There are many common sayings and phrases that have great significance and meaning. Unfortunately, they have lost their original intent; they have become vain sayings that are unproductive and empty. Many people find themselves feeling just that: empty and unfulfilled.
When we take a look at our society, it has totally molded and shaped the culture we live in. We have been deceived into believing that “quick, fast and in a hurry” is the best and only way to do things. We carelessly use our words to put all the focus on ourselves, no regard for other people. We say phrases like, “I love you,” “how are you doing?” and “I’m sorry” out of routine and not out of sincerity.
We lack understanding of the basic concepts and theme throughout the Bible, and are passing down sayings and phrase as if they are Biblical truths. Not one time, have we stopped to think about or consider if these things are true. Our personal lives have become our spiritual lives, and this is a wreck less and dangerous thing to do.
It is time for us to stop and listen to what is being said. We no longer take the time to talk things out; we no longer want to listen to others, to grow and to become better; we no longer have family devotions; we no longer communicate. This has caused us to become prisoners of our minds. In the process, we have hurt family and friends. Our words, or lack thereof, have hurt the ones we love the most. Some families- to this day- still don’t speak to one another because of it.
You now know that cliches do more damage than good. The question is what are you going to do about it? Don’t you think it is time to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness? Humble yourself before the Throne of God, ask Him to help you, to give you wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Ask Jesus to give you a new mind, with a new heart so the healing process can begin. As long as you stay in your mind, your ways, your thoughts, and your opinions, Satan has you in the shackles of your mind. Freedom is found in the name of Jesus. He came to set captives free. The question is will you allow Christ to free you? Will you allow Him to give you understanding, and the newness of life that is only found in Him?
One of the biggest questions I get in my practice is “What is my life purpose?”. This is a question with a multitude of answers. First let’s define life purpose. Life purpose is the idea that each person on the planet has a reason or purpose for being here. What I find often happens is that people feel it needs to be some grandiose idea. I find in my readings for them though that it can be as simple as being a good mom or dad. What does that mean then? To find something that you love to do and make the time to do it. When you are happy at what you are doing you send off waves of good vibrations that not only lift your spirit but lift the spirits of those around you. We all know what it is like to be with a Debbie Downer who brings everyone down well the reverse is true and your life purpose could be to live the happiest life possible.
As we enter 2017, it is a good time to look at where we are in our careers. Are we happy with what we are doing? Do we feel respected and appreciated? In our parents’ time it was all about work versus play. Work being what you did to earn a living play doing what you enjoyed doing. Time has taught us that we can be happy and should be happy at our work. Joy in the workplace and feeling good each time you go into work should be a goal. Take some time now to examine your life and where you can infuse it with more of what makes your heart sing. It will be well worth the effort and no better life purpose!
Tuesday, January 5, 7:00 PM EST we will be talking Life Purpose on The Night Shift with Susan Dintino. Join me as I do mini readings and get you some answers about your life purpose.
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The boys never thought they were poor… until Clyde he was eight and took an indoor bath at a doctor’s house that his Mamma cleaned.
Later, he declared to his Daddy, “We are poor.”
“No son,” Daddy said, “we are not poor, we are just a little short on money.” Daddy always saw the silver lining.
Clyde graduated HS as the first married class president …ever! He became Dean of Boys at a private high school, completed his BFA and MFA; and after years of college teaching and achieving the title of Professor, he earned a Doctorate in Education and Higher Education Administration. Clyde is now retired as the Director of a private Art School in Upstate NY.
Clyde and second wife, Susan, now own an island vacation retreat, SeaCliff Cottage Suites in Canada on Grand Manan Island. They spend winters in Portland, ME.