Love, Wealth or Success, Which Would You Choose?

by L. Aynn Daniels on April 28, 2014

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Our daily lives are a constant battle. This battle more often lies within us and not within the challenges we face. It’s the battle between your heart and your mind. Your mind is filled with many wants and desires – things and it will never have enough. However your heart does not desire to receive, it seeks only to give.

Your mind will tell you to seek or wait for love, peace, and victory, and when you fail to achieve these expectations it punishes your entire body by feeling miserable, broken and betrayed. Your heart will look sadly at your mind feeling betrayed. Interestingly enough, what the mind desires the heart already possesses. If you seek love, victory, joy, happiness, peace they are already in you, but your mind will tell you they are in your future and to have hope, have faith you will get there “someday”.

Hope and faith are well founded and noble characteristics, I strongly believe in them both. However living mainly in this distant state of mind will rob you of the life you could have joyfully lived today. The quality of your destiny is determined by the quality of your decisions – today!

When you accept the greatness that is within your heart, you will attract what you are looking for because you accept what you already have. When I was a child I used to catch lightning bugs. I asked my grand daddy “Daddy Charlie”, what makes them light up? He replied, I don’t know baby, maybe it’s what’s in him”. Those words have stuck with me all through my life.

You and I also have a light within us. To be clearer, you were created with greatness, you have a divine purpose – an assignment. Your valuable worth was assigned to you when you were conceived. If there’s anything you can easily be, it’s what is in your heart. It’s said that the battleground is in the mind. Your heart remains forever strong, but your mind gets easily broken when you face difficulty and tough times. Your mind chooses to make promises it can’t keep, it lies to you a lot, but your heart is always honest – it knows nothing else. Listen and follow your heart. Within your heart is your Internal Silent Partner – your inner spirit.

Your heart is humble and wise, and raises you to triumph. It is full of greatness, it never quits. Your heart says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” but your mind quits before even trying.  Within your heart lies the essence of life – LOVE. Agape LOVE – that unconditional love. That unselfish, unbridled giving of yourself that is worth accepting “within”.

The essence of what lies within your heart is expressed in the story that follows:

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.” ” Is the man of the house at home?” they asked. “No”, she replied. “He’s out.” “Then we cannot come in”, they replied. In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. “Go tell them I am at home and invite them in.”

The woman went out and invited the men in. “We do not go into a House together!” they replied. “Why is that?” she asked. One of the old men explained, “His name is Wealth,” he said as pointing to one of his friends, and said, pointing to another one, “He is Success, and I am Love.” Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.” The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice!” he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!”

His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?” Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love.” “Let us heed/follow our daughter-in-law’s advice,” said the husband to his wife! “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”

The woman went out and asked the three old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.” Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?” The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success.” End of Story!

Love has been placed within you… LOVE, WEALTH OR SUCCESS? WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

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