Matthew 19:26 (All things possible)
2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV
Philippians 4:6 (Peace that passes understanding)
Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched
I’m convinced that Type A people love a challenge.
According to most studies (I.e. hiresuccess) type A personality people are competitive, ambitious, intolerant, and stubborn.
I’ve worked with and for type A personality people and while they possess very good motivational qualities they can also be intolerant and stubborn!
I’ve noticed that when two type A personality type people are working closely together they will eventually clash unless boundaries are in place.
For example, I’ll define a boundary as a person who is officially in charge. If a type A person works for another type A person, the one who is officially in charge will win.
While there are definite advantages to working with or for a type A personality,
there are also disadvantages. Type A personality folks do not generally find meditation and relaxation easy to do.
When helping someone learn how to relax and come to a point where they are comfortable with meditation, knowing something about their personality type can be helpful. Having said that, it’s not an exact science because many people are a mixture of type A, type B, Type C, and type D.
While knowing something about each other is helpful, we always need to remember that “all things are possible with God.” (Matthew 19:26).
There isn’t anything beyond the realm of possibility when it comes to God. However, if you are a Super A, in order for you to engage in meditation and relaxation, it would would be really really helpful if you wanted to learn how to relax.
This is the point when I pause and look at you.
It’s been my experience that wanting it is 90% of the deal.
We can’t assume someone wants their chickens to hatch. They have to want their chickens to hatch. They have to learn how the chicken hatching thing works and let the process flow.
So, if you want to relax and meditate, you need to still your body and mind.
You need to get in a comfortable position. When I first started, I read that you need to sit in a chair that has pretty good support and you need uncross your legs. Then you need to put your feet flat on the ground and lay your arms comfortably in your lap.
I may be weird (and I have been told that), but sometimes I relax better laying down. Sometimes I slouch. I found that sitting in the traditional manner was way too restrictive for me.
That could be because I’m a child of the 60’s.
I am a bit of a revolutionary.
So, I tell people to sit however they want to sit when they are really comfortable.
Let your mind relax and let God in. God doesn’t want to force you to receive His love. God wants you to want his love.
Once you’re relaxed, invite God to fill you with peace and love.
Then wait. It would be great if I could tell you how long you need to wait, but there isn’t a time limit. Just open your heart and invite God in. When you receive what God has for you, I can tell you it will be better than you imagined it could be.
2 Corinthians 9:8 tells us , “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
God’s goodness is real.
God wants you to receive peace and love that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:6).
God wants to bless you.
God really really wants to be in fellowship with you…more than you know.
Spiritual Practice: Relax
Take time today to relax and think about (meditate on) sitting with God so you can receive what God has for you. God really wants to bless you!
In God, Deborah