Prayer Request

Friday, 15 February 2008
Posted by Neugier

I was working with a woman who requested prayer to help her get her dream home. When I invited her to tell me about it, she drew this verbal picture: “It’s on a high hill surrounded by tall trees, with a broad ocean view.”
“Great,” I affirmed. “Now please tell me what is the primary feeling that the house gives you?”
“Security,” she answered. “Having that house would help me feel secure.”
“And the trees?”
“Trees represent growth and expansion to me.”
“What is the feeling of being on a hill?”
“And what does seeing the ocean tap you into?”
“Depth,” she answered resolutely.
“So it’s not the house on the hill you are seeking, but security, growth, perspective, and depth.
“HHhhmm. I never thought of it that way. Maybe so.”
“And if you could feel all those good things without having the house, would you still need the house?”
Smiling contemplatively “Maybe not.”
I was not trying to talk her out of her dream house; indeed I would be thrilled to know that she got it. I just wanted to point out to her that while she seems to be on an outer journey to collect these goodies, she is really on an inner journey. I told her that if she could get the feelings of security, growth, perspective, and depth right where she stands, two things would likely happen: (1) she would feel fabulous; and (2) the house on the hill would likely come effortlessly. That’s the power of claiming your blessings rather than struggling for them.
You cannot personally transform the entire world. But you can transform your portion of it.
Connect with yourself, your past your present, your future, with others, and with God, right where you stand, and He will take care of the rest.


Beth said...

3 posts in one week. . . .gee what are you drinking!!!! LOL