Becoming Truly Rich

When we suffer unspeakable, relentless pain and impossibilities…when our lives have been taken by circumstances out of our control…when we are abandoned, rejected, slandered; in desperate need; beaten beyond recognition; when our pain is so deep, dark and refractory that even the plethora of words encompassing human language cannot begin to describe the experience…

We can still be of service to another…there is something in us still, that someone else needs…we can choose even in our own unspeakable life-travesties, to focus on the needs of another…to be of service…to extend encouragement, love, help…to someone else.

As long as there is breath going in and out of our lungs, we have something that someone else needs. We are still of value and worth. We still have meaning and purpose.

We each have a choice in every moment of each day. We can nurture a pity party – or – we can do all we know to help ourselves, leaving the details of the outcome to God and at the same time, show love to another.

What do you have that someone else needs?

What will you choose to do with it?

Search your heart.

Is your life only about you? If so, choose to make a change and in doing so, create a much richer life for yourself and another…and as the ripple effect goes, for many you may never meet.

Choose Love and change the world.


Copyright (c) November 24, 2012, Elizabeth L. Chalker

Elizabeth Chalker is still in the furnace of life’s calamities and fighting the good fight of faith and endurance, keeping her eyes on the prize of heaven. Before serious, physical illness devastated her body, Elizabeth was on the fast track as a successful psychologist and addictions specialist, working with violent juvenile offenders and their families, near completion of her third graduate degree. Her life is a testimony of faith that is steadfast and remains no matter the seemingly dark, unjust, and treacherous circumstances of life. She resides in Lighthouse Point, Florida. Elizabeth continues to minister to those in need and aspires to show God’s glory through every breath she takes.

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