October 2, 2013
Every once in a while I have what I call “light bulb” moments. I always enjoy these moments where the light of new understanding shines in my being.
One such moment occurred today. In one sense, the information is nothing new. I’ve known the Bible verse of Matthew 6:33 for years…seek first God, His kingdom, and His righteousness, and everything you seek shall be given to you. It’s a common sense verse that I have easily understood for a long time. I also understand the importance of following this advice, and I do my best to do so. I’ve shared about this verse in different ways on this blog in the past.
I have also known for a while that we receive in life what we focus on. If we focus on positive outcomes we generally receive them. The same is true if we keep our mind negatively focused.
The breakthrough came for me today as I put these concepts together. I had some meditation time, and it’s amazing how much of my “breakthrough information” usually happens during those times. Here’s the simple 1+1=2 fourmula….we receive in life what we focus on. So when we focus on God, we receive all of His attributes and blessings. That’s why seeking Him first brings us everything else in life. It’s mainly because He is everything else as well.
This revelation really simplified the concept for me, and I now share it with you. Instead of trying to focus on many different things (which only leads to confusion), keep your focus on God, His kingdom, and His righteousness. Remember, you receive in life what you focus on. Keep focused on Him, and the kingdom will be given to you. You will be led to do your part, and things will fall into place for you without you having to scatter your energies and become stressed. You will be focused in the right area at the right time, and you will receive peace, blessings, and success.
I remind you again…seek first God and His kingdom and righteousness. Keep your focus there and you will reap the positive results. Enjoy the blessings : )
June 2, 2013
One of the main reasons I have this blog is to inspire others. I have been inspired by so many people in many different ways (and this continues every day). For that reason, I feel the need to pass on the information and helpful ideas I have learned.
Perhaps you have the same desire. You wish to be an inspiration to other people. You may ask “is there an easy way to do this?”. My answer is certainly yes.
Before I reveal the easy key, I will share a definition I learned from Wayne Dyer about inspiration. He breaks the word up to “in-spirit”. It makes complete sense. When one is inspired, they are literally “in the spirit”.
That leads me to how you can inspire others. I will say that the secret lies in you. It is simply to constantly be in the Spirit. The closer you are to God and remain in His spirit, the more people you will inspire. It’s as simple as that. Matthew 6:33 says “seek first the kingdom of God and all else shall be given to you”. When you seek God and His spirit first, you instantly become an inspiration to others!
I looked a bit further into the origin of the word inspiration. The original Latin meaning is “to breath into”. To me this says that when you are in the Spirit and deliberately try to share it with others (kind of breathing it into them)that is what true inspiration is.
The bottom line is that, when you are in the Spirit and seeking God first, people will notice. They will want the peace, happiness, and abundance that you have, and will be drawn to you because of it. And when you make it a priority to share these spiritual qualities with others, there is no limit to the number of people you can inspire.
If it is your desire to be an inspiration to many people, simply seek God constantly and live in His Spirit that is a part of you. Seek opportunities to share this with others. They will be inspired, and you will be blessed in a major way. The more you do it, the more natural it becomes, and the more rewarding your life will be. Enjoy the blessings : )