I have been pondering this question for a while now.
It’s not unusual when you are in the middle of a difficult time to ask “why me?” and feel like it is unfair.
But I am starting to realize that there is no single answer, but rather many answers.
In the past week alone, I have felt blessed by God with wonderful friends who have offered their love and support, my family has been very supportive as well, my church community has prayed for me and visited me at school during lunchtime to pray for healing in Jesus name.
And then on top of that people from all over the world-people I don’t even know-have prayed for me too!
Daily Reflections October 9
It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 90
The following experience is a prime example of how spiritual axioms can be beautifully realized in our lives.
I was sitting in my bedroom, reading late into the night when suddenly dogs started barking from outside.
My neighbors frown on such disturbances so with mixed feelings that ranged from anger and shame to fear for what they might think if heard me; all these emotions were vying inside me-but one thing remained clear: calling out those furry little creatures would only serve as an outlet for their frenzy while putting them through this pain again seemed wrong somehow .
In times like these we often ask ourselves “How could things possibly get any worse?”
The first time I realized the power of our spiritual condition was when two people reacted differently to an almost identical event.
This made me believe that feelings come from inside, not outward circumstances or occurrences; so if you’re feeling good then it’s likely your reaction will also be one in harmony with how things should go (including bodily reactions like smiling).
I am not a victim of circumstance.
Circumstances do not control me because my feelings come from inside, and we can change our spiritual condition by changing what’s happening on the outside.
What is your conclusion about these two incidents?
How has this blog post helped you to understand that when faced with similar situations people react differently based on their own internal conditions?