In my reading of “Acts of Faith” written by Iyanla Vanzant for 11/5, it spoke on the secret of long life happy, prosperous and a successful life. The secret is your attitude. Then it gave 28 points. Here are a few of them: 1) Do all things in peace; 2) Be free from fear; 3) Know God; 4) Express God ; 5) Give love ; 6) Use your talents 7) Give thanks for what you have.
I truly enjoyed this reading. Yes indeed! Here is what I got out of the daily meditation based upon the points noted above.
We can not succeed in life if we are afraid. If you do not try, how will we succeed. Are we afraid of failure? It does not matter if we fail, what matters is that we tried and we learned from our mistakes.
Know God and express God. We are made in the image of God. We were created for God’s purpose. Who else would be better qualified to acquire knowledge from than God. No one! There is nobody greater than GOD! We can begin to express God by reading his word and sharing love. God is love.
Talent. We all are given a talent(s). When we use the talent given to us by God, we excel. We excel in that area because it is something that we enjoy doing. For example, you have the talent to cook and you enjoy cooking. However you are working as a secretary and you hate to go to work. Hello! Why are you working as a secretary instead of being a cook? So you may not be trained according to the culinary school, but have a gift inside of you that can be perfected and shared with others. It needs to be shared. Take some classes and pursue your dream.
Give thanks for what you have. In all things I give thanks, because if I begin to compare what I have verses someone elses, I find that the peace, love and joy residing inside me can not be measured. God has given me unspeakable joy. Yes, I have some not so good days, but all in all, the good days far surpass the bad.
Here is Iyanla Vanzant website http://www.iyanla.com/. Check it out. The title of the book is “Acts of Faith, Daily Meditation for People of Color”.