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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses (February 12, 2006)      

        "...the only intention God could have, if man is an individual, would
be to let the individual alone to discover himself."
... Dr. Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind

This week many people throughout the world will be recognizing "Valentine's Day" with cards, gifts of diamonds, chocolates and more with those they love and those who love them.  This message isn't really for them ... this message is for those who are still "seeking" their life-mate and those who are still "holding on" to someone who has left them.

     The first message for 2006 on RevBates.tv included a message by T. D. Jakes titled, "Let it go for 2006."  I received more feedback from this message than almost any other message that I have published.  Why? ... because so many people are struggling with "letting go" of someone in their life.  And for so many of these people their "ex"; boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, partner ... is already involved and oftentimes married to someone else.  And for those who are still "holding on" rather than "letting go" ... this Valentine's Day may prove to be a very unhappy one.

     This is what we can find in the Bible about this:  " ... they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us." [1 John 2:19]

     Now, many of the people who read this will agree with it ... but they just cannot "loose" the feelings that attach them to the person that has left.  And many of them will pray ... and pray again ... and pray some more ... that God will "intercede" and "change" the heart of the one that left them, and fill it with love for them.  But ... God "does not hear" this kind of prayer.  Not because God is mean or that God has turned from us ... but because this prayer seeks to "choose" for another person ... and this can never be.  The Universal Law of "do unto others as you would have others do unto you" ... cannot be manipulated.  And who among us would want anyone else to make our choices for us?

     This is what T. D. Jakes has to say about this:  "You've got to know when it's over. Let me tell you something. I've got the gift of good-bye. It's the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It's not that I'm hateful, it's that I'm faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He'll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don't need it. Stop begging people to stay.  Let them go!!"

T. D. Jakes' statement may sound too harsh or too "final" for some ... but it is in complete alignment with Universal Law.  We do not have to struggle for that which is ours:  "that which is mine comes to me" ... affirms the Highest Truth.  It follows that I cannot lose that which is mine ... and if someone leaves me ... then they were not mine to keep.  Intellectually, once again, we can agree with this ... but where are our feelings in regards to this?  That is the important question.

    In the Science of Mind we know that as we direct our mind to anything and dwell upon it ... it becomes our experience.  If we dwell on illness ... we will find illness in our experience ... if we dwell on "not having enough" ... we will find lack in our life.  If we dwell on who has left us ... or who we miss ... or who we are lonely for ... we will experience "loss" in our life ... and not only will we not convince the person who left us to come back ... we will have even more problems to deal with.

    Spiritually we can find the way in which we must "accept" our relationship with others, and we find this in our relationship with God, Infinite Presence.  The Divine One makes few demands on us ... but these demands are ABSOLUTE ... we must "trust" God ... for we cannot "love" that which we cannot trust ... and lack of trust separates us from each other ... and from God.  Love and trust are so intertwined that it is impossible to have one without the other in a healthy adult relationship.  And as we love God, we know that God never leaves us ... NEVER ... or forsakes us.  Our love for God and God's love for us ... "joins us together" ... we are One with God ... and this is the same in our human relationships. 
"My God is a jealous God ..." we learn in scripture ... and this means that God has a passionate commitment to us ... and for all of us I suggest that we "develop" a passionate commitment to God ... it will make all the difference on Valentine's Day!

And So It Is!  

Letting Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,
Rev. Bates

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