Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fear makes us deaf

Fear sometimes keeps us from hearing when God is speaking. Fear of the unknown especially. We will stay at a job or in a marriage that is not serving our purpose or allowing us growth because it is the familiar.

The unknown is what frightens us. We think there is security for us if we stay with what we know. We fear taking chances even if it is doing something we have longed to do. So daily we continue to follow the path to nowhere, without joy or a sense of satisfaction. Not feeling we are really making a difference in the world.

We suffer from a sense of unfulfillment and frustration and oftentimes depression. We are neglecting our souls and not seeking God's guidance because we are afraid. We fear we may not succeed where He leads us.

We are suffering a lack of faith. It is not God who would lead us on a path of destruction, but toward enlightenment. But because He has given us free will God waits for us to ask, to seek, to pray and to release ourselves into His hands that He may show us the way.

That He may make clear our path and show us that He will provide for our needs while we are on it. When we take that leap of faith, miracles begin working in our life in a myriad of ways.

The right work, the right teachers, a newfound joy in living, a sense of peace and rightfulness descends on us. When we have faith God makes things right in our world, and we don't sense but know we are on the right path and that He is with us every step of the way.

God is the beacon in our darkness, the light of the world and our life. We become more aware of His guidance, of His speaking to us, and of His love. We know we are now right where we are supposed to be doing His Will. Serving the purpose we have come here to serve.

Making a difference in some small way and we wonder why we waited so long to turn to Him and at His patience. Life takes on a whole new meaning and with Him it is like going from black and white to Technicolor. Everything in life has more meaning and gratitude becomes our favorite act of thanks.