Faith is easy as a child for that is a gift god gives children, as we grow older we become overwhelmed and saturated by all the negativity and sorrows of our world. We become more focused on the disasters, catastrophes and heartlessness in our world and less focused on the love of God. We forget how to focus on the good things in life, the blessings God has given us and the fact we are blessed to have a life to live. We complicate everything in our lives and try to control everything in it. We willingly take control of our life and choose to deny God’s guiding hand by doing so. When we were children we just lived in faith and knew within that everything will be okay because God rules our life. We were far simpler in our childhood and we lived a happier life because of that simplicity. I also noticed how we go from being a part of a family unit as a piece of a harmonious non competitive machine into a competitive non unified singular force in the world. We leave the group mentality behind until we have our own children and family. Even then we still try to hold on to our individuality and never truly embrace being a part of a harmonious unit as we did as a child. The self becomes to big as we grow older and tends to get in the way of being totally group minded. I can remember my dad struggling with being a dad and being Steve Barbier. He tried so hard to put his self aside but in the end like most of us he would lean heavily towards the self.
When my dad kept the balance right between the self and family mentality he was one of the greatest dads out there. Keeping the group or family as the first priority and the self as secondary but not an ignored priority is the right balance or mix to aim for. We are individuals so the self is unavoidable, as long as it isn’t our main or highest priority the self is not a problem. The self can be a roadblock on the path to God and the road to happiness if we let it. If we put God and the Family before the self then all will be well. Be humble, but not to the point of sacrificing your health and/or happiness.
Put God and the well-being/Happiness of your family first then the self will fall into place.
- Be thankful for your blessings and gifts (transientreflections.com)
- We become self-absorbed and immersed in the hustle and bustle (transientreflections.com)
- So there is no rest for the mind, heart or for our weary soul. (barbierfamilly.com)
- we added a new Author to our group (transientreflections.com)
- Thank you god for all the blessings you have given me in my life. (barbierfamilly.com)
- God reaches out to you in every way possible (transientreflections.com)
- A kindhearted, compassionate and understanding person. (barbierfamilly.com)