"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, October 21, 2011

What lies behind us
and what lies before us
Are tiny matters compared to
What lies within us......
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have always loved the words from this man......ever since the first time I was introduced to him through his works in high school..............
Through out life, there has always been times that I worry about what lies ahead and then way to many times I look back and fret over what has happened............
so I try to stay focused on what my purpose is......deep within..........listening to what God is telling me...........not always hearing perhaps.............but still listening.
How about you?

12 comments:

Diana said...

Hi Kathleen, beautiful, I too try to listen and feel it's so important to look at the beauty of God in this very moment. I have to work on it I'm a worrier by nature! thank you for your restful beautiful blog, Love,Diana

lil red hen said...

I can really get myself in a wad when I start worrying about what lies ahead. My grandson told me one time, "You're always saying 'what if'". I guess it's my way of being prepared for the unexpected.

Terry and Linda said...

I so agree! Did you get caught in that huge dust storm?

Linda
http:/coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Kelly said...

Hi Kathleen, Thanks for that little reminder. Keep today precious.

Daisy said...

Lovely little yellow flowers, Kathleen. I liked the verse with it too. It makes good sense. Have a nice weekend! :)

Muddling Through said...

So true, Kathleen, and it's not always easy to hear that still, small voice, but we keep listening and ask forgiveness when we fail to hear.

Paula said...

Those are beautiful words to live by, Kathleen.
I'm not a worrier much, but I am a control freak at times... I have a hard time convincing myself that I can't change the world. *grin*

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Kathleen, like you said sometimes it's hard not to worry and lately I have found myself doing that far more often than I feel i should. During this month-long road trips, i have been making some decisions on how to take better care of myself once we return home.

Bev C said...

Hello Kathleen,

Some very wise words. Though sometimes we can't help worrying. We have to learn what happens to us usually happens for a reason.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Haddock said...

So true about what Ralph Waldo Emerson had to say.

We are always looking for something great to happen (in future)

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love this quote. It's so true that we need to listen to the small, still voice speaking within us and not look back or forward. He's one of my favorite poets, too.

grammy said...

Good advice my friend (o:
this world just gets so noisy it is just hard to be still and listen.