A Rare Kind of Faith/Do the Challenges EVER stop (2in1)

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A Rare Kind of Faith/Do the Challenges EVER stop (2in1)

Postby lori67k » Thu May 24, 2018 5:58 am

A most notable article worthy of reading... for those (like myself, even now) who feel they are swimming in the muck of life and can't get out, regardless of everything we (generally speaking) might be doing that is right, somehow life still seems wrong... this is an awesome article. If you have a few moments to spare, take the time to read this :) This article mentions God a bit in it, but you don't have to be religious or believe in one single "God" to appreciate the valuable insights and lessons (er rather guidance) within. It's with love I share this with you all here at CH. I hope the message within can bring inspiration to those who need it. Many blessings 1ht 1ks 1d

Source of article:
http://ararekindoffaith.com/these-prosperity-laws-arent-working/?inf_contact_key=c302c0cb6ebeae4fd89f058197eb9e615fc3ade180be04d176a13e1bc4c5ba05#

These Prosperity Laws Aren’t Working!

Here’s a question I received that I think is worth discussing. The reader said:

“Since reading the Jackrabbit Factor and feeling elated, it seems that our finances have gone down the tubes. I have not been able to pay bills on time, money is taking longer than usual to come in, we have bounced checks, etc. I know right now I am dwelling on the negative, but wondered why this is happening just at the time that I feel I have discovered the answer?”

Here’s my reply, somewhat modified:

When you’re aiming for big changes, it’s normal to face equally big setbacks, which test your commitment to achieving the goal. Success does not come as a result of what happens to you, but from thinking right in the face of adversity; and as we know, there will be opposition in all things.

In other words, the adversity IS the opportunity. Think right, right NOW, and you will unlock the door to greater success than would have been possible without the adversity.

Stop and ponder that one for a moment.

The good news is that the Supply is unlimited. We must remember that all things come from Original Substance and nature is abundant. Prosperity abounds!

So if we experience “lack”, it is not because there is lack; there is only abundance. In this very moment, you have all you need. It is when we think ahead to future needs that we look at our “limited” supply and worry that it won’t last. (‘Future’ meaning 5 minutes from now or 50 years from now, the principle is the same.)

In this moment, we can be grateful.

We have the air we need to breathe, a heart that pumps oxygen to all of our limbs, stores of energy to keep our heart pumping; yes, in this moment we should be calm and grateful that God has supplied us with everything we need here and now.

No matter what anticipated troubles may come tomorrow, in this very moment, God has provided abundantly. To worry is to resist a situation that hasn’t even happened yet. As you may have heard, that which we resist, persists. Consider Mark Twain’s comment, “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”

When we worry, we cut off our mind to possible solutions.

Prosperity becomes elusive and hidden. We must relax, hope, expect, and look for the solution which, by law, must exist. Every problem has a solution, by the law of polarity.

Challenges are healthy for us, because they require us to stretch our limits and grow. We can pause and be grateful for the challenge, because it turns our thoughts toward our Father in Heaven. Anything that does that is a blessing, for we are promised that as we draw near unto Him, he will draw near unto us.

Let me share a segment from another powerful book that takes a Christian approach to the law of attraction:

“’Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity’ is true, for when man reaches his limit, he hopelessly stops his efforts. When he relaxes from his strain, the Law has a chance to reply to his desires, and things begin to change for him…

“The mind is like a sponge. We squeeze it hard with our anxious thoughts, but not until we can release the pressure and allow the sponge to take its normal shape can it become absorbent and receptive again.” (“Working with the Law”, p 82-83, Raymond Holliwell)

Finally, an understanding of the seven laws is imperative when things don’t appear to be going the way you expected. The whole objective is to “think right” when things go wrong, because if you do, you can be sure that the best possible outcome will be yours, and will soon enough be reflected in reality. Feeling gratitude now, no matter what is going on in your life, is the quickest way to flip the switch and prepare your mind for answers.

Related: Do the challenges EVER stop? http://ararekindoffaith.com/do-the-challenges-ever-stop/

Do the Challenges Ever Stop?
Positive Thinking Tip: When you are down to nothing, God is up to something.

It’s thrilling to discover the principles of prosperity, and it’s especially exciting when you see them work for the first time.

From there, you feel empowered and encouraged to think bigger and test the principles on more significant tasks. But when you face a setback, you might be left wondering, “What just happened here? I thought that if I just live the principles perfectly, the rest of my life would be easy!”

I have an answer for this, and I hope it doesn’t burst anyone’s bubble too much… but we were placed on this earth to grow.

All life is compelled to grow and expand. That is one of the definitions that helps us determine whether something is alive: does it grow?

In order for us to grow, we must have challenges that stretch us beyond our present limits. We must work our mental muscles and exercise our mind, body, and spirit in order to have the joy and experience the success that only comes through growth and expansion. There are few joys that exceed the feeling of facing a difficult challenge, and overcoming it.

The truth is, that if we ever found ourselves without challenges, we would become unhappy and restless.

Remember when you were a child, and your mother tried to teach you how to tie your shoe?

Did it work the first time you tried it? Probably not. And it was probably very frustrating, and likely evoked some tears.

In that moment, there had never been so great a challenge in your life. You wanted to throw in the towel, give up, and if it didn’t make you cry, it probably made you growl in frustration. However, in time, it became old hat for you and you could do it without even thinking.

Then when you were in sixth grade, your teacher probably assigned you a book report that would take several weeks and had to fill up about 4 pages. You had never done an assignment that big before, and it was overwhelming. In time, and after being required to do a number of similar assignments, it was no big deal. What took several weeks could be completed in a day, because you had experience.

Fast forward to college.

Remember those projects that ultimately determined your final grade? Remember the countless hours on the computer? Remember closing off your social life in order to meet that deadline? It was overwhelming, and the stress was unbelieveable. You had never been required to work so hard on something so important! If you were like me, you shed many tears and begged your professor more than once for mercy.

Then for some of you, you started in the work force and had job pressures and bills to pay. Sometimes it was too much to bear. You thought you had it pretty tough until…

You got married and added a spouse to the picture.

Now there were work pressures, bills to pay, and a spouse to please. Who knew that being responsible to one other person could stir things up that much?

Pretty soon, you got into the routine of things, and even though things are tough, you have no idea what tough means until…

You start having children.

Are there words to describe how complicated things became when kids entered the picture??

Now wait a minute… think back to the time when you were learning to tie your shoe. Oh, if only life were that easy now!!!

But remember, at the time, when you were six and you had to figure out how to pull the string just enough to make a loop and not enough to make a knot, it was as though the world was falling apart and it was nearly more than you could cope with.

One day, today’s challenges will look like child’s play as you learn to conquer them.

All that I do through my books and programs is to provide the tools you need to learn how to succeed in overcoming the challenges you face today. Will challenges in general go away? No.

But you’ll be prepared to handle bigger challenges, and you’ll grow in faith, hopefully learning to rely more perfectly on God in all you do.

It seems that life will only get more challenging.

WAIT!

I didn’t say life has to get worse… or even harder, but it will constantly deliver more and more ADVANCED challenges.

As we learn the laws and adopt them into our habits, we become successful at overcoming them more and more gracefully. Every challenge could easily seem overwhelming… but only relative to what we’ve conquered in the past.

Challenges are important because they help us build confidence.

Imagine a child who never gained confidence in learning something simple… what if they were required to hold office as president of a large organization! Each challenge is intended to lead us along to receive all that God would have us receive. Each is an opportunity to overcome and gain increased confidence in the partnership we are developing between ourselves and God.

You can get good at handling finances and attracting wealth. Learning to achieve prosperity is a skill that can be improved. Just as you got good at tying a shoe, this is one skill that can become a strength.

Don’t get discouraged if new challenges show up. It doesn’t mean you are failing. It means you have grown to a point where God believes you can handle something else. It is an indication of His increased faith in you.

I heard somewhere, “When you are down to nothing, God is up to something”. There is joy to be had in the struggle. As we learn to find peace in each whirlwind of trouble around us, that is success. Then, the prosperity you want begins to flow naturally.

Seek peace and prosperity comes, seek prosperity and peace flees.

For more about what to think when you don’t know what to think, read Hidden Treasures (it’s free).
http://www.hiddentreasuresbook.com/

Prosper on! Originally published Apr 19, 2007


Whenever we try to live up to other's expectations and perceptions of how they think we should be, look like, act like, become... we are only setting ourselves up to fail miserably! In the end, no one is happy. Please yourself first, love yourself most, seek out only those things that make 'you' feel good, those things that lend you many moments of peace; live your truth and be who you are. Only you are the true source of your own happiness. Make it happen 1ht

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Re: A Rare Kind of Faith/Do the Challenges EVER stop (2in1)

Postby DualWanderer3 » Sun May 27, 2018 9:15 pm

Doesn't really help when everyone eltses growth hinders yours every time you try though. 2sd Espeshally if that hindrence is from you not fitting in to a moled that everyone elts fits into,people wanting you to grow faster and trying to force it,or life being so unatural and unlogical with only things like money, manipulation,and pacifisum to things you should be fighting being the only way to progress because law and morals are more focused on being loyal and peaceful then being right and secure. 2sp At least you can't be cut back down to square one if you avoid most social interaction in genaral unless its nessacary right?

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Re: A Rare Kind of Faith/Do the Challenges EVER stop (2in1)

Postby lori67k » Mon May 28, 2018 9:21 pm

If that works for you, then you should do that... I'm a fairly sociable person, but pick my friends carefully, if someone attempts to bring me down and mold me into their perceptions and it doesn't feel good or right for me, then i simply leave that person behind and forge my own path. That goes for leaving behind thoughts and belief systems that do not work for me, too. We (each one of us) are here to grow and develop in ways that work for us, not to be what others want us to be or to please others

Be your own kind of happy, or if not happy, find those things, including thoughts and beliefs that will help you become happy, at least at peace with yourself and with your circumstances and environment

For me, that's what this article/s represents... forging your own path to becoming and experiencing the best you and the life we all want for ourselves

Many blessings 1ht


Whenever we try to live up to other's expectations and perceptions of how they think we should be, look like, act like, become... we are only setting ourselves up to fail miserably! In the end, no one is happy. Please yourself first, love yourself most, seek out only those things that make 'you' feel good, those things that lend you many moments of peace; live your truth and be who you are. Only you are the true source of your own happiness. Make it happen 1ht


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