What's in it for You?
As a servant leader, I work, teach, write, and speak to encourage and motivate others. It’s a calling that I accepted many years ago and one that I have found joy in doing.
However, at times I feel a void. The void is ambiguous. The best way that I can describe it, is a feeling of “satisfactory complacency.” It is not a feeling of unhappiness or dissatisfaction. In fact, most people would think that is a good thing. During these times, everything is going well, my life is happy, my relationships are fulfilling, and my career is satisfying. But yet, there’s a lingering feeling that something is missing.
This feeling of void is my subconscious alerting me that my sense of determination is off centered.
To get back on track, I have to ask myself, “What’s in it for me?”
This sounds selfish and it is. To fill your own cup, you must be selfish sometimes. What I want is to live a life that is in “overflow!”
I want to have an overflow of love, an overflow of good health, an overflow of influence, and an overflow of financial wealth.
The next question is, why desire a life of overflow? The answer: to do more good in this world. That’s what drives me.
I recently read a book written by Neville Goddard in 1944 entitled “Feeling is the Secret.” It's a short book about harnessing your consciousness to draw what you ultimately want to you. The concepts in the book are biblically.
Ideas are impressed on the sub-conscious through feeling, so you must learn to control or discipline your feelings. This means that you don't dwell on wrongs done to you or unpleasant thoughts. In other words, you are what you think, and “feeling” precedes the thought. Do not entertain the feelings of regret or failure. This doesn't mean that you're not accountable for your actions or mistakes. You make the corrections necessary to correct short comings, but you don't beat yourself up constantly and dwell on them. Instead, you focus on successes, even those that you have not experienced yet in present time.
John 3:27 says "A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven."
I challenge myself to imagine a magnificent life full of love, laughter, travelling, and time with loved ones. I assume, expect, and imagine the things I desire. I truly believe that we all have what we need inside of us, we only need to exercise our thought muscles hidden in our sub-conscious. Luke 17:21 says "Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Nothing comes from outside of you. All things come from within you; from the subconscious.
Once the sub-conscious and conscious mind is aligned as one, then we are ready to tap into our gifts and through action - materialize our desires.
I encourage you to ask “What’s in it for me?” Then allow your imagination to soar, spend brief moments of time during the day – actually daydreaming. And, as you drift off to sleep at night, draw your mind to the life you want to live – think on the house, career, relationships, and influence that you ultimately want. Mastering this method will lead you to the life of success - the success that the creator imagined for you before you were born.
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