Claudia Barros is an experienced Miracle Choice Game Facilitator and we love her message in this blog post: trust is a choice for love and control is a choice for fear. She has more insights in her blog and James has created a video inspired by her words.
James, Catia and Juliana
“It is not for you to know the times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority.” (Acts 1:7)
This was the quotation that started the talk I attended last Sunday. As the speaker went through the theme, I was reading the quotation on the blackboard. By the time he had finished, a feeling overwhelmed me. I was thinking about the main question: can you simply trust?
For a long time I was taught to believe in a father, a God, who saw everything and who judged everything. For many years I heard that, when I died, I would be taken to a place where I would watch the movie of my life and that I would be judged and condemned for the episodes when I did not obey this father. My response after I grew and understood for myself that there is no evidence of the existence of such a judgmental father (because no one came back to tell us about their judgment) was to deny all this and to discredit it. I started a quest for another form of believing and another model of father.
There were many searches and there were times when I had to make choices. Several of them were made without realizing that I simply trusted, trusted in my power of choice, or in what I believed that made sense to me. Today I can say that I believe. I believe in a greater force, in something that can’t be explained, in something that can be named as I wish, but above all I believe in the maxim of watch and pray, in the existence of a kairos and in the power of my choices.
With every new opportunity that life provides me, I apply the motto of watch and pray. After all, in order to understand that a challenge can be a learning opportunity, I must pray that I do not get lost in my thoughts from the beliefs I have cultivated for a long time. And I must be vigilant not to be carried away by what others say, the choices are something that are always present with me.
One day when I faced one of these challenges, I found myself questioning the fact, the situation and everything that was contained in the scenario. In those moments, something in me reminds me that I can always choose and choose again. This is the greater purpose of Miracle Choice in my life – to bring awareness to the fact that it is always possible to choose. But in order to choose, you must first trust. Then I return to the question of the lecture: Can you simply trust? To really live the choice for love, one doesn’t have to know about times nor epochs, one must trust because any other choice where there is a need for control is a choice for fear. Fear is insecurity, insecurity is lack of self-love and one who does not love himself does not trust. So, can you simply trust?
by Claudia Barros