Sucking Honey… Clarity

Posted: July 23, 2013 in Rock, Honey, Oil
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“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.”   ―     Steve Maraboli

Sitting in my chair, trying to find some comfort as sickness has invaded my physical space for a week. my head is in a fog, my eyes feel like they will pop out. As i sit there i realize i am monitoring my breathing, allowing enough air to keep things working but holding back so as to not irritate my throat and end up in a coughing spree. Then there is the cold and shivering of one moment and the hot and sweating feelings of the next. i could go on but, no matter how many words i post to describe my plight it won’t express the misery i am feeling.

Going home early, deciding to rest and by rest i mean watching television and if i nod off, no problem. Unlike most of the civilized world our home does not have cable television nor internet. Hard to imagine, right? Television comes on to the last channel we watched the night before but today it is blank. Blank as in no picture. NOTHING HAS CHANGED! Click to the next channel, no picture. How is this possible you ask, my question exactly. Click again and there it is. That is kinda-sorta. The picture is there but is choppy. We have an HD antenna, not on the roof, but high up in a window. It’s not as though i have not had to deal with this situation before, as it happens EVERYDAY! i have to get up and move the antenna but, i don’t want to get up, i am so tired of this., I am frustrated!

Steve Maraboli’s words, “It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration” come to mind. i think i was very clear, i wanted to rest by watching television. So are his words true? As i ponder that question i come to realize that my frustration is not really with the television, the antenna nor my rest being interrupted. my frustration comes from a dissatisfaction of what i do not have. It’s an internal matter. Steve is right…  there is an area of my life that is lacking clarity.

My usual thought, “it’s ridiculous that at our age and as hard as we have and still do work that we can not afford cable and internet.” People on welfare have it. Grumbling, complaining, frustrated, to the point that i spoke these words, “This is the most frustrating thing in my life.” And as quickly as i spoke there seemed to be a response, “really?” Then the rest of Steve’s words, “Those emotions are poison to any living goal.”

I see how that can be true. my frustration (lack of clarity) is actually picking at my relationship with God. my goal is to love the Lord my God with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. It’s not a God thing that we do not have cable or internet, it’s a financial thing. But that being said i find that in most cases if i or most Americans want something we make a way to get it. Been there and done that so on this one it is i who is holding fast to not spending $50 to $100 a month on cable and internet as well as sign a two-year agreement. So why the frustration? Lack of clarity just as Steve suggested.

James 1:6-8 says, It must be in faith that ed asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord, [For being as ed is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [ed is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [ed thinks, feels, decides].

Getting Honey out of the Rock would be to adjust my desire versus adjusting the antenna. True clarity comes By Sucking Honey out of the Rock!

Honey – Knowledge ,knowing the deeper things of God. Understanding, realizing what they mean. Wisdom, discerning how they apply to my life.

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Comments
  1. Silver Price says:

    The third cause of a lack of clarity, which brings on spiritual anxiety, is that almost invariably its victims are not interested in doctrine. Sometimes these people will foolishly contrast what they regard as spiritual reading of the scriptures with doctrine. They say that they are not interested in doctrine, that they like biblical interpretations instead.

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