We all have energy about us. Have you ever noticed that you seem calmer around certain people while others evoke stress? My daddy has a very calming feeling to his presence. Sometimes I can sit with him and feel better—even without saying a word. It’s as if he can transfer some of his faith and strength to me just by being around him. He is the person I want to sit with in stressful times because he helps me to know that in tough times, God is in control, and this, too, shall pass.
I want to have a calming presence about me as well. I want to release all the anger, hurt, worry, jealousy, etc., and replace it with God’s love, peace, and joy. I want to live my life according to God’s will. I believe being in the center of His will is the key to it all. When we live our lives for God, other people will feel His spirit from us.
Embracing God and allowing Him to guide our lives is our greatest way to live. After all, what can we control anyway? I waste so much time trying to control my circumstances or other people. None of which is beneficial to me. Therefore, I know that if I could accept what is and love people right where they are in their lives, my life would be so much better.
Sweet friends, I have wasted so much time reliving the past and worrying about the future. But I am working to change this about myself. I believe we change this by living and embracing the present moment and looking for God continuously.
Lots of times, I live on autopilot. I can’t remember what happened yesterday because I wasn’t living in the moment. Even though my body was present, my mind was a million miles away. However, I can remember small details about my children’s birth because I was fully present. It was important to me. Therefore, I enjoyed it. The same is true for vacations. But I don’t want to wait for special moments or holidays. I want to live each moment as if it is important to me.
So, I am learning to become aware of the world around me. Instead of using devices to waste my time, I am learning to appreciate and feel grateful for the moments. When I pause and take it all in, then it centers me. I feel connected to God when I open myself to the beauty of my life and appreciate it with great love. And when I feel loving, joyful, and peaceful, others feel it from me.
Have a beautiful day!