Maureen Renfro's Blog: Inspirational Word of the Month

Monday, August 6, 2012

Inspirational Word of the Month

Have you ever done something you knew you really shouldn’t and then spent days feeling completely incapable and defeated because of it? Often when we regret something we’ve done, we start to doubt ourselves and our ability to change. This feeling can stay with us for days, weeks, even years if we let it.

It’s a great trick of the Negative Side to not only cause us to fall but also to then keep us down.

We all have times when we are reactive; moments of extreme selfishness even. It’s up to us whether we stay in the negativity by wallowing in it and beating ourselves up or we choose to change.

When we do something wrong our heads can quickly become filled with questions like: Why did this happen? How could I have done such a thing?

These may seem like intelligent questions, but the key to our spiritual transformation and fulfilment is to ask: When will I start working to make things better?

The answer can—and should—always be “right now” no matter how far we may have fallen five minutes ago. Making the commitment to try again and try harder than before is what re-connects us to the Light. We shouldn’t forget or dismiss the damage we may have caused by our negative actions, but perseverance is not something to be postponed.

It’s not about our successes but what we do with our failures that really count.

No one ever ran a marathon or won a world championship without falling down or losing a few games. Don’t ever give up.

I’ll tell you a secret, too: It’s always darkest before the dawn.

When you’re hanging by a thread with everything against you and you feel you can’t possibly take a minute more, now is not the time to give up because this is the moment the Light is about to be revealed.

We can never afford to forget that with certainty and the Light there is nothing we can’t do, Nothing.