"Be careful what you pray for."
Surely you've heard this expression. It means you might just get what you ask for and, in some cases, that can mean you will be challenged.
A few years ago, I read a great article about Jim Carrey in the New Yorker. He is a pretty spiritual guy, which some people may find surprising, and he was talking about prayer and meditation. He said, "When you pray for wisdom you get your butt kicked."
Why is that? Because the only way we become wise is by learning from our mistakes. Experience is the greatest teacher of all.
As many of you know, I pray for courage. A lot. And do you know what I get? Opportunities to practice walking through my fear. AKA some pretty serious butt-kicking.
How else can I become fearless? I always say the healing path does not work by magic. It works by work.
We have to do the work if we desire the reward. I have to walk through my fear if I desire courage. It's that simple.
One of my fears is the fear of disappointing people. Believe me, the last thing I want to do is create a situation whereby I have to conquer this fear. But guess what, folks? I am currently living out the aforementioned situation. Did I create it? Certainly not on purpose.
Be careful what you pray for.
The good news is that I am riding it out. This is where the tool of spiritual perception comes in. If I see it from a spiritual angle, namely that because I am committed to fearlessness my fears will manifest in order to be conquered, then I can handle anything that comes down the pipe. It's all for a Higher Purpose.
Not easy. Scary. Uncomfortable. But worth it. So worth it!
Inspiring Message of the Day: I am willing to see the challenges in my life from a spiritual angle. Challenges arise to teach me exactly what it is I've set out to learn. When I recognize this Truth, I can overcome anything.