August 7, 2020, By: Baxter Castro Coffee
Once you’ve made the Commitment to See Clearly, the next step is to Extend the Invitation. To “Extend the Invitation” is to invite God to send you the life lessons, relationships, tools, ideas and opportunities that are most essential for your personal growth, spiritual development and physical well-being.
There are a couple of reasons for extending this “invitation.” First, you have already tried your way to attain a lasting measure of peace and fulfillment, but without the desired outcome, so what do you have to lose by inviting God to provide you with guidance and direction? The second reason is about speed and timing – if there is something about your life that is missing or not working, you might be tired of struggling and you want your life’s circumstances to change, and change as quickly as possible.
Seeking real change involves exercising a great deal of longing to find your way. The 3rd Primessential Principle states that, “The depth of your longing creates the void, the degree of your receptivity fills it. To follow your wants and desires only brings into the experience you deserve; to seek God’s Will always brings into being the experience you need to fill that void.”
You might desire to live in a mansion, but all you really need is affordable housing; you might want a luxury automobile, but all you need is dependable transportation; you might want the perfect career, but all you need is meaningful work; you might desire to be rich, but all you need is financial stability; you might want the perfect companion, but all you need to a meaningful relationship. Seeking what you want and desire always leads to discontent and/or disillusionment. Seeking what you need always brings peace and fulfilment.