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Nothing Happens TO You But FOR You
8/25/2020 12:00:01 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

        This thought really isn’t so difficult to digest once we think about it a little bit. If we stay on a superficial level of thinking, when something beyond our control happens …. well,  what do you do?

- Maybe you didn’t get the job
- Maybe you didn’t get the promotion
- Maybe you weren’t approved for the loan
- Maybe you followed the wrong advice
- Maybe NOTHING seems to be going right

        Some cuss, throw “adult” tantrums, whine and complain “Woe is me,” feel defeated, give up, think they deserve the disappointment, punish themselves, sabotage future possibilities ……..

        We’ve all been there, so this isn’t about a scolding or laying a guilt trip on anyone. This, like all my writings, is suggesting that before we pass judgment against ourselves, we give this disappointment crap a 2nd thought.

Don’t Forget To Remember

Remember these Five Gems:

  1. FAITH. No long, deep, complicated, theological definitions. Just simple “faith” that the very awesome Spirit is working things out on your behalf. The moment you put it out there, Spirit begins lining things up for your desire. (See #5)
  2. You/we are made in the image of God
  3. Everything is Cause & Effect
  4. Free Will is an absolute fact
  5. “Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

So, how does all of that make sense when nothing seems to be going right?

        For now, let’s just look at the Don’t Forget To Remember. We forget but Spirit does not forget. We think in time. Our view stretches from the here and now moment in time, out into the forseeable future, where we run out of time. Spirit time is bound by eternity. In other words, to Spirit, there is no time to run out of. Everything just is.

        People say, “Be careful what you pray for.” I’m saying REMEMBER what you pray(ed) for. That’s a biggie. When the thing prayed for doesn’t happen in three days, we can forget it, even if it was a strong desire. Life begins to happen (marriage, relationship, kids, school), all legitimate stuff – BUT – we can get lost in the happenings and forget. Sometimes what we’re experiencing seems to have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with what you prayed for / hoped for, so you shake your head and walk away from your hope.

Things Don’t Happen TO You But FOR You

        I challenge you to look at your life now. Sit quietly and ask Spirit to show you how you got to this point. You’ll remember decisions and experiences. Everything that happened “to” you, really happened FOR you. Every hurt, disappointment, “false” failure, was building in you the wisdom and spiritual muscle you need when the thing hoped for, the thing you asked for, suddenly manifests.

        Very few things happen overnight. That thing that seemed sudden has been in the making for a long time. Spirit heard you when you first uttered the desire 10, 15, 30 years ago. So, shake yourself, get your little self back on track, poised with the mental and spiritual attitude of receptivity. Live in the mindset of expectation.   

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Dr. Donald Medley From At 8/25/2020 10:47:25 AM

That was an excellent perspective. Thanks

 

 


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