I continually ask how God has time for everyone else, when my needs are getting met at every turn as though I am the only one in existence. I love a quote I heard once that says “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous!” How else could you explain -
- the right person calling when you need them
- the right song playing on the radio
- today’s sermon sounds like it was written just for you
- that particular chapter in a book was an answer to the question in you mind
- or an idea or solution seems to float into your brain with that “lightbulb going on over your head” feeling!!!
I love it! That happens all the time!!
At least when you are staying connected to God and when you allow yourself to be Divinely Guided. Just like one of your parents may have told you to put a raincoat on or to take an umbrella along, ultimately YOU make the choice! You choose whether to listen to their guidance and stay dry or be stubborn and think you know better and end up soaking wet!
It is always our choice!!
What choices do you need to make today?? What past choices have you made that you made need to let go of and forgive yourself for?
The following is a saying that I have hanging on my front door; though the one on my door is from Mother Teresa (see end note after saying).
The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
© Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001
Dr. Kent M. Keith, American Author and Inspirational Speaker
*Please note that this passage, also known as ‘The Paradoxical Commandments’ is often attributed to Mother Teresa or to Bishop Abel Muzorewa. We encourage you to visit Dr. Keith’s website for more information about its origin