Last weekend, I was channel surfing and I came across the Charles Schwab golf challenge. I am sure you saw all the articles showing how Kevin Na, who won the tournament, decided to gift the prize of 1973 Dodge Challenger vintage car to his caddie. It was such a nice story to hear. Anyway, when Kevin Na was being interviewed, he said on day one of the tournament right before he was set to tee off that he visualized his name engraved on the trophy. I am fascinated of how people have the ability to manifest things into their own lives.
At the crux of mindfulness, is to be fully aware of where we are and what we are doing. Taking that awareness and applying it to living more faithfully in God, I believe we have the ability to manifest God’s glory through our actions on a daily basis.
Our minds, much like our lives are filled with pieces that we are trying to piece together to form the best possible outcome. I don’t know about you, but some days just getting out of bed can be difficult. Too often, I find myself thinking about work, chores, or the long list of obligations awaiting for me. Some days, I am overwhelmed with the- to do’s of life; and all I really feel like doing is to curl back up into a ball and pull the sheets over my head and go back to sleep. But I failed to realize, that today I have the choice, today I have the opportunity, to make this new day a great day. I have the power to manifest happiness into this day.
Recognizing God in everything we do gives us purpose in daily living. Each action can now be served up to the Lord as prayer and devotion. With the right mind set, we can arrange our minds to serve God from the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep. When we apply this mindset of God in everything we do, we can lead happier and more fulfilled lives.
I challenge you to start every day with the mindset that all my actions of today are for the Glory of God. You will see that you will no longer let negative thoughts enter in your mind. You will want to hop out of bed and get the day started. Yes, days will be hard. Things in your life will come up and you will get distracted. But, I urge you to re-arrange your mindset to be in service to God instead of waiting for God to simply answer you.
Like everything else habits take time to form. Don’t get discouraged. Keep at it. Let God take the lead, and be ready for the wonderful and no-so wonderful things He wants us to endure.