Rev. Gary shows how channeling our desires can help us form a powerful will which will enable us to achieve what we really want.
Sunday, August 18, 2019 “The Power of Will”
Affirmation: “Today, I allow God’s will to guide me.”
The decision-making, directing, choosing, determining faculty of the mind. It is our capacity to say “yes” or “no” to opportunities and options.
Location: Front of the brain, a collaborator of Thomas.
The power of desire is the power of the will. Every desire carries with it the will to bring that desire to fruition. If will is strong enough, anything can be accomplished; if the will is weak, very little. In my opinion, what counts most in life is not IQ by WQ or “Will Quotient” – (Eknath Easwaran pg 96 “Dialogue with Death”)
“You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your deep, driving desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.” The Upanishads
“The will does not grow weak simply through neglect. We attack it also, usually through absurd little self-indulgences: a bite of this, a drink of that, an unkind word, an unnecessary complaint. “What does it matter?” If nothing else, what matters is the will.”
– (Eknath Easwaran pg 98 “Dialogue with Death”)
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
At the center of things there is a harmonious will. This will is life; this will is joy; this will is order; this will is love (BE! by James Dillet Freeman 54)
God’s will is good for you and good for me, but it expresses differently for each of us (THE LIGHT WILL DAWN, by Mary L. Kupferle
“We punish ourselves, just as we reward ourselves, by the fruits of our desires. For where our desires are, there our prana is also – our capacity to live, to love, to enjoy.” –The Buddha
When we are willing to let God take over, when we surrender self-will, then we establish something eternal in our consciousness. Our willingness to let God’s will be done makes a path for us (THE MAGIC OF THE WORD, by May Rowland 115).
The Third Step
“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Third Step Prayer
God, I offer myself to Thee – to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of Life. May I do Thy will always!
~ The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous