Friday, December 4, 2015

Self Will vs. God's Will

SELF WILL vs. GOD'S WILL
July 12, 2012
 
When I get out of my own way, what fills the space is God's will...

     The only time something becomes impossible is when I become hell bent on getting it. I used to agonize over getting things. I had to have this, become that, change into this, look like that. The more I pushed, the farther away it all went. Trying to grasp too hard, I couldn't seem to actually get anything.

     I pushed and pushed to become a musician, and the more I pushed, the farther away the record deal got. I pushed and pushed to become an actor, and the more I pushed, the farther away the lead role got. I pushed and pushed to become a writer, and the more I pushed, the more the rejection letters came pouring in. I pushed and pushed to make money, and the more I pushed, the less money I made. I pushed and pushed to become enlightened, and the more I pushed, the more angry, frustrated and depressed I became. 

But when I finally let go of needing to achieve, I found peace. When I stop trying to force my will, everything began to materialize. When I let go of my selfish desires, dreams and hopes, they began to hit me in the face when I wasn't looking. When I simply let go and focused on doing the right thing in this moment, everything fell into place. When I put all of my ambitions aside and just focused on growing spiritually, I became free.

     Sure I have to work, pay the bills, and put some effort into my art, business and spiritual growth... but when I let go of the outcome, that's when I feel truly calm. Whatever happens, happens. Whatever doesn't happen, doesn't. Whatever comes, comes and whatever goes, goes. Letting go is the best thing I have learned because I don't care about the outcome anymore.

     Expectation is a form of torture. But forgetting about all the worldly shit I thought I had to achieve and instead accepting God's will, I am free. And by God's will, I don't mean anything in particular. All that means is letting go of my insane need to push and drive and speed and force my way here and there, conquering this or that.

God's will, in the simplest terms, is just NOT my own. I simply do what's right in front of me and the next thing will happen on its own. And when I do actively pursue something, it's because I have become still and quiet, and my gut tells me that I need to go do this thing. When I wake up and know what I need to do, that is God's will. When a friend, relative or sponsee calls for help, that is God's will. When I feel compelled to create something, fix something, get rid of something or attend to something, that is God's will. When I get out of my own way, what fills the space is God's will.

God, help me to let go and align with Your will for me...

2 comments:

  1. Surprised I haven't worn the words right off my screen I've read this so many times today (and also sent it on to someone else). This control freak is going to do my very best to put this into action. I started this today. Makes my heart race just thinking about it, but I am determined to start living my life and learning new ways. Paying attention! TY so very much for every word. You ARE appreciated.

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    1. Lor, it is entirely my pleasure and I so appreciate you as well. Thank you for reading here and reaching out. Bless you.

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