So what keeps you from living your normal spiritual life? One may ask if it is reasonable to expect to live a normal Spiritual life without all the ups and the downs that seem to accompany it. The reason why we may not maintain more of a normal spiritual life, you know, avoiding all the ups and the downs that come our way, is because we fail to maintain our core balance at decision time: you do know that your decisions made or your allowing the decisions desired of others to be made in your life, getcha whatcha got, whether the decisions be natural or spiritual. In the natural realm of thinking, we tend to do OK because we go for what we know: when I was younger, and before every decision made became so spiritual, I just knew what I wanted to do, and it was clear. I was able to keep my core balance, it was the seesaw, and the clear decision that I made was the weight that kept me grounded. In the spiritual realm of thinking, we want to do OK, but we want to be so sure and so careful not to mess up, that we go for what we are not sure of at times: we try to be sure if God’s will is being done, if some one of influence is getting there two cents in, and here’s the problematic one, we judge wolves in sheep clothing to be the one in the know. We take their desired decision for our life at that moment, and allow it to become our decision made; henceforth another link of ups and downs added to the running chain.
Sometimes your bosom buddy is not your bosom spiritual buddy, even if both of you are believers, and both are spiritual to a degree. It’s like having good friends at work, but some of them may not be good friends to your core balance away from work: the night Fred Jr. stayed over night at your friends house with their son Phillip III, was the night Fred Jr. side of the seesaw lost forever being grounded on rated G, and family movies. The degree of difference between the core balances can make all of the difference when it comes to avoiding ups and downs. The natural similarities with another will always lead to an overlapping of the degree of difference on the spiritual side. And without the person’s intent to harm or destroy your core balance, it has a link to your normal life’s future: will it be an up, will it be a down, or will it remain your normal?
The spiritual side of the curve is harder to flatten decisions against your core balance. It requires that you become stubborn, sometimes taken as rudeness, to not allow a decision to be made in which you are not in favor. Since becoming more experienced on the spiritual side over the years, I have learned how to not allow the core balance decisions desired of others have place in my life, but it is still not as easy as back in the younger days when all was clearer. I do wish now, as far as the spiritual side was, that I could have started making decisions a couple of decades ago, as I am able to make them now. It took time to realize that doing what you need to do for you, is exactly what the people you are concerned about letting down are already doing for themselves. Once I realized that many of the people with decisions on my seesaw trying to weigh me down, are not even considering putting my desired decisions on their seesaw to weigh them down. And that once they make their decision, there is no sleep lost over how I felt about it: they got what they got, and the curve bends on. The Apostles took a while to understand that loving people did not mean taking on their decisions just to show kindness. If you make a wrong decision just to show kindness, you will have to answer to more than just your core imbalance; you will have to give an account to God for not being a good steward. Now stick to your core, and flatten the spiritual curve: when you see all that weight from the desired decisions of others wanting to sit on your seesaw, don’t be rude unless you must be, but you must be saying NO to Flatten That Curb!
Read up on the Apostle Paul, he will help you. Here is one verse from Paul, and don’t worry, he got many of them. Corinthians 11:6, But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
Father Does Love To Do The Body Good!