What Part Is Mine? And What Part Is God’s?
As I have struggled with a particular goal, a problem, a relationship and even my physical health at times I have often looked heavenward and pleaded with God to know “What part is mine? and what part is Your’s?” I have heard it said that I should pray as though everything depends on God and yet when I get up off of my knees, I should go to work as though everything depends on me. That’s not hard for me to do because I have a tendency to try to control things too much as it is. So, in the past, if I have erred, it has been on the side of trying to “do” too much and maybe even try to take over God’s part.
I remember eagerly anticipating my first born child. I would tease her by talking to her through the “wall” of her mother’s tummy. “Aren’t you ready yet?” I would tease. “I can’t wait for you to come out and play” I would coax. In spite of all my teasing and coaxing, my baby girl was born at just the right time after just the right amount of gestation. This is a tradition that I began with my oldest child and continued all the way to my youngest, and they all participated in this “conspiracy” by waiting to arrive in about 40 weeks.The Law of Polarity – My Dark Side
I remember in the seventh grade my science teacher lecturing us that, “to every action in the universe, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” This is the scientist’s way of describing the Law of Polarity. My Sunday school teacher taught me the same truth in a slightly different way. She said that in the scriptures we are taught that there is right and wrong, good and evil, heaven and hell, or in other words, opposition in all things. Through over fifty years of practical life experience, I have learned how to avoid one condition, while seeking the other.The Law of Rhythm – When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens
I have been working this past year with a group of partners developing a number of large business enterprises. Rather than just consult, I am actually a partner in the group. For one of these enterprises, we elected to work with another company in our geographical area that are manufacturing in the same space we are in. We had the management and real estate, and they had the manufacturing expertise, so we decided to form a typical business marriage; a joint venture. In the beginning, everyone was excited and we all dreamed of the prospects this venture had to offer. However, as detailed negotiations were being worked out, our JV partner decided they did not want to work with us as partners anymore.The Law of Vibration – It’s For the Dogs!
I seem to attract dogs of all shapes and sizes when I go out for a run. At home, I plan my running routes around which dogs live where and what time they come out to do their “business” in the morning. I am generally not afraid of dogs, but I have been bitten enough to know that even the most “harmless” of dogs can do unexpected things, even if they are not considered vicious.