Reach for your higher power
Well for the second time in as many years I am putting my life, and what I want to do, on hold to help someone with a greater need than mine. Will I complain, and gripe while doing it? Probably. But when all is said and done I do know it is the right thing to do. I will try to keep my whining down to a minimum.
Plan A or Plan B
Sometimes we think the key to happiness is doing what we want to do, so, no matter what, we never deviate from our original plans. Oh, we tell others we want to change, but we really never do. If we are truly listening to God, which is why we are here, He always has a Plan B for our life. Sometimes, we can hear Him quietly whispering the needs of others into our self-centered ear lobes. That is his plan B. Our Plan A can be a miserable failure. even if we are successful. It is bad when we believe our own press clippings.
What is annoying you? That is God!
We all have the opportunity to listen to that small voice and help others or to swat it away like an annoying fly at a family picnic. Mostly, we do ignore it. We swat the fly, crush the bug, roll our eyes at anything that is annoying us, and keeping us from doing what we want to do. Full Disclosure: Truth be told, that is what I normally do. I’m the first to admit, my Plan A was a failure and I’ve spent most of my life pursuing it. But I’m tired of God slapping me upside the head when I don’t get the memo.
God doesn’t always want me to stay on my own little path to happiness that I chose. It’s not what He wants from or expects from me. I’m okay with that. That is not His will for My life. He wants me to veer off this safe little path I am currently on and to trust Him. So, this time I am trusting his off-the-beaten-path and putting my own goals and personal dreams on hold, and I feel really good about it.
Here are my two favorite quotes on happiness:
“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.”
– Leo Tolstoy
I am not sure how this will help me get to my dreams, but I am happy to be helping someone else again in such a monumental way.
Stay tuned to see what happens.
Have a peaceful day!
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