Archive for July, 2010

Where does God fit into your life?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I recently visited an acquaintance’s home which was being renovated; they had called me to suggest them on using colour on their walls. After we had gone around the whole house and suggesting them various colours for each room we sat down for a cup of tea. During the conversation the lady of the house asked me if I had seen the room especially made for her and her family to worship God. I was a little confused because I had not seen any such room. She told me to have a look at it under the staircase on my way out. It took me some time to understand, but I confirmed with her the place where she told me. I was taken aback and I simply asked her a question that if her son built a house and left a room with a ventilator instead of a window and asked her and her husband to stay there and lavishly used the other part of his property to live comfortably with his wife and children, would she like it? She answered no, and I said that is how God feels in your this room.

Some of us are callous enough and use God only when we are in dire situation, some of us use God when it is convenient to us. But I encourage you to make God the centre of your life and revolve your life around Him rather than fitting Him into your life. He should be the number one in your finances, decisions, time, relationships and in your home. If you wish to have a place of worship in your home, give Him the best place not a leftover not after every member of the family have selected their rooms.

When you keep your eyes on God, God also keeps His eyes on you. He looks for His children who need Him and want Him. In Bhagvad Gita 6:30 the Lord says- He who see Me everywhere and sees all in Me, he never becomes lost to Me, nor do I become lost to him.

So I encourage you today that God is the vital ingredient of your life, do not use Him as a convenience. He loves you and wants to do some amazing things ‘in’ you and ‘through’ you, give Him His rightful place-God loves you-Shalini Mehta

Are you lost?

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Yesterday morning while coming back from the market along with my daughter Aanya, I saw a good built German Shepherd dog behaving very abnormally. The dog seemed lost and had no sense of what it was doing or where it was going. Sometimes it would just smell the grass, sometimes it would look around with wandering eyes. I could immediately recognize that it had lost its way. It seemed so different in its behaviour which was contrary to a German Shepherd.  Immediately I got a revelation in my heart from God, as He spoke: “if you lose Me in this world, this is what becomes of you.” Just as the dog lost its owner, a person in the world loses the sense of ownership that God has on each one of us.

What makes you lost in this world – your ego, your job, your status, your money, your intellect, your talent, your busy-ness, your pity-party, your circumstances? Most of us are, in one way or the other, lost in this world because of our own making, forgetting how much God loves us, cares for us and is waiting to talk to us. Later in our lives, we regret about what we were doing.

One of my ex-colleagues was busy being the best worker. He was thus spending no time with family, parents or friends. One day he got involved in a terrible accident and was immobile for two months. Another example is of an aged lady who was fixed on the idea that God does not listen to her prayers, while she dealt with a grown-up son who was an alcoholic. This was till she got desperate in her prayers for her son to change and she had to send her son to the de-addiction centre.

All such people are actually lost one way or the other, unaware of the change God wants to bring in them. Instead of seeing God’s hand in putting them in specific circumstances, they blame the whole world and lose sight of God’s purpose behind these. When that lady or the colleague of mine realised what God wanted from them, they felt stable, confident and at peace.

In case you are feeling lost, start spending time with the Ultimate One starting today. He shall guide you, take care of you, watch your steps, order your direction in such a minute details that you shall never feel lost! That’s when you get most secure in your mind and take on this world like a winner! – God bless you – Vinay Mehta

It’s God’s will

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Last couple of months I’ve been listening to so many people using this term-‘it’s God’s will’- that it actually rung a bell in my ears. I noticed many of us use this term-God’s will- not knowing what it actually means. A job that someone accepted and then got fired after few months was construed to be God’s will. Someone else was desperately seeking to buy a bigger house and then when they got one, they termed it as ‘God’s will’.

I wondered in both the situations – was it really God’s will in the first place or was it our own will and when things didn’t work out as it expected to be or just because our wish got fulfilled, we termed it as God’s will.

What is God’s will? Simply explained God’s will is what God has ordained for us, what He wishes for us and what He knows what is best for us.

How do we know it is God’s will in our life? This happens only when we surrender our actions completely to God. For example, if I like someone and through permutation and combination get into a friendship with her and say it is God’s will – No, that’s not what would be God’s will. That’s my will that got through by my own permutations etc. But if instead I do this: when I want friends I need to ask God to send His people into my life and keep having a positive attitude towards every person I meet; instead of judging or criticising anyone, when I expectantly wait for God’s timing – that is God’s will. When it is God’s will, we have complete peace about it. Even if sometimes doubt crops in, you just need to tell God – “God, I am going ahead in faith believing it’s Your will. If it’s not, then just stop me.” And you will find that if God stops you, you will never feel disappointed or frustrated.

When we lust for something and want it at any cost, we tend to not see what God has actually reserved for us. And God has always reserved the best for us. Let us leave our escapist attitude by doing everything by our will and then putting the onus on God. Rather we should take responsibility for our own actions and wait for God to move in our life. This way we’ll get the best what God has reserved for each one of us. And let God be in the driver’s seat of our life rather than we driving it our own self– Love, Shalini Mehta