I have had a few experiences in which I have seen people who are passionate about their beliefs using a megaphone to shout their message from busy street corners. I always find
their attempts a little puzzling. They are standing on a busy street corner so that more will hear their message and yet – because they are standing on a “busy” street corner and people passing them by are “busy” no one seems to really hear or care about the messages being broadcast.
There have been a few times when I have wanted to “broadcast” a message to my fellowman – no desire for street corner megaphone but definitely a desire to share information I consider important.
I think I could compare my passion to that of a reformed smoker. You know the type: the kind that having learned their lesson – doesn’t want to see anyone else make the same mistake. That’s how I feel now that I have seen what heaven is like and I have gained insights about God that few mortals seem to have.
Here’s what I would say if I could have my chance to tell everyone who is struggling with their life or struggling to know if God is real:
Believe in what your heart tells you. It speaks truth when it tells you that God is real, He loves you, you have potential and you deserve to be loved.
Understand that evidence of God’s existence is so abundant that you should feel overwhelmed with the sheer volume of evidence He has provided us with. If you are able to love, see, feel, touch, hear, taste…if you are able to marvel at the beauty of a sunset…if you are able to feel warm rays of sunshine…if you can hold a newborn baby in your arms…if you have the ability to change in even the smallest of ways…if you can look at any single creation from nature and recognize the miracle of its existence…you can know in your heart that despite the difficulties that life can and will bring…God does exist, you are His child and He loves you.
Know that the conscience that every living soul is born with is not an accident – it is a gift from God and will lead you along the right paths if you will allow it to.
Life is not an accident and every living soul born to this earth has a purpose.
Death is not an end…it is a necessary transition to another world.
How we live matters. It doesn’t matter whether we are wealthy or famous or remarkably talented or beautiful. It does matter that we love, learn, and serve.
We have each been blessed with the gift of choice. Because of that gift…our lives and the world are sometimes impacted in negative ways. However, because of that gift…we can grow and overcome difficulties, we can choose our attitude and learn new things…we can love and we can forgive.
Our lives were planned prior to our births but the objective of those plans were not to create a billion billionaires of extraordinary fame – the objective was to provide life experiences that would enable us maximum potential for positive growth.
God and His angels are there to help us.
We can change and our lives can be changed and if we are willing to utilize His perfect understanding – God knows how to get us from where we are to where we are meant to be.
Life was never meant to be a spectator sport. To create the life that we each have the potential to create – we must get in the trenches and work hard. We will experience trials and tribulations but if we utilize the divine assistance that is available to us – we will also experience joy, love, growth and personal success!
Have you been inclined to avoid challenges? It is not uncommon for most of us to want to have great success with our accomplishments in life without great trials or sacrifices to get there. However, life is meant to be a growth experience. Without challenges and learning experiences, we become stagnant. I learned an invaluable lesson from one of my adopted children who has been diagnosed with RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder). His emotional disorder makes it very difficult for him to make himself emotionally vulnerable. Until I witnessed the impact of his emotional dis-attachment to life, I never realized how important it is for us to be both emotionally vulnerable and willing to grow. He has been so afraid of being emotionally vulnerable that he does not allow himself to love anything. Can you imagine a life in which you do not become emotionally involved in anything…at all? It is a sad thing to see anyone miss the pleasure and delight and learning – of achieving. It can be difficult to move beyond our comfort zone – but the truth is that no one climbs Mount Everest from their recliner and no one becomes the person they truly want to be without some struggles and moving beyond the skill set we had yesterday. Today, I hope that you will think about your life and what you want it to be. Then take one step today towards accomplishing your dreams!
Belief is a powerful agent. It can help us change, it can give us faith – it can lift us above our current circumstances to a better place. I hope that you will believe in yourself and in your potential! You can do amazing things if you believe in yourself and in God’s ability to help you!
In Proverbs 23 it says, ” For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”. Think of the heart – the emotions and the conviction that comes from the heart. The scripture seems to address what a man is. However, I believe that it also talks to what a man (any individual) can become. Is there something in your heart that you are passionate about? A cause? A quest? I hope you will listen to the positive whisperings of your heart – those whisperings that speak of doing wonderful and positive things! That is your divine guidance speaking to you! That is your spirit and your Creator attempting to communicate the amazing potential that you are meant to realize! Remember, if you can believe it, you can achieve it!