Those of us working here behind the scenes love the Savior of the world. It is He, Jesus Christ, who has atoned for our sins and through His grace we are healed and redeemed.
As you finish out the year 2009, we pray it has brought you increased understanding and hope. If not, the scriptures can help you find peace. You may want to obtain your own set if you do not yet personal scriptures. But in the interim, here is a link to online scriptures. Enjoy browsing the link. Find your favorites. Transfer them to your journal. The peace that can come from pondering this way is truly restorative.
Ever see a butterfly land on a flower? It doesn’t just “chunk” itself down. No, it effortlessly lands on a petal here, a leaf there. Beauty is always full of grace.
Success can feel like a butterfly at times. When you approach it lightly, sincerely, willingly, it gracefully remains. But if you’re freaking out about deadlines, about pressure, about “must”s or “should”s or “have-to”s, you will scare away the butterflies of success with all that movement.
One of the simplest ways to invite success into your life is to still yourself and to open your heart. Are you ready for success? Are you a willing host or hostess? Do you invite it by the stillness of your soul inside?
You must prepare a place in your heart for success, much as you would a visitor who is coming to stay in your home. For her, you would pull out the fresh linens, washcloths, guest soap and towels. You would spruce up your home, expectantly waiting for your prized visitor. You would watch out the window during her expected time of arrival.
So, is this how you prepare for success in your life? Do you eagerly look for “her”? Or do you bang around, forcing your way through life, screaming at the injustices that surround you? Complaining at setbacks? Snarling at others’ successes?
Those who are successful have made a place in their heart for winning, for ease, for abundance for themselves and for others. If you’re still working on this, that is fine. It takes time to learn how to be still, still enough for a butterfly to visit and to stay. Just know that when you’re ready, and have quieted the “freaking out” and gentled the “must”s, lady success is far more likely to gently grace your life’s petals.