This is an excerpt from Anthony Fernando’s book Uncomplicating Your Life: Simple Truths That Can Change Everything
During an especially difficult time in my life, I felt that I needed answers because my life wasn’t working the way I would like. I remembered reading that God always speaks to us but most of the time we do not listen. I decided that I would ask God for answers and would listen as intently as possible. This is what came to mind:
The answers are within dear one. They always are. If you can ask the question the answer already exists. In whatever you do, whatever you feel, there it is, and you do not have to wait for me.
You decide. That is how I experience life – through you. The reason you feel the way you do is because you don’t trust yourself. That is your downfall, feeling that you have to wait for my guidance. It is not only my guidance you should seek but your own.
Look inside yourself.
Then I said,
“But I feel like I do ask and don’t get answers.”
Look all around you, determine what you wish to experience and live that. You sometimes hear my voice speaking through you, but because it seems so simple, so subtle, you wait for a loud voice. Listen to the voice within.
Stand up for yourself, declare to all the value of who you are, but most of all declare to yourself who you wish to be. But don’t merely wish, you need to intend, and more importantly create.
Create and re-create yourself in the highest and brightest image you can of who you are and what you can become.
You are divine and holding yourself back and accepting any less is one of the biggest personal sins you can experience.
Your life is given to you to create joy and love. Begin with self then all else is easy. It is then you realize that I do not direct your life but create for you the opportunity to create your own.
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