I have been a little slack on my posts lately. Since I have last posted, we have driven across the Smokey Mountains, camped in a flooded state park, took a dip in the Atlantic Ocean, cannonballed across South Carolina, only to arrive back at our starting point.
Included in the trip were detours, RV failures, picnics, anger towards the man, depression, joy, and other emotional traumas. We drove in storms, bartered and lost with a park ranger, and somehow ended up illegally swimming, but no sir, honest we are not swimming.
So with all that excitement, I should have plenty to write about! That is true! But I am not going to write about any of it today. The only part of what you will see concerning this trip is the photo. That was an amazing park! A few hours later that site was scheduled to be underwater. While we were checking out I could hear another ranger panicking as they realized they forgot to turn off the power to those outlets.
So what am I going to talk about today? I am going to talk about Potential! I read a fascinating post of Business Guru Seth Godin.
In the blog post Mr. Godin summarizes all of us. We are a bunch babies.
Hiding from change. Hiding from responsibility. Hiding from the prospect of feeling foolish.
We hide by avoiding things that will change us. We hide by asking for reassurance. We hide by letting someone else speak up and lead.
We live in fear of feelings.
We don’t go after our dreams because we are afraid of what others think.
I thought this was interesting, but someone recently read to me a scripture. The passage was the response Jesus gave when he was confronted about if he claimed to be the Son of God:
Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods”’[d]? 35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside— 36 what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? (John 10:34-36)
I did a little Google-Fu and found quite a few references in the Old Testament that looked like this:
“I said, ‘You are “gods”;
you are all sons of the Most High.’ (Psalm 82:6)
I think something snapped inside me. I realized that I am not living up to my potential. I am hoping for people to give me jobs, or raises, or bonuses. I am hoping that someone will notice me and elevate me.
I have Jesus in me. And if Jesus has God in Him, then I also have God in me.
I am a god!
Am I living life like a god? Would a god ask to be saved?
No! A god is someone who will use his power to get the job done. A god understands the source of his power – In this case it is clearly Jesus the Christ.
So what what if you are not a believer of Jesus the Christ? You know what? I find it hard to believe that at Judgement day you won’t be. It will just be a matter of will you chose to let him pardon you of all sins and deeds gone bye.
The promise of Jesus is completed at Judgement, but in the mean time, his power is so great it can live inside of us right now.
So at this moment I am struggling with how to live like a god. How to know my limits and not be a slave.
During the Holidays I was pretty depressed. I went out with Tracy and told her I was going to apply to Truck driving school so we wouldn’t have to live in poverty anymore.
Tracy told me that she loved me and told me that I was creative and talented. She told me that I could be so much more and that it wasn’t about the money. It was about commitment and dedication.
I am so grateful for my job. We would be living in a homeless shelter if I didn’t find it. I also know that it isn’t the longterm job for me. I know that a god would not be doing what I am doing if he had a family to support.
A god would take his skills and his powers and create something better.
In 2016 I am going to take you with me to someplace better. You can chose to come with and change your life while I change mine. We can learn together. We can live together. We can be gods together.
I put together some videos for youtube. After I have a few more created I will start posting regularly. I would have put up the first one this weekend but I slept for the last 4 days straight and had to call in sick. I am going into work tomorrow to infect the rest of them because I can’t afford to take another unpaid sick day.
If you want your life to look different in 2016 I recommend you start following my Facebook page was well. I realized a few months ago I never post anything on it, and that keeps me from having a relationship with all of you as we all can’t interact on my personal page.
Is this still going to be about simple living, RVing, Tiny Living, and Off-roading? Sure! But it is also going to be about learning to live as a god!