Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Rock Bottom

In thinking over the past few days I revisited low points in my life. With the help of a wonderful group that I am working with, we shared our walk of faith. I realized some time ago 'rock bottom' is a place to re-energize our faith, reacquaint ourselves with the love of God and learn. It is the very point or place in our lives that our God is the strongest for each of us if we allow Him to be. I believe it is at these very points that we are to seek Him the most.

God isn't alarmed when we hit rock bottom. He made the rock!

There are times in our lives when we feel there is no way up or out. Illness, poverty, confusion, loneliness, desperation. They take us to the place we sometimes refer to as "rock bottom." In these times we may feel weak and vulnerable, and it is easy to lose faith in our ability to go on.

It is exactly in these times that we must turn to the infinite power within us and God ... for the answers and help we seek are all around us. Whatever the answer you are seeking at these times is exactly where we are. The strength we need, the answer we want, the solution that will turn the situation around is right there for us and in us ... opening ourselves to the grace, peace and love of God.

If we can put aside anger, fear, weakness and desperation for just a minute, I believe we can think of "other times" we were at the bottom and how in a moment, miraculously, we were lifted up. That was not by accident!

In some ways I think I've finally got it now.
  1. Begin within, take quiet time alone.
  2. Trust your head, follow your first thought.
  3. Don't be fooled by appearances.
  4. Plan prayerfully; prepare purposefully; proceed positively; pursue persistently.
  5. Be willing to be wrong.
  6. Be flexible.
  7. Do the best you can where you are with what you have.
  8. Be prepared.
  9. See the invisible; feel the intangible; achieve the impossible.
  10. Focus + Courage + Willingness to Work = Miracles.
  11. Help somebody else.
  12. When in doubt, pray.

Just my ruminations of this morning.

There is no spot where God is not.


Anonymous said...

I truly find a great lesson, in all you put forth!!! The inspiration, you put forth, can guide me through the day. Thank you for being YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

You truly are a disciple of Christ! How bless I am to know you~~