As humans we are often too logical and too evidence-seeking for our own good. If something doesn’t make sense, can’t be explained, or maybe sounds too woo-woo then we discount it as a possibility. For much of my life, that was me. However, I have seen and experienced too many things that can’t be explained by logical human-thinking. I am now at a place where I truly believe I have another source available to me to achieve the success, happiness, and fulfilment I am looking for in my life. Here it is: when I have tried everything and nothing has worked, I simply leave room for miracles.
I know this blog is going to challenge some people. I know there will be sceptics and cynics. I know that what I am about to explain makes me sound a little crazy. I know all that and I am excited to share this anyway. Too many people are wondering what is missing in their lives. Too many people ponder what they are doing wrong and why they aren’t achieving what they want. Too many people believe that they are not good enough. Too many people are not leaving room for miracles.
This is what I mean. This week I had a major concern and a source of stress and frustration. I publish my podcast every Wednesday morning, so that means it needs to be uploaded to the hosting site by Tuesday night at the latest. I was super organised this week and I had all the editing and producing done by Tuesday morning. I was excited that I would simply upload the audio file, type the notes for the podcast and relax for the rest of the day. Normally, uploading and processing the audio file would take just a few minutes, however, for some reason it was taking longer.
I left it an hour or so, and it still hadn’t finished processing. I thought that maybe I just needed to refresh it and then it would be good to go. Well, I refreshed, and I lost it altogether. D’oh! So, I uploaded it again, and made sure not to refresh. A couple of hours later, it still hadn’t finished processing. So, I cancelled it, shut down the program, started it up, uploaded the audio file, and again, after an hour or so, still no luck. Now my day was disappearing, and my stress level was starting to rise a little. So, I went to my laptop, and I tried it on another computer thinking that would be the solution. Nope, another hour later, it wasn’t processed. I had tried everything, and I was at a loss as to what to do. Until, that is, I thought about my only available option: leave room for miracles.
For me, when I want a miracle, I go to prayer. So, I went into my office, shut down my desktop, and then restarted. As it was restarting, I was praying for a miracle. I know I am losing people right now, so bear with me. The computer started, I logged onto the hosting site, I uploaded the audio file, and again, I prayed. Guess what happened? Correct! A miracle. Two minutes later, the file had been uploaded, and the podcast was ready to publish. I know you can throw me all kinds of logic, explanations, and reasons why that happened, but I choose to believe in the power of prayer and that miracles occur.
You would not believe how often this unwavering expectancy and belief in miracles pays off for me. So, you can be as sceptical as you like, but it helps me answer the unanswerable, achieve the unachievable and solve the unsolvable. The secret to this working lies in your willingness to let go of logical, evidence-based, and sceptical thinking and just have faith in the existence and power of miracles. The question is: can you do that? It sure beats the alternative which includes frustration, stress, anger, and anxiety.
In my podcast this week with Dr Jacques Mitchell, called Believing is seeing, we discuss the importance and power of a clear vision. Jacques is the author eight books and a man having a profound impact on many lives. Both of us have created things in our lives that we had no idea how they would happen when the vision was first imagined. We did what had to do, we acted each day, we learned to overcome discouragement, and we both left room for miracles to help us achieve what seemed illogical, unreasonable, and maybe even impossible.
Faith, as described in the Bible, is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. It is believing in miracles. It is knowing in your heart that if you get started on a journey, even with no idea how to get there, the path will open, the right people will appear, the perfect opportunities will arrive, and miracles will occur. This may be a difficult concept for you to get your head around, but I want to encourage you to just give it a go this week. See what happens if you simply remove logic and make room for miracles.