These are random thoughts that pour through my head every once in a while. At times I place them. So here they are:
Power: Real power does not show off, it guides and heals. Real power does not seek to justify and promote itself, it covers the matter to find out who will seek the truth and will let go of the shackles that bind them. The process of positive thinking and words are not to make something yours or to be all powerful and to cause miracles or signs and wonders. The real power is in the humility and willingness to change yourself. It is the ability to see a situation regardless of the negativity and not to be blind to it. It allows your soul to be open to the possibilities the situation carries, then take them and change what may be.
It is quick and easy thing to say God is all you need and God will supply a person who is hurting. Just as Christ represented God on Earth, we represent Christ on the Earth. Think about it. Who do we represent? If we believe in a higher being who actually surrounds us, who loves us like we say, why can’t we move into the truth of being hands just as much as being his voice? Being his feet and seeing through his eyes? Why is that difficult? Because it requires an upsetting of our lives and perfectly kept theology. We’ve become more obsessed with words now instead of the truth and ability of actions. How dare we. We display our faith and how we believe God treats us by how we treat others.
I shifted in my seat,
the stifling air,
I never expect,
yet some horrible
Always rose; not the sweet smelling,
mind altering taking away burdens rose.
But the rose of not wanting yet always coming.
I hate expectations. Deceitful expectations.
Clouded mind no more but problems always still there.
Closer to relief, still known:
Cloudy skies gone in my mind,
yet somehow the storm remains:
The remains of a life dying,
the remains do not smell,
but left that bitter aftertaste,
metal mouth, and papers of ode to madness still written
through my mind.
Never, can’t and won’t: replace with ‘will not’, ‘no’ or ‘unable’. These negative words are about not doing or do not. They are passive words, unwilling to do or thinking you’re not able, or that the speaker is unable to find purpose in their life for something to do and get out of the situation they’re in.
Try: replace with ‘yes’ or ‘no’. They is passive behavior. It means I’m not sure or I don’t want to but I guess I”ll try to do it, maybe to keep you happy. It is used an as excuse.
Fail: replace with ‘did not pass’. Nobody fails unless they’re unwilling. Those willing do not fail, but try again and find out how to change the situation or their self. When the participant find they are unable than they can recede. Which is okay. It either means they do not have the knowledge for the situation or something else holds them back. Failure means there’s a competition and living life is not a competition. Everyone has their own life and must find their way of living. Regardless of how the society believes. Society more often than not is wrong.
Quit: replace with ‘recede’. Quitting is a passive word. There’s always the change of doing it again. You either do it or you don’t do it.
Moving on is difficult. Moving on alone can be a tooth and nail climb. How do you know when you’re alone? How do you know when you’re not alone?
Finding yourself is the process of making yourself. What do you enjoy? Who do you respect? What do you choose to believe? It can be accepting what is and working with what you have using the inborn intelligence and grace within your mind. In today’s world we’re no long bound by culture, religion or values. When encountering new items in life, we realize we have the choice to change our beliefs, our way of life. We can no longer be held back by government ways or be told what is right and wrong. We choose to ignore a signal crossing or know to go against it will cost us something.
Within human nature we do our best to be self-preserved in protection, provision and procreation. It is innate to give and expect some contribution in return for your time and effort. As a matter of fact we are taught that in a relationship, it is a give and take. You give something, and than you take something. But love does not say this. It says we give, expecting nothing, and we receive. What is difficult in this aspect is that love says we give in humility, in ways we did not expect to be able to give. And we receive when we think or feel as if we did not deserve what we gained. I would have to say that this is the most amazing aspect of love. It can permeate lives. This is one reason why I do not believe tolerance is a way of living. Tolerance says I will stand you as long as I have to, or take some benefit I can from your existence if I’m able to. It does not actually better a society. It is only a stabilizer. Love tests us and encourages us to become better.
Here’s a small break down of 1 Corinthians 13.
“Love is patient.”
Am I patient with myself and others? Or am I
wanting what I think I need faster? Do I get impatient with others?
Why and how can I change this?
“Love is kind.”
Am I kind to myself and to others? Or do I get mad and frustrated over simple things?
Why and how can I change this?
“Love does not envy.”
Am I envious? If so, I need to learn to be content with godliness.
“Love does not boast.”
Am I more proud of myself and my accomplishments, or happy and content with what Christ has done
for me and working in me?
“Love is not proud.”
Have I been prideful in areas of my own heart? In areas I have worked hard in
or maybe I slack off in?
Do I act as if I know more than others and think I should teach them?
“Love is not rude.”
Do I push someone to do something for me when I could do it myself?
“Love is not self-seeking.”
Do I engage in activity that only gives me and satisfies me?
Do my actions glorify me or do they help others and glorify God?
Love is not easily angered.”
Do I easily get mad at myself or others?
Do I feel threatened by others and think they think less of me?
Do I feel or think I’m threatened in some way?
“Love keeps no record of wrongs.”
Am I hard on myself? Do I accept myself or do I
keep reminding myself of all the bad things and keep myself stuck?
Do I mention the bad things others have done to me, or mention it to them?
Do I always point out the faults in others all the time and say they should improve?
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”
Do I revel in seeing someone else hurt?
Do I dwell on matters that hurt others and even hurting myself?
“Love always protects.”
Do I protect others or act like I do?
Do I defend others or use them and make jokes about any difficulties or problems
that I do not have hardship with?
Love always trusts.”
Do I trust others that they care about me?
Do I trust them with what is important to me?
Do I trust God?
Do I trust myself to walk and be confident even when facing fear and hardships?
“Love always hopes.”
Do I hope in what is true?
Is there hope in my faith?
Do I hope the best for another and encourage them and if so offer guidance
if asked? Or do I side step not wanting to be actually invovled?
“Love always perseveres.”
Do I persevere with someone in my life who is hurting?
Am I in life for the long run and be determined to find the strength there is?
“Love never fails.”
Do I choose to fail? To give up?