Many times in our struggles to grow, to transform ourselves, we get stuck—we just don’t seem to move forward. Even though we yearn to be more, to overcome a problem, even though we want to follow our inner leadings, we just seem stuck on dead center. I know of many areas in my life where I’ve wanted to grow where I just haven’t made progress.
Even though we may even know how to grow, how to take the next steps, we oftentimes don’t. We really become in danger of freezing our spiritual growth and sinking into mediocrity and depression.
In Urantia Book Paper 157, we read this quote in our April 25 online study group:
And there can be no peace in the heart or progress in the mind unless you fall wholeheartedly in love with truth, the ideals of eternal realities.
–Jesus (Urantia Book Paper 157)
There is a profound principle at work here. What can be done?
Fortunately, we have the power to instantly start forward movement, and we have a limitless source of power and inspiration with us, every step of the way. You can meet any challenge of personal growth with the divine power within.
The Creator —our Universal Father—gives you an individual, inner spirit guide that can guide you to your destiny, a limitless future of joy, achievement, and satisfaction, starting right now, here.
When man consecrates his will to the doing of the Father’s will, when man gives God all that he has, then does God make that man more than he is.
— (Urantia Book Paper 117)
You are a child of God with a limitless potential, because within you is a divine spirit with infinite, transformative power. You have the ultimate teacher from the ultimate source.
So, wholeheartedness is the key. It won’t work to give 99.99%, you have to give 100%.
This does not mean that you have to give 100%, all the time. But, it does mean that you only grow in those moments when you give 100% of your will—your decisions—to God. You need to seek and respond to the leading within. The key is to create more and more of these moments of 100% decisions in order to keep your momentum going. It’s like a train. At first it’s hard to get it moving, but once in motion, it’s easy to keep it going.
So, I invite you to take the divine adventure, to begin the journey to the life you were meant to lead. Start making those small, 100% decisions for God, and soon, before you know it, you will be moving on the ride of your life.
When the mental mobilization is absolutely total on any level of the psychic upreach toward spirit attainment, when there exists perfection of the human motivation of loyalties to the divine idea, then there very often occurs a sudden down-grasp of the indwelling spirit . . .
–(Urantia Book Paper 100)
So, join me as we build an incredible future, one step at a time, one 100% decision, one 100% effort, at a time. All you have to do is accept the divine experience within and act on it. All that matters is that you are moving forward. Make no excuses, forget the past, and you will move to a future of growth beyond the present. Come, take the step. Walk with the Creator. Join the family of eternity, God pioneers!
Peace be with you, my Friend.
You are a child of God. We are family.