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Being inspired by former classmate Obama

One thing about my former classmate Barack Obama–he is fulfilling his purpose with determination. Whether or not you support him and his party, his nomination and candidacy is a significant accomplishment for the United States, and the rest of the world.

Now, I was classmate of Obama at Harvard, and one thing I remember about him was that his message even back then was about change. “Education is supposed to change you,” I recall from his speech when we all graduated in 1991.

When I look at his life, his background and his pathway, I see someone who has and is creating a unique life, fulfilling a unique purpose and inspiring millions in the nation. And this inspires me to continue creating my unique path.

And this is what we are all to do, even if we are far removed from the presidency of a major international powerhouse. If you are working in a small rural community classroom, managing a large conglomerate, volunteering in a sports program, developing materials for a special project, writing a book, starting a business, raising your children, or working with seniors–you are to Create Your Garden of Eden.

You have a a significant role to play that can cause tremendous change in the lives of many others. But if you shrink back, hesitate, procrastinate, complain and be timid, nothing may happen. You have your ‘greatness’ to achieve and you have a mark that only you can leave on this earth. So step forward and bring the light and hope to those who need you. This is what you were created to do.

Expecting a Reward

I come across many websites which aim to help or provide encouragement and today I’m posting a link to one that I have found refreshing. In the midst of all the crazy stuff that is on the internet Dan Brown seems to be often on point, particularly as it applies to prosperity issues. Be sure to give him a visit here: http://www.SecretPlaceOnline.com

Today I was reminded about the nature of our reward from God. We don’t often hear about this. We hear a lot about blessings and grace, and faith to receive but the idea of Reward is as biblical as all of those. In fact, I mention often in my seminars that the issue of using the talents and skills God has given is required in order for us to gain the reward, not only in this life, but a “well-done” at the end.

And as you seek to Create Your Garden of Eden, and develop the purpose for which you were placed on the earth, you will reap Rewards. God rewards us both for what we do, and also based on our inner motives and our heart position. And these motives are reflected in the choices and decisions we make each and every day.

This is why evaluating the reason and method of creating our Garden of Eden is so important and why God evaluated his day’s work at the end to determine that “it was good”. We need to ensure we are creating according to God’s standards so that our creativity and creation will also be “good.” This is what guarantees the reward.

And expecting a Reward is not a bad thing. What we must be careful about is that we seek God’s reward and not focus on the reward, praise or accolades from other men. This is where we may be sidetracked and misdirected.

I’ll post more on the type of Rewards we can expect from God as we Create our Garden of Eden

second seminar to young people

Last week Monday I had the second seminar presenting the Create Your GOE process to a group of young people from a friend’s church. I approach these opportunities very seriously, not only because I may be providing the help that someone desperately needs, but because you have to be faithful in small things to be given mastery over larger things.

So even though it was a complimentary seminar from 9-12, to a small audience of about 40 persons,I gave it my best. I thoroughly prepared and wrote the presentation, and became comfortable with the materials to present and focus on for the students.

What amazed me after the presentation, were the questions posed by the students. Some of their comments will be posted on the site soon, but the questions that revealed their inner struggles, conflicts and questions were very powerful. Even though the ages ranged from about 11 to 21, the questions were those you would expect from adults. It was clear that the young people were grappling with the same issues.

Can you imagine the change that can occur if we present the guidance and direction to young people while they are still open and eager, and not afraid to challenge and question? This is the time to lay the correct foundation for the Garden of Eden.
I had wished someone would have shared the principles of how to create my ideal life with me when I was younger and set me on the right path. Now, without any direct effort or intention of my own, opportunities to help young readers have emerged and fallen right into my lap.

This is often how things happen as you focus on pursuing your purpose, ask the Holy Spirit for guidance and see what unfolds. We can plan, and strategize and create action plans, but we do not know the exact means through which God will cause his purpose for us to unfold. I would not have thought I would be presenting the GOE process to young people. But once the opportunities arose, I simply embraced them and after two seminars, I can say that it was good.

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