List Categories | List All Articles | List Articles By Title
5 Steps to Passing Life Exams
An exam is a test that is given at the end of a class to assess what knowledge was obtained by the student during the duration of the class. Depending on whether or not adequate knowledge was gained the student will pass or fail the test. If the student passes the test he moves on to the next level. If he fails, he must take the class and the exam again, yet he still has the opportunity to pass!
I was recently reminded and enlightened to the idea that life too has exams. Because we live in an intelligent universe created by an intelligent God, there are no accidents or coincidences. Everything that happens has been divinely orchestrated by God for our good. However, because of man's blurred perception, because of ego, we cannot see the plan of God in the light of being a benefit. Even the translation of the word coincidence has been blurred. A coincidence is a mathematical term that means to coincide; to angles that come together perfectly. So in our life coincidences are nothing short of miracles planned and placed in our life by God to complete and bring perfection to a given purpose. Have you ever noticed that 99% of coincidences presents us with a favorable outcome? Can you say miracle?
Now I want to give you 5 steps to help you pass life's exam.
Step 1: Let go and let God.
I know this first step may not be as clear, as we would like it to be considering all the things that happen in our lives. However, everything in life has a reason and a cause. In understanding that everything has a reason and a cause, even if we may not understand, it calls for us to learn to let go and let God. By letting go we allow the divine intelligence and the universal purpose of God to be played out in our lives without our interference.
God in Jeremiah 29:11 of the Holy Scriptures of the Message Bible translation says,
"I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out--plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for."
The understanding, plans, & ways of God are not like our understanding. By letting go & trusting God, we also let go of ego's desire to play God. Ego always has a plan of how it could do things better if it was God. God does not need our help, we must trust and know all things are working for our good.
Step 2: Detach from feelings and outcomes.
One of the main reasons we fail many of life's exams is because we are too emotionally attached to our situation to hear God. Uncontrolled emotions will always be a hindrance to us connecting to source (God). By detaching from the outcome, we are able to view our situation from the viewpoint of a bystander.
As much as we hate to admit it, others always see our situations better than we do. Why? Because they do not have a direct emotional attachment to our situation. This leads me to step 3.
Step 3: Always listen to wise voices
I read in another eziner written by Diane Diresta, that in China a wise person is called a Sheng jen, which is translated a "one who listens." If you really want to pass life's exams, you have to be open and humble enough to listen to wise voices even when you do not like what you are hearing. Who would not listen to a (Sheng jen) person who is caring enough to listen to you?
Isn't it amazing how people that we would normally seek advice from do not sound so pleasant when they are giving advice about situations we are emotionally attached to? Wisdom is still wisdom even when you do not want to hear it. God will always send wise voices, but we have to be willing to hear.
Ego wants to try to fix life's problems. The issue that I have with this is the fact that ego is the cause of most problems. In Proverbs of the Holy Scriptures, it says that we should not lean to our own (ego-influenced) understanding, but should trust the Lord with all our heart. Ego sees advice as an infringement on its right to be right. This pride driven ego always makes situations worst than what they have to be.
Step 4: Ask yourself what did you experience that you do not want to experience again.
To do this you have to be very honest with yourself about your feelings. This is not possible until you have first accomplished step 3, detaching from your feelings and outcomes.
To learn the lesson being taught so you can pass the exam you have to ask yourself some questions:
>How did it make you feel?
>Were there warning signs that you ignored?
>In what way did you handle the situation that was not appropriate?
>What should you have done differently?
>How can you prevent yourself from getting in this situation again?
>What people did you not listen to that you should have?
Step 5: The information we learn is neither good nor bad.
When events happen the information is received through our sensory perception organs: eyes, ears, nose, and touch. In all reality, the information is neither good nor bad. We translate the information according to events of our past. When we do this, we then create what is called an internal representation that we count as the reality of what happen. This in turn triggers our learned responses that label the event good or bad.
If God is truly in control of all things and all things are working for our good, what is good or bad? It is all-purpose, timing and destiny. We have to remove the labels that we use to classify events, people, and things because it affects our response. When we stop labeling situations we stop learned responses and allow God's plan to go forth.
I hope to see you on graduation day!
(c) 2005 Copyrights WilsonMedia
Bishop Wilson is the presiding prelate and founder of Unity Fellowship Alliance Int. The Unity Fellowship Alliance International will serve as a place of Fellowship, Training,for not only Christians, but leaders around the world.
Bishop Wilson is author, Motivational Speaker, Christian Life Coach, and Personal Mentor. http://www.ufai.r8.org
Sign Up for Tele Seminars with M. Christopher Wilson, @ http://www.freedom.ne1.net
Interested in being Coached? email@example.com
Servants of the Antichrist
The "Left Behind" series is inspiring, in that it makes people think about serious, life-and-death situations. Yet it tends to assume that, even in the face of disaster, life for fundamentalist American Christians will center around the same values and goals that have dominated their lives up until now.
As we proceed further into the 21st century there is even more of a feeling that humanity as a whole is hearing "a calling". Most of the clients in the realm that talk about this describe it as an "awakening" or experiencing an "enlightenment" or a "need for transformation.
Mind, in Time and Space
One cannot make a decision in the moment of now. All decisions are made from the past, and then you work in the past to recreate a future that has already passed based on that decision.
Look! Its Another New Age!
There's nothing new about "the new age" except the attitude of the souls participating in it. I bet every soul who chose to incarnate into this particular historical era shook their little energy heads and said, "Oh, no! Not again!"Spiritual enlightenment is the very purpose of life as thinking, feeling human beings here on the planet Earth.
Drifting Like a Summer Breeze
He knew it was going to happen. He wasn't really surprised.
Learning the Secret of Contentment (Part 2)
Paul's encouragement to the Philippians is also our encouragement. Consider his afflictions and trials: - I was beaten 5 times by the Jews with a whip- 3 times I was beaten with rods- Once I was stoned- 3 times I was shipwrecked- On many of my missionary journeys, I was in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, dangers from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from backstabbers.
Getting to Spiritual Enlightenment
The expression "Spiritual Enlightenment" has been used often in reference to personal spiritual development. What exactly is meant by this term however has been vaguely defined.
Spirit to Spirit: A Letter to My Friend
Good morning beloved,I always feel a need to let people know when they have especially touched my soul. Thus, I send this memo to you this morning.
Listen to the sound of silence. Enjoy the peace and quiet.
Theory on PRAYER
Oxford dictionary defines PRAYER as "a request for help or expression of thanks made to God". But I strongly believe that prayer is not mere seeking or demanding or requesting.
Two Halves Dont Always Make A Whole
Connect With the Moon Phases to Manifest Your Desires
Connecting with the Moon phases, the Full and New Moon phases in particular, is something anyone can do very easily. It is all about energy (isn't everything?) and directing the energies in a positive way.
My Name is HAD-- Life Lessons Learned!
My name is Had. You may know me, but you may not know my new name.
Be Still - You've Got To Be Kidding?
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.
A Servants Heart
Do you have a servant's heart? Has God blessed you with the insight to see the needs of others and reach out in compassion and understanding even when they, themselves, cannot reach out and ask for help?This month I had the rare opportunity to not only reach out and touch a few lives, but to be blessed in return. I say rare because in my own experience, it's either been one or the other-not both at the same time.
Willing to Walk with Jesus?
Can two walk together unless they have agreed to do so? - Amos 3:3 What does it mean to "Walk with Jesus?" One paraphrased version of this verse from Amos says, "How can we walk together with your sins between us?" A. W.
Renee's Mommy is Here
I still remember the scene vividly. I was getting out of my car at the baby-sitter's house and a little boy comes running out the door.
Discover Who You Are And Why You Are Here
You are a Creative Worker:God carries on creative work through human beings. Human beings serve as instrument of transformation of thoughts and ideas from the spiritual state to the physical state.
Anam Cara - Discovering Your Being
The more that "little me" allows surrender the more is done. What is done is "good.
Calling All Angels - Talking to Angels
I am a big believer in the strength of a personal prayer. However, some of you have asked for a formal guide about how to call to the Archangels.
home | site map
All articles are copyright to their owners.
Note: this website lists articles, We do not Write Articles !