I have had the greatest time talking to my Dragon software and having it do all the work for me. The hardest part for me was training the Dragon software to recognize my voice. This takes hours to do. In fact, it took so long to do that I hesitated from having to do it.
Many years ago, I had complained to a friend that it was hard for me to write due to all the typing my job required. This was very frustrating for me. There were many things I wanted to say, yet no time, or so I told myself, to write the things that I wanted to write, things that I NEEDED to write. Knowing this, my friend ordered me some Dragon software and sent it to me.
I was ecstatic, until I saw all that was involved in setting up the user profile. Yikes!
Of course, this was another excuse for me not to write. I told myself I just do not have the time to sit for one to two hours to set up my user profile.
SMH. Okay, really, Cassandra?…*sigh*.
Isn’t that just like us, though? We ask for things from God and Life, then wait for them to do the thing for us. Often times, we want the reward, without the effort. We want the world without the striving. We want the thing, without the doing.
Yet, God and Life are not like that. Both require our time. Both require our effort. Both require that we give our all to Them. Both require that we keep our word to Them. Both demand things from us. Both demands that we demand things from ourselves.
This life is NOT meant to be a spectator sport!!
Life demands to be seen, heard, and LIVED.
Life cannot stand being survived. To Life, surviving is a big waste of time. Surviving involves hiding: from Life, from God, and especially from ourselves.
It troubles God greatly, when we try to survive life. He wants us to have an abundant life. He wants us to have a joyful life. He wants us to have an awesome life.
John 10:10 – The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
God wants us, to take the time, to sit down and get to know Him. He wants us, to take the time, to sit down, and get to know Life. He wants us, to take the time, to sit down, and to get to know ourselves. Learning takes time. Learning takes effort. Setting up a user profile for your life may take a lifetime to do. Nevertheless/However, it will be well worth it, in the end.
Matthew 7: 7-8 – 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
The hour it took to set up my Dragon software was well worth it. Now, all I have to do is to start talking and the software will do the rest. Yet, setting up a user profile is never done. The software still needs to learn my voice so makes mistakes often. My job is to take my time, speak clearly, and correct the mistakes. The more time that I spend with my Dragon software, the easier things will flow, the less mistakes it will make, and the more clearly I will speak. Either way I win.
Relationships take time, especially new relationships. Re-establishing old relationships, also take time. The hard part is deciding to DO. Time to start doing. Time to start living. Time to start letting Life get to know you. Time to start letting God get to know you. Time to start letting YOU get to know you. Time to start letting the people that you love get to know you.
They need to hear from you. They need to hear your voice. You need to hear your voice. It has been closed off for a long time, now, hasn’t it? I’m sorry for that. It’s okay, though. It is, precious one.
You have imagined that Life wants to keep you quiet. Nothing could be farther from the truth, beloved. Life has been begging for you to speak up for yourself your whole life. Life has prodded to you, cajoled you, begged you, entreated you, beseeched you, to engage. To LIVE. It’s time, beloved.
You have imagine that God has wanted to keep you silent. Nothing could be farther from the truth, beloved. God has prodded to you, cajoled you, begged you, entreated you, beseeched you, to engage. To LOVE. It’s time, beloved.
you have imagined that your family and friends have wanted to keep you quiet. Nothing could be farther from the truth, beloved. Your family and friends want the best for you. They want you happy. They want you safe. They want to see you living your dreams. They want you to share your dreams with them. In short, they just want you to live and to love.
Don’t you think it’s time?
They need to hear your voice. God. Life. You. Your family. Your friends. New friends. Old friends. Your neighbor. Strangers.
They need to hear your voice. I need to hear your voice. Talk to me. Talk to us. Talk to Them.
Time to call on your friends Yikes, Egads, Reallys, SMHs, What-the-world-was-THAT!!?s and get to living.
You can do this thing called life. Go for it. You got this. I got you. God and Life has us all.