One sweltering hot day, I sought escape from the heat at a nearby beach. Lying there with my lemonade, I looked at all the people soaking in the sun. No matter how many people were on that beach, there would be enough sun for everyone. I realized that the same was true of God’s love and guidance. No matter how many people seek God’s help, there is always enough to go around. To someone who believed that there was never enough time, money, love, or anything else, this was amazing news!
I also used to think that someone else’s intimacy with God would leave less love for me. Today, I often feel inspired when I hear others share about how well God has taken care of them. It reminds me that there is enough love for us all.
Affirmation 1: I may not have everything I want, but today I have everything I need. I will look for evidence of abundance and let it remind me that God’s love is broad enough to touch all who have the courage to place themselves in its presence.
Affirmation 2: I can learn to avail myself of the immense inexhaustible power of God, if I am willing to be continually conscious of God’s nearness.
~ from The Courage to Change
I read this years ago when I was desperately seeking guidance from my Higher Power. It has stuck with me for two decades as a reminder of the infinite good God has waiting for me.
I’ve often wondered why some people feel cheated when someone else is rich, or when someone else seems to “have it all.” I don’t know how or why it affects their lives in any way. I’m certainly far from rich, but it doesn’t bother me in the least. It actually gives me hope that I too, can achieve the same, as long as I have the freedom to pursue it. I have no desire for them to share their riches with me. Just like the unlimited sunshine for everyone on the beach, so is God’s abundance. I want to earn my way by using my divine inheritance. I am made in the image and likeness of my Creator, therefore, I have inherited all I need to succeed. So has everyone else. If they only knew this for certain, they’d cease from seeing themselves as victims.