Do you ever hear yourself say, “I wish x y z were different in my life?”.
Know immediately that your soul has been triggered.
The soul includes our mind our emotions and our will. This is the part of us that has all of our past experience stored up in its memory. We’re all programmed according to our past. Our mind shouts; “what?!” “stop” and judgment of ”bad” “wrong” “not in my life” “this is not supposed to be happening.” Our emotions: tremble, fear, sadness, frustration, tiredness, anger. Our will seeks; I wish IT would not be… I want IT to change.. I won’t
accept IT.. I will change IT.. I will be distracted and avoid IT. All that energy used to not accept something causes a lot of stress and our spirit becomes drained of vitality.
In daily meditation and prayer, we practice surrendering all to God. We sit still, seek our truth and accept our reality. Our inner life has unique thoughts, feelings and desires about the challenges we are presently
facing. That is what makes us all authentic human beings. We all have a unique perspective that too often we grasp onto, like its the only reality. God’s perspective is different from ours.
And so, we surrender our soul to His Spirit and a new perspective can be attained and truth will be revealed if we wait patiently. Which is another thing we are practicing during meditation and prayer, we wait until we hear. This usually comes after we express our individual truth. Even if it’s irrational or explosive, full of emotion or rebellion.
A good parent listens to child and will offer council.
We can learn to express to God and ask Him to reveal to us the truth of a situation that we are not wanting to accept. The perspective of our spirit surrendered and connected to His Spirit is “this situation is here to serve me,” and “I am here to serve God.” God’s Spirit is known as The Revealer.
1 Thess 5:18
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
In accepting, then surrendering, we allow God’s virtues to penetrate our soul. Peace, Love, kindness, self-control, wisdom, and understanding will replace all the reactions going on in our soul. We can begin to live a life of trusting God. We trust and somehow know deep inside that these situations are going to grow us spiritually.
ACCEPT — SURRENDER—ALLOW—REPEAT—-!! Let go let God.
Tonyah Dee has studied the Bible and wisdom traditions of the world for the last 30 years and teaches about finding ways to increase inner strength, stability, and confidence through practicing spiritual disciplines and healthy habits daily. Tonyah is a nutritionist, registered dietitian (R.D.), and earned her B.S. from Loma Linda University. She also holds certifications in Christ-centered life coaching, equine therapy, and meditation. Tonyah has been published in Scary Mommy, MSN, The Mighty, Mantra Wellness, CoveyClub, Thrive Global. Follow Tonyah on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Medium.