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DID YOU PACK THESE BAGS YOURSELF, SIR?

So there you have it, I started a blog based on THE PEBBLE and a journey of self-discovery and ended up on my own escapade of finding out what is going on inside my head. Is there a more secure guinea pig than the author himself? I think not, and at this point I offer my humblest apologies for bunching up a group of days of the 21 day journey but that is how it is with self-discovery, sometimes things get out of the process and kind of crazy.

What did I find out about me and my inner self? Well much like you, I have worked out that some stuff is my baggage and other stuff is simply other travellers luggage that I am carrying through life and I don’t want it no more..

MEGA-CHURCHES AND THE WIZARD OF OZ!

It is no secret I am a Christian, whatever that tag means you, but to me it means I follow Jesus Christ and believe all the bible says about this man/God who raised the dead, healed the sick and died on a cross for me. Cool and kind of mind blowing stuff.

I have worked out that Christian land is very much like the land of Oz. What do I mean? Well, there is no doubt REAL magic and amazing events likely to happen at any moment but sadly the main people in power are often nothing more than normal human beings hanging onto power behind a curtain, desperately trying to keep a grip on the people through a process of manufactured atmosphere and yet the real POWER is simply out there among the munchkins. My God does not need megaphones and smoke machines He just needs open hearts and willing citizens of His new Kingdom!

Real change begins the day you see God for who He is and also see the wizards behind the curtains…Things can change, but only really change when you stop looking for the wizard and start seeing the power in the people along the yellow brick road!

Ding Dong and all that jazz

Be you, Be Blessed!

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The problem with a journey of self discovery is that it is a very frustrating trial. It is the horrible realisation that perhaps all that you fled from is actually all that you are. I know I have been there!

Let me explain. You take a massive jump of ‘faith’ when you are lost, confused and sometimes basically exhausted. It is also at that time of mental fuzziness, as I call it, that people will sway you in their direction by soft words and clever speech. One day you suddenly ‘wake up’ and realise that you were not that bad of a person to start with. Yeah you needed some tweaks and turns of your character but a wholesale change, no way. Problem is now how do you get back to the land that you left behind?

That question is rarely looked at in any teaching about self-discovery I heard. All I seem to hear is “you are the best, you can be the best and press on!”. What about if I want to to go back? What if I just want to click my heels and return to Kansas, can someone preach on that or is it easier to say the fluffy things of the future?

Self discovery is not a journey for you to manipulate so you can leave current problems behind, it is a step by step questioning of your very soul, beliefs and flaws and the honest humility to know when you made a massive mistake and try to take the brave steps of going back into your past and maybe start again!

Be blessed guys and keep asking those questions

 

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Searching For Identity – Day 4.

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Searching For Identity- Day Two.

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Face value, we have heard it said many times to take things at face value. I challenge us not to simply accept everything as ‘the way it is’, because nothing is really what it seems, good or bad. 

Emotion and the words of those people around you that have filled your life will paint a picture of their understanding of who you are, base purely on how you fit into their plan for their life. If I am correct then you are reading this because you want to know where you fit into your life plan. That my friend, is a whole new ball game.

I have often said ‘the most depressing reading is the mind of your friends because it is written in the ink of their optics’. God created you for a single mission, a purpose that will fulfill all that is within you. However to hear God you often have to silence the crowd…… look that big leather book holding up the coffee table even says so   Psalm 46:10 He says “Be still, and know that I am God;

See you tomorrow for Day 3, be blessed and be YOU (well as much as you know so far)

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Welcome to Day One guys!

I decided to start this 21 Day session based on the background theme of my new fantasy fiction novel THE PEBBLE – Discovery Is Only The Beginning’. (check it out if you fancy a read).

Day One

Life is not made of one single event, no one definable act shapes your destiny and purpose, no one triumph or tragedy of your past makes your tomorrows. Rather a tangled thread of genetics, other peoples choices, and perhaps your own, sent you into a unsure existence today. Stop trying to build a picture with the jigsaw pieces of the past, you may find that the image you end up with is not reality at all!

Ecclesiastes 1:9 (it is a book in the bible, honest) tells us that

What has been will be again,

what has been done will be done again;

there is nothing new under the sun

This however was written when the author felt sorry for himself, there IS a new thing today under heaven….YOU! So, take a deep breath and start the steps to discovery of what you are not and maybe what you really are!

Until tomorrow,

Be Real!

 

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A Time of Freedom, But Often A Day Of Nothing!.

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