving ahead. Easy does it… Think about it when you’re in a hurry to do something and everything seems to go wrong… you’ll be surprised how much this little one idea I can do for you.
Good Friday… Today for many Christians- is a sacred day. This is the day Jesus dies. It’s sad but also joyful because the mysteries of faith are found in death. As we go through this very uncertain time, please remind yourselves that the silver linings in our everyday life are what we need to focus on and appreciate. The set backs are here for us to grow from and become better people- the people God or your higher power wants you to be.
Stop judging and evaluating yourself, for this is not your role. Above all, stop comparing yourself with other people. This produces feelings of pride or Inferiority, sometimes a mixture of both. God puts you on a path that is uniquely Tailor made for you. Comparing is not only wrong; it is also meaningless. Don’t look for affirmation in the wrong places: your own evaluations or those of other people. The only source of real affirmation is the faith within yourself. Many people feel God is a judge angrily searching out their faults and failures – nothing could be further from the truth. Your path is where you are supposed to be. Every day embrace what happens to you and focus on your goals and your faith to get you where you want to go.
Intention transforms empty time into a fulfilling life. Supply yourself with intention, and you’ll provide your world with achievement.
You are highly capable, yet mere capability doesn’t put food on the table. Intention activates your capability, with results that seem miraculous.
Everyday you can make a choice to do something to get your message out. Call people, post to social media, email new or past clients, give out your business card- do something today with intention to be the best real estate broker you can be.
Know with clarity what you are choosing to do. Harness all your energy, focus it, apply it, with intention.
Shield yourself from meaningless distractions, with intention. Put your time, your attention, your skills to worthwhile use, with intention.
Set an ambitious intention, and discover how very much you can accomplish. Live the day with intention, and give yourself cause to be thankful for the way you’ve made use of your time.
Live with the power of intention. Decide what you’re going to do, and let that intention continue transforming time into achievement.
I have no doubt that God has a plan for every life and he has a plan for you.
“I have a plan for your life; it is a plan for your good and not evil; it is a plan to give you a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29:11
You didn’t ask to be born – you weren’t your own idea. No human being ever had the chance to decide whether to be born or not. You were Gods idea. Therefore it makes sense to go back to the God who conceived of your conception as a person. Ask him – what was your plan for me? What do you want me to do with my life?
We all read stories of explorers who took cameras and recording equipment into primitive areas only to have them destroyed by the natives. Threatened by the unfamiliar equipment, these Natives became frightened. They didn’t understand the purpose of the invention or of the inventor.
God created you and allowed you to be born because he wants to use you where you are.
He is the inventor, and he has a specific purpose for each of his inventions- for you and me. He wants to do something beautiful with your life and not be afraid.
When you think about your day today, know you are here for a reason. You can get through any trouble thrown your way, you can achieve any goal you want, because you are here for a reason.