Prisoner of Consciousness

We live in our own self-made prisons. We are human; therefore, we are imperfect beings. This shows itself every day. We find it impossible to avoid this. We must face our imperfections and deal with them as God would want. If we overlook our imperfections to bring our spirituality into our lives, we may just begin to realize how perfect our lives may be.

We live in our own self-made prisons. We create our own conflicts, our own hardships. These can crush us! These can convince us that our future will collapse into the dust of the world. We lose sight of our mission in life; we know not where to turn. We trip over our own seeming failures and lose hope. But – there was a man born over two thousand years ago who showed us a different way; we have forgotten!

We live in our own self-made prisons. We may walk in our own darkness, but when we take the time to reflect, to meditate on who we are, we find a wonderful way to simplify our lives and reverse course. I am convinced that God loves us and always takes special care of those who are troubled by mortal life. This is a clear message that Jesus taught us. And perhaps, just perhaps, God is turning around and looking to help us.

Today, I evolve out of my self-enclosed shell and accept the presence of God in my life, as Jesus teaches me. . . when I decide to listen. I become less self-conscious of my self-imposed dilemmas and look to others, recognizing that when I turn to God’s Love, I become the second greatest teacher in the world (you know the first). When I model God’s Love to others, who benefits more. . . them, or me? I am a prisoner no more!!!

©Russell Kendall Carter

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