Ah, the everlasting balancing act of making things happen in your life, and letting go and letting God.
(Or the Universe, or higher energy, etc.—I’m going to use “God” in most of this post, but feel free to substitute with your own personal beliefs.)
I’ve heard this popular saying many times in my life (and I’ve seen it, or something almost identical, attributed to St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Augustine, and Dave Ramsey, all within the first few results of a Google search…)
Pray like everything depends on God.
Work like it all depends on you.
Who is really in charge here?
Is it all in God’s hands and going to happen as He wills regardless?
Is it up to you to decipher His will and fulfill it?
Is it up to you to decide what you’re willing to go for then make it happen?
Some might simply say, “What’s the question here? It’s so obvious—we pray to know God’s will and ask for His help in gratitude, and then we go do all we can.”
And they’re right—it is that simple… in our minds…
But take a good, honest assessment of your experiences and results in life, and the way you approach that “pray and work” balance. Are you really doing everything you can, or when failure appears imminent, do you stop your efforts with comments like, “Oh, well. I guess that wasn’t God’s will after all.”?
Look, there is nothing wrong with recognizing a bad turn here and there, but it is an epidemic when so many of us end up using “God’s will” as an excuse to stop short of excellence, to stop short of our goals.
Your Unified Relationship with God
Some scriptures state that when you do what He says, His hands are tied, but when you don’t, you have no promise.
Others remind us the lily in the field takes no concern for its care, it just thrives where it is without worry as the sun and dew nourish it.
Yet others remind us of the great power of choice we have been divinely given in this life.
So how do these fit together in our daily lives to move us forward, following the ultimate Law of all—the Law of More Life?!
Regardless of your spiritual or religious affiliation, here’s the high truth in this concept:
Whether you believe God is fully in charge or not, you must get up and get it done.
Whether you believe you are on your own or not, you must trust in at least the natural Universe to respond to your efforts.
This goes back to the “Straight and Narrow” concept where what seems to be polar opposites dwell in perfect harmony within you.
Whether your beliefs relate to the natural Universe, God, higher energy, Source, quantum physics, or something else, you are completely responsible for your efforts and how you experience life, AND you can rely on that force outside of yourself to respond back to you with a mirror and expansion of what you put out there.
- Trust your inner desires, because if they are not dysfunctional, they are assuredly divine.
- Trust in your personal development work—grow to stop putting out there fear of what you don’t want to receive, and put more out there of what you do want to receive!
- Do let go and let God, in the sense that all of your efforts carry an open energy, as you watch for the clues and opportunities around you.
- Do work like it all depends on you. Create a sense of urgency to drive you forward, while keeping the energy open and non-restrictive so you can receive all that is available to you, which is everything the Universe is and has.
Find that straight and narrow place where those truths coexist in perfect harmony and go out and LIVE!
From there, you can do anything! You can pay your bills on time. You can stock your favorite food. You and your children can create magnificent experiences. You can bless way more people in your business and charity work.
Start here now, and start experiencing what is “there” right away.
Stop Doing it Alone
(And I can say this because I am the queen of doing it alone, and I’m so done with that, as evident by my own resurgence through high-level coaching and speaking support.)
I guarantee finding that balance, moving forward, creating real change, and transforming your life to the next level of your greatness is so much harder alone than with the right support.
If you are serious about the next level you want to experience, then you are equally serious about being a part of the universal community of giving and receiving in order to achieve it!
Remember that what you put out there comes back to you. Everything naturally works together in this way for your benefit and for the benefit of those around you.
Here is one opportunity to get that level of support, and get the give and take flow moving:
For May 2017 (or until spots fill, whichever comes first) I am slashing my coaching prices as I launch my new S.E.L.F. (Self-Empowered Life Formula) Coaching Program.
Send me an email with “schedule a session” in the subject line to Support@TanishaMartin.com. I will respond to schedule a complimentary SELF-Discovery session to see how your self-love mindset and success-driven actions rate and where they are stuck, holding you back from having the time, money, or energy to excel to your next level and to love your life right now.
You can absolutely rely on God and the Universe, and you can absolutely trust yourself to do what it takes. You just have to really want it, and set yourself up for success!
(I can help you with both of those.)
You’ve got this!