a while ago, i was reminded about angels and the important role they play in our daily lives.
as i seriously began contemplating it more and more, before long, i found myself in “feather feather land” stumbling on constant feather findings!
they’d be on my kitchen floor, in my bathroom, on my porch, and in my pool.
i must admit, my wild imagination had me thinking “could these feathers be “angel” feathers“?
i found a feather floating in my the pool today, that’s when i questioned if all these feathers could possibly have a common denominator?
what i realized was this….sometimes, we settle on one thought and tend to think we have all the answers, at least that’s what i thought when i imagined that every feather i found was probably one of my angel’s feathers falling out and floating down to earth because of some great battle with darkness!! (yes, i have an overactive imagination)
yet, in light of it all , i can see how every feather i found may not have been from my envisioned angelic hosts. but nevertheless, these were clear, simple signs for me to follow.
and the most important thing for me to remember is this…they all pointed me back to what i was reminded of months ago. we all have been given angels (yes, with feathered wings) who walk with us daily to protect and fight for us….and as childish as that may seem to some, truth be told, this is an absolute wondrous and precious gift God gave us! for that, we should be thankful. we must realize our heavenly feathered friends, daily, do their job of protecting and doing battle for us……..
so, always be aware of your private posse of angels…and the next time you find a feather, think heavenly thoughts! though you may not see them, they are always protecting you. and you never know when your angels are doing battle for you here and in the heavens and sending you a little reminder by dropping a feather in flight~~~~~~~~
i apologize for this one being so lengthy, as i can’t seem to find an easier/shorter way to express myself about this subject…and, i will keep it about me, as not to judge anyone who’s been down this road…
here’s the deal…
at times when life threw me some curve balls i tried everything i could, and sometimes nothing seemed to help…i used to think i went to the right people, places and/or things for help, sometimes it helped and sometimes not.
as years went on, i found i was going to the wrong people, thinking they were friends, unfortunately i found they were only there for what they needed from me(i was ok with that b/c my heart is to help others if i can, so i understood it) but yet, it frustrated me b/c now i needed some guidance and there was none to be found, or so i thought.
i began to honestly seek divine help more than ever (i always talked to God , but i never thought i had the right to ask Him to help me with something as trivial as needing people who could teach me or pray with me for help, after all, isn’t He too busy with life’s tragedies and worldwide stuff like war, poverty and disease? i was clueless, being raised catholic i was taught prayers for myself was selfish and prideful as others needs were more important!…
i’m going to skip past this part (it will all be in my book one day lol)
i did find God had particular people He’s given me to go to for prayer and guidance and at times like this, i will turn to those who are close to my heart and spirit…i know God has put them in my life to stand with me in the best and worst of times. some of them, sadly, have been through the worst of times and yet they are always there for me…(i will always admire and honor them for having such unconditional, loving hearts for me and others).
right now there is no human help for what’s taking place in the here and now, but i do know this, in these times i can and will seek those who God has given me, after seeking Him in all His wisdom…being soul-y dependent on Him, trusting Him and expecting Him to open the path of peace and keep me walking in it steadily as i wait for Him to bring to pass the answers i need.
i know this may sound like gibberish to some…but give me a moment to try to explain a bit…
when there is something in your life that continually causes pain and no matter what you do, it doesn’t ease up, only divine intervention can be the answer… even after some long heartfelt prayer, this is when i realize my efforts of begging or pleading are in vain…why? because there is One who was moved with compassion and love, to come to my aid…but the truth is, He was moved a long time ago and took care of business long before i needed it…
when i came to that realization for the first time, it began to give me a deeper glimpse into the reality of the One who made the earth, the stars, and all things, including human beings…
i don’t want to get into another story here, but i do know this, there is a God who is so loving, so caring, that before our troubles began, He saw to it to give us the answer to every problem before they happened…
by me thinking about ME and MY problem so much, i left out the most important part of the equation…HIM! it seems i lose sight of the whole picture at times and forget there is an answer, even if it’s beyond my seeing at the moment…
i’ve learned through the years, the more i put myself aside and choose to focus on Him the more i begin to understand things from a heavenly perspective.
it’s true i see with my eyes, but i also have spiritual eyes, and i’m choosing more and more each day to look with those eyes, they seem to tell me the truth.
i have found, that if i ask to see with His eyes i get a better perspective on each situation.
this is the divine help that never fails me…with it, i can’t go wrong, it gives me clarity without my emotions getting in my way. and my spiritual friends are an added bonus that God has given me…and silly me, all i had to do was ask for divine help, and voila!
i’m always amazed at how simple things can be…geez, if i only had the sense to understand and ask, but then again, fear kept me from asking, BUT not anymore…i’m freeeeee and it feels good, even in my given situation, i will trust Him, knowing He has all the answers, all i have to do is ask for it to be brought into the light…and, obviously, He is the one who turns on the switch…
did you ever feel alone in a room filled with people? or when there’s a party going on you may feel you’re on the outside looking in? what about not being picked on a sports team in school? maybe you were overlooked for a promotion? ever have days like that?
i know you may not believe it, but everyone experiences some form of rejection at least once in their lifetime…
and yes, it’s a painful feeling thinking no one cares about you or recognizes your gifts or talents.
but maybe this is not really rejection as you know it.
can you stop for a moment and consider it may not be others who are rejecting you , but maybe you’re rejecting yourself, simply by not seeing your “true” self-worth?
the truth my friend is , you have been duped! you have believed an age old lie……
you see, what’s behind all of this rejection is fear ! fear lies and tells you no one cares about you, you’re not good enough, you don’t fit in, you have no friends, you’re not pretty enough, talented enough……are you getting my point?
well it’s time to take that fear and turn it in for some good old fashioned truth!
don’t let fear whip you and tear you down……take that fear and make it bow it’s knee and come under subjection to the truth!!! want to know what the truth is? the truth is that you are worthy to be a vital part of life and you were called to be planted in a strategic place… did you know you are worth more than silver or gold in the eyes of your creator? anything other than that is a nasty lie….
listen, we all have areas that need work, but focusing on the down side only brings bad results! focus on the good things about yourself!
see yourself as one who’s a victor! one who can take on a challenge and jump over it like deer who’s feet can take them through rocky mountains!
come on, we all face challenges in life, why not refocus and see yourself as the one who wins instead of loses? you can do it!! anyone can, you just have to decide you want to sprint to the finish line! remember, if you’re going to run the race, it’s just a matter of giving it your best shot……that’s what really counts. truth be told, we’re all winners to someone!
so why not take a stand and see yourself strong and courageous? just look fear and rejection in the eye and tell them they have to find another resting place because you’re evicting them!!! hang up the“no vacancy”sign and tell those losers you’ve just rented the room to a winner!!!
oh! one last thing, don’t forget to thank your creator for who you are and how you were made, after all, you’re perfect in the sight of the master potter……so seriously ask yourself, who’s opinion really matters most? doesn’t the potter love his creation more than anything? then, why not take his hand and celebrate with him and be happy for who you were created to be?
come on…….let’s turn up the music and do the victory dance together!
of course it’s me with another rant…and away we go!!
guess there are things we can’t explain or figure out…BUT, one thing’s for sure, i can’t tolerate people staring you dead in the face and not even flinch while lying…grrrrr…
this, to me, is what i’ve been experiencing for quite some time (as i’m sure many of you have as well)…and may i ask, isn’t it the most irritating thing ever?
i think what freaks me the most is when it’s the “so-called” christian brothers/sisters that do it (honestly, i expect it from the world, duh).
i’ve spent decades believing there are still good in people, but these christians make (us) look like total hypocrites, and seriously, i’m done with it all at this point in time…
i have my few “mainstay” christian friends who are real and aren’t afraid of being who they really are, and honestly that’s refreshing these days, AND i’m very thankful for them!
don’t mean to sound so down on our brothers and sisters, but come on now, stop with the churchy faces and facades y’all put on and be real…this is a good part of why we have so many problems today!!
GET WITH THE PROGRAM PEOPLE!!! stop living the lie and be true to who you really are…do you really think others don’t see through your false identity? if you can’t love you for who you were created to be, how in heaven’s name can you love anyone else?
i’m leaving this with you guys and gals…is it me?
did you ever experience those times when you wish you could just hit the escape key and say “beam me up Scottie”…
i’m sure everyone feels that way at times…but if i’ve learned anything in those times, it’s this…
life isn’t for sissies…it’s not for quitters…there’s no easy way out…you have to be tough to go through life…you have to decide you’re going to push and push and push…(yeah, sometimes you have to lay down and rest) but then you have to get up and push again, and again until you push through…
the truth is, we will always have circumstances in our lives to frustrate us or torment us, but if we want to see it change,we have to push enough to prove to ourselves we have what we need to make it through. and again, the truth IS we WILL make it, in spite of what those little voices in our head tries to tell us!
so, put on your big girl panties and get ready to PUSH back when those frustrating times come, and PUSH and PUSH until you get the right results…don’t quit…EVER…and don’t give in to those lying thoughts…take every ounce of strength you have and remember to PUSH…
life may seem impossible and hard at times, but we have a GOD of the IMPOSSIBLE, and He will help us PUSH until we see the victory…
so, just do it! i know you’ll be happy you did 🙂
ask yourself that question and see what you come up with…you may find that all the things you think that other person has is not all it’s cracked up to be!
you know the old saying, the grass always looks greener on the other side? well, that holds true for everything…think for a moment, do you really know what they’re like, OR what they’ve been through!
so HERE’S the bottom line, don’t envy another’s characteristics, outward appearance, career, etc., you get the picture?
stop looking so hard at someone else, and look inside you!! did you ever ask your Creator to show you who you are? hmmmm, there’s something to ponder! well, why don’t you do that! you may be surprised at what you see looking through His eyes!
remember, God never makes mistakes, AND He never makes things He doesn’t love…so the truth is, you were made perfect, not a thing missing or lacking…learn to love who you are, because He made you unique, there’s no one else like you, or can do what you were created to do…sooooooooo, how about it? can you learn to love YOU the way HE LOVES YOU?
go ahead, try it, you may be delighted in yourself just as He delights in you!! can you dare to see yourself beautiful, complete and perfect? sure you can…just ask Him, and remember, He’s in the business of creating masterpieces…so don’t try to be someone else when you’re a treasure made by your Master!