437 Day 37 of a 40-Day Practice


MY MISSION STATEMENT - I am devoted, dedicated, committed to experiencing Your Presence, Father consciously, consistently within me and everywhere present. I want to know, to realize, to live for Your Will for me, empowered by Your loving grace. My mission in now clear, I need, I want to share all I am given with whomever You Will, Father. I look to You as my only Source to provide me with everyone and everything it takes to carry out the Mission You gave me. Thank You.


Yesterday I caught myself back in an old useless, harmful way of dealing with those I share my Program with. I was reminded of an unasked for important lesson from a wise teacher who came alone at the right time many years ago. I was in the Car Rental and Leasing business at that time. I was getting a car ready for a customer and something went wrong, I said a real nasty negative directed at the project, not the customer. He said, "don't talk to me that way". I said to the customer that I was not putting him down but addressing the gone-wrong project. The customer replied, "If you don't like this job why don't you get a job you do like and enjoy"? I told him I did like this job, in fact it was the best job I had ever had. The customer responded, "Then why don't you act like it?"

That moment of clarity, of wisdom has come back to me often when I am negative or someone else is. I am so very grateful for this way of life that You have given me Father, and I believe it to be Your will for me. I should not have to be reminded of Your grace; Nevertheless, I do. As a reminder I hear that customer's voice from the past saying, "Then why don't you act like it"?


Do you have a "Then why don't you act like it"? Give an example.