2 Corinthians 5:7
Everyone is unique. Each one of us is an individual with special talents and skills each one different. Some people perform better than others. Some people make more money. Some people make more friends. Some people are shy, while others are outgoing. Some people are more spiritual, some are more material. Some people can see, hear and feel God moving in their lives, others walk in faith. It doesn’t make one right and one wrong. It just makes us unique.
You are who you are … and I am who I am !
Not everything is black and white. Walking by sight and believing only what you can see robs you of spiritual peace. Only by walking in faith, by believing in yourself and your god given talents do you become spiritually awake. Only by walking in faith and believing in the world within you, the world where God resides, will you find joy. Money does not define you. The stuff you have or don’t have does not make you better or worse than someone else. Your individuality is what makes you special, relish it!
When you stop trying to please everyone, when you stop trying to keep up with everyone, when you stop believing that you deserve to have the same things that someone else has, stress and anger disappears. Many times money and “stuff” comes with a price. Stop comparing yourself to others.
Live your life by looking on the inside, not at what is on the outside. Be accepting and loving of yourself. Take care of yourself and take the time to be “me minded”. Enjoy today and rejoice in the good things that are happening in your life right now. Take time to try and reach out and discover the spiritual side of life and become your own best friend.
Life is also about reaching out to others, treating them with love and respect. Praise people with your actions and words. Celebrate their successes along with them, instead of being upset that it wasn’t you. Console your family and friends when things go wrong, offer words of encouragement and lend a helping hand. Have faith that God has a plan for you and that everything that happens to you, weather good or bad, is leading and guiding you in the direction of your destiny. Enjoy the journey and —
Walk by faith, not by sight.