Everyone has an opinion, but only a few are in possession of the actual facts. It doesn’t have to be this way because everyone has access to the facts, but most are unwilling to put the effort into finding those facts. I’m not interested in the theoretical or hypotheticals of life… I am interested only in the factual. I have no desire to hear about “your truth” or your humble opinion, I seek only The Truth… the one that comes from God & applies to every human being that ever lived. The goal for today: don’t limit yourself to lazy minded opinions… diligently seek The Truth & set yourself free! Have a great day everybody!
The big book of AA suggests that we choose our own conception of God. That approach was really comforting to me since most of my life I was told “Believe what we tell you, or burn in hell.” The Problem I see in the world today is that a lot of people believe there is a God, but they have no actual conception of what that means. What is God? What does He want from me? How does He want me to think, feel & act? We seem to have gone from being force fed a conception of God, to not having a conception at all… which tends to be equally ineffective. The goal for today: take a minute to ask yourself what the word “God” means to you, because it is “your” belief that defines your life! Have a great day everybody!
“Sometimes good is the enemy of the best” ~Anon. Sure, any job is better than no job… but I want to do something I love. Any relationship seems better than being alone… but I want the relationship that makes both parties supremely happy. I guess being kinda free is better than being a slave… but we should pursue our God given right to true happiness, peace & freedom. The point is, when we settle for “good enough” we deny ourselves & others of something better. The goal for today: don’t be selfish & greedy, but don’t fall into the trap of comfortable complacency either; go out & get that “more abundant life” that Rightfully belongs to you! Have a great day everybody!
Imagine how simple life might be if there was only one solution to any & all problems… & we all agreed on it. Imagine if there was only one way to fix a relationship problem, a money problem, or a self-esteem problem. What if we could solve our violence, racism & addiction problems all in one fowl swoop. How cool would it be if there was a simple solution to all of our mental, emotional & physical health issues. What about our economic, social & religious disputes; how nice would it be to resolve some of those issues. And here it is: Do the Right thing, for the Right reason (Purity)… tell yourself & others the truth (Honesty)… give freely of yourself to others (Unselfishness)… & love unconditionally (Love). The goal for today: know that there is a simple solution to ALL of our problems! Have a great day everybody!
“When God wants you to grow, He makes you uncomfortable” ~Idk. I’m not a big fan of sayings like this because they lead me to believe that God causes negative things (like discomfort) to happen to me. God is a purely positive force & it’s important that we don’t blame Him for negatives because that will either destroy our faith or lead us to believe that negatives are good. I hated God when I believed He was causing bad things to happen to me to teach me a lesson. God is the solution to our problems… not the cause of them! The goal for today: know that your discomfort is coming from your fear… not God; God gives us the peace & comfort required to overcome the problem! Have a great day everybody!
“We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn’t control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery & depression” ~Anon. If you have any or all of these problems… there is a simple solution. These problems are actually brought about by self-centered fear & therefore, they can only be solved by a genuine concern for the welfare of others. I know this for certain because I have had all of these problems & I utilize this solution every time I experience them… & it works every time I do it. The goal for today: help others, for their sake (not your own)… & watch your problems begin to disappear! Have a great day everybody!
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, so that my child may have peace” ~Thomas Paine. We need to get back to this! Our selfish ways & our overwhelming need for instant gratification have washed away our desire to make the world a better place for future generations. Our education system, economy, and healthcare are all a train wreck & we don’t have enough foresight to see where this is all leading to. We are more focused on getting what we want, because “you only live once”… than we are on leaving the world a better place for posterity. The goal for today: diligently study the past… honestly analyze the present… & clearly see the future! Have a great day everybody!