Why Resistance Is Futile….

Andrew Paul Smith | March 4th, 2015

Have you ever heard the expression “What you resist, persists!” It’s strange how on the one hand people spend most of their time avoiding things, and yet if this statement is true the more you try to avoid something the more likely it is to happen! We are brought up with the mentality which says, wrap up or you’ll catch a cold, work hard at school or you won’t get a good job and so on.

So what is the opposite of “What you resist, persists!” Have faith? If we simply believe that things are going to work out for us, that life is engineered for us to do well, then we don’t need to resist anything. When something doesn’t work out the way we want it to, we needn’t worry; with faith we can be certain that it is for our own good that things didn’t go the way they were expected to.

Recently I made an appointment which I was unable to meet at the appropriate time because of some technical difficulty. Up to that point, I had been living an inspired day, I was following the lead of my higher self and was “in spirit.” Within moments of this experience, my buoyant mood was at an end, and I was crestfallen. I started to blame, to feel bad, then I thought of the Star Trek baddies – The Borg

“Resistance is futile, prepare to be assimilated!” then I smiled. I asked myself immediately how I could get back to the place of peace I had been in all day. Acceptance, ah! Then I thought about why I had set up the meeting that I had missed, what was it’s true purpose. I was seeking information that might avoid some unpleasantness in my life, the meeting was unnecessary now.

I was at a place of acceptance and faith. I remembered the words to be found in Romans 8 verse 28 “All things work together for good, for those who love God!” I felt that the unpleasantness was less likely now that I had stopped worrying, and remembered another scripture which says “That which a man fears comes upon him!” and smiled again, because I am determined to be a man of faith, not unbelief! 🙂 <3

Andrew Paul Smith – © Handle On Life 2015

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