Sometimes we face an enemy within ourselves that has the goal of keeping us from succeeding in life in all aspects including spiritual growth. The enemy is our own lack of self-confidence and self-esteem. It is like having someone constantly whispering in our ear words of discouragement and negativity. I think we all face such an enemy every day within ourselves, just some of us have learned to ignore it or rise above its tactics. Even though we are individuals and have both self-realization and freewill we are also a biological computer of sorts. We are influenced greatly by our knowledge, wisdom and experiences we have had during our lifetime. This is where the enemy within finds its weapons and fuel, it seeks out our mistakes, regrets and weaknesses from our past. The only way to overcome that is to realize you have grown beyond those things and that you have learned from them as well.
Making mistakes is all part of the learning process, we are supposed to fail so we can learn , grow and move on to the next lesson of life. We are not supposed to hold on to our failure and make it a driving force within our lives. The enemy within is but the side of ourselves that never grew up and out of the sorrow and regret we had from our past failures. We need to learn to forgive ourselves for past mistakes and learn from them so we do not repeat them in the present or future. Put our past behind us but remember the lessons learned within it. Live not in the past for it exists no more, live not in the future for it has not yet come to pass. Live within the here and now, be the most you can be and embrace the present for it is where life is lived.
Yesterday is dead and gone, Tomorrow is but a dream yet to be realized and today is where the two meet. Today is the place and time we are meant to live in.
- Day 27 Menu- Joy, Mourning and Sorrow (thejoyfeast.wordpress.com)
- Drowning but Above Surface (55ckc.wordpress.com)
- Lookup… (robingrayservantleader.wordpress.com)
- Love Your Enemies (mybestessay1000.wordpress.com)
- Revolution Bitly #6 (johnettasamone.wordpress.com)
- Mistakes. (figure8misguided.wordpress.com)
- 2 Chronicles 19, 20; Revelation 8; Zechariah 4; John 7 (66books.wordpress.com)