I have known of a couple of people who told me clearly they had a “near-death” experiences. This phenomena is usually reported after an individual has been pronounced clinically dead or very close to death. They speak clearly about how they felt and what they saw. They report feeling a sense of peace, well-being, painlessness, positive emotions and a sense of removal from the world.
But I also know of people who have had “near-life” experiences. They came close to experiencing joy, passion, new beginnings, love, vibrancy and optimism.
Instead of doing…they are distracted, dreaming and focusing on disappointments. Instead of living and acting on their spiritual impulse to create…their courage dies, their faith dies, their trust dies and their confidence dies. Depression and pain can numb you and place you in an emotional coma or paralysis of analysis.
Indictments, hurt, abandonment, rejection or jealousy from your past can cripple you and you eventually flat line emotionally…no joy, no dreams, no confidence, no purpose, no worth and no faith.
One of the ways to breathe life into your dreams and purpose is to surround yourself with people who are fully alive. Build your faith and sense of worth by dealing with any sense of shame, guilt or fears.
Arrest the thief called procrastination. Get out of any comfort zone of defeat, a rut or what’s the use attitude. Don’t just stick your toe in the water. Jump in! The water will be cold and startling at first. But the longer you stay in, the more your body will adjust. Become super-intentional with your thoughts, emotions and actions to be resilient and proactive after any season of challenges, loss, setbacks or pain. Open up your lungs and breath. Open up your mind and believe again. Open up your journals and inspirational books. Give yourself spiritual and emotional CPR before you flatline. Life is calling you. Life is a gift. Endure it, embrace it, enjoy it, excel it and exhale all the hurt so you can inhale all of God’s power.
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