I Have Come, Not To Bring Peace . . .
A Thought Adjuster Speaks - # 150
June 4, 2004
Dear one, let us discuss how to overcome your animal attributes of requiring instant gratification. You need to root out the habits that keep you an earthbound creature, still, without spirit-wings to soar before the throne of Almighty God.
The pull of the world is very strong with its increasing materialism, so the matter of eternal life only gets cursory attention. Become aware of how ensnared you are by commercialism of: buy this, buy that, a bigger this, a better that.
For before you know it, you will have fallen into the claws of the god of money, because you have bought into the false belief that worldly goods are the answer to happiness, but that which you truly want will never be satisfied.
Now here is the secret; if you truly desire an inner peace; the Peace your Master Jesus spoke of. He said, "I have come, not to bring Peace, but a sword." The true meaning is to do the work within your self, to overcome that animal urge of instant gratification and satisfaction, for this will never be filled, but only temporary gratified.
And evil knows this and preys on the weaknesses of people.
To start fighting this impulse, you need the sword of self-discipline, to be able to honestly say to yourself, "Do I really need this, or can I train myself to resist, and not give in to this urge."
See if you can gain some ground here. You need a sharp sword to cut away this instinctive animal urge that tries to take over, because the line between needs and wants has become blurred, and the god of mammon and the gratification of the flesh have almost completely taken over.
Peace of mind remains nebulous and illusive to most humans. It is never too late to turn within and search for My Still Small Voice, which ever so patiently waits to be heard, and can give each mortal that Peace of mind and rest in their soul, that all so earnestly desire, and know not how to obtain.
Come into the Silence awhile, and gain a peace the world can never give you.
© 11:11 Progress Group.