Our Artificial World Will Not Endure

My first draft of this article was not my best, the second time around I awakened late at night and was moved to reedit my original thoughts, the words just seemed to flow. I urge you to take a moment of your precious time to read this captivating story which will not disappoint. It’s about mans inventions, modifications, and creations that will not endure.

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My first draft of this article was not my best, the second time around I awakened late at night and was moved to reedit my original thoughts, the words just seemed to flow. I urge you to take a moment of your precious time to read this captivating story which will not disappoint. It’s about mans inventions, modifications, and creations that will not endure.

Is anything natural in todays world? Has everything become modified to some degree? We have synthetically or artificially manufactured concoctions that mimick, tweak, or reinvent about anything.

The original pattern of Gods creation and natures perfect rhythm which is in splendid harmony with all that surrounds us is under attack. The allure of money, greed, and control has become a revolving door that seeks to capitalize on modifications that are not natural. That revolving door never stops and keeps turning faster without comprehending that enough is enough. It continuously opens into new realms of inventions created by man who actually believes he has mastered the power to control the destiny of mankind, the universe, and earths future. Dark forces that refuse to accept the fact that man made creations and manipulations of the building blocks of the universe cannot undo what God has created.

We reengineer the dynamics that Mother Nature set in stone, we create the formulas that synthetically alter many things that were set in motion eons ago. We have come a long way some would say, yet we remain conflicted, incompatible with so many artificial things that cause us problems physically, mentally, and spiritually. In many cases we departed from the natural ways we were ordained to embrace. We were intended be in harmony with God and our surroundings, but we are out of balance now because we have neglected our soul for the arrogance of the thought that we control the order and proceedings of the universe and the world we live in. The belief that we can invent a new reality that modifies Gods plan creates an unstable standard that will eventually collapse on us. Only God is in control and has the power to command the vastness of the universe and our world.

Through God we become enlightened and then all things are possible, without God we are nothing more than a lost soul wandering aimlessly, devising ways that artificially fill us with deceptive gratification. How small we must look to our Master who gazes upon us from above, yet he forgives us. The time draws near, it’s been said for years. Someday the time will be here, it’s then we wish we were sincere. The attempt to artificially manufacture, control, and manipulate all things will be crushed in due time and many will be quashed by the Master of all. It is then reality will be evident and the artificial, synthetic creations we have endeared will be destroyed. There is no need to wait for the power of God to be within which will guide us safely home, for all is lost if time expires and our soul is alone with the creations of man who is unable to discover the map that leads us home.

The Despair Of Change

We owe it to ourself to  make a genuine attempt to navigate through changes in our life so we can enjoy peace and harmony in our heart and in the hearts of others.

 

The world we remember from our childhood days has faded into the past and the people we grew up with also changed based on experiences in their life. In fact, we are all changing at this very moment, possibly unaware of the transformation we are going through. Time marches onward with each new moment presenting something different from the last. Change can initially be quite a shock, there is no need to be bitter because it will only make things worse. We have a tendency to be stressed and agitated with any action that is considered out of the norm we are accustomed to. When we look at the present and assess its merit based on recollections of past, it can bring heartache and despair because things are not the same. Whether we like it or not, change will affect us at some point in time, it is part of the natural progression of all things. If we understand that change offers a new set of challenges to deal with, we can take that opportunity to adjust how we manage our life. We can implement a plan to move forward with a new purpose that helps us realize we can alter our life to meet the issues we face.

Change can cause us to become withdrawn, agitated, or remorseful. Its normal to take a little time and do what we must to sort through our emotions, then we should move on with our life. It’s ok to look back and remember the past, but reformation will take us into the future and give us a great opportunity to face tomorrow with a new outlook. Sooner or later we have to deal with change or let it fester until it defeats us. To be defeated is to give up and that unrest will cause us discomfort. If we cannot adapt to change and are unwilling to take the necessary steps to move on, the world will pass us by, leaving us alone and bitter. In the midst of anxiety we should strive to find a benevolent reason to keep marching onward with resolution, determination, strength, and courage.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when change occurs. Spinning our wheels will not bring back the past nor will it transport us into the future. It will only stop our momentum, leaving us stuck on one moment in time that can thwart our desire to move on. Irritation and aggravation sets in and our efforts to make amends becomes very frustrating. We are destined to flow gently with developments in our life, just as gentle words and a smile can work wonders and miracles. The sooner we accept change, the sooner our life becomes free from ingrained ideals that robs our happiness, keeps us stirred up, and keeps us from engaging rationally with each other.

When the time comes that we no longer have the urgency to navigate through various changes in our life, we have lost our ability to maximize the present. If we are not in the present, we must be in the past because we have failed to put forth the effort to resolve issues that advance our understanding of developments in our life. Is it ideal to be agitated and unwilling to progress or compromise if change affects our happiness and way of life? I believe it’s better to find a way to maneuver with change for acceptable resolutions than to completely dismiss it. We must live our own life, make our own decisions, and in the end be judged for what we did with our life. We owe it to ourself to  make a genuine attempt to navigate through changes in our life so we can enjoy peace and harmony in our heart and in the hearts of others.

If We Could See Ourself As Others See Us

Failures are often attributed to doubting ourself, leaving our true identity clouded by our own insecurity.

It could be extraordinary if we had the insight to see ourself as others see us. We could understand what an exceptional person we are or what an exceptional person we could become. It’s easy to sell ourself short without realizing the potential or goodness others see in us. Often we don’t give ourself credit for the talents we display or for the talents we keep in reserve and are reluctant use. Failures are usually attributed to doubting ourself, leaving our true identity clouded by our own insecurity.

Enemies Tempt By Arrogance & Evil

Happiness in the heart is better than all the material gain a person can have. Pray to God with all your heart and blessings to all.

The temptation and excitement to be drawn into devious situations that promise fulfillment is always present, ready to nab you at your weakest moment. We have all been there and hopefully overcame the challenges of that moment. True happiness occurs from following your moral code that should have been cultivated through teachings of righteousness at a young age and continuing through adulthood. A person flourishes because they have built their foundation for life on scriptural principals. Evil will challenge every day to dominate thoughts and actions, but it cannot win if a person calls upon the righteous foundation on which they stand.

Many countries stand up and crow, they worship their money, their power, and they promote acts which poison their people. This does not have to happen, but we allow it to happen because we follow instead of leading. We all have the power to fracture the control that chokes the human spirit and the power to expel all who seek to exploit us. The immense power of people praying for action and guidance to overcome the grip that has been slowly tightening around our life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness can free us from those who set out to control, manipulate, and exploit us for monetary or personal gain. The force of evil never wants us to be unified because there is colossal power through unity as a human race and unity in prayer. Constant division by political parties, race, gender, internal and national conflicts keeps us in an uproar, unable to come together as a country or a world for our spiritual growth and awakening. We find it hard to concentrate and the everyday static from vile sources seek to thwart our search for truth. Evil is persistent, often unseen but it can be recognized and will always be defeated by goodness.

The arrogant infest our life everyday, they tell us how we should live, what we should do, and how we should spend our money. Many of the pompous schmucks speak out of both sides of their mouth, telling us what we want to hear while doing something else. They believe their lies, they are deceitful, and place little value on life. Words from the mouths of the conceited wreak of venom, their flamboyant speech is insincere.  They will crow and they will eventually belly flop on their own words.  They will hang them selves because they have defied righteousness.

Our enemies taunt us. They say we have no God who will help us in our time of need. Yet we know this is not true, still our enemies persist. The day is promised when our enemies will be reduced to nothing.  We must take refuge in that promise.  When we go to bed at night and roll out in the morning, who sustained us through the night? Who will sustain us through the day? Who do we call upon when we are in distress, who do we call upon when we need mercy and our prayer to be heard? Who lends us an ear for our words, and who do we call upon when we want to live in safety. There is only one correct answer to these questions, the answer is God. Our offerings are those spoken of in the scriptures, of morality, and goodness.

Happiness in the heart is better than all the material gain a person can have. Pray to God with all your heart and blessings to all.

Now Is The Time

Lord, when we are feeble and frail, let us be able to reflect and know we did some good. Let us not look back and wish we did something when we did nothing.

Who doesn’t dream of living a long life, particularly after retirement? Everyone does, especially if that long life includes health and happiness. Unfortunately many people do not realize their dream due to physical maladies which wreak havoc on the body. They worked so hard for those they loved. Life is so very precious, each day we have the opportunity to make today a little better than yesterday whether we are still working or retired.

Retirement is embraced with great anticipation when we face challenging days on the job.  If we are fortunate to be retired, we recall the days which summoned all of our patience and skills to survive the drama surrounding working with others. We dream about how nice it would be to wake up each morning knowing we are the ones in charge of managing our time. What a wonderful feeling of freedom to rise at the break of day and realize this day is my day, I choose what I accomplish today. We survived, and we are retired.

Anytime is a good time, but retirement is a perfect time to call upon our strengths to make the world a better place for everyone. If there is some small deed we can do to resolve an issue or to make life better for others, now is the perfect time to step up to the plate. We are retired, we have time, we have resources, we have experience, we have what it takes to help others. Our time can be filled with good works and making ourself useful to others. What is the point of living through many decades if we can’t see that the world was made better because of something nice we did?

God knows we all long for freedom from a daily job. God knows we need his help. We should ask for his help to guide us in a direction that grants us the knowledge to spend our time wisely so that we are a blessing to others. Lord, when we are feeble and frail, let us be able to reflect and know we did some good. Let us not look back and wish we did something when we did nothing.

 

Overwhelming Obligations

When we are submerged with the weight of massive obligations, whether at home, at work, or with friends, or family, there is no other way to surface except to face our commitments courageously each day until we can find a way to live peacefully with our obligations and manage them. 

From time to time our obligations evolve into something so big and time consuming we cannot focus on our ability to think and function rationally. Our focus becomes disorganized and erratic. This emotional state leads to exasperation and we become very dejected. It becomes hard to eat, sleep, and maintain a sense of happiness around others.

Some people would say enormous obligations are the price we pay for being human and they are probably correct.  The price for being human is easily tossed around but that price is difficult to understand when we are struggling for existence in a world which requires prudent thought and actions. Many people face immense commitments due to work, family dilemmas, health issues, or personal issues.  Numerous people must face these obligations daily, they may not be equipped to handle them or to find a way that balances their life with their obligations. These tremendous responsibilities seek to drain every ounce of energy and they demand so much time our happiness suffers.

When we are submerged with the weight of massive obligations, whether at home, at work, or with friends, or family, there is no other way to surface except to face our commitments courageously each day until we can find a way to live peacefully with our obligations and manage them.

Each day can be a struggle, if we recognize this, we can overcome the burdens which seek to control our life. Some people are able to rise to the occasion and free them self from the grasp of obligations that control their life. Others desperately need our help to intervene with compassion and guide them to understand how some obligations are controlling their life. Facing our responsibilities head on can bring freedom and happiness.

May the overwhelming obligations that seek to conquer our happiness be lifted and may we share our happiness with those we love.  We all deserve happiness and balance in our life.

If I Had To Choose One Word It Would Be …………

Proof is in the word, anything we accomplish starts with “believe” and it shall be accomplished.

Life has a way of becoming bogged down with daily routines that are neither moving forward or backward, they merely mark time in the moments, hours, and days that consume our life. We are either unable or unwilling to take the initiative to be fulfilled in our daily life. If I had to choose one word which could inspire, motivate, and lead to fulfillment in life, it would be “believe”. The word itself creates actions which begin to fulfill dreams. Proof is in the word, anything we accomplish starts with “believe” and it shall be accomplished. Have an awesome day and “believe” with all your heart that you can accomplish anything you set out to do.