Our Season: The Wilderness Experience: Follow @SheilaAgnew If we envision the concept of being trapped in the wilderness, we may see images that are extremely barren, hot and ...
Monday, September 30, 2013
If we envision the concept of being trapped in the wilderness, we may see images that are extremely barren, hot and dry. We become weary and delirious with unfavorable surroundings. There are a variety of circumstances preventing one from escaping, which include lack of communication, resources and no roadmap to lead us to what is promised, A Way Out!
In the movies, there always seem to be a rescue operation leading the person(s) to freedom from the wilderness. In our life situations, we have hope, desire, belief, prayer and our trust in God. These rescue resources are available to us twenty-four hours a day. This vision of hope and faith will lead us from the wilderness to the promise.
We all have wilderness experiences at some point in our lives. These detours can be self, friends, family, health, finances, careers and businesses or just “life” in general. Depending on the individual, our wilderness experiences can be short term or sometimes even years before we move from situations that cause a crisis in our lives. The most important thing is the action we take that enables us to move through the maze successfully.
Moving to the promise requires that you first recognize that you are in the wilderness. Second, devise a plan of action (how you will get out). Third, begin to move in the direction that will lead you to the promise of freedom from your situation. The reality is, you cannot move anywhere if you keep taking a standstill position. Remember when you are in the maze of life; don’t keep the head (God) at the tail of the experience.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
Everyone should be inspired by something or someone. The richest people in the world receive inspiration from some source. If you ever meet a wealthy person who tells you they did it all by themselves with no help from anyone, move far away. That person is a liar! Even the poorest people who live in misery and despair are inspired by hope.
While my greatest inspiration is the Bible and the preached word, I am often inspired by people. Some great and notable people of history and present day, but mostly everyday people just like me. A kind word, a note or gesture often inspires my daily activities helping me to keep my light shining even during some of my darkest times.
Don't make the mistake of trying to move through life without the one thing we all need to motivate us, a daily dosage of inspiration.