One of the more challenging thoughts for me is the idea that all that I need to achieve salvation, I already have access to. In this thought, Throughout my life, I have clung to so many other things, though. I have tried to find peace in relationships and been sorely disappointed. I have tried to find peace in exercise and been left wanting. I have tried to find peace in success and found myself only in more turmoil. I have even tried to find peace in learning and felt more empty at the end. The problem was that anything that was outside of me was a part of the grand illusion. I have to remember that nothing that is unreal can save me. Only that which is real can.
God exists as a part of us. His Spirit is what guides us and it is reclaiming our connection to Him that provides our salvation. When we look at anything from this world, anything from the illusion of peace, we find only more lack. Whether we seek money, or power, or things, we find ourselves still feeling unsaved. Worse yet, we often feel unworthy of being saved. It is only our connectedness that restores our salvation. We were not born inherently bad. We were born as connected beings. When we restore our own connection, we begin to bring salvation and healing to the world around us as well. If we are not saved, meaning that we have not let go of the illusions and reclaimed our oneness with God, then we cannot save others. We can only bring them harm.
Our pursuit of the illusion is our own. Our salvation is our own. And our salvation impacts everything and everyone that we come into contact with. Our guilt is our creation, just as our salvation is our creation as well. In John 14:12, Jesus tells us that we will do the same works as Him, and even greater works. He came to save the world from its sin (disconnected nature), the same as we are called to do. It is just that He lived in full connection, in perfect love. I am a part of God and He is a part of me. Therefore, I am connected and I am saved. You find the peace that you are seeking from accepting God as a part of who you are, as a part of every fiber of your being. You will never find peace outside of yourself. You will find only the illusion.
Choose today to save yourself, and by doing so, choose to save the world.
To Your Success,
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.