I Discover A Gold Mine
Some time ago, I came across a few lines of writing that have added much peace and joy to my daily living. The words struck me like a bolt of lightning, awaking myself to possibilities that I never thought attainable. I thought to myself that this must be a direct message from the Lord.
The writer, a highly respected one, said: “I have met six truly great people in my lifetime. In researching their lives to discover the secret of their greatness, I found a common set of traits running their ways of doing things. They never worried and they never hurried.”
The last sentence caught my attention, because I, like so many others, thought that no one could divorce worry from living. However, these six people, human beings like myself, succeeded in training themselves to put aside fretful thoughts and to act in a measured way without haste and stress. Undoubtedly, these attitudes helped these six people to reach success.
The words, they never worried and they never hurried, found a warm place in my heart, taking on the preciousness of a real treasure. In past days, these words have run through my mind at a time when I would ordinarily fret about worry about poor results in the struggle to live. In spite of the peace shattering ideas in my mind, the few words above, spoken quietly to myself, brought a consoling blanket of peace to my worrisome heart.
In our heart of hearts, truly believe that we can live without that devastating attitude of mind that strips a human being of personal morale and joyfulness. What me, we will say, give up worrying and low down in my way of doing things? Impossible! Yes, I thought like that too, until the words above, they never worried and they never hurried.
Amazing, with confidence in my own powers and God’s ever present help, my outlook has changed drastically. A new time of peace and inner calm has come to me. Tasting this way of life, I wanted to share this “good news” with all our readers.
As we enter the New Year of 2013, take these words above to heart. A year without worry and stress will bring us close to Our God Who knows when a sparrow falls to the ground.