Thursday Morning Rant (STOP doing what doesn’t work!)

Begin rant… 

There’s that definition of insanity that says it’s doing the same thing over and over and over again, and expecting a different result. I had this feeling today that this is what the majority of people are doing. It doesn’t matter how hard you try, if what you’re doing isn’t capable of producing the result. Stop! Look around! Is all this stuff we’re doing transforming the reality of our world and our lives??? If not, stop! Stop doing what’s not working! There is a proverb that says, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” There is a worldly mindset and a religious mindset, which are different variations of the same theme… and they won’t work! No matter how hard we try, they will not work ever! It was this worldly mindset and religious mindset that joined forces to have Jesus killed. When push comes to shove, these two forces join together because they share the same fundamental ego-interests. What I am proposing is that we start doing something different. And the different thing I am suggesting is that each of us turn inward and access the life-giving Spirit/dimension within us. Okay, that sounds too religious. How about this. Stop pushing away what is real that bubbles up inside you through your deep feelings. Trust what is there! You already know what’s real and the truth deep inside you. No one needs to tell you. The source of life is within you. It opens up inside you and shows you things, but you question them, doubt them, don’t know what to do with them, and explain them away. You almost feel silly or foolish to express what you feel there. It seems childish. That’s what it’s supposed to feel like, which is why Jesus said we cannot access the “Heavenly” dimension unless we become like little children. Start speaking to others from your deep feelings are what they are telling you and showing you. Speak it naturally in your own words. It doesn’t matter how silly or “juvenile” it might seem. Expressing what’s real and true from the depths is always gonna make you sound a little… or a lot… crazy. But I’m convinced we have to start doing this, however crazy it might seem. Let your next FB post be you speaking in your own words what you have felt deep inside… in that inner-knowing place, that deep feeling place, that intuitive, tacit understanding place – that place where you know something, but you don’t know how or why you know it, but you know it as more certain than anything in all this world. Stop quoting everyone else, and start speaking your truth in your own words! 

Rant has ended.

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  1. grandma213 says:

    Jim, I thank you so much for these words today! I sense a change in your messages lately; maybe the approach to life and eternity. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts for some time now–don’t always have or take time to comment but today’s really struck a chord! Up until last year I had two blogs: The Creative Pray-er and Daily Prayer. However at the end of last year the Lord asked me to stop and turn my attention more to supplication which I had gotten away from keeping up with all my other prayer responsibilities. That sounded crazy to most: stop activity to pray even more. Supplication for several hours in the morning, as I ma led throughout the day, before bed… spending time writing notes of prayer to others… praying for situations that are given to me at a moment’s notice by the Holy Spirit. So many people say, when I tell them what I do as a vocation: that’s all you do is pray?!!! Not understood by many but its’ the call and the Holy Spirit is the Master of it. God bless you and your journey that is touching so many!

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