Do you ever feel bad about borrowing stuff from yourself? You know, let's say that you have a great outfit, one that you look really good in, and you look in the closet and it is just sitting there. You look around to see if you are looking, and then you put it on. You feel great in the outfit. You are ready to take on the world! Do you feel guilty when you leave the house in it, thinking how you might be upset at yourself for looking so dang good?
Of course you don't! That would be ridiculous. After all, the outfit is already yours. There is no reason to feel guilty about using it. The Spirit is the same way. Your birthright is peace and love. It is in your life and was made just for you. It is sitting the closet of your mind right now, just waiting to be donned for a day of awesomeness. All you have to do is put it on and head out into the world. Your ability to be joyful is a decision of which outfit to put on for the day. Do you wear joy or do you wear anger? You look horrible in anger and you get funny looks from everyone around you... So, that's a bad idea. You look great in joy, though. Every day we make a choice. We choose whether to claim our birthright and the power that is freely given to us to make the world a better place, or we choose to act out of fear and anger. We go one direction or the other.
We label things as good and bad or buy into the media on why we should all run scared to our TV's and wait for instruction on how to have a sucky life. Or... we turn off the flow of negative energy, plug into peace and joy, and choose what God always intended for us in the first place. You and I already own joy and peace. We just need to take them out of the closet and wear them today.
My challenge to you today is to do something nice for another human. Anything will do. You can compliment, buy them coffee, do them a favor, or anything else that you want. Just take a moment and live into the joy that was meant for you by helping someone else see your great and joyful outfit!
To Your Joy and Peace,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.