The Empowerment Column 2016: All We Take for Granted
By Rev. Thabiti
Informer Media Group
Let’s stop for a moment to examine what is really going on with this wonderful and magnificent gift of life. First of all our life is primarily a gift to be enjoyed and not some silly problem needing to be solved. Secondly our life is an adventure into the exploration of infinite possibilities. Yes, this life is something where anything can happen.
As far as things we may overlook or take for granted or even blatantly ignore, there is an endless list we can keep adding to each minute of the day. For example, what would happen to us if a comet, asteroid or meteor were to suddenly collide with the moon and smash it into smithereens? Is there something protecting us and preventing this from happening? Do we just take for granted that the moon will be there in two weeks?
What would your life be like if you could not use your right or left arm anymore? Would losing your arm put you in contact with numerous things you get to do every day that you take for granted? What would change in your life if you lost your sense of hearing or sight? Would this make you realize how much you take for granted?
Are we to assume that there will be enough air to breathe tomorrow or do we just take for granted that there will be? Are we grateful or are we complaining about this gift of life? The higher law says “The more we complain, the more we shall be given to complain about and the more we become grateful, the more we shall be given to be grateful for.”
We all have our challenges and struggles. We all have our worries and fears. We all have something we have done that we would feel ashamed if others found out. We all have our trials and tribulations. We all experience the loss of loved ones and emotional wounds. It has been said over the years that we should not criticize others until we’ve had to walk a mile in their shoes. This is because this would put us in direct contact with what is overlooked and taken for granted in regards to the individual being criticized.
Perhaps overcoming the challenges that Life presents is what the adventures in being alive is all about. Is there something to be said about the thrill of victory? What would happen if we started to notice more and more things we overlook and take for granted? Would we see in a deeper way just how beautiful everything is and how tremendously blessed we are? Can we at least be thankful?
In this gift of life we have been given more than we know what to do with and yet we seem to never get or have enough. We want more and more all of the time. We want more money, more joy and more fun. We live obsessed with getting that we overlook the fact that we already have more than we know what to do with. Scarcity and lack are illusions and Abundance is reality. Each day, hour and minute comes loaded with infinite possibilities and endless opportunities. We cannot walk down every street in New York or Los Angeles because it will take more time than the average lifetime.
It’s been said over the years “We don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone.”
Here’s a joke to further make the point. Three elderly men were in the hospital together in a room having a conversation. This first guy says “I wish I could pee in the morning when I wake up.” The second guy says “I wish I could have a bowel movement when I wake up.” The third guy says “I have both of those things in the morning… I only wish I could get out of bed.”
This week’s message is dedicated to all of our fellow Americans suffering devastation from the recent hurricane in our southeastern seaboard. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them to lift them up from the ashes and the rubble and the debris into the peace that passeth human understanding and we are calling forth the strength within each and every one of them to prevail and rebuild into a better life than what they never knew was possible.
Reverend Thabiti is internationally known as the world’s most accurate personal forecast expert. His Time-Map System at www.ThePower.org provides illuminated directional guidance to those who want to see which way leads to what they seek to accomplish. Reverend Thabiti is also author of the books, ‘All About You.’ and ‘The Secret Wisdom of the Ages.’ He a radio talk show host and writes the Inspiration Section in Las Vegas Woman Magazine and he also officiates at weddings, funerals and event or ceremonial invocations. You can connect with ‘The Rev’ on Twitter @52PlayingCards and he’s now available for speaking engagements at this link www.SpeakerMatch.com/profile/TheRev