Let's face it. We all have things that we want for ourselves, and then we have all the excuses, the remarks, the reasons, the justifications as to why it's not happening now. These excuses can include putting the onus on your immediate family members, your spouse, your job, your parents, your roommates, your husband, your wife, your girlfriends, your boyfriends, your kid, your boss, the area where you live, the world, your culture, your family's beliefs, your religion, your upline, your downline, your colleagues, those you manage, the CEO of the company you work for, your stock advisor, your portfolio manager, market conditions, weather conditions, economic conditions....you name it. See where I'm going here?
Excuses, excuses, excuses.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news here, and just try not to argue with me for a moment. Just for the time it takes for you to read this blog post or to listen to this podcast, could you suspend all pushback toward me on this? Just for a bit, is it possible to suspend judgments about why you can't reach your desires? Do you think you can do that?
"Yeah, but..." just STOP. Put it on PAUSE. You can go back to all your excuses as soon as you're done reading this (if you want to), I promise. I really will let you go back to all the whining and complaining about your life and its state, and whatever else you want to believe in. And if all of your excuses keep winning, you get to live that way for as long as you want.
I will wait for you. God will wait for you, and your whole life will wait for you to change your mind. There won't be any judgments about it; we'll just be patient with you.
I know it takes time, and sometimes things need to get a lot worse before they get better. Sometimes that's what it takes before someone decides they've had enough. I don't want that for you, but I will accept that you are on your own path and will take the time that you need, and in all that time that you're taking, you'll be learning more and more about what you don't want.
No, it's not the Universe or God who somehow has this sick plan for you, to cause you to suffer.
God is here to support you, to love you, and to give to you all that you would love to experience and have in your life. That's what it's for! That's what God is! It has created everything, including you!
And so it wants to give to you fully, so that you can be an example to all those around you of what love is, what happiness means, what joy is all about, and everything else that you were designed and meant to create in this world!
So when things aren't happening for you, and you're getting frustrated over and over and over again, it's not anything outside of you.
No, it's not God, or all of your other myriad excuses. And I'm sorry to have to be the one to give it to you straight, but I'm feeling compelled to because I want you to be empowered to create your reality like you want it to be.
You're it. You're the excuse. It's you.
Now, I don't mean this in an insulting or a condemning way. I mean that once you realize this, that what you are holding inside is the only thing blocking that beautiful flow of God force that could be coming through you, then you can open your internal eyes. You can look within and start addressing some ideas, some beliefs, some wrong thoughts and subconscious ideas that are creating what you're experiencing right now.
Look at your excuses, for instance. Are all those really true?
Have you not seen or been inspired by people who have overcome tremendous difficulty to go out there and do some amazing things?
Go inside and ask yourself how and why you might have created a scenario to push yourself to the limits of frustration. Turn your attention toward another way of looking at this. That other way of looking at things requires you to go inside and examine some hurts, some painful places that you may not want to see.
Yes, I'm sorry. Somewhere along the line, you picked up some thoughts, some ideas about yourself, that are exactly the opposite of God's idea of you.
So now: What are you going to do?
Go back to your excuses? Or do something about them, so you can unfold in miraculous ways, and be the shining light of joy, of happiness, of manifestation magnificence that you were designed to be?
The choice, the decision--the hardest part of all—is up to you.
Once that decision is made, you'll be led to all kinds of new ideas and new openings, and things will cross your path that you've never seen before. You'll be guided in new and miraculous ways that will support your decision in favor of your Self.
So, do you really want to go back to your excuses now?