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Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Too Much Of Me Is Not Good.
I have been doing a lot of pondering in the last two, three, four days. As always when I do this, God was my sounding board. We had been going back and forth over a number of things in my life and I honestly could not really figure out most of it out so I was not really in a content state of mind this morning on my way to work. And that is when God decided to have a sense of humour. At first I was not amused at all.
Let me share our conversation:
Salt: I cannot shout PapaGod, please just send me help. I am tired. I feel like a lab rat on a treadmill.Moving but not getting anywhere.
PapaGod: You are not a lab rat. You are Salt.
Salt: I know that but I cannot help how I feel.
PapaGod: Remember what you tell people? It's not about feeling, it is what you know that matters. Anyway, you know when I gave you the name Salt, I knew what I was doing.
Salt: *thinking see me see trouble. Did he just change the topic on me?*: PapaGod, what does my name have to do with any of this now?
PapaGod: No, I am not changing the topic at all and yes, did you forget I can read your mind. You see, there is too much 'you' on your mind. A little 'you' is fine but too much of you is not good.
Salt: *not really following*: Still, what does this have to do with you calling me Salt?
PapaGod: It's simple. Salt is good. It makes food taste better but use too much of it and what happens?
Salt *light bulb moment*: It ruins everything! *laughing now* So I am so preoccupied with 'me' that I am ruining the soup of my life. *laughing harder*
PapaGod: *laughing too*: Yes, my beloved daughter. I have called you Salt for two reasons: To be my flavour in the lives of my children BUT also to remind you not to be pre-occupied with yourself. That's my job. You are my pre-occupation. The moment you find yourself dwelling obsessively on your issues, your situation, your challenges, your future, your goals......remember.....
Too much Salt is not good in anything.
Salt: *still laughing*: Yes PapaGod. I will remember and do all I can not to spoil the soup of my life again.....
PapaGod: Good, now face your front and leave me to be God in your life. I am moving. Trust me.
I tell you I was still smiling when I got to work. And even before I got to work, I took my mind off me and put it on other people. It really helped. Plus, every time I remembered how God said 'You are my Pre-Occupation', my heart smiled.
Hope sharing this helps someone.
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