Up The River Without a Paddle? — Time To Follow God’s Plan — Stay In The Present Moment

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Humans find themselves “up the river without a paddle” when they least expect it. We recently visited a friend that encountered some very difficult medical issues. So we went around to talk to some of the local experts and they all suggested the same advice!

Many said simply, “Do what the doctors tell you to do.” A doctor added, “You’d be amazed at the number of people that refuse to follow medical advice and find themselves further “up the river without a paddle.”

Our homeless friend, Bob said, “Tell ‘JR’ to stay in the present moment and work on getting well from his medical problem. God will take care of the rest.”

Another friend told us, “Tell him to stay in the present moment and work on his recovery. It is amazing what a human being can do after he’s paralyzed…”

 

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Yesterday we met a guy who said: “I am not as good as I once was. I am getting older. My brain is different now. This is a big worry.”
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Guess what?  This is NORMAL.  Joe Namath, bless his heart, has no chance of ever again playing in the Super Bowl.
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Besides: The only day you can tuely influence is today. The only moment you are working on is the present moment.
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 Many of us struggle with ego, false pride and self-esteem issues. Many of us constantly worry about money, our jobs, our future security, our health or health care.
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Yet Jesus says, “Do not worry about your life.” Again and again the theme in the Bible is: “Do not be afraid.”
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A basic teaching of Christianity is: With Jesus we are OK. Do not be afraid.
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“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.”
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In other words: stay in the present moment.
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How come we refuse to believe?
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Get God To Help With Your Problem

God, I offer myself to Thee-
To build with me
and to do with me as Thou wilt.
Relieve me of the bondage of self,
that I may better do Thy will.
Take away my difficulties,
that victory over them may bear witness
to those I would help of Thy Power,
Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.
May I do Thy will always!
Thank you, God, Amen!

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 (That word “UNLESS” means this is something we cannot ignore…)
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On our Peace and Freedom web site, these are our three top “overnight reads” —

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Padre Pio
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“Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”
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– St. Pio of  Pietrelcina
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John Paul The Great (Pope Saint John Paul II) carries his cross. What cross is yours? How are you doing carrying it the way Jesus taught us?
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Our Thanks to Father Benedict J. Groeschel C.F.R. — His books can be very helpful if you are seeking God in your life ….. He helped me more than he ever knew… He also suffered a lot his last few years…

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