“Where did I come from? What’s life all about? Why am I here?”
These are age old questions I get asked as I sit with people who are on their death beds while volunteering for Hospice. I’ve never met a person in the world who doesn’t have a problem, but most people live as though they are never going to die. We all know that death is inevitable.
I came across a video, after my morning prayer and meditation, which shared statistics that were staggering. The speaker said that 45.3 million (or 15%) of American’s are on food stamps. Not only that but 63% of Americans say that the future is only going to get worse. If you’ve been thinking this way too then it might be time for a gentle wake up call.If there is truly no possibility for a greater future, then what are we doing here? And if there is no hope – then where does that leave America – in particular, where does that leave YOU?!
A Self-fulfilling Prophecy
I know our country is Trillions of dollars in debt, and I know this affects millions of personal pockets, including my own at times, but I’m going to use my caps lock to say this loud but loving…..
ITS NOT TIME TO GIVE UP!!!
If we only knew what God has in store for us there is no way hope would be lost.
What if I told you that 70% of the entrepreneurs I collaborate with believe their future is a result of their own choices no matter what happens in their life? They also see things as they really are, staggering and troubling, and yet… they keep moving forward with FULL BELIEF that they will make it because they are here for a purpose. They also know that if all they do is think about giving up – then they will. Their belief becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You might be in a long period of negative experiences, but lets call your experience a winter season. This winter season is cold, dark and sometimes it can feel very long. Winter seasons can pull you so far down emotionally and mentally that you feel like giving up. Or…you can look at it as though it is just a season, and this too WILL pass.
God provides a way
I believe that we are spiritual creatures in physical bodies. That God provided a way for your spirit to thrive here on earth but it was not through the urges of your heart.
Thousands of years ago, a man named David described human evil in the hearts of men and wrote the book of Psalms.
The British philosopher Bertrand Russell, who was not a religious man, said, “From out of our hearts comes evil in man and it must be plucked out.”
Albert Einstein said, “It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil hearts of man.”
Jesus said, “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.”
If your heart feels like wallowing right now (and we all do at one point or another), what satisfaction are you getting from it? If you could move away from the self-fulfilling prophecy of suffering, and that there is no future and no hope, but instead allow your spirit to spend time with the Creator of the Universe, you would know your future has something AMAZING in store for you.
We are created to be resourceful loving people. We have breakthrough’s in technology and research all the time, people who serve others, people who go out of their way to give back. If you can find out what someone’s dream is, and help them achieve it, this brings hope. Your next door neighbor’s dream might be simple, but you will never know unless you ask. When you love your neighbor as yourself, you are sharing hope.
God wants to give you the desires of your heart, but you need to be certain your heart is in alignment with the holy spirit and not with man. This is how God provided a way.
The human spirit
If you want to read a compelling book about the human spirit, read ‘Man’s Search For Meaning‘ by Viktor Frankl. This book changed the way I looked at life and helped me to see that no matter how bad my life got, I really had nothing to complain about. Viktor lived through Auschwitz concentration camps and watched his entire family be incinerated. He could have given up but he didn’t. He realized that what people believed in, with total faith and envisioned in their mind, allowed them to live in a better time in their future. He made it through his suffering because he visualized his future of being able to tell his story over and over and over again. Others did as well he said. THIS is what he believed kept them alive.
If you keep moving forward in faith – no matter how small you think you are, or how small you think your progress is – The Day of Love Course will make you feel more alive! You are MORE than the moment you are living in right now. Its time. FEED YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY, AND YOUR SPIRIT.
Its a chance for you to grow and expand. It helps you build emotional strength and fitness which is VITAL for ALL people. Take control of your emotional strength so you can learn to thrive in any relationship.
The human spirit can never be separated from its creator, nor harmed by physical distress, but it can definitely be liberated.
Author Kellie Frazier has been Speaking and Coaching people personally and professionally since 2004, Kellie Founded Connecting LLC, an spiritual leadership training company. Her dedication to loving people allows her to give back to her community by mentoring youth, volunteering for Hospice and creating a school for needy children abroad.