1999-03-24-Taking A Chance
Topic: Taking A Chance
Group: Woods Cross TeaM
I am ABRAHAM. How was your week concerning obsession? Did you learn that you may obsess over much? Did you realize the things you obsess over are really not so important as to cause you anxiety? Did any make attempts to hand over their obsession to Father? Yes, it is a difficult lesson to learn.
I am happy to be here among my friends and co-workers who endeavor to make a change for the better in this world. In your efforts to make this world a more loving and God-conscious world, you may have to learn to take a chance, and that is the topic of my lesson tonight.
At times you, in the midst of socializing, find an opportunity to speak in a manner to bring about God-awareness, but you soon learn to expect rejection from those who you speak with about your beliefs in our Father. Therefore, sometimes it is easier to remain silent. You withhold your inner self for fear of rejection from others. I will not tell you there will not be rejection, but I can say, sometimes you just need to take that chance in the hopes that we may lead one more soul to the light of our Father.
Rejection brings fear because mortals take much value in fellow mortals opinions, and some cannot bear rejection from their friends, family and acquaintances. Yes, it would appear to be wise to sit and wait for a friend, an acquaintance, to bring up the topic of spirituality, but too often it is not brought up by the person you are speaking to.
At times you must go ahead, out on a limb, and let another see inside your heart. You must learn that if you live your life according to other peoples definition of you, you are blocking off your contact with the one who truly knows you best and values you for who you are, who you are becoming. I am not implying to be totally uncaring toward your fellows opinions, no. I am saying, don't let their opinions dictate your actions. You have your own source of enlightenment, the one true source. And to let your fellows limit you with their definitions of what they think you should be is a setback to your own soul growth.
To take a chance means to honestly expose your inner feelings and beliefs without fear, without the worry of rejection. With this feeling of indifference, it allows you freedom in your endeavors to add to the kingdom. I say worry not, there is no contest to bring souls to Father. Father does not totally depend on His children to recruit new believers. Father has His own lifeline to each child, but I suggest that you hide not your true inner self, that you take a risk and worry not upon the results. Try not to be embarrassed of the source that brings you true and everlasting joy.
The world awakens more each day and mortals seek out others with similar thoughts and beliefs. It is quite possible when you take a chance, you may find the one with whom you speak with is quite interested. I do not recommend pushing your beliefs on just anyone. I ask you to look for the smallest opening of a door, just so that you may catch a little glimpse of light. It would be unwise to keep conversing to one whose door is completely closed. I say to you, it is a joyous feeling to stand up and be counted in the kingdom.