|Posted on April 28, 2011 at 3:23 PM|
Right now, in this very instant, God is blessing us with so much good, so much joy, so much love, so much abundance, so much success, so much wisdom -- that we cannot even begin to imagine it. Right now, right here, we are living, moving and having our being in unlimited source, infinite possibility and inexhaustible supply. Right now, we have the choice to move beyond the confines of fear, beyond the belief of lack, beyond the limitation of doubt to be the expression of God that we desire. So the real question is -- what are we waiting for?
We are all guilty – at one time or another – of wanting to postpone our good for another day – perhaps after our knees get better, after the pain stops, when we get that new job, when we connect with a lasting soul mate, when we lose 50 lbs. But the truth is that God has never stopped blessing us. The only thing that blocks God's blessings is our lack of receptivity to them.
We block the flow of God's good with doubt. Doubt is that nagging suspicion that God seems too good to be true. Doubt is that feeling deep in our hearts that we really won't succeed. Doubt is that feeling that the illusion of the barriers that we have placed around ourselves will confine us forever. But we create the insurmountable mountains that we see before us. The things that we believe limit us are really an illusion.
God, however, is so extraordinary that these illusions bless us as well. Even doubt serves to teach us the difference between what is false and what is real. What is real is not our past – it's gone, or our future – it's awaiting our creative energy. What is real is the sacredness of each present moment. What is real is our oneness here and now – with the pure potential of Absolute Good. It's so good that it's hard for us to name it. We call it God. We call it Love. We call it Spirit. We call it the Holy Ghost – but what it really means is that right now – we have all that we need. We have an Inexhaustible, Infinite Power that breathes as us – a power that creates as us in each moment.
Meister Eckhart, a 13th century mystic, said "There is no greater obstacle to God than time." We don't need to wait for Jesus – as Jesus himself taught – I am in the Father, and you are in me, and I am in you (John 14:20). We don't need to wait for the Holy Spirit. Jesus taught us that the Holy Spirit lives in us forever as our counselor, our teacher and our guide (John 14:16-18). We don't need to wait until we get to heaven because Jesus taught that right here, right now -- the Kingdom of Heaven – the Kingdom of God -- is in us (Luke 17:21).
Doubt should be like a companion that we have outgrown. That means that we have to bless the doubt that tries to remain in the cracks and crevices of our lives and release it because it has served its purpose. It taught us to believe in God more than ever. Doubt was simply part of the wrapping that we had to remove in order to see the gifts that await us.
In the space where doubt used to be, we can welcome a new energy of excitement. We can feel a new commitment rushing in – filling us with new understanding, new compassion, new direction, new hope, new love, and brand new creativity. In the moment that we release doubt, we can be filled with the truth that what we ask for – we already have. We really are in the endless stream of God's good. Manna really does pour into our life each moment. The door of God's good really does open for the accomplishment of our deepest desires. We really are blessed.
When we tear off the wrapper of doubt and release worry to the wind, we begin to see the glimmer of a diamond in the rough – that glows around our souls with new hope. We begin to know that we are more radiant than we ever imagined. We open our eyes and see that God really is here.
We don't worry about mistakes. We don't worry about failure. We know that we are healed. We surpass the expected. We stop being afraid to walk the water. We realize that we can multiply fish and bread. We realize that we can call it all good. Nothing but good is paved on the road before us. Doubt was just a stepping stone. Overcoming our fears just pushed us further along the path. The challenges that we faced merely served to make us open the doors to our good.
I empty my heart of doubt today so that I can dance to the edge of pure potential right now, so that I can fly with the wings of new hope. I lay my burdens down by the riverside. I study war no more. For the first time, I cross over Jordan, and I get to the other side because I know that God is blessing me right now.
Copyright 2011 by Cecilia Loving
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