From time to time we all may stray from God. It’s normal. He knows we will, but He continually calls us back to Him. It’s always an open invitation. We just need to respond by reaching back out to God. He is always there with us. That soft voice of a whisper you hear at times in your head, that is God leading you back to Him. All we need to do is take time to talk with God and become closer. It’s no great effort on our part – we just need to give in and open our hearts to His loving presence. He wants us to experience the depth of His love for us.
God never said that life would easy. He never said we wouldn’t experience pain, but He did say He would never foresake us. He may not provide immediate relief when we pray for Him to do so, but know that He is setting in motion the conditions we need. It just won’t happen on our timetable. God’s plan is the best plan. Remember, too, that God gifts everyone something different. He may have blessed one person with abundance and they seem to be living a life of ease. Yet He may have blessed another person with fragility, and through that they too will learn their lessons and be blessed in many ways through their struggles, and yet still live a life of abundance!
No matter what we are blessed with, know that we are God’s children and He wants the best for each of us. When we seek God and make the time to grow closer to Him, He comes closer to us. He will renew our hearts. He will make us strong. He will get us through the toughest of situations. He will give us lasting life.
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” – Ezekiel 36:27
You see when we become closer to God, our spirit does renew; because His Spirit is in us. It is that soft voice we hear that moves us to follow His plan. We just need to be open to receiving His Word and knowing it is His Will that we are acting on. Like I posted the other day, brush off that devil on your shoulder and let the good guy win! With God we can do so much more! With God, we will live an abundant life!
This is something I have learned over the years, and it truly does seem that the more you seek, the more you will find. The more you reach out to God for support, the more support you will receive. You see, all we have to do is turn to God, give Him our worries, our problems, our desires, and in return He blesses us beyond our wildest dreams. The thing though is, that once we give it to God, we have to have faith that He Will will be done! God has a plan and we cannot change that plan, even if it is not what we wanted. What we will find though, if we give it time, is that His plan is a better plan for all involved. To take it a step further, we have to also realize that it is not always just about us and our desires, but the desires and the needs for everyone involved.
Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense to us, but we have to trust that His way, is the best way! One day it will make sense, and until that day comes, leave it to God, put your trust in Him, and Faith in the unknown. When we start recognizing God’s hand and show gratitude, the more we will recognize His Will in everything!
I was wondering what I could blog about and it became so clear to me, because I have so much to be thankful for. God gave me a second chance at life. He took control of my life and forced me to take the time I needed to rest, to heal, to grow, and to become a better person…the person He created me to be!
As I sit here looking at this rock and the word Gratitude, it means so much because I am grateful for so much in my life right now. I truly feel as if I am in the middle of such a pivotal point in my life. I’m 54 years young, happily married, and have a wonderful family. I have my health back, and I am conquering stress. While it will always be a challenge, I feel like I finally have it all figured out. Sometimes, I have to remind myself to give it to God and listen to my own words and remember that we can only change our reactions. We can’t change people or situations, and worrying about it, isn’t going to change anything! You see, after my heart attack last year and all the soul searching and self-development I went through, I now feel like I have a secret and I want to share it with the world.
My second book, Break Down Your Walls: Be the Person God Created You to Be … Be a Better You!, is allowing me to share that secret and I couldn’t be happier. It’s only be out for a couple of weeks and I have already received messages from people saying how much they’ve enjoyed it and they are now buying more for their friends and family! I have received so many good blessings and I know that this is just going to continue more and more as I continue to plant seeds of healing greatness.
Many of you may know that it’s always been my mission to inspire other people to become a better version of themselves – emotionally, physically, and spiritually and I couldn’t be happier than to be blessed with this dream! God gave me this dream many, many, years ago and now I am living it out. I know it is only going to get better, and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve been saying for a while now, “the time is now”, and that is where this pivotal point comes in! I truly believe I am in the midst of something so big it almost feels like a dream at times. How can you love what you are doing so much that it is all you want to do? That’s how I feel right now! I’ve always been a leader and not a follower, and now I am leading a group of other leaders on their own journey….this journey is what we call, the Young Living journey!
You see, everything I learned after my heart attack led me to Young Living. I haven’t even been with Young Living for a whole year, and yet I feel like I have grown a whole other family that I’ve known for years! We support each other and want everyone to grow together! We are all ranking up so quickly in this business because Essential Oils are a critical part to our overall wellness. Essential Oils have been around for over 23 years now, and we all Gary & Mary Young to thank for that! Essential Oils have become so prevalent in today’s current society that everyone is turning to a more natural way of living and looking at other healthier, cleaner, alternatives to living a better life.
This new family I have come to love means the world to me, and everyone on my team is now my extended family. I want the best for them and can’t wait to help them make their own dreams come true as well! We are in this journey together and together we will inspire others to become a better version of themselves – emotionally, physically, and spiritually – and Young Living Essential Oils and my inspirational writing, is going to make this happen – not only for me, but for my extended family as well! For that I will forever be grateful to God for all He has given me, and all that He will continue to bless me with! If you would like to join us on this journey, we would love to help you as well!
The philosphy, integrity, and culture that Young Living Promotes as a company is better than anything I have ever been a part of! Their training, and support reinforces everything I learned through my self-discovery and it only reinforces those best practices that have made me the person I am today. Their product lines support every system in our bodies. The research and testing that they have done and continue to do is far above any other essential oil company – Young Living is the only company with the Seed-to-Seal guarantee! I could not stand behind a company or product I did not believe in and I wouldn’t ask you to either!
Everyone likes to hear that they are doing a great job at work or whatever it is they are doing, right? At your workplace, whether someone is doing great or someone is doing bad, word of mouth travels, right? I’ve found the answer to this is definitely a YES! Obviously, the good word spreading could lead to a raise, or a promotion and a lifetime of appreciation and a career to be proud of!
In today’s world, there are so many authors out there that we have to compete with and technology has made it even harder to compete. Anyone can self-publish a book these days pretty inexpensively and get it posted to Amazon for distribution. The thing is that if you aren’t getting the hits, likes, and purchases to your book, that the algorithms don’t move your book up for easier reviewing. The more hits and reviews you receive though, the higher up your book moves in the ranking.
The next time you read a book you enjoy, give this some thought and help a starving author out by giving them a quick review! Who knows maybe that one nice gesture starts a chain reaction that could have them ranking up to a #1 Best Seller!