Tina Y. Gerber
I believe everyone wants to love deeply and experience a meaningful life. While there is a finite amount of space around you; I believe the capacity for space in your heart is limitless! However, many people filled it with the lesser things, which can make your heart feel small and constricted. If your heart is heavy, locked up, and blocked with pain, ask the Creator for help because you definitely can’t do this alone. With the business of life, you may mask a heavy heart. The only way to repair the damage is to slow down and address your aching heart. Once you understand your value as a child of God, you are freed up to live life with purpose and joy.
I wonder about all the risk takers? God has given many individuals talent whether acknowledgement is given to Him or not. We read stories and remain interested in the public lives of famous individuals, regardless of the controversy they are confronted with, and we continue to admire them for the lives they live. But, my question remains the same: is that person truly successful? I was sick of hearing about all that basketball drama in Toronto. I small would rather hear an engaging commentary about the dad, who made time for his son’s little league game, or the dad who works late but manages to come home and read his little girl a bedtime story. To me that is true success.
Your feelings of self is comprised by what others think and feel about you. Living in your head space means working around your self-image which is determined by others. Why would you want to mold yourself into an image that others would like to see or be? Just be yourself. I read that risk takers are more likely to be successful because they do not limit themselves, and are willing to put their energy into something, anything, while most of us are hesitant. There are so many ideas that are set in our minds that sometimes we do the craziest things for no other reason than that is the way we have always done it. Or perhaps we are told that this is the right way to do it. We have so many mixed messages tossed at us in life that it can be damaging to set personal goals based on external factors.
The only way Christ can come into your heart, and into your life is if you seek Him. You are created in the image of God already, and God will not come into your heart/life until he is invited. If you want God to be involved with your everyday life, speak to Him. First you must yield your life admitting you have sinned and seek the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul. Ask Him to forgive you, and that you are willing to change the direction of your life by acknowledging Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. God loves you because you are His. He loves you because He made you and knows the amazing person you can become, if you let Him. No matter what your analysis of your own worth, no one is more important to God than YOU. People have missed out simply because they fail to take God at his word.