As Christian’s we just celebrated Jesus the Christ and the fact that he bore our sins on the cross. His suffering and the shedding of his blood is the symbol of our deliverance and, God plan. He died as Jesus and arose as, Jesus Christ.
Jesus transformed into The Christ. Christ is the spirit that lives in all Christian’s baptized in the Holy Spirit.
There is no Christ without the cross. The same goes for everyone else. Suffering is part of Gods plan to open the door to your enlightenment.
In this episode of 5 min Fridays with coach Myrna, I share how to use your suffering as your spiritual practice.
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Suffering is the doorway to enlightenment.
Enlightenment is the resurrection.
So, if you are suffering right now, pick up your cross and carry it. Know that God will send someone to help you carry your cross, and at the end of your suffering, because it will end, you will receive your reward.
The Bible says weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.
At the end of your suffering, you will be transformed.
“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”
Gods plan is to get you to your purpose and destiny
Gods plan, is a detailed proposal to get you to your, purpose and destiny.
God has a plan for your life he will not answer any prayer that works against the plans he had for your life.
So Pray according to, God’s plan, and say if it is your will God, then I will obey.
Jesus said “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me—nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.
You discover the details of, Gods plan, by walking by faith.
Gods plan, will not destroy you, your suffering is only temporary.
Your suffering is part of, Gods plan, to make you stronger.
Your suffering could be to bless the people connected to you.
Trust that all things work together for your good.
Sometimes Gods answer is not yet.
Not at this moment, but expect it later.
How to Pray like Jesus
Learn to pray like Jesus, father if it is your will take this cup of suffering away from me. God’s answer could be immediate or his answer may be not yet. Carry your cross just like Jesus did. He knew it was his purpose and that is why he came. Most of us do not know why we came, but I can guarantee you if you are suffering it is meant to teach you something that you need to accomplish your purpose.
Suffering is the doorway to your transformation.
Most of us suffer in relationships, but if we are conscious and aware, we will see that we are building strength and character going through and then one day, you get your joy back. One day you arose. One day you got your grove back.
Your suffering becomes your spiritual practice that leads to your awakening.
This is how surrendering, far from waving the white flag, becomes the ultimate tool for empowerment and positive action.
When you surrender suffering stops
When you are able to stop wallowing in the unfairness of what life dealt you and all of the shoulds that never came to be, your mind will be free from suffering. Suffering also stops when you surrender to the present moment and rumination and recrimination about the past.
When I stopped fighting with my situation, my scope and options for positive action became clear, and at that point I was in full control of the little space in life that I actually could control—me.
When I stopped questioning the situation in which I found myself. Some of it was unfair, the result of what I took to be other people’s unjust actions, but at the same time, a lot of it was the result of my own actions, as well as pure chance. While I learned some lessons looking backward, the key to my recovery was accepting where I was and look forward to how to get myself out of it.
My immediate action was to seek help, first from friends and then from a therapist, something I would have previously stigmatized as self-indulgent. Overcoming the shame of that opened the floodgates of what was possible for me, and everything was up for grabs. I learned to surrender.
Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of 5 min Fridays with coach Myrna. Hope to see you back her next week same time for another episode. Until next time namaste. If you have not done so already please subscribe to iTunes and leave a review.