Finding God's Goodness

Week Nineteen. Hopelessness. Two Voices

Month Five. Fortitude to love myself, expands my hope and kindness.

How well do I listen? As I grow more aware, I see the subtlety between the two voices that play out in my head. The distinction is sometimes minuscule between the two yet can have very different trajectories. 

Eve unknowingly listened to the voice of evil, Mary the voice of God. I doubt Eve knowingly chose evil, but the choice presented was attractive and harmless on the surface, but it defied the truth, God’s truth. Mary, on the other hand, was filled with curiosity and trust when the voice of God spoke to her. As I live in the present moment, that is where I find God. I am letting go of the habit of my comfortable, fear-based thinking I have grown up with (which has become a bad habit), and surrendering to what “is” real. Fortitude in seeking God’s voice gives me the hope I need to live my best life. I focus on the gifts in front of me and do not surrender to the voice of lack. I live a life that bears the fruits of patience and kindness. 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Roman 12:2

Lord, thank You for being the way, the truth, and the life, giving me the gift of hope.

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