When you walk with God, you get where he’s going.
Something to think about…
We have met certain people who inspired laughter, hope, or changes in us, or those close to us. We look forward to seeing them. We leave their presence believing in ourselves, aware that we can tackle whatever problems had us immobilized. That special gift to inspire is ours for the taking, too. The inspiration comes from God.
We can look to God for the strength we need. It will come. We can look also to God for direction, for the steps we need to take today. Those persons who inspire us have developed a secure connection to their God. And it’s their connection that comes through them to inspire us.
We can take some time today, before the demands overwhelm us, to weave our connection to our higher power. When that contact is secure, we won’t have to await inspiration from another person to forge ahead with our plans. The inspiration will live within us, and it will beckon us onward. Our way will be illuminated.
I saw this quote a few years ago and kept it in my queue, thinking that I might one day try to put it in picture-quote format and post it, but I feared that it was too long to capture anyone’s attention long enough to actually get read. I’m trying it today, since it goes so well with this morning’s “Life will be better when” message. I hope it makes you smile:
“Now let me get this straight…You want things that you don’t yet have, people in your life who you don’t yet know, and events to take place that haven’t yet occurred, so that once these things come to pass you’ll feel happy, confident, and fulfilled; accomplished, desired, and appreciated; treasured, adored, and, like one bad mamma jama, a beautiful sight to see? But…wasn’t that your rationale for all the other stuff you wanted that you now have?”
~ Author Unknown
I do not understand why cats do this, but it sure is their pattern! I have three cats, and all three of them, at one time or another, can be found squashed into the smallest of the baskets I have situated around the house for them.
I often tell my college and post graduate students that they shouldn’t search for a job or even aafter they complete their . Rather, they should search for their vocation and calling. I ask them to reflect on their greatest gifts and talents and then see if they can parlay them into a satisfying way to make a living and a difference in the world.
Of course not everyone can get paid for what they love to do. For example, so many people want to do something creative with their lives such as work in music, drama, writing, and the arts but they just can’t find a way to make a decent living at these pursuits. Many also must settle for a job or career that provides a reasonable salary but that involves work that they find uncomfortable or even hate. Sadly, many people spend their work life counting the years, months, and days to retirement. A good friend of mine has a computer app that offers a countdown to retirement that he proudly and frequenly displays…
1. Try to be as natural as you can when you’re with others. Just be “you.” Don’t put on a false self and try to be someone you’re not. Accept your flaws and imperfections – as everyone has them anyway!
2. Listen carefully when others are speaking. Give them your full and undivided attention. And really listen when other people are speaking: don’t just act as if you’re interested in them.
3. If you say or do something that’s inept or stupid, then be the first to laugh at yourself. Also, don’t blame others if you do something wrong – you’ll be much more respected if you say that it was you.
4. Be quick to notice and to show appreciation for other people, and what they do for you. Also, notice their successes and the things that they do well, and praise them openly, so others know as well. (But don’t use flattery, as it sounds insincere.)
5. Be honest (but tactful) when you’re asked for your opinion. That sends the message that you usually speak the truth.
6. Look for ways that you can help other people, as genuine people are sensitive and caring. As a side effect, it will likely boost your mood – and others will be drawn by your inner happiness.