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MEMO FROM GOD
From: THE BIG BOSS
I am GOD. Today I will be handling all of your problems and replacing them with many things that you can feel grateful for.
Please remember that I do NOT need your help.
If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you fell that you cannot handle, no need for you to stress, kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box.
Your job is to enjoy life.
I can be a guilty of this as the next person – You pray to God (your Source, Universe, Spirit, Higher Power, your Religious or Spiritual Deity) to fix something that you need help to handle. Then - sometime later (moments for some), you interfere. You start to mentally discuss or fume how to handle it; worry it won’t be taken care of; anxious it’s not happening fast enough and you pick it up right where you left it off when you prayed, and sometimes you add more baggage when you pick it up.
Think for a moment if you went to the dentist you trusted with a toothache. You ask the doctor to fit it and take away the pain. Then the minute the dentist prepared to get started, you tell her what drill to use, how long the procedure should take; and halfway through the work, you take the drill from the dentist hand and proceed to do the job yourself. Sounds silly doesn’t it.
If you gave a trusted friends or associate a project, and you REALLY had faith and trusted that this person was the most capable person to do this project, would you interfere? (If you are a Type A that can’t delegate or let go, you might benefit from the chapter on Coaching & Counseling) For most people, when you believe that you gave the project to the most capable and trustworthy person to handle, you let it go. You relinquish control over how it’s done, and trust that it will be done.
Faith is defined as: confident belief in the trustworthiness of a person.
Your reaction to stress may be a time for you to revisit your faith.
Faith in your spiritual or religious beliefs
Faith in yourself
Faith in others
Faith in the eventual outcome
One of my favorite affirmations which points to faith, was in a greeting card I read over 10 years ago. It was written by Barbara J. Winter for Gibson Greetings:
“When you come to the edge
of all the light that you know,
And you are about to step off into the darkness
of the unknown,
Faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on
or you will be taught how to fly.“
You can personalize this when you are unsure of what’s next in your life: “As I step off into the unknown, I know there will be something solid to stand on or I will be taught how to fly.”
This has helped me at time of stress, when the solution was in the dark unknown as are many solutions to the problems and events that cause us stress. The people I have shared this with have reported that regardless of what a person’s religious or spiritual believe is, this affirmation seems to apply.
“If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed,
ye shall say unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder placer; and it shall remove.”
~ Holy Bible, King James Version ~
The lauging guys cartoon included in this blog was first discovered on the wall in a shipping department, with the caption “you want it when” to indicate that the request for a specific ship date was unthinkable. I’ve seen it used in numerous other business environments, and each time to represent that it was simply humorous to expect whatever the request was, to be fulfilled.
Years ago I changed the caption to: “God can’t do what?” and “My Source can’t do what?”
With faith, solutions are always possible.
God can’t do what? My Source can’t do what?
Follow this link to the website, to download a free copy of this graphic with "God Can't Do What?" as your reminder
Follow this link to the website, to download a free copy of this graphic with “My Source Can't Do What?" as your reminder
Excerpt from Stress Out book, Chapter titled Faith
(c) Self Investment Publishing
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