Chasing the Illusion of Lack Away
God is a word I use for my convenience, and is the pronoun I substitute for He/She/It/Universe/Source, etc.
In 1986 I had an experience in faith and trust, and I reflect back on it whenever I am challenged with doubt or fear or lack.
I had committed a part of my life to God. He/She/It revealed a vision to me, and I trusted it was His will, so I accepted my commission with faith. During the course of this period, I worked temporary jobs because permanent jobs were hard to come by. I did not despair over my conditions. Whenever the illusion of lack came to call, I simply said out loud, “You are an illusion. God has asked me to do a certain thing, and He knows I can’t do it if I am worried over you. So go away! I trust God. God will provide.” Every time something – a feeling, an idea, a reality – came to tempt me away the good I was creating, I chased it away. “Thank you for coming. You serve no good purpose. Be gone. God provides my good.” I got real good at chasing illusion away because of my commitment and my focus.
One day, things seemed gloomier than they had been. There was no food in kitchen and my checking account held about $2.97, but I wasn’t worried. I hadn’t discussed my financial condition with anyone, including my son or closest friends. I didn’t want their fear and disbelief to come upon me, and I knew it could happen. As I was going about my domestic responsibilities, my friend, Barbara, called me on the phone to ask me if I was going to be home and if she could come over and visit for a while. I welcomed the company, and told her it would be nice to see her. Barbara knew of my mission, but she had no clue about my financial condition.
When I heard the knock at the door, I knew it was Barbara, and I was filled with excitement and joy. When I opened the door, there she was. In her hands were two bags of groceries, and one bag was on the floor. She said, with a big grin on her face, “Hi!” I thought because of the Houston heat, she wanted to bring her groceries inside so as not to spoil. She said, No, these are for you. I said, “How did you know?” She said she didn’t know, but when she was doing her own grocery shopping, a little voice inside her told her to buy me some food. So she did what she was told.
We were both delighted because we both had a lesson or proof in trust. She knew the voice was an authoritative voice, a voice of Light. She heard, she responded, and she was proud to be called to help. I simply trusted God with a faith so strong, I didn’t even question how it would be possible, I just knew that God would handle it, and He did. I didn’t have to do anything, not one thing, except to trust Him.
A final note: The entire vision unfolded just as I had envisioned it. I never once allowed any negative thought or experience to dwell in me. For that reason alone, nothing and no one was able to deter me from my course. The Secret and The Power are not only reminders for me; these lead me to greater understanding and practical applications for using the Law of Attraction. I am so thankful and grateful for being lead to read, hear, and see them. Decide, Believe, Receive!