Everyone comes into our life to mirror back to us some part of ourselves we cannot or will not see. They show us the parts we need towork on or let go of. They reveal to us the things we do and the effects they have on ourselves and others. They say to us openly the things we say to ourselves silently. They reveal to us the fears, doubts, weaknesses and character flaws we know we have but refuse to address or acknowledge. We can usually see the faults of thers very clearly. We all have people in our lives who anger or annoy us, who rub us the wrong way. They may bring pain and disruption. They may reject us, abandon us and create some sort fo harm. Before we ge busy trying to fix the person or remedy the situation, we should ask ourselves, "Why is this person in my life?" "What am I doing to draw this person to myself?" "How do I need what they do, and how can I release this need?" When we we cleanse, heal, and bring ourselves into balance, everyone in our lives will do the same or disappear.
I Will Receive Everything I Ask For, But Only If I Really Want It.
Ann spent six and a half months living in a basement with rats and mice. Every day she prayed for a safe place to sleep. her prayers were finally answered. A Friend offered her the living room sofa. After two weeks of living out of shopping bags, she starte praying again. "Please! All I want is a rom with a bed." Three months later her daily prayer was heard. She founda six-by-nine-foot room with enough space for her body, a bed, and four milk carts to hold her clothes. Why didn’t Ann ask for a three-bedroom house with a basement, backyard and garage? Because like most of us, Ann’s tendency was to limit God. For some reason we get stuck in our immediate need and we think God is stuck there too. We believe that the one who created the earth, sun, stars, mountains, rivers, oceans and trees has nothing left to give. How long will it take us to realize we have an unlimited account with the universal bank? Our prayers make the withdrawals. Our faith is the deposit.
From Acts of Faith, Iyanla Vanzant.