IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING

I must admit, I too am part of the group of people who sometimes lets the circumstances of life get to her. Let’s face it we all have days and sometimes weeks where we get down and need to take some time to regroup and regather our thoughts. That’s what this time away has been for me. It’s been a long time coming with what I’ve been dealing with these last few months.

So many times I think we always feel the need to keep going no matter what happens in our lives, that we lose focus of what’s really important to us. We can get up every morning and still have the same feelings of the day before if we don’t deal with them before we go to bed.

Last week I heard a message from John Maxwell and then something similar from Rick Warren about how it doesn’t matter how much you can get done in a day. What matters most is how much have you imitated God in a day. Last week I wrote “Was I an imitator of God today?” and posted it on the wall that I see first thing in the morning and in my bathroom where it is the last thing I see before retiring at night.

Was I am imitator of God today

I don’t find the answers to this question in my list of things to do. I find the answers to this question from my prayers for the people in my life and even my  enemies,the smiles I give to strangers, the helping hand I give to someone in need, the uplifting words I used throughout the day, the forgiveness I give to people who have hurt me (and continue to hurt me), the ability to turn the other cheek when accusations are hurled at me, standing up for the truth of God, the compassion I show, and the love that I show to all people I come into contact with. 

I stopped making a to-do list and started concentrating on this question each day.  When I was in school and had to read a large section of text for assignments I would read through the questions at the end of the sections, because it made me focus more on the answers when they presented themselves. So when I read the question “Was I an imitator of God today?”in the morning, it opens me up to opportunities where I can imitate God with the talents He gave me.

I’m not saying that just reading the question will make things happen, you have to have faith and be willing to put yourself to the side to  learn how to live God’s way of life. You can’t imitate anyone unless you know them. So in order to know God you need to read His Word. Study His Word. Meditate on His Word and Pray.

So while it’s been a long time coming, it has been a time where I regrouped and refocused my thoughts to what’s really important for me.

To quote a famous coach, Vince Lombardi, and the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer:

“God, family, and everything else; in that order!”

JULY’S JOYS OF HEALTH

Welcome to July’s Joys of Health. Each day this month I will be touching on different health words that I think we’ve lost sight of, at least I have. When I looked up each word I began to get a different look at my own health and was able to take my health to the next level. So without further adieu I give you today’s health joy.

Antidote

Antidote: it means a remedy something to counteract a poison or a toxin. While none of us are going out to ingest poison on purpose. We are each subject to the poisons and toxins in our daily life. The antidote for a lazy life is hard work. The antidote for obesity is following the right individual food plan and the right individual fitness plan. The antidote for boredom is action. The antidote for anger is forgiveness. The antidote for an unhealthy life  is a vibrant fulfilling life.

It’s simple, the antidote is usually the opposite, positive side of life. If your life is in chaos, the antidote would be peace. If your only looking at your life failures then a little success would be an antidote. Antidotes are the answers we are all looking for in life. Sometimes we don’t like the answers we’re given and continue to search for better answers and overlook what’s staring us right in the face. We sometimes spend years searching for what has been there all along.

Here’s a little scenario for my own life recently. I really don’t like making cold calls, but in my business it is a fact of life. I have been trying to avoid cold calling for quite some time now, and only use the internet, attend seminars, webinars, give lectures and even through email campaigns. So a couple of weeks ago, I decided I would ask some people who have made a lot more money than I have ever made in this business what they did. Their answers were all the same. They figured out a way to love cold calling. I wanted a different answer, a different antidote but I got the same answer from five different people.

The antidote to my lack of business pick up is making the calls. So last week I started making my 20 phone calls a day. Let’s just say business is finally picking up and I’m getting a whole lot better at thinking on my feet.

Another scenario about how antidotes work in our lives is when we are constantly praying and hoping for relief from a health issue and when one is presented to us, we poo poo the idea because it didn’t come from a doctor or it is totally new, even though the antidote is 100% nontoxic, which is totally not true of medications that come from the medical field. Just listen to the list of side effects on the medicine commercials you watch. I know for me, I would rather take a product that is 100% nontoxic than to have my life taken over by the side effects of medication.

To find the right antidote to your life issues, does take patience, fortitude to ask the right questions of the right people, and perseverance to use the antidote you receive in your life.

Just remember you may already know what the antidote is but are too afraid or too skeptical to try it.

Look beyond the now and see how the antidote can very possibly change your life.

DAY 1: ALWAYS BE READY

Always be ready to ask or answer questions. Changing your life means you need to know exactly what it is that needs changing. If peace is what you are after, learn to ask questions that lead to peace. If financial stability is your focus, ask the right questions to the right people and your life will change. If you’re on the path towards health, then ask these questions of yourself.

Q & A

2 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF TODAY

1. Where is my focus?

2. Is my pain of failing greater than my pain of building?

These two questions can be used in all aspects of life, whether you are looking for a lower number on the scale, lead a stress free life, or more money in your pocket.  These two questions can propel you forward into a new life in 28 days.

Be ready to answer other people’s questions, with confidence. Read the news, study career articles, read up on alternative health therapies, study into your faith. Be ready to give your testimonial, your story, your answers. People are always looking for answers for different life questions, keep a notebook of what’s working in your life so you can share what works for you and your health issues, for example.

You never know who’s life you could change.