the will to live-day 17
Photo by: Dizzie Harris
May sweet fruit grow from the same vine. May may our vine grow from a wise land. May this land forever be replenished from our good works. Asé
Today, I want to challenge your perspective of what God says we deserve. Let’s get right into it!
A Scripture: Galatians 6; 4-10
4 Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. 5 For we are each responsible for our own conduct. 6 Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them. 7 Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. 10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone.
What is this saying?
We deserve to receive what we put out into this world. Whether you believe in The Bible, energy, Karma, or the Law of Attraction; it is inevitable that what you give is what you get. The more you put out positivity and good, the more you receive that same energy, and enable those who are in close proximity to not only witness God moving in this way, but also be a partaker of that good. Doing good is a domino effect just like doing “bad”.
When I say bad, I’m referring to the actions that are rooted in ego, vengeance, greed, jealousy, hurt, frustration, and anger. These feelings and actions are unproductive and usually stem from a deep sense of inadequacy, pain, and insecurity. When we are insecure we lack security of self. Therefore, everything that is conceived in a place of insecurity births insecure results. So what does good and bad have to do with what we deserve ?
We cannot attain balance without the presence of good and evil. Yin and yang are necessary for the world to function. However, the more love and light you put out into this world, the more you offset the evil and darkness that is so very present. The more good you give, the more you feel deserving of the good that you receive. I’ll also add this. If you haven’t forgiven yourself for the unproductive actions you took when you were in survival mode, you won’t be able to fully embrace good when it comes your way. You are deserving of forgiveness. Those who have hurt you are also deserving of forgiveness. That doesn’t mean that you have to welcome their energy back into your life, but letting go will allow you to fill the spaces pain once occupied, with God’s abundance and beautiful presence.
Nobody on this earth is perfect. We should not strive for perfection but rather strive to become better versions of ourselves everyday. This life we live is not a competition; it’s more of a marathon, like the late Nipsey Hustle would say. We’re running this together, one stride at a time. I encourage you to run your marathon. Help your brothers and sisters along the way. It’ll come back to you and those ones you love. Keep your intentions pure and your spirit light.