Conflict brings negative thoughts into
my life. It doesnít resolve issues; instead, it polarizes and inflames
them. It makes my life worse and steals my joy as I fight battles that
should never be fought.
Conflict is one of the plausible self-deceptions of life. I think
fighting will make my life better, but when the battle is over, my life
is worse. Conflict leaves a trail of destruction, and I lose more than
I gain. When I add up the benefits of fighting with other people, the
sum is always zero. I am my own worst enemy when I take the path of
It doesnít matter if the conflict is personal or on a global scale, the
result is the same. Conflict is the road to exhaustion and a mind full
of negative thoughts.
My life is only a flicker, and itís too short to be filled with conflict
and consumed with negative thoughts. Since these two culprits usually
travel hand in hand, I banish them both from my mind. I refuse to give
them any of my precious time.
Although I don't believe in reincarnation, if I ever do come back for
another life, I would like to do it as an eagle.
Come to think of it, I don't need to be reincarnated to fly like an
eagle. The Bible says, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their
strength; they mount up with wings and fly like an eagle.
If I put my trust in God and live the dream that He placed in my heart,
I will spread my wings and fly. I will go farther and fly higher than I
could ever do on my own.
There is no limit to how good my life can become when I soar on the
updrafts of God's love.
With God's help, I will fly like an eagle.
REACHING FOR GOD'S DREAMS
I love this picture of a butterfly reaching for his dreams. From his
perch, he leans forward as far as he can, and he extends his proboscis
to its very limits to suck the nectar of life. This butterfly is going
Butterflies are programmed to reach for their dreams. Their tiny brain
is on autopilot, and they don't have any choice. Their brain is locked
into the nectar of life.
Although my brain is a trillion times larger and more complex than that
of the butterfly, I am not on autopilot. God gave me the power of
choice, and if I ever live my dreams, it will be because I chose to. He
gave me the ability to decide my own destiny and to choose my own
God even went one step further. He has a dream for my life that is
better than anything I can imagine. He has a plan that's custom
designed just for me, and if I run with his plan I will have an awesome
I'm not restricting myself to my own limited dreams. I am reaching for
God's dream for my life, and I can hardly wait to see what happens.