“Becoming”: Receiving

A key element of being “Becoming” is living a righteous life

To do so requires we cast all of our cares upon God. None of us need to weigh ourselves down with emotional baggage. We don’t have to carry the burden of our worries. Nor must we submit to the bondage of fear, self doubt or loathing. 

God is willing to release us from all of it. By taking all of our anxiety and concerns upon Himself.

Yesterday we touched upon releasing. Giving ourselves the freedom, proper state of mind, and developing an attitude designed for change and growth. 

Key to that is the concept of forgiving and forgetting. This is a vital part of “Becoming”. Not only forgiving others for perceived wrongs, and asking for forgiveness from those you may have hurt but also forgiving yourself.

It is then, and only then, that you can let go of anger, guilt, shame, or any other feeling limiting your growth. Let it go. Face forward, look upward and you get busy moving on.

To let go of past hurts, you need to make the conscious decision to take control of the situation. However, this can take time and practice. Be kind to yourself as your practice refocusing how you see the situation, and celebrate the small victories you have.

Now that you have had some time to reflect and release we’ll transform our focus toward receiving.

Receiving can also be described as:

accepting

acquiring

collecting

drawing

earning

gathering

getting

inheriting

making

bringing in

The commonality between all the descriptions is that you are being rewarded. Opening ourselves to receiving is allowing for promises to be delivered, rewards accepted and earning a greater sense of self and “Becoming”.

Of course to strengthen our abilities to receive, we also need to look at giving and creating. One of the most important areas to consider these concepts involves love, The ability to accept and love ourselves, the willingness to share and give love to others and the acknowledgement of God’s love for all. 

In order to receive more love, the first step is to create space for it. Release the baggage, open yourself to accepting and cast your cares.

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

On a scale of 1-10, 10, how ready are you to support love in your life? 

Philippians 4:19

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Being prepared and open to receive love involves allowing your heart  to be open, sharing harmony to all you encounter. To accept responsibility for transforming anything negative or out of balance with the power of love. 

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Here are some ways to allow yourself to more freely receive love:

Release Old HeartAches

Let go of any feelings of resentment or pain and accept that you had to go through those experiences to evolve and learn. Ask God for help in moving on. Only you can decide how you feel. Make the conscious decision to enjoy living in the moment instead of revisiting the past.

Forgive & Forget

When you hold resentment toward another, you are binding yourself to that person. Forgiveness is the only way to get free.” Holding a grudge only poisons yourself. Resentment holds a dark cloud over your head until you resolve those feelings.

Love Yourself So You Can Love Others

How can you expect others to love you if you don’t feel that way toward yourself? 

Everyone of us offers something unique and valuable to the world.

Embrace it. Share it, live it. Be “Becoming”.

Still having trouble releasing in order to begin receiving? Try these ideas.

Learn New Things

Something we should do everyday. Look for new ideas, ways and seek wisdom. The more you know; the more you know. That enables you to benefit from your increased knowledge and be more creative and more compassionate.

Ignore Fear

In order to always be “Becoming” we must become fearless. While we cannot just ignore negative emotions, we can choose not to accept them. Acknowledge and release, replacing it with positive thoughts, beliefs and values.  

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Focus on Now

When you’re hesitating to open your heart, it’s usually because of concerns from the past or worry about what the future might hold. If you catch yourself agonizing, bring yourself back to the present. Shift your attention to what’s happening in the present moment. Then you are more likely to open your heart to potential.

Release Judgement

You don’t like to be judged. I don’t like to be judged. No one likes to be judged. You get what you give. If you will be open, receptive and accepting of others, that’s exactly how people will see you. The more open-minded you are about others, the more willing they will be to accept you for who you are “Becoming”. 

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Opening yourself to receiving love, blessings and abundance may not come naturally to you. It did not for me. I had to unlearn all I was wrongly taught about building walls and trusting no one.

However as you begin to let those walls come crumbling, tumbling down,  you will develop confidence and foster self esteem. Those in turn will strike a responsive chord in others allowing for trust and openness; both seeds of love.

It might take you a while. Be patient with yourself, and the easier the process of your “Becoming” will become.

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