God gave you legs, but you have to do the walking. God gave you a back, but you have to stand-up straight. God gave you a head, but you have to hold it high and use it. This is not a religious message about being saved “by grace” or “by works.” Believe what you desire about salvation. Jesus may give you eternal life, but until then, your ass is going to stay right where it is until you do something about it. Let’s talk about this moment right now. If you fall in the mud, stand-up and go take a shower. Don’t pray to be delivered from the mud. There are some things you can do, and you should certainly do whatever is in your power. God’s favorite type of prayer is action. Get off of your knees and pray with action. God loves a prayer of action. Move your ass. Be grateful. Do something. Be something.
1. Have faith in yourself
You were given the tools to thrive! Don’t live your whole life on holy crutches. Don’t be a lifelong spiritual welfare recipient. Don’t be a lazy spiritual beggar, no different than a child constantly asking a parent for money and handouts. God’s prayer-line is not a wheel of fortune or a lottery for the indolent. “God helps those who help themselves,” may not be in the Bible, but it sure makes sense to me. Faith doesn’t work if you don’t even believe it. Moses couldn’t part the Red Sea if he didn’t even show up. Show up in life. Believe. Have faith. Show up for yourself. Believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself! Don’t you realize who and what you are? Why do you deny your own incredible power? Who convinced you of the lie that you are weak?
2. The best way to be thankful for the gift of life is to not throw it away
You are the offspring of incredible creative forces and have received the gift of life! With all respect to your religion or world-view — thank God, thank the universe, thank evolutionary processes — the keyword is “thank” — just have some gratitude and be thankful. While the ingrates duke-it-out about the true God, you take each breath in holy gratitude. The best way to be thankful for the gift of life is to not throw it away. Please don’t waste-away in front of a TV waiting to win a lottery during the precious few hours you are not imprisoned in corporate shackles.
3. Your perfect life is matchless
Life is calling you. The other life. The analogue life. The real. Nature is calling you. And people too. Wondrous royal souls are waiting to meet, appreciate and experience you. We are all royal heirs of the divine unknown. Meeting another person is always a sacred event. Life is a sacred event. You are sacred. You are a miracle of creation. You are pure wonderment. Look at the majesty of — you! You are art in motion. You are incomparable. Your perfect life is matchless. Your precious gift of life is unrivaled like each snowflake. You are so fine and unique that it is impossible that there will ever be another like you. Give thanks!
4. This is your moment
This is your moment; this ephemeral instant is your unfolding life. Make your life a tribute equal to the magnitude of the gift of life. Rush out into holy life and shine. Witness each moment in astounded jubilation. Take every holy breath in gratitude. Rejoice in life!
You are reading a portion of writings from the #1 National Best-Seller, “Simple Reminders.”