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Enough for Everyone

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.

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12 thoughts on “Enough for Everyone”

  1. I love reading things like this. I grew up Catholic and am sad to say that at my age, I’m struggling more with my faith than ever before. Words such as yours lift me up.

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    1. Hey Terri ~ I was raised Catholic too, but don’t really attend any church or religion at this point. I believe in God, pray and meditate. I did a lot of searching In my thirties.Thank you for commenting. I’m glad this post lifted you up. Peace and blessings to you.

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  2. @Lori I hear you. I worry a lot, too! But these things help a lot. Since I was a child I observed just how much of my reality my beliefs and thoughts influenced. And Jesus said so many times, “It is done to you according to how you believe.” I believe that, no pun intended. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you for reminding me of that … what Jesus said. Yes, I put this on my blog today for anyone who needed it, but also, as you know, we teach what we need to learn. πŸ™‚ I really appreciated your acknowledgement. Thanks again, Nick.

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  3. Thank you for your message…and the image of God as nearness. So often we don’t remember the Divine being near to us…but sometimes it’s crossing path’s with another human being who believes this as true, that reminds us that God is near, and more importantly hasn’t forgotten us. Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue

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    1. For me, God is everywhere. As the prayer of protection says “… wherever I am … God is, and all is well.” I posted this for others, and also to remind myself of these things. We teach what we need to learn. Thank you for reading it and commenting. Blessings to you too.

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  4. Lori, I’m not a “believer” …. sometime I wish I was – but I have a really hard time … to believe when a world is so upside down as it’s today – but everybody has the right to believe in what ever they want for me. Sometimes when I see a they beauty in our nature … I’m so thankful for what has been given to me. And your post here .. is so beautiful written.

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    1. Hi Viveka. I am different kind of a “believer.” Not so much into religion, but I have sought and found what works for me. Thank you for your kind words.

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  5. Beautiful post. This is the way to create a new world, one where everyone’s needs are met. If you believe God wants to give you everything you need you won’t feel the need to take it from others.

    What I’ve been working on, lately, is accepting that truth. In the Book of Matthew, 7:7-11, Jesus gives an analogy to illustrate God’s grace. He says, β€œWhich of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are imperfect, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”

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    1. Thank you for sharing that verse Nick. It also reminds me of one in Matt 6:26, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.” It reminds me how nature has faith in nature to take care of its needs, so why wouldn’t God take care of us? I worry a lot, so I have to remind myself of these things daily.

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